WelcomeThis is the blog for the JISC funded Navigating 18th Century Science and Technology project, which runs from November 2011 to July 2013. Contact Huw Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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The value of digitisation projects is often framed in terms of broadening access to rare, unique or otherwise difficult-to-access material. Our project is no different – the archive of the Board of Longitude is a major source for 18th Century … Continue reading
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Board of Longitude collection is its illumination of the human stories behind many of the greatest maritime inventions and discoveries. A multitude of individuals wrote to the Board with proposals or inventions, each … Continue reading
This week Huw and I attended a meeting in Birmingham, which, under the banner of “Making sure your resources are discovered, used and reused”, brought together representatives of projects funded by JISC under several of its programmes: the Content Programme … Continue reading
I have recently attended a JISC Workshop on Understanding User-Centered Design, which has lead me to start thinking more about how much we know about our users and how this information can be used to improve the user experience, especially … Continue reading
While the primary aim of the project is to mount c.65,000 lovely images on the Cambridge Digital Library, for our users to navigate and make sense of the material we’re going to need a whole lot of metadata. Now we … Continue reading