The Jisc e-Leaning team have held two online conferences which have brought together a selection of key innovators within e-Learning to discuss the current and future impact of using technology to support learning and teaching.
A recent European digitisation conference explored some important challenges facing national and university libraries across the continent as they attempt to join together to deliver a 'European Digital Library'. In this podcast interview Paul Ayris, librarian at University College London and a senior figure in these European developments, asks a number of challenging questions of the library community.
Procuring and developing IT systems which can meet the needs of colleges and universities requires a full consideration of open source software. So says OSS Watch manager Ross Gardler who, in this interview, explains to Philip Pothen why open source is so important and how most of us use it even without knowing it.
GoGeo is a portal which brings together a number of key geographically related resources. Robin Smith, an analyst at the University of Sheffield and a regular user of the service, talks to Philip Pothen for Inform Plus about how important changes to GoGeo are making a significant impact on learners, teachers and researchers in a range of subject areas.
Alice Gugan talks to Roy Kalawsky, Director of the Advanced VR Research Centre at Loughborough University, about the role visualisation plays in displaying today’s...
e-Books are as yet an untapped and underused resource – a resource which could have a major impact on access to key texts particularly for undergraduates. In this podcast for Inform Plus, Anne Bell, Librarian at Warwick University, and Caren Milloy, Jisc e-books project manager, talk with Philip Pothen about the national e-books observatory project and how it is beginning to realise the enormous potential of an underexploited resource.
Repositories are being established and developed across the UK to help make research papers and other resources freely available to all who want to use them. In this podcast, Jisc programme manager Andy McGregor speaks with Philip Pothen about the recent developments in this area and how Jisc’s work is beginning to impact on further and higher education.
Membership of the UK Access Management Federation recently reached 100. In this podcast Mark Williams, a member of Jisc's access management outreach team, talks to Philip Pothen about the work of the federation and what benefits the growing number of members can expect from federated access management.
The Jisc IPR Consultancy was started in October 2005 to provide expert advice to Jisc in the area of intellectual property rights. IPR Consultants Naomi Korn and Charles Oppenheim talked to Sara Hassen, Jisc Communications Manager, in a Skype interview about the interesting challenges we will face related to IPR in the education sector associated with the use of Web 2.0 & Social Software, and issues we need to consider and address.
The £22m Jisc digitisation programme is making available a wide range of vital scholarly resources to UK education and research. One of its programme managers is Alastair Dunning who, while talking to Philip Pothen for this podcast, discusses what the programme is delivering and why the international conference in Cardiff represented an important landmark both for the programme and for wider attempts to make available scholarly resources of national importance.