As the anniversary of the start of conflicts of World War One (WW1) approaches in 2014, the JISC would like to explore what opportunities – creative, strategic and technological- there may be in the seamless provision of the rich content (from audiovisual to images to text based works to film) held by range of organisations across the public-sector to enhance educational and research opportunities in UK universities and colleges and more broadly.

World War One Commemoration

As the anniversary of the start of conflicts of World War One (WW1) approaches in 2014, the JISC would like to explore what opportunities – creative, strategic and technological- there may be in the seamless provision of the rich content (from audiovisual to images to text based works to film) held by range of organisations across the public-sector to enhance educational and research opportunities in UK universities and colleges and more broadly.

A range of organisations collectively hold a wealth of unique and authoritative materials which could provide the public, as well as those in formal higher and further education, with the chance to interact with new and innovative forms of education and research around the First World War in order to build upon our nation’s body of knowledge of this period.

Building on the work of the JISC Content programme, the JISC WW1 Commemoration programmes aim to provide a wealth of unique and authoritative digital materials which are "comprehensive, open and sustainable."

To support specifically the JISC WW1 Commemoration programmes, but to eventually to support other digital content and service provision in education and beyond, JISC proposes to make clear its strategic and technical aims through this 'Statement of Intent.' Essentially however, these materials will aim to provide a digital user experience that is as personal, rich and vivid as it is focused; an experience that offers the user the ability to contextualise their own understanding and customise resources in line with their own teaching, learning and research priorities. 

JISC World War One Commemoration projects and programmes shall run from October 2011- July 2012

Description of activities and funded projects

Contact

  • Sarah Fahmy, Programme Manager, Strategic Content Alliance

    Telephone: +44 (0) 203 006 6075

    Mobile: +44 (0) 7875 120 019

    Email:

    Fax: +44 (0) 207 240 5377

Summary
Start date
31 October 2011
End date
31 July 2012
Funding programme
Digitisation and Content
Topic