Case Studies

Increasing Your Impacts

It is not enough to sit back and wait for your site to generate impacts. There are a number of steps you can take to increase the likelihood of generating impacts.

Splashes and Ripples: Synthesizing the Evidence on the Impacts of Digital Resources

This report is an effort to begin to synthesize the evidence available under the JISC digitisation programme to better understand the patterns of usage of digitised collections in research and teaching, in the UK and beyond. JISC has invested heavily in e-content and digitisation, funding over 60 digitisation projects since 2004. However, until recently, the value of these efforts has been mostly either taken as given, or asserted via anecdote.

Understanding Scratchr, a new theatre resource

In 2012, a team from the Oxford Internet Institute and Oxford University Consulting studied the Battersea Arts Centre and their implementation of Scratchr, a new web-based resource for generating ideas for new theatre productions, and engaging with new artists and audiences.

The Problem of Citation in the Digital Humanities

Jonathan Blaney of the Institute of Historical Research, has used TIDSR in his work with British History Online (BHO). In a talk at the Sheffield Digital Humanities Congress in 2012, Blaney discussed his use of TIDSR, and how there is an ongoing problem in digital humanities regarding citations:!/file/JonathanBlaney.pptx

Webcast on TIDSR

TIDSR principal investigator Eric T. Meyer was interviewed by the CCOLLECTION project in Spain. The webcast is available here:

Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP)

The Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) is a project creating transcriptions of the books published in English from 1475-1700. In 2012-2013, a team of researchers from Oxford's Bodleian Library and the Oxford Internet Institute collaborated to use a variety of methods (including those in the Toolkit) to measure and enhance both the impact and sustainability of the collection.

Institutional Web Management Workshop at UKOLN

This case study from the Institutional Web Management Workshop demonstrates how organizations can use Web 2.0 social media tools to measure and enhance the impact of events.

Webcasts of "Digital Impacts" Workshop

On 20 May 2011, the Oxford Internet Institute held a workshop for over 100 participants to re-launch TIDSR and to release Eric Meyer's report "Splashes and Ripples" (available online at

Digital Dance Archives (DDA) Survey Report

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Digital Dance Archives (DDA) project is a collaboration between the University of Surrey and Coventry University. DDA will contain multimedia content available via a public web portal, which will support high quality content as well as novel forms of interaction, including cross-media search using visual similarity (e.g. query by shape or gesture), and ‘virtual scrapbooking’ of content for online collaboration and social networking.