In August 2004, the Joint Information Systems Committee and the Consortium
of Research Libraries Digital Content Creation & Curation Task Force issued
an invitation to tender for a study of the current provision of digitised
collections for researchers in the UK higher education sector. The objectives
of this study included identifying what digitised content exists, user needs and
demand, UK research library digitisation activities and plans, funding sources
and models and standards. The work also included consideration of the need
for a national strategy for digitisation and recommendations for action.