In the hands of the user changing patterns of participation and learning through the digital collections of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

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Hands of the User - 'Audio Slideshow'
In an audio slideshow Rebecca Bailey of The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Michela Clari of Edinburgh University explain how a joint project is changing attitudes to the way people use the RCAHMS in Scotland. Individuals can now not only access the collection, but they may add to it themselves online.


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Poster from the May 2010 Award Holders eventLink


Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.