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DevCSI ePub/eBook Hackday

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The DevCSI (Developer Community Supporting Innovation) Project has organised a free 2-day event in Bristol over 13-14 December 2010 in conjunction with the JISC-funded Application Profiles Support Project. This hackday event will bring together software developers, project managers and users particularly (though not exclusively) in Higher Education who share an interest in eBooks and particularly the open ePUB standard for ebooks. Further information is available from the UKOLN Web site.

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.”

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.

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.

Registration for the 6th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) Now Open

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Registration is now open for this year’s International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC). It will take place over 6-8 December in Chicago. The theme of the 2010 conference is Participation and Practice: Growing the Curation Community through the Data Decade. Details on registration and all other aspects are available from the Digital Curation Centre Web siteexternal link.

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.