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Some of the biggest challenges, but also some of the most significant rewards, can be had in dealing with still and moving images, and sound, in digital form.

Image, Video & Audio

Some of the biggest challenges, but also some of the most significant rewards, can be had in dealing with still and moving images, and sound, in digital form. A variety of JISC projects and services deal with such multimedia. Some give advice on creating, delivering and preserving such digital material, whilst others present a range of digitised collections that give the community access to high-quality films, newsreels, images, photographs and audio recordings for use in research and teaching.

Key image, video & audio activities

11 Programmes
  • Digitisation and Content JISC is changing the world of authoritative e-resources through its investment in digitising content from some of the UK’s greatest collections.

  • Repositories and Preservation Programme The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...

  • Digital preservation & records management programme Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.

  • Strategic Content Alliance The aim of the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) is to build a common information environment where users of publicly funded content can gain best value from the investment that has been made by...

  • Virtual research environment programme The programme seeks to involve all sectors of the research community and recognises the need to support research activities within and across disciplinary boundaries.

59 Projects
  • British Cartoon Archive digitisation project This project will digitise the Carl Giles Archive, the single most important archive of British newspaper cartoons, and a key resource for British political and social history that has never before...

  • The East London theatre archive By creating around 15,000 digital objects, taken from East London theatres, the project will preserve unique endangered collections and make them accessible to an academic audience.

  • Pre-Raphaelite resource site This project will create a unique research source for the study of the Pre-Raphaelites and British 19th-century art. It will be available open access to all users via the Birmingham Museums and Art...

  • Kultur Consortium The Kultur Consortium aims to create a transferable and sustainable institutional repository model for research output in the creative and applied arts, a discipline area where repository development...

  • Historic boundaries of Britain This project will create a comprehensive digital library of historic administrative boundaries for Britain through a combination of scanning historical maps and creating vector boundaries for...