Contemporary educational institutions need cost-effective technical infrastructures that support a plethora of evolving requirements. Such infrastructures depend on complex and diverse IT systems interoperating effectively, both internally and across organisational boundaries.
JISC aims to facilitate and improve the planning and provision of interoperability: supporting the development of international standards; empowering the providers and users of technical infrastructures to work collaboratively; and adopting innovative approaches to systems interoperability, such as service-oriented approaches and shared infrastructure services.
The International e-Framework Partnership for Education and Research, of which JISC is a part, enables people to share knowledge, discuss strategies and explore best practice.
Key interoperability activities
Information Environment Programme 2009-11
The aim of this programme is to improve the capacity of the sector to manage, discover and use information resources. There is now a critical mass of digital information resources that can be used to...
e-Learning Frameworks and Tools programme
The e-Learning Framework is a service-oriented factoring of the core services required to support e-Learning applications, portals and other user agents.
Repositories and Preservation Programme
The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...
Users & Innovation: Personalising Technologies
Based on the needs of real end-users, the programme will identify areas where innovative user technologies and practices can increase efficiency.
e-Learning Capital programme
The e-Learning Capital programme is an £11.36 million investment to support the sector in harnessing the potential of e-learning to support lifelong learners.
JISC CETIS (Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards)
JISC CETIS provides advice to UK colleges and universities on the strategic, technical and pedagogic implications of educational technology and standards.
Mimas is a national data centre based at the University of Manchester which hosts a significant number of the UK’s research information assets and builds applications to help people make the most of...