Scoping the Future of Oxford's
A Study Funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation
This is the home page of the Mellon-funded 'Scoping the Future of
Oxford's Digital Collections' Report which ran from November 1998 to July
1999. The project was conducted by Stuart Lee, seconded from the
Humanities Computing Unit, and overseen by a Project Steering Group (a
subset of the Universitys Digital Library Resources Group comprising
John Tuck, David Cooper, Marilyn Deegan, and Peter Leggate). The project
has now finished.
[27/9/99] NEW! 'Scoping
the Future of the University of Oxfords Digital Library
Collections'. The full final report. [If you wish
to simply download a Word 6.0 file of the main body of the report -
- A Short Synopsis of the Aims and Deliverables of the
- A Fuller Explanation of the Project
- The Project Steering Group
Tutorials and Digital Archives' - this report may be of interest
to some as it outlines the creation of the
Wilfred Owen Multimedia Archive.
If you have any comments to make on the final report please contact
Stuart Lee, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (e-mail
tel: +44 1865 83403).
The report aimed:
- to document, analyse and evaluate Oxford's current digitization
activities, as a basis for assessing the effectiveness of the various
- to investigate the possibilities for building on the existing
project-based work and for migrating it into viable services for library
- to develop appropriate selection criteria for creating digital
collections in the context of local, national, and international
scholarly requirements for digital library products and services;
- to make recommendations for further investment and activity within
the Oxford libraries sector and potentially within the UK research
The study, approved and funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, was
carried out over a nine month period from November 1 1998 to July 31 1999.
The study was expected to deliver two outcomes:
- to identify specific tasks for phased funding and further
- to provide the University with an integrated set of practical and
achievable objectives, amounting to a strategic plan for future
investment in the digitization of its library collections.
The project was conducted by Stuart Lee and overseen by a Project
Steering Group (a subset of the University's Digital Library Resources
Group) comprising of:
- John Tuck, Directorate of University Library Services
- David Cooper, Libraries Automation Service
- Marilyn Deegan, Refugees Studies Programme
- Peter Leggate, Radcliffe Science Library
HTML by Stuart Lee, September 1999.