Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Free Research Data Management Workshops

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The UK Digital Curation Centre is running a series of inter-linked regional workshops as part of the DCC Roadshow at the beginning of March 2011. Running over the three days of the Roadshow, free workshops will provide advice and guidance tailored to a range of staff, including PVCs Research, University Librarians, Directors of IT/Computing Services, Repository Managers, Research Support Services and practising researchers on the topic of institutional research data management planning and training. Further details are available from the UKOLN 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.

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.

DevCSI Event on Modelling Workflows and Business Processes

Monday, November 8th, 2010

DevCSI (Developer Community Supporting Innovation), the project managed by UKOLN to help developers in Higher Education is bringing together software developers, users, project managers and clients particularly in Education (though not exclusively) who are interested in learning more about workflow and business process modelling tools. The event will take place in Bath on 30 November 2010. Further details and a booking form are obtainable.

UKOLN Article in New Review of Academic Librarianship

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

An article by Rosemary Russell and Michael Day of UKOLN has been published in the first Open Access issue of the New Review of Academic Librarianship, which was sponsored by JISC. This special issue on dissemination models in scholarly communication was guest-edited by Hazel Woodward, Cranfield University. Further details are on the UKOLN Web site.

Opportunities for and Barriers to Engineering Research Data Re-use

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The ERIM (Engineering Research Information Management) Project has released its third deliverable, a report entitled Opportunities for and Barriers to Engineering Research Data Re-use. Within the six engineering studies examined by the report, there were found to be different opportunities for data re-use depending on whether the researchers were simply characterising a scenario or testing possible improvements. A range of barriers were encountered, ranging from commercial sensitivity to specialist hardware platforms. The ERIM Project is part of the JISC’s Managing Research Data Programme, looking at data management planning in EPSRC-funded projects. It is a collaboration between the Innovative design and Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC) at the University of Bath and UKOLN, representing the DCC.

Ontology Development at ICKM-2010

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Emma Tonkin of UKOLN and Heather D. Pfeiffer of New Mexico State University will give a paper entitled Data-driven or background knowledge ontology development at the 7th International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM-2010external link) to be held over 22-23 October 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.