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Kelly Tells THE: More to University Web Sites than League Tables

Monday, September 6th, 2010

In a letter published in the 2-8 September 2010 issue of Times Higher Education, Brian Kelly points out the limitations of publishing league tables for university Web sites. The challenge is not in jostling for position in an artificial league table, but ensuring that Web teams are willing to share best practice in exploiting the potential of the Social Web. Further details are available.

Issue 64 of Ariadne Now Available

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Issue 64 of Ariadne was published recently with a number of articles on management of research data and the use of technologies in public libraries as well as the uses of FRBR in cataloguing accessible materials and more besides. This issue carries an unusually wide range of reports on conferences and workshops around the world.

UKOLN Contribution to THE Article on “All about me, dot com”

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Brian Kelly was featured in an article published in the Time Higher Education entitled All about me, dot comexternal link. The article explored “the world of academics’ personal websites“. Brian made the point that “universities may lose access to material, such as posted lecture notes, if academics are operating outside the university domain. But then again, if IT services cannot cater for academics who want to manage their personal page in a more hands-on style, an exit from the university sphere might make sense.

DCC Roadshow 2010 – 2011

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The Digital Curation Centre would like to announce the launch of the first DCC Roadshowexternal link. Registration will open in September 2010.

International Journal of Digital Curation, Issue 1, Volume 5

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

UKOLN has just published – on behalf of the Digital Curation Centre – Issue 1, Volume 5 of the International Journal of Digital Curationexternal link. This issue features 11 peer-reviewed papers and four general articles.

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.

Times Higher Education Feature on Academic Blogging

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

The Times Higher Education published an article “By the Blog: Academics tread carefully” on 9 October 2008 describing how UK scholars are slowly but surely heading into the blogosphere and confronting many of the issues arising among their US colleagues. A number of UK academics and practitioners were
asked to contribute including Brian Kelly as UK Web Focus.

Library 2.0 Balancing the Risks and Benefits

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Brian Kelly will present an invited paper entitled “Library 2.0: Balancing the
Risks and Benefits to Maximise the Dividends” at the Bridging Worlds 2008
Conference which will be held in Singapore over 16-17 October 2008.

Dealing with Data: Presentation Available

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN, recently gave a short presentation at the Research Data Management Workshop organised by University of Oxford and held at the Said Business School, Oxford. Liz reflected on achievements and aspirations twelve months after publication of the UKOLN Report “Dealing with Data”. Her presentation which made
available her perspectives on progress to date is now available.

Dealing with Data One Year On

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Liz Lyon recently gave a presentation on behalf of the Digital Curation Centre and UKOLN at a Max Planck eScience Workshop in Goettingen, Germany. A year after the publication of the Dealing with Data Report, Liz brought the workshop up to date with a brief look at the changing landscape, a review of UK progress on data issues as well as a consideration of some new challenges and
opportunities in this area. Her presentation is now available.