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Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education DNER Collections Group Update on new developments Catherine Grout Collections.

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1 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education DNER Collections Group Update on new developments Catherine Grout Collections Manager for Multimedia

2 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education General New Collections Policy Re-vamped Collections Pages DNER Collections Subject Mapping Exercise

3 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Consultation Processes... We are trying to improve these; – Notion of Subject groups – Combined FE/HE membership – Vital to ensure linkages with existing groups, e.g. JIBS – Real end users or information mediators Exploring other methods of getting feedback; user needs surveys

4 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Supporting provision of diverse content virtual reality statistical data moving images E-journals bibliographies sound still images websites Geospatial data abstracts citations metadata catalogues

5 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Strategies for different media types Making rapid progress in cementing and improving provision in some areas – Getting a critical mass of suitable resources – Improving the service environment E-books Working Group Geospatial Working Group Moving Picture and Sound Working Group Images Working Group; JISC Distributed Image Service Others may follow, e.g. Learning Materials

6 Joint Information Systems Committee Supporting Higher and Further Education Content Updates; open to subscribe Images and Multimedia (highly subsidised and preferential rate) The AMICO Image Library – 65,000 works, text and image, from American Art Museums – SCRAN Resource Base – 510,000 records, 100,000 with multimedia from the museums, galleries and archives of Scotland – Both can be used for the full range of educational, learning, teaching and research purposes


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