Archive for the ‘Dissemination’ Category

Sixty Minutes to Save Libraries

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Brian Kelly and Nicola McNee will facilitate a session entitled Sixty Minutes to Save Libraries: Gathering Evidence to Demonstrate Library Services’ Impact and Value at the MashSpa event which will be held in the Chapel Arts Centre, Bath on Friday 29 October 2010.

Impact: Proving We Make a Difference

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

An articleexternal link by Val Skelton published in Information Today describes how “Users, funders and decision makers are asking tough questions about our products and services and we must be ready to respond with credible usage statistics.” The article leads with a summary of a talk entitled Monitoring and Maximising Organisational Impact given by Brian Kelly at last week’s Internet Librarian International 2010, who argued that the sector “should wholeheartedly embrace this demand for transparency by being clear and open about usage and impact.”

Ontology Development at ICKM-2010

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Emma Tonkin of UKOLN and Heather D. Pfeiffer of New Mexico State University will give a paper entitled Data-driven or background knowledge ontology development at the 7th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM-2010external link) to be held over 22-23 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Event Amplification Using Social Media

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Brian Kelly will give a talk Event Amplification Using Social Media at a JISC Services Marketing and Communications meeting. The meetingexternal link will be held from 10.00-15.00 on Thursday 20 October 2010 at the JISC offices, Brettenham House, London.

International Open Access Week

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The week beginning 18 October 2010 is international Open Access Week, with events and activities taking place worldwide on university and research campuses. Open Access enhances scholarly communication by making the results of publicly funded research available to all. Further details are available.

Web Preservation the UKOLN Way

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

A guest blog post by Marieke Guy on UKOLN’s current Web preservation work has been published on the Museums Computer Group blog. The postexternal link looks at UKOLN’s activities for the Cultural Heritage sector as well as recent work on preserving tweets and blogs.

“To promote open education is needed more interaction”

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Brian Kelly has been featured in an interviewexternal link published in El Punt, an online journal published in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The interview took place when Brian gave a seminar on What Can We Learn From Amplified Events? at the University of Girona on 3 September 2010. For those who do not understand the Catalan language an English language versionexternal link is available which is produced by the Google Translate service. Although the quality of the translation is less than ideal, it does help to convey the underlying message.

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.