Archive for the ‘Dissemination’ Category

Draft JISC Observatory Report on “Delivering Web to Mobile”

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The JISC Observatory is provided by UKOLN and JISC CETIS to “systematise the way in which the JISC anticipates and responds to projected future trends and scenarios in the context of the use of technology in Higher & Further Education, and Research in the UK”.

The JISC Observatory is responsible for commissioning reports which cover areas of IT which are felt to be of significance for the Higher and Further Education sector. To this end we commissioned a report  Delivering Web to Mobile which is being written by Mark Power, JISC CETIS.  As explained on the JISC Observatory blog, a preview version of this report has now been made available for comment (in PDF format).

This report looks at the growth of mobile technologies and the state of the Web while giving an overview of approaches to delivering content and services optimised for the mobile environment. They include approaches to Web design in respect of responsive sites, leveraging access to device functions and capabilities, and the use of Web technologies to build mobile applications.

This preview version of the report is being made available for a period of 1 month to allow for public comment and feedback. A final version will be produced shortly after 23 March 2012, the last day for submitting comments which will be addressed in the final updates.

Please send us your observations using the comments facility on the JISC Observatory Web site. Comments of any nature are welcomed but we would particularly value those pointing out:

  • significant omissions in your view;
  • technical errors; or
  • confusing content.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Amplified Events, Seminars, Conferences, …: What? Why? How?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Brian Kelly and Marieke Guy will be facilitating a workshop session on “Amplified Events, Seminars, Conferences, …: What? Why? How?” which will be held at the JISC Conference at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool on 15 March 2011.

The abstract for the session is given below:

All institutions are involved in providing events, ranging from international conferences through to smaller and more informal seminars and workshops. But in today’s economic environment the costs of participating in such events may lead to concerns over their sustainability. ‘Amplified events’ provide an approach which enhances the advantages provided by traditional face-to-face events by exploiting networked technologies to widen participation to  remote participants and ‘time-shifting’ events.

This session will review a variety of approaches which have been taken at a number of national, international and regional events. The session will explore the reasons for such approaches, address possible concerns and outline various business models, policies and emerging technologies which can be used to maximise the benefits of amplified events.

The online booking form is available on the JISC Web site.

Free Social Web Workshop for Cultural Heritage Sector

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Ann Chapman of UKOLN will be running a one-day workshop in Leicester on 22 February 2011 entitled The Social Web: Opportunities in Difficult Times. Run in partnership with the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, this workshop will consider how Social Web services can help libraries, museums and archives (especially small organisations with limited budgets and technical expertise) deliver services in new ways and reach new audiences. Attendance is free. Registration ends 14 February 2011. Further information and registration are obtainable from the UKOLN Web site.

Free Event on Linked Data January 2011

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

The JISC-funded ResearchRevealedexternal link and DevCSI projects have jointly organised a free two-day workshop for software developers, research information managers, researchers, librarians and linked data experts who are interested in the development of linked data, systems and services. The event will take place over 13 – 14 January, 2011 in Bristol and includes free accommodation.

Panopto: Introducing Lecture Capture at the University of Bath

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Nitin Parmar, Learning Technologist in the e-Learning Team, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Office at the University of Bath, has written a guest post for the Ramblings of a Remote Worker blog on the University’s use of Panopto. The University of Bath has recently gone live with the software, an institutional lecture capture service, and Nitin is happy to share its findings.

IWMW 2011 Opens Call for Speakers and Workshop Facilitators

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The call for speakers and workshop facilitators for the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011 is now open. The Workshop will be held at the University of Reading from Tuesday 26 to Wednesday 27 July 2011. Further ideas and information are available from the IWMW Web site.

UKOLN Update: UKOLN’s Activities for November 2010

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

UKOLN Update, a monthly newsletter about UKOLN activities, provides a view of staff work during the month of November 2010.

Launch of the JISC Beginner’s Guide to Digital Preservation

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The JISC Beginner’s Guide to Digital Preservation is now live and available for comment. The Guide has been written for practitioners working on JISC projects who would like help with preserving their outputs. It is designed for people who are new to digital preservation but can also serve as a resource for those who have specific requirements or wish to find further resources in certain areas.

DevCSI Developer Days: February 2011

Monday, November 29th, 2010

We are pleased to announce that the DevCSI Developer Days – Dev8D2011 – are going to be held over Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 February 2011 in London. Dev8D+ will be held before Dev8D. Please visit the Dev8D Web site for more information about this event.