The DiSCmap project

overview and first results

Duncan Birrell, Milena Dobreva, Gordon Dunsire, Jillian Griffiths, Richard Hartley, Kathleen Menzies, M. Agosti (Editor), J. Borbinha (Editor), S. Kapidakis (Editor), C. Papatheodorou (Editor), G. Tsakonas (Editor)

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, LNCS
    Place of PublicationBerlin/Heidelberg
    Pages408-411
    Number of pages4
    Volume5714
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg

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    Keywords

    • selection
    • appraisal
    • user-defined criteria
    • digitization
    • special collections
    • digitisation

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    Birrell, D., Dobreva, M., Dunsire, G., Griffiths, J., Hartley, R., Menzies, K., ... Tsakonas, G. (Ed.) (2009). The DiSCmap project: overview and first results. In Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, LNCS (Vol. 5714, pp. 408-411). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Berlin/Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04346-8_46
    Birrell, Duncan ; Dobreva, Milena ; Dunsire, Gordon ; Griffiths, Jillian ; Hartley, Richard ; Menzies, Kathleen ; Agosti, M. (Editor) ; Borbinha, J. (Editor) ; Kapidakis, S. (Editor) ; Papatheodorou, C. (Editor) ; Tsakonas, G. (Editor). / The DiSCmap project : overview and first results. Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, LNCS. Vol. 5714 Berlin/Heidelberg, 2009. pp. 408-411 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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    The DiSCmap project : overview and first results. / Birrell, Duncan; Dobreva, Milena; Dunsire, Gordon; Griffiths, Jillian; Hartley, Richard; Menzies, Kathleen; Agosti, M. (Editor); Borbinha, J. (Editor); Kapidakis, S. (Editor); Papatheodorou, C. (Editor); Tsakonas, G. (Editor).

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    Birrell D, Dobreva M, Dunsire G, Griffiths J, Hartley R, Menzies K et al. The DiSCmap project: overview and first results. In Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, LNCS. Vol. 5714. Berlin/Heidelberg. 2009. p. 408-411. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04346-8_46