Network & Infrastructure
JISC has been instrumental in pushing forward a strategy for the development of digital infrastructure for higher and further education through its funded projects and initiatives over a number of years, not least as provider of the national education network, JANET. Infrastructure provision takes many forms, from data centres, research and innovation support services, networked server environments, high performance, grid and cloud computing facilities, portals and search engines through to digital libraries and repositories.
Key network & infrastructure 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.
Digital preservation & records management programme
Supporting institutions in long-term digital asset management and preservation forms a central theme of JISC's Digital Preservation and Records Management programme.
The University College London (UCL) CIBER group will be conducting a study for the JISC and the British Library to investigate how the Google generation searches for information and the implications...
Usability and Contemporary User Experience in Digital Libraries
This project addresses the requirement of repositories to fully engage the end users who have become less tolerant of badly design system and expect Web 2.0 experience as norms.
The Kultur Consortium aims to create a transferable and sustainable institutional repository model for research output in the creative and applied arts, a discipline area where repository development...
Moodle Repository Create, Upload, Tag and Embed (MR-CUTE)
At present Moodle has a repository which does not have functionality for uploading and tagging resources. It is also not searchable. This project is designed to develop a repository module for Moodle...
Towards implementation of Library 2.0 and the e-Framework
This project will contribute to the JISC Libraries of the Future initiative and the implementation of the JISC Information Environment by investigating developments in Library 2.0 services, within...