The DiSCmap project: overview and first results

Birrell, Duncan and Dobreva, Milena and Dunsire, Gordon and Griffiths, Jillian R. and Hartley, Richard J. and Menzies, Kathleen (2009) The DiSCmap project: overview and first results. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Traditionally, digitisation of cultural and scientific heritage material for use by the scholarly community has been led by supply rather than demand. The DiSCmap project commissioned by JISC in 2008, aimed to study what refocussing of digitisation efforts will suit best the users of digitised materials, especially in the context of the research and teaching in the higher education institutions in the UK. The paper presents some of its initial outcomes based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of 945 special collections nominated for digitisation by intermediary users (librarians, archivist and museum curators), as well as end users' study involving a combination of online survey, focus groups and in-depth interviews. The criteria for prioritising digitisation advanced by intermediaries and end users were analysed and cross-mapped to a range of existing digitisation frameworks. A user-driven prioritisation framework which synthesises the findings of the project is presented.

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Additional Information: Citation: Birrell, D., Dobreva, M., Dunsire, G., Griffiths, J., Hartley, R.J. and Menzies, K.The DiSCmap project: overview and first results. In Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, LNCS. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5714. Berlin: Springer, 2009.
Divisions: Legacy Research Institutes > The Information Research Institute (TIRI) > CERLIM: The Centre for Research in Library and Information Management
Faculties > Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science > Department of Journalism, Information and Communications
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 14:36
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 01:20
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/190551

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