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Developing Community Collections

This resource draws on the experience of the projects funded under the Jisc Developing Community Content programmes. It provides guidance and examples of good practice on developing online community collections through partnerships between universities, colleges and a wide range of communities, including local groups, schools, heritage organisations, employers, and the public at large.

The guidance comes from the outcomes of 20 projects, based in universities and colleges, which co-developed, co-curated or co-created online content with and for external communities.

The issues explored include models for building community collections, motivation, legal matters, impact and sustainability. The experience of the projects shows how two-way engagement can bring real benefits, not only for the education institutions that initiated the projects but also for the communities who took part in them.

"Community collection is a form of collaboration... University-community collaborations of this kind are increasingly shown to work, with benefits for all involved."
RunCoCo project - Final Report

 

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