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Monday, October 26, 2009

DiSCmap - Digitisation in Special Collections: mapping, assessment, prioritisation

"DiSCmap aims to map, assess and prioritise the holdings of Special Collections within UKHE for future digitisation by JISC. while the digitisation of cultural/scientific heritage material has perhaps been historically led by supply rather than demand, DiSCmap aims to redress this by closely examining both the collections themselves and the measures by which demand can be gauged. Thus, via an innovative mixture of investigative methods, the project shall seek to cash out ephemeral ideas such as value and impact in digitisation, and practically apply the results to create a framework of criteria by which to quantifiably prioritise collections for digitisation"

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