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New JISC resources on maximizing web resources

I highly recommend these new publications from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK. They treat such hot topics as search engine optimization, building good web resources, promoting content, and using the social web for your organization’s resources.

-Joan Lippincott, CNI

**For Information **

Maximising the effectiveness of your online resources

The proliferation of computing and network devices has meant that, over the past 10 years, the internet has become the primary driving force in the access, use and engagement with information. Easy access for all to simple social networking and the explosion in interconnectedness has also turned marketing on its head forever.

In an age when media, business, government and almost every aspect of modern society vies for the users’ attention, how can we ensure that the resources that are being created through public funds reach and engage with their constituent audiences?

The reports, guides and case studies below summarise the key principles in maximising your online effectiveness and present a condensed version of the highly successful series of workshops commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance and undertaken by JISC Netskills in 2010. Pictures, videos and materials from the workshops which supplement this work can also be found at: http://scamore.eforum.org/cgi-bin/default?section=about

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes

Sarah Fahmy

Manager

Strategic Content Alliance

The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)

1st Floor, Brettenham House

5, Lancaster Place

London, WC2E 7EN

Tel: 0203 006 6075

Mob: 07891 501192

Email: sarah.fahmy

Web: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/contentalliance

Building Bridges to e-Content with the Strategic Content Alliance

Review of UK JISC Published

Over the past few months, the UK Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) has been carrying out a major review of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). JISC is the organization that funds advanced networking, content licensing, and many other vital activities for the UK higher education sector; it has provided key leadership for many innovations, and is widely recognized as a world leader. CNI and JISC have collaborated on numerous areas over the years, and have hosted a series of meetings to bring together US and UK leaders to explore developments of common interest.

The report of the review, along with an initial JISC response, can be found at

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2011/02/review.aspx

(the link to the report is towards the bottom of the page)

I think that this material will be of interest to everybody concerned with the future of higher education in the UK, or with the development of national strategies for funding and supporting advanced technology infrastructure.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

JISC-sponsored Incremental Project Scoping Study and Implementation Plan

The UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is funding a project on research data management at the University of Glasgow and the Cambridge University. There’s a web site at

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/preservation/incremental/

and a blog at

http://incrementalproject.wordpress.com

Earlier this month the project issued a scoping study and implementation plan, which can be found at

http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/preservation/incremental/news.html

which draws heavily on interviews that the project conducted with front-line researchers at the two institutions.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

Conversations – July recording available

The archived audio recording of the July 15 CNI Conversations session is now available at http://conversations.cni.org/ (to subscribe to the audio feed add http://conversations.cni.org/feed to iTunes, or any podcatcher). This session includes a recap of the JISC/CNI Edinburgh conference by CNI Executive Director Clifford Lynch and myself; sessions on e-science, “digging into data challenge projects,” special collections, institutional strategies for digital content, and services for users of mobile devices were highlighted. Cliff also discussed the IATUL conference and the Microsoft research meeting. I gave a summary of an article on the current status of electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) programs in the US that Cliff and I co-authored and that will appear soon in the ARL publication RLI (issue 270).

About CNI Conversations
CNI Conversations provides an opportunity for individuals from member institutions and organizations to talk to CNI Director Clifford Lynch and others; currently the events take place in audio-conference format. Questions and discussion are invited and encouraged. Real-time participation in CNI Conversations requires pre-registration, which is open only to those at member institutions and organizations; if you are interested in participating in CNI Conversations, please contact Jackie Eudell at jackie@cni.org. We plan to continue to make audio or other records of these exchanges generally available after the event.

For questions or comments related to CNI Conversations, please contact me at Joan@cni.org.

July 2010

Audio Recording [mp3 1:06:46 hr.] July 15, 2010

In the July 2010 CNI Conversations, Executive Director Cliff Lynch and Associate Director Joan Lippincott provide a recap of the JISC/CNI Edinburgh conference; sessions on e-science, “digging into data challenge projects,” special collections, institutional strategies for digital content, and services for users of mobile devices were highlighted. Cliff also discussed the IATUL conference and the Microsoft research meeting. Joan Lippincott gave a summary of an article on the current status of electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) programs in the US that she and Cliff co-authored and that will appear soon in the ARL publication RLI (issue 270).

