UCL Library Services is involved in a pro bono project with OCLC on metadata aggregation and WorldCat.
UCL Library Services is collaborating with CEELBAS (The Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies) on a digital repository.
The CAVA (Human Communication: an Audio-Visual Archive) project is co-funded by UCL and the JISC and will establish a digital video repository to support the work of the international human communication research community, initially populated with a minimum of 600 hours of rights-cleared digital content owned by UCL researchers. CAVA is a collaboration between several UCL Departments and Research Centres.
Please see: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ls/cava
UCL Library Services is a partner in EuropeanaTravel which has been funded by the European Community under its eContentplus Programme. The project is led by the National Library of Estonia and its overall objective is to digitise content on the theme of travel and tourism.
Project website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ls/europeanatravel
|MERLIN: Metadata Enrichment for Repositories in a London Institutional Network
UCL Library Services is lead partner in this project which has been funded by the JISC. MERLIN is a collaboration between UCL Library Services, the SHERPA-LEAP Consortium, the University of London Computing Centre (ULCC), and the University of Nottingham. MERLIN will use off-the-shelf text mining techniques to enrich the functionality of the SHERPA-LEAP consortial repository cross-searching service, LASSO.
Project website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ls/merlin
NLH Specialist Library for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases and the NLH Specialist Library for Neurology
The Royal Free Hospital Medical Library, UCL Library Services has been awarded the contract to develop the National Library for Health Specialist Library for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases and the National Library for Health Specialist Library for Neurology.
The Specialist Libraries are an integral part of the National Library for Health, a library and information service for the NHS, aiming to deliver a range of service to support patient care, staff development, and research.
The Specialist Libraries aim to provide high quality, relevant sources of information to NHS healthcare professionals, patients and their carers. Resources are constantly updated and appraised by information specialist and healthcare professionals. Content includes: guidelines, systematic reviews, critically appraised topics, stakeholder organisations, websites, patient information and more.
26 Specialist Libraries are currently in development, covering all the major specialities. They are designed to:
- Be led by the NHS
- Involve all stakeholders
- Use the expertise of experienced information scientists
- Work closely with library and information networks
- Develop as communities of practice
- Integrate knowledge base
- Develop quality and technical standards
- Be based on information needs of users
Visit the Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases Specialist Library website at:
and the Neurology Specialist Library at:
UCL Library Services holds 60,000 folios of manuscripts of the philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). A new project, Transcribe Bentham is using this corpus to test the feasibility of outsourcing the work of manuscript transcription to members of the public.
Transcribe Bentham will initially digitise 10,000 folios, and create a suite of transcription training tools. The project is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, led by the UCL Bentham Project, in collaboration with UCL Library Services and UCL Department of Information Studies. It is part of the work of the new UCL Centre for Digital Humanities.
Project website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham
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