Archive for the ‘media-coverage’ Category

The Benefits of the ORCID ID to Researchers

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

UKOLN staff have recently worked with Jisc in supporting the take-up of the Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) by the research community. A recent post which explains Why every researcher should sign up for their ORCID ID has been published on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog. The post describes how ORCID is a non-profit effort providing digital identifiers to the research community to ensure correct authorship data are available and more transparent. The post also summarises the benefits to researchers who acquire their ORCID ID.

Patients Participate!: Lay Summaries Could Help

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

An item entitled Lay summaries could help public understand health research on the Patients Participate! Project appeared recently in the ‘Industry Trends’ section of the online publication Research Information.  The publication reports that the lay summaries produced alongside every health-related research article would bring about greater understanding among the general public, as indicated in the findings of the project.  Liz Lyon,  Director of UKOLN which works with the British Library and the Association of Medical Research Charities on the project,  commented to Research Information on the value of the Patients Participate! Guide to researchers in making their output more approachable to patients and public alike.

Research Information is also a bi-monthly printed full-colour publication produced by Europa Science Ltd,  a UK-based company which also publishes four other scientific and technical titles.

What’s on the Technology Horizon?

Monday, October 31st, 2011

A short paper entitled What’s on the Technology Horizon? presented at the Internet Librarian International Conference 2011 which described the work of the JISC Observatory has been featured in an article entitled “Technology Trends to Watch” published in the Information Today Europe Magazine.

Looking Forward – What’s on the Technology Horizon?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

An article entitled “Looking Forward – What’s on the Technology Horizon?” has been published in Information World Europe. This article introduces a talk that Brian Kelly will give at the Internet Library International (ILI) conference to be held in London on 27-28 October 2011.

Brian Kelly’s talk is based on a JISC Observatory’s Technology Output Report commissioned by UKOLN and CETIS, the JISC Innovation Support Centres.  That report provides a summary of innovations that an international panel of experts feel will have significant impact in the next year or sooner, in 2-3 years, and in 4-5 years. Brian Kelly’s talk will explore the implications on these innovations for those working in libraries and related organisations.

Digital Preservation Featured in Times Higher Education

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

A feature article entitled “Memory Failure Detected” was published recently in the Times Higher Education which described how:

A coalition of the willing is battling legal, logistical and technical obstacles to archive the riches of the mercurial World Wide Web for the benefit of future scholars

A follow-up letter to this article by Brian Kelly was printed in the Times Higher Education of 15 September 2011. It describes how the JISC is part of the coalition of stakeholders who are helping to engage with preservation of digital resources. The letter summarises UKOLN’s role in managing developments to the Twapper Keeper Twitter archiving service and describes how Twapper Keeper was used to archive over 6,000 tweets posted at the recent ALT-C 2011 Conference.

A paper entitled Twitter archiving using Twapper Keeper: Technical and Policy Challenges, which was presented at the International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES 2010), described how the project team addressed the technical difficulties and strategic issues associated with Twitter archiving.

JISC and DevCSI Know the Value of Local Developers

Monday, May 9th, 2011

In a recent post on the JISC blog, Paul Walk, Deputy Director, UKOLN, writes about the value that local developers in Further and Higher Education represent, describing how the JISC-funded DevCSI Project is working to expose and maximise this for the sector, and introduces the concept of the Strategic Developer.