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Jisc and ProQuest enable access to essential digital content

“A new agreement for a national license between Jisc and ProQuest will enable access for the UK higher education community to two major digital archives: Early European Books Collections 1-4 and The Vogue Archive. Providing access to almost 25,000 rare and often unique books, Early European Books is a key resource for those with a strong research interest in the period from 1450 – 1700, delivering a wide variety of primary sources from one of the most fascinating and influential periods in Western history and has been developed in collaboration with a range of major European libraries.  Very few libraries have access to such a large corpus of works as Early European Books offers and researchers and students will now be able to view this material wherever and whenever they choose.” (via Jisc)

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Unlimited access to 33,000 video resources now available to UK educators

“Alexander Street Press has forged an agreement with Jisc to provide access to video resources for colleges and universities in the UK using the publisher’s popular evidence-based acquisition (EBA) model. The EBA agreement gives colleges and universities in the UK the opportunity to have unlimited access to Alexander Street Press’ complete suite of academic video titles - more than 33,000 titles - for up to one year at a time. At the end of this period, university staff can use Alexander Street Press’ detailed metrics to evaluate their patrons’ most-viewed titles and select those they’d like to incorporate into their permanent collection.” (via Jisc)

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London’s health records open up with the launch of London’s Pulse

“From smallpox to sun lamps, the health of London and Londoners over 125 years is uncovered with London’s Pulse, an ambitious digitisation project from the Wellcome Library which launches today supported by Jisc. The online resource contains over 5000 fully searchable reports, from 1848 to 1973, detailing the health of Londoners in intimate detail – borough by borough and often street by street - written by the people responsible for keeping the city healthy over a period of drastic social, economic and technological change.” (via Jisc)

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Jisc is now offering over 130,000 media items free to further education providers

“Jisc is now offering further education (FE) providers’ free subscription to Jisc MediaHub. It enables direct access to over 130,000 images, films and audio files, licensed for educational use. And also provides a search for over 1 million additional items available in various public collections. Jisc MediaHub allows cross-searching and exploration of TV news, documentary films, still images and classical music.” (via Jisc)

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Jisc Collections boosts online learning resources for engineering and technology students

“Jisc Collections is now offering universities and colleges access to one of the largest sources of online films in the field of engineering and technology - IET.tv  from The Institution of Engineering and Technology. The IET.tv archive includes over 3,000 presentations filmed at lectures, seminars and conferences from 2002-2012. The content is from events that are highly regarded by the global engineering and technology community, and features key academics and practising engineers and technologists who are specialists in their fields from around the world.” (via Jisc)

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Launching the world’s first 3D virtual fossil collection

“Thousands of 3D digital fossil models, plus several thousand quality images, many in 3D, can now be browsed and downloaded for free on a computer, tablet or phone.The GB3D Type Fossils Online project, funded by Jisc, has rescued fossils from dusty drawers and made them available for academics, researchers and fossil enthusiasts to enjoy at their leisure.” (via Jisc)

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Bridging the gap between academia and Wikipedia

“Jisc and Wikimedia UK are collaborating on a project to bring the academic world and Wikipedia closer together. This will create opportunities for researchers, educators, and the general public to contribute to the world’s freely available knowledge. (via Jisc)

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