Archive for the ‘Outreach’ Category

ISC: Interviews with Innovators

Friday, September 21st, 2012

This week the Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN has published a series of interviews with innovators.  Adrian Stevenson  of Mimas discusses work using Linked Data, David Shotton  of the University of Oxford discusses work extending semantic publishing to enrich research literature and research data, and Andrew Laughland  of the University of Hertfordshire discusses the potential for academic researchers to transform data-gathering via smart phone technology.

A complete list of talks and interviews is available from the ISC Web site.

Registration Opens for DCC Cambridge Roadshow

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The UK Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is running a series of free inter-linked regional workshops designed to support institutional research data management planning and training. These DCC Roadshows are being produced to allow every institution in the UK to prepare for effective research data management and to understand more about how the DCC can help. Registration is now open for the sixth DCC Roadshow which is being organised in conjunction with Cambridge Library and will take place from 9 – 11 November 2011 at Cambridge.

Full details of the Roadshow and how to register are available in a news feature on the UKOLN Web site.

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.

IWMW 2011: Call for Participation

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

The call for speakers and workshop facilitators for the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011 (IWMW 2011) remains open until Friday 4 February 2011. 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.

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.

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.

Ariadne Issue 65 Available

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Issue 65 of Ariadne Web Magazine is now available, with, among others, articles on image presentation technology and methods within a pedagogic framework, the development of research data management services and infrastructure at the University of Oxford, how recent developments in Web technology have affected the relationship between URI and resource representation, an Australian initiative to address technology challenges within current research paradigms, a strategic view of the need to develop academic liaison librarianship and more besides. It is also seeking your views in the form of a reader survey.