Posted by: bluesyemre | July 10, 2012

Southamption University library: the resource revolution will be digitised

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  • The University of Southampton Library supports a community of 23,600 students and staff and in excess of 1.5 million books. With the aim of facilitating broader access to key collections, our Library Digitisation Unit (LDU) specialises in the digital capture of materials for repositories and web distribution. Thanks to funding from bodies like the Joint Information System Committee (JISC), the way has opened for the LDU to embark upon exciting mass digitisation projects. Two of the largest projects recently completed by the LDU were supported by the JISC. One involved digitising 18th century parliamentary papers from the 1700s to 1834. Another comprised 23,000 19th century pamphlets covering the socio-political and economic landscape in Britain, sourced from UK research libraries.

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