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The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495. It possesses a number of museum collections of national importance and a wealth of valuable, yet under exploited, educational material. The creation of digital surrogates permits the use of often delicate and irreplaceable items in teaching, particularly to large classes outside the physical museum. Previous experience with creating digital resources for teaching and research has established the methodology for such projects and underscored the University's commitment to working across departments to create interdisciplinary digital resources targeted specifically for use in selected HE teaching areas. The overall aim of the project is to demonstrate the value of university museum and gallery collections in the delivery of teaching and in enhancing the learning process. Access to important material in the collections of the University of Aberdeen will be enhanced for learning and teaching across the HE community. The specific objectives are to provide: Digitised surrogates of material in a linked database suitable for use in HE teaching; Learning packages for students studying specific courses; Digitised resources for use by other courses; Access to users across the HE community. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-07-31. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.abdn.ac.uk/lemur/">this source</a>)

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