Researchers often tell us that they have problems when they want to use digital methods to interrogate large archives, special collections, masses of catalogue records or aggregations of metadata.
We are therefore pleased to announce a new partnership between Jisc, the Programming Historian and The National Archives (TNA) to publish a series of articles to aid researchers wishing to use digital methods in archives and special collections.
The articles will be published in accordance with the Programming Historian’s open access publishing policy. We are proud to continue our commitment to open access and to be working with partners to boost the use of digital collections, related catalogues and metadata for the purposes of research. Paola Marchionni, Head of Product, Content and Discovery, sees this openness as important dimension and says, “we at Jisc are delighted to work again with The National Archives and new partner, Programming Historian, on an innovative collaboration which will help us support access to and engagement with digital collections in line with the Jisc research strategy. We know that new skills and approaches are needed to make sense of large data sets within the arts and humanities, and this project will deliver just that, in an open and transparent way, through collaboration with the UK and international research community.”
A call for papers in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese will be issued in the autumn of this year with each accepted paper undergoing peer review, translation into a second language and open access publication over the next 12 months or so. Author events will be organised by the Programming Historian to provide potential authors the opportunity to find out more about the project and to ask question