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Elsewhere on UKOLN Blogs: June 2009

Posted by Brian Kelly on June 30th, 2009

This month’s summary of posts on other UKOLN blogs which may be of interest to the cultural heritage community is given below.

Local Authorities Working Smarter
A trip report on a one-day conference on Improving Services and Reducing Costs Through Flexible Working. What can the cultural heritage sector learn about roll out of remote working from Local Authorities?
Published 24 June 2009
Openness and IWMW 2009
Although the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) 2009 event is focussed primarily on the higher education sector as this event will be ‘amplified’ with video-streaming of the plenary talks complemented by live-blogging, the event may be of interest to a wider community, including those in the cultural heritage sector.
Published 23 June 2009
I’m A Top Influencer For The Open University! (Or Am I?)
How does one measure ‘impact’ in the Social Web? Brian Kelly’s UK Web Focus blog was listed as a top ‘influencer’ on the Open University in the area of ‘distance learning’. But how accurate is the underlying methodology?
Published 22 June 2009
Reviving Video Conferencing
A recent rour of the University of Bath’s video conferencing suite leads the author to ask why these high spec resources are under used.
Published 21 June 2009
Respect Copyright (and Subvert It!)
The Digital Heritage Report focussed on the need to protect the intellectual property rights of the commercial sector such as the music and film industries. This blog post argues that for public sector organisations, such as higher education, benefits can be gained from opening up access to one;’s content. The post argues that Creative Commons licences provides a way of doing this.
Published 18 June 2009
Digital Identity Dilemmas
This blog post takes a look at recent Facebook vanity URL registration and how it raises questions about our own digital identity.
Published 15 June 2009
Have You Claimed Your Personal And Institutional Facebook Vanity URL?
This blog post suggests that claiming a short name for an institutional presence of Facebook (and for your personal Facebook account, if you have one) will make it easier to market and cite your Facebook URL.
Published 13 June 2009
Amplified Conferences: Are We There Yet?
A look at recent amplified conferences including CILIP events and discussion of what’s still missing from a consumer point of view
Published 11 June 2009
The JISC SIS Landscape Study
Although aimed at the JISC community, the JISC Shared Infrastructure Services (SIS) Landscape study, which aims to explore the reasons for the popularity of many Web 2.0 services, is likely to be of general interest.
Published 10 June 2009
“Wanna chat with me on cam?”
Advice on the need to restrict access to social networking services once they are no longer required.
Published 3 June 2009
Google Wave, HTML 5 and Browser Policies
In light of the recent announcement about Google Wave, isn’t there a need for organisations to upgrade their browsers to versions which support both Web standards and innovative developments.
Published 1 June 2009