Archive for the ‘Funders’ Category

JISC Digital Preservation Benefits Tools Project Dissemination Workshop

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Presentations from the recent JISC Digital Preservation Benefits Tools Project Dissemination Workshop held at London South Bank University are now available on the UKOLN Web site.

Request for Proposals for HTML5 Case Studies

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

UKOLN invites proposals for HTML5 case studies and demonstrators which describe best practices and scenarios for making use of HTML5 and related Open Web Platform standards for supporting activities of relevance to those working in the Higher and Further Education sectors.

A sum of up to £5,000 is available for each accepted submission (although please note that the sum available to respondents based outside the UK may be less than this due to VAT complexities – please get in touch to discuss if this is a concern).

The closing date for submissions is 18 July 2011, and successful proposers must agree to provide final case studies by 16 September 2011.

Further information is available on the UKOLN Web site.

SageCite Participates in JISC MRD International Workshop

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The SageCite Project will be participating in the JISC Managing Research Data International Workshop on 28 and 29 March 2011. Sagecite is studying issues related to data citation around data, methods and publication in the domain of bio-informatics. As well as sharing progress with other projects, participants will also be invited to discuss requirements for managing research data, to identify gaps and priorities, and to contribute to shaping the strategic direction of the programme.

JISC 2011 Conference: The Business Administrative Case for Linked Data

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Adrian Stevenson’s latest eFragments blog post reports on the parallel session entitled What is the Business Administrative Case for Linked Data? held at the JISC Conference in Liverpool on 15 March 2011. The session promised to address the “business value to the institution” of linked data, and was designed for “anyone who wants a clear explanation in terms of how it applies to your institutional business strategy for saving money..”.

UKOLN Social Web Workshops 2010-2011

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The last of the UKOLN Social Web workshops in the 2010-2011 series was held on 22 February 2011 at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. A look back at the events has been posted on the UKOLN Cultural Heritage blog. Access to all materials relating to these events is still available and links are included in the blog post.

JISC 2011 Conference: Amplified Events

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Brian Kelly and Marieke Guy, UKOLN and Paul Shabajee, ILRT will facilitate a workshop session entitled Amplified Events, Seminars, Conferences, …: What? Why? How? at the JISC 2011 Conference which will be held at the BT Convention Centre, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool on 14-15 March 2011. The session will review a variety of approaches taken at a number of national, international and regional events. All resources from the workshop including an accompanying poster are available from the UKOLN Web site.

Patients Participate! Project Funded by JISC

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

JISC has just announced funding for the Patients Participate! Project in its Developing Community Content strand. Patients Participate! is led by UKOLN in collaboration with the British Library and the Association of Medical Research Charities. The project will investigate the potential of crowdsourced ‘lay summaries’, derived from medical articles in the PubMed Central repository, as a means of enabling patients to understand better the nature of academic research into medical issues.

Shared Services in Cloud Computing to Be Funded by HEFCE

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced a £12.5m programme to deliver efficiencies through shared services in cloud computing infrastructure and applications. This new programme, which will be managed by JISC, supports colleges and universities in the innovative use of digital technologies.

A core virtual server infrastructure (a ‘cloud’) will be set up to offer discounted data management and storage services to HE institutions. It will be deployed in data centres starting with a pilot at Eduserv, which will work in collaboration with the Digital Curation Centre.

As a partner in the Digital Curation Centre, UKOLN at the University of Bath is pleased to be contributing to this major new initiative to support research data management, working in partnership with the JISC, JANET and Eduserv. Further information is available from the HEFCE Web site.

Report: Authentication Services for Public Libraries

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Ann Chapman of UKOLN has provided a report to the MLA entitled Authentication Services for Public Libraries in which she describes the current situation, reviews how single sign-on authentication would benefit public libraries and e-content providers alike, and outlines proposals for a national strategy for the future. This report was commissioned by, and is jointly published by MLA.