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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New Head of JISC appointed – from Cardiff University

Martyn Harrow, Director of Information Services at Cardiff University, has been appointed as Head of JISC for a fixed term of 9-18 months from 1 February 2012. Martyn will succeed Dr Malcolm Read who retires as Head of JISC in

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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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Smarter Greener Learning

Date: Thursday 29 April 2010 10.00am – 4.00pm Venue: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Benefits of attending this conference This conference brings the latest strategic thinking and practical advice to managers in post-16 education to help them accelerate their implementation of

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JISC capital funding call 13/09 Strand II update

JISC capital funding call 13/09 Strand II has now been re-issued. It has been clarified that both Welsh HE and FE are eligible to submit bids under this strand, and documentation has been revised to reflect this. The JISC Executive

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HEFCE funding decision

 As a result of the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) recent board meeting, JISC is able to confirm that the funding calls which had previously been postponed on 5 January 2010, as a consequence of HEFCE’s review of

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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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