Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

UKOLN Research Awarded Best Paper at ELPUB 2013

Monday, June 24th, 2013

A paper authored by Emma Tonkin,  Stephanie Taylor and Greg Tourte entitled ‘Cover Sheets Considered Harmful‘  was granted the Best Paper award at the 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ELPUB 2013). Based on work completed alongside the Jisc-funded FixRep Project, this paper explores the motivations and facts underlying the use of repository tools to alter items following their deposit in an institutional repository.

Former UKOLN Director Honoured by University

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The first Director of UKOLN, Philip Bryant, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Senate of the University of Bath for his significant contribution to the development of bibliographic management at the University. Read more in a news feature available on the UKOLN Web site.

UK Web Focus Blog Runner-Up In IT Professional Blogger of the Year Award

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The  Computer Weekly Social Media Awards confirmed that UK Web Focus Blog is runner-up in ‘IT Professional Blogger of the Year‘ category for 2011.

UK Web Focus has been published by Brian Kelly since November 2006.  In his 1,000th post on this blog published earlier today, Brian announced this new award and highlighted the importance of openness in the sector  as exemplified by this blog over its years of publication.

UK Web Focus Blog Short-listed for National Social Media Award

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The UK Web Focus blog has been short-listed for the IT Professional blogger of the year category of the Computer Weekly Social Media Awards.

As described in a post about the award, the blog is the only short-listed entry published by someone working in the Higher Education sector.

The UK Web Focus blog is provided by Brian Kelly. As described in a post about the fifth anniversary of the blog, it was launched on 1 November 2006 and there have now been 994 posts published.

If you would like to vote for this blog you should visit the Computer Weekly Social Media Awards 2011 page.  The award winners will be announced on Tuesday 29 November so there may be an opportunity for a celebratory 1,000th post!

Note that voting ends on Friday 25 November.

Further Funding for DevCSI

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

We are pleased to announce that DevCSI, a project to support developers in Higher Education, has received funding for a further year’s work. The project is based at UKOLN and funded by JISCexternal link. This year the project will focus on organising more events for developers in Higher Education as well as carrying out research not only into the value that developers provide their institutions but also the role they play in innovation.

Real World Approaches to Accessibility

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

An article entitled Real World Approaches to Accessibilityexternal link has been published in the E-Access Bulletin, July 2010 issue. The article summarises a paper entitled Developing Countries; Developing Experiences: Approaches to Accessibility for the Real World which was awarded a prize for the best communications paper at the W4A 2010external link conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA in April 2010.

Winners of the DevCSI Developer Challenge

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The DevCSI Project is pleased to announce that we have a winner for the this year’s DevCSI-organised Developer Challenge at Open Repositories 2010external link in Madrid. Congratulations go to Richard Davis and Rory McNicholl from the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC). Rory is a Digital Archive Technologist and Richard is the Repository Service Manager. For information about this and other entries, please visit the DevCSI blog entry for the Challenge.

Winner of John M Slatin Award at W4A 2010

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Brian Kelly was the lead author of a paper entitled Developing Countries; Developing Experiences: Approaches to Accessibility for the Real World which received the John M Slatin award for the Best Communications Paper at the 7th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A) Conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. Further information is available.

UKOLN Research Officer Wins Remote Worker Award 2009

Monday, September 14th, 2009

UKOLN staff were delighted to learn that their colleague Marieke Guy has won the Remote Worker 2009 award from the Remote Employment Web site in association with BT Business against serious competition for the prize.

Shortlisted for the Remote Worker Awards

Monday, August 24th, 2009

UKOLN research officer Marieke Guy has been shortlisted as a winner in the Remote Employment and BT Business Remote Worker Awards external link. Marieke is one of 5 shortlisted winners in the ‘remote worker award’ category. The winner will be announced on 10 September during a ceremony at Cliveden House, Berkshire.