Category: JISC

Activity data – delivering benefits from the data deluge

One of the challenges facing leaders in HE, including those leading library services, is making effective use of business analytics data,  for example to improve the student experience.   JISC is currently looking at the scope for a shared service for

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JISC Collections Roadshow in Cardiff – 7 June

The JISC Collections Summer Roadshows are taking place at Cardiff University and other venues over the summer. The events are aimed at librarians in the JISC Collections member institutions and are open to both HE and FE. The Cardiff roadshow

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Open Edge – Open Source in Libraries – Free event

If you are interested in what Open Source software solutions are available to libraries, how they work, and the issues and strategies around their use, then this free event in Edinburgh on the 25th and 26th January may be of

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Social media helps universities attract the right students

Facebook photo albums, online clips and video briefings for international students are among examples of best practice highlighted in a new report aimed at helping universities and colleges better inform their first-years about life at university. As part of the

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Review of funding for JISC projects in Wales

News release: 22 April 2010 Due to the current financial climate and pressures on funding, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has been reviewing priorities for uncommitted funding for the remainder of 2010-11. Consequently HEFCW will be withdrawing

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HE Assistive Technology update

Another useful post from Lis Parcell. If you are in HE and interested in the use of technology for inclusion, then you’ve probably heard of the HEAT (“HE Assistive Technology”) scheme which funded a massive range of projects in universities across the

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Engaging business and the community – new resource

An interesting blog post from Lis Parcell, who attended the event to launch the new free online toolkit from JISC InfoNet – Embedding Business and Community Engagement It’s designed to help Higher and Further Education institutions work more effectively on all aspects

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JISC reviews its Intute service

JISC regularly reviews the services that it funds, to ensure they deliver value for money, quality products and to test their sustainability for the future. A services portfolio review takes place annually and in May 2009 the future funding of

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JISC Advance brings together eight JISC services

A new organisation called JISC Advance launches this week which will bring together eight established JISC services as part of JISC’s ongoing strategy to deliver world-class support to colleges and universities. Dr Malcolm Read, JISC Executive Secretary, said: “JISC Advance

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Your experiences with Web 2.0

If you’re already using tools like Twitter, YouTube and Google Apps, Netskills would like to hear about your experiences with them and would value any advice you have for new users. Netskills is writing a series of JISC guides to

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