Archive for the ‘Repositories’ Category

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.

RDMF: Opening Bio-Health Data and Models Securely and Effectively

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The Welcome and Introduction to the fourth meeting of the Research Data Management Forum (RDMFexternal link) to be held over 10 – 11 March 2010 at the University of Manchester will be provided by Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director, DCC, and Stéphane Goldstein, Head of Programmes, RIN. They will welcome the opening keynote speaker Professor Iain Buchan, Professor of Public Health Informatics and Director of the Northwest Institute for Bio-Health Informatics (NIBHI), University of Manchester. Professor Buchan’s keynote address is entitled Opening Bio-Health Data and Models Securely and Effectively for Public Benefit. Further informationexternal link is available.

Text Mining for Scholarly Communications and Repositories Joint Workshop

Monday, October 5th, 2009

UKOLN is co-hosting an open workshop with the National Centre for Text Mining NaCTeM on 28-29 October 2009. The Joint Workshop will be held at the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, University of Manchester. The Keynote presentation titled “eScience and Semantic Computing” will be given by Professor Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft External Research. A full programme of international speakersexternal link and registration formexternal link are available.

Julian Cheal wins Prize at Repository Fringe

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Julian Cheal, UKOLN, won the Pecha Kucha prizeexternal link for “short presentations of 20 slides at 20 seconds each slide” at the Repository Fringe 2009external link in Edinburgh.

Paper on “Library 2.0: Balancing the Risks and Benefits to Maximise the Dividends” published

Monday, August 10th, 2009

A paper on “Library 2.0: Balancing the Risks and Benefits to Maximise the Dividends”external link has recently been published in the Program journal (Program Electronic Library and Information Systems, 43 (3), pp. 311-327). This paper was originally presented at the Bridging Worlds 2008 conference held at the National Library of Singapore in October 2008. The lead author of the paper is Brian Kelly and the other contributors are Paul Bevan (National Library of Wales), Richard Akerman (National Research Council Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, Ottawa, Canada), Jo Alcock (University of Wolverhampton) and Josie Fraser (consultant).

Vacancy for Systems Developer

Monday, May 11th, 2009

UKOLN is currentlyadvertising for a Systems Developer to work on the Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project, part of the Shared Infrastructure Services strand of the JISC Information Environment Programme. Further details can be found on the UKOLN Web site. The closing date for applications is 22 May 2009.