The LIFE-SHARE project is based at the three White Rose Universities, Leeds, Sheffield and York. The aim of the project is to address institutional and consortial strategies and infrastructure for the creation, curation and preservation of digital content.  LIFE-SHARE is funded by JISC under the e-Content programme.

Outputs from the project will include skills, knowledge and training maps,  digitisation case studies, models for consortial digitisation and a strategy toolkit.

We’re approaching the end of the first week and already have been getting stuck in to the thorny issues of digitisation.  We’ve started exploring the stages of the lifecycle of digital objects and also how best to audit existing digitisation across the three libraries. Perhaps the biggest test though was working out how to turn the volume down on our phones… apparently there’ve been complaints from students about the noise! Looking forward to the issues next week will bring…