Research reportDigitisation projects take in expertise from a wide variety of institutional sources, from subject curators and preservation staff, hardware and software specialists, to experts in intellectual property law. Depending on the physical capacity of the institution and the size and type of the collections to be digitised, the process may...
IMPACT Project ; Conteh, Aly ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportIt may not possible or practical to find certain rights owners and so gain their permissions. If their material is still required for the project, it is important therefore to be able to identify and mange the risks involved in using a third party’s material where no permission has been...
IMPACT Project ; White, Ben ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportOne of the most important stages in any digitisation project is to design and implement a consistent approach to capturing digital images. How an institution does this will to a large extent depend on what kind of material it wants to digitise, the aim for which it digitises, available funds...
IMPACT Project ; Fitzgerald, Neil ; Mühlberger, Günter ; Anderson, Niall
Research reportA core piece of work in IMPACT lies in the development of novel software techniques for a number of tasks connected to Optical Character Recognition (OCR), such as image enhancement, segmentation and postprocessing, as well as in the improvement of existing OCR engines and experimental prototypes. The variety of platforms...
Neudecker, Clemens ; Dogan, Mustafa ; Schlarb, Sven
Research reportThis report summarises the main efforts and activities of the work on interoperability and technical integration as carried out in the scope of work package OC5. It details the particular approaches taken, challenges faced, and outcomes achieved with regard to the integration of individual IMPACT tools and applications. It can...
Neudecker, Clemens ; Schlarb, Sven ; Neumann, Dennis ; Dogan, Mustafa
The Present Past of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Archaeology in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 1967As in many contested regions, the past is always present in the Middle East conflict. Here, however, the past has far greater weight than any other region, and archaeologists are those that give the distant past a palpable, physical expression. In this sense, archaeology and politics have always been intertwined....
Greenberg, Raphael ; Keinan, Adi
Research reportScientific advances, the availability of powerful new information and communications technologies, and new policies governing research funding have brought major changes for life science researchers. Together these developments have significantly altered both their needs and their practices in acquiring, generating and using information resources. In this context, our key aim...
Research Information Network ; British Library ; Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation ; Digital Curation Centre
Research reportBetween October 2010 and June 2011, TNS-BMRB conducted a study on behalf of the Research Information Network (RIN) and the British Library (BL), exploring the challenges to information handling in collaborative research and providing recommendations for potential interventions to help to enhance effectiveness.
Jordan, Elizabeth ; Hunter, Andrew ; Seale, Becky ; Thomas, Andrew ; Levitt, Ruth …
Research reportIn 2009, the British Library and JISC commissioned the three-year Researchers of Tomorrow study, focusing on the information-seeking and research behaviour of doctoral students in ‘Generation Y’, born between 1982 and 1994 and not ‘digital natives’. Over 17,000 doctoral students from more than 70 higher education institutions participated in the...
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