Category Archives: Recent Events

Digital content sustainability: ‘More than bits and bytes’ – event report from Digital Content: Organisational Transformation and Sustainability, London, 5 November 2012

As fireworks lit up the sky across London on Monday night, a sparkling discussion about sustaining digital content took place aboard the HMS Belfast with an invited audience of movers and shakers in the higher education, library and cultural heritage sector. The rocket that set it off was a new report, due to be published … Read more

Rewriting History: The JISC/ Wikipedia World War One Editathon

The Wikipedia page on the World War One attracts approximately 7.3 million page views per year, 597,945 for the month of June 2012 alone. Add this to the number of page views for June 2012 the plethora of related WW1 articles from the Treaty of Versailles (114,190, ~1.4m/year), to the Battle of Somme (56,071, ~680k/year), … Read more

Chronicle: BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s

In partnership, the BBC, JISC and the British Universities Film and Video Council (BUFVC), today announce the launch of Chronicle, a project to make BBC Northern Ireland’s television news from the 1960s and 1970s available to the academic community online. The audio-visual archives of the BBC contain a wealth of material gathered since it was … Read more

Major UK event for software developers in education, 16-17 February 2011, London – registration open

The Developer Community Supporting Innovation project (DevCSI – for short – http://devcsi.ukoln.ac.uk), a community and capacity building project which engages developers working particularly (though not exclusively) in the education sector, invite you to attend the DevCSI Developer Days – Dev8D 2011 on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th February, 2011, in London, UK. Read more

New Strategies for Digital Content Conference, 18 March 2011, London – Registration open

This free one-day conference focuses on some of the key strategic issues faced by content creators and publishers today and which were addressed by the JISC eContent programme 2009-2011, http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/econtent.aspx, in particular: the need for institutions to develop the necessary skills and strategies to embed digitisation within institutional strategies and practices as well as devise … Read more

Maximising online effectiveness

The Strategic Content Alliance in partnership with JISC Netskills have been holding a series of workshops (with more planned in the future) on maximising the effectiveness of your online presence, aiming to improve search and discovery of online resources.  These two-day workshops have tackled search engine optimisation (SEO) and related issues. They have also allowed … Read more

Workshops: Maximising online presence: Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, London

The Strategic Content Alliance and JISC NetSkills are holding a number of FREE two-day workshops on maximising the effectiveness of your online presence. They will take place over the next two months in Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester and London. These workshops address the importance issue of search engine optimisation and many related issues. Participants will gain … Read more

Workshop: July 14, London: Gaining business intelligence from user activity data

Business intelligence resulting from ‘user activity data’ could help universities to manage resources more efficiently, budget more effectively, make smarter purchasing decisions, and improve their services. JISC invites you to attend a workshop exploring the potential of this data which is derived from services such as library systems, virtual learning environments and student registries. Read more

Event: July 23, London: Open Educational Resources International Showcase

The Higher Education Academy and JISC would like to invite you to the Open Education Showcase: UK Perspectives on Open Educational Resources. This free one day event will showcase how the UK is supporting innovative learning, teaching and assessment by enabling universities and colleges to share educational materials freely online. The day will bring together … Read more