Oxford’s First World War

I am very pleased that the Van Houten Bequest has awarded funds to support our First World War Centenary commemorations and activities. We have been collecting and digitising  war memories from across Europe for many years, it is great to finally … Continue reading

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keep on running

Speaking of authorship, I was  lucky this year in having an overview steer of the very successful RunCoCo project which provided a series of training events for organisations interested in harnessing the power of the Internet to run their own … Continue reading

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Send in the crowds

Through a community collection the general public or members of a particular group are invited to contribute to a project by uploading their own content or adding information to existing resources. For sustainable crowdsourcing : Aim for two-way engagement Be part … Continue reading

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Aim for success, not perfection.

I am spending the day at the New Strategies for Digital Content Conference in London, at the charmingly named Goodenough College. The RunCoCo project has presented about the support they give to community collection digitisation projects. There are many questions … Continue reading

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Looking for OER? Dig deep.

During the summer of 2010 staff at OUCS ran a Community Collection where members of the public, teachers, academics, museums and other units, were asked to send material related to the Anglo-Saxons to form part of a freely reusable web … Continue reading

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public participation

  Should the general public be involved in academic research? LTG’s Kate Lindsay’s article has just been published in issue 27 of JISC Inform.  She is well known from Oxford’d work with the Great War Archive and other community collections . … Continue reading

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