LEarning with MUseum Resources, will provide wider access to the
University of Aberdeen's historical collections.
At the heart of the project is the creation of a digital collection, a database of thousands of images and accompanying text, which will be put onto the World Wide Web and incorporated into undergraduate teaching at the University and elsewhere.
What makes this project special is how the digital collection is being put together, and how it will be used.
Academic staff from Physics, History of Art, Cultural History and History and Philosophy of Science have been working with IT specialists and museum curators right from the start; selecting objects, deciding how they will be photographed, updating catalogues, writing captions and developing new teaching packages.
The LEMUR project will run for three years, from 2000 - 2003. It is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to contribute to the Distributed National Electronic Resource.