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.
David Robey is contracted as Director of the AHRC’s ICT in Arts and Humanities Research programme, a 5-year programme running until 2008 to build on AHRC’s groundwork in ICT provision. David has recently authored Jisc’s brand new ‘Research in the Arts & Humanities’ briefing paper, and in this interview he chats to Alice Gugan via Skype where he outlines his views on the issues arts & humanities researchers’ face, initiatives they should be aware of, and the importance of e-Science.
Kevin Guthrie is president of the US-based Ithaka, an organisation which supports innovation in the use of ICT, providing shared services and national initiatives for the benefit of US higher education. Here he talks to Philip Pothen about why international collaboration is important to the digitisation of scholarly resources and what the US and the UK can learn from each other.
Joyce Ray is Associate Deputy Director for Library Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a US-based funder of digitisation and other programmes. Speaking at the recent international digitisation conference at Cardiff, she was able to give an international perspective to some of the challenges facing funders in the digitisation of high-quality content for education and other sectors. During the conference she took time to speak to Philip Pothen about some of these challenges.
Google has quickly become a key player in the digitisation of scholarly resources.