Following the success of the Great War Archive (part of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive), JISC have released funds to further explore the creation of community collections. The call will be published in December 2009, with a closing date for proposals likely to be the very end of January 2010 with up to £75k available per project. The focus of the funding is to create or enhance digital collections via engagement with the wider community. More information is available on the JISC Digitisation Blog.
This is a fantastic recognition of the impact of the Great War Archive, and we look forward to seeing the outcomes – there are so many possibilities!
More can be found out about the Great War Archive by reading an article we recently published in Educause Quarterly “If you build it, they will scan it“.
JISC have frozen all current and future JISC calls under its capital programme.
Further information about the funding freeze is available at
This includes the Community Content call mentioned above.