Cliff Lynch, Summary of “Special Collections Transformed by Technology” @ JISC/CNI ’10

Clifford A. Lynch, “Summary of the Presentation Special Collections Transformed by Technology,” recorded July 2, 2010 at the 2010 JISC/CNI Meeting in Edinburgh. Video at vimeo.com/13075309.

JISC/CNI Meeting – blog and Twitter

See the Twitter stream for the JISC/CNI 2010 Meeting, Managing Data in Difficult Times: policies, strategies, technologies and infrastructure to manage research and teaching data in a fast changing technological and economic environment, by searching the hashtag #JISCCNI. The meeting blog, where more information about the meeting will be posted in the coming days, including brief vodcast interviews, is available at http://jisccni.jiscinvolve.org/wp/.

JISC/CNI Conference – Still time to register

We have a great lineup of speakers for the upcoming JISC/CNI conference in Edinburgh. In addition to the plenary speakers listed below, both Cliff and I will be presenting breakout sessions. Hope to see you there.
Joan

A reminder about the forthcoming JISC/CNI event in Edinburgh. It is not too late to register; the delegate rate is £345 including attendance at all conference sessions, refreshments and lunch on 1 and 2 July, a place at the conference reception and evening activities on 1 July, overnight accommodation on 1 July and breakfast. For registration, please go to: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/jisc-cni-2010/

Managing Data in Difficult Times: policies, strategies, technologies and infrastructure to manage research and teaching data in a fast changing technological and economic environment

Following the success of previous conferences held in venues such as York and Belfast, JISC and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are proud to announce the 8th International Meeting that will be held at the Barcelo Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh on 1-2 July 2010.

The meeting will bring together experts from the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. Parallel sessions will explore and contrast major developments that are happening on both sides of the Atlantic. It should be of interest to all senior management in information systems in the education community and those responsible for delivering digital services and resources for learning, teaching and research.

The main conference will open at 09.30hrs on Thursday 1 July and will close at 15.00hrs on Friday 2 July. Conference keynote speakers include:

  • Dan Atkins, Professor and Associate Vice President, University of Michigan and former Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, US National Science Foundation
  • Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Director for Library Digital Programs, John Hopkins University
  • Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
  • Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN

Topics for sessions include:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Innovation in Learning and Teaching
  • Open Data Policies
  • Shared Services
  • Repositories
  • Digital Content and Institutional Planning
  • Resource Discovery
  • Digital Preservation
  • e-Science

The residential delegate fee includes attendance at all conference sessions, refreshments and lunch on 1 and 2 July, a place at the conference reception and evening activities on 1 July, overnight accommodation on 1 July and breakfast for one person.

The residential delegate rate is £345. To register for the event, please go to: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/jisc-cni-2010/

JISC/CNI 2010 – Registration now open

CNI is pleased to be co-sponsoring this event once again; both Clifford Lynch and Joan Lippincott will be making presentations at the meeting.

*******Registration now open********

JISC/CNI 2010
Managing data in difficult times
The Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
July 1-2, 2010

Following the success of previous conferences held in venues such as York and Belfast, JISC and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) are proud to announce the 8th International Meeting that will be held on July 1-2, 2010.

This meeting will bring together experts from the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. Parallel sessions will explore and contrast major developments that are happening on both sides of the Atlantic. This meeting should be of interest to all senior management in information systems in the education community and those responsible for delivering digital services and resources for learning, teaching and research.

Keynote speakers include:

*Dan Atkins, Professor and Associate Vice President, University of Michigan; former Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, US National Science Foundation
*Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Director for Library Digital Programs, Johns Hopkins University
*Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
*Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN

Further information and the full program: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/Home/events/2010/07/cni.aspx

Registration form link: http://asp.artegis.com/jisccni2010

For any queries regarding JISC/CNI 2010:
Michelle Smith
Events Assistant
UKOLN
University of Bath
Bath
BA2 7AY

m.smith@ukoln.ac.uk

Tel: 01225 384488
Fax: 01225 386838