April 15, 2014

UK: Jisc Collections and Open Access Key to Collaborate on UK Gold OA Article Payments Pilot

From JISC Collections: Jisc Collections, the UK academic community’s shared service for content licensing and administration, has entered into an agreement with Open Access Key (OAK), the online payment platform for open access publishing, to run a 12 month pilot project, Jisc APC, to test its role in managing and processing Gold OA article payment […]

New Briefing Paper Looks at JISC’s Work in Developing Digital Literacy

Developing_Digital_Literacies.pdf

A look at the work being done by JISC in the UK. Universities and colleges have an increasing responsibility to develop digitally literate graduates in order to meet student expectations and the demands of employers, in addition to addressing wider concerns regarding the competitiveness of the UK workforce in global markets. There is also a […]

International Collaboration Will Develop Open Repository For Academic Library Electronic Resources Data

From JISC: Kuali OLE, one of the largest academic library software collaborations in the United States, and JISC, the UK’s expert on digital technologies for education and research, announce a collaboration that will make data about e-resources—such as publication and licensing information—more easily available. Together, Kuali OLE and JISC will develop an international open data […]

How Do Learners Develop Digital Literacies? (Digital Visitors/Residents Progress Report)

A new progress report (June 2012) from the Digital Visitors and Residents project is now available. This research effort comes from a JISC, OCLC Research, and University of North Carolina partnership. It is a longitudinal study which utilizes the Visitors and Residents (V&R) concept as a framework to reassess learners‘ (including staff) engagement with digital […]

Final TechWatch Report: Delivering Web to Mobile

Final Report (Ver. 1.0) Title Delivering Web to Mobile Author Mark Power, JISC CETIS From the Introduction: The use of mobile devices for the consumption and use of Web content and services has grown steadily over the last few years and continues to do so, with analysts predicting that mobile will soon exceed the traditional […]

Video Series: Sustaining Digital Resources With Nancy Maron from Ithaka S+R

From the Strategic Content Alliance Blog: Since 2007, Ithaka S+R and the Strategic Content Alliance have led the way in examining ways that the academic and cultural heritage sectors are defining sustainability and helping to make sure that the digital resources will endure and provide value well beyond the term of the grant. Designed to […]

New Issue of JISC Inform Features Interview with Harvard’s Robert Darnton About Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Issue 33 (Spring 2012) of JISC Inform was released earlier today. Direct to Complete Table of Contents Articles Include: Digital Public Library of America “Robert Darnton, director of the University Library at Harvard, explains his vision of the Digital Public Library of America” The article also includes links to video of Darnton’s JISC/SCONUL Lecture in […]

New Report from JISC: "Value and Benefits of Text Mining"

A new report from the JISC. Focus is UK (JISC is a UK organization) but we think the report will be of interest and value to everyone interested in the topic no matter where they work and live. From a News Release/Summary: A new JISC report shows that text mining – a complex and innovative […]

A MASSIVE Collection of Historical Maps Launches Online: 60K Maps Available Today, Collection Will Double in Size By End of 2012

via JISC: The JISC-funded Old Maps Online, described by its creators as like Google for old maps,  will act as a central repository to a vast collection of maps held by institutions across the globe.  It is the first time that access to such an extensive collection has been made available online. Paola Marchionni, programme […]

New Article: "OpenART: Open Metadata for Art Research at the Tate"

Title OpenART:  Open Metadata for Art Research at the Tate Author by Julie Allinson Source Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (February/March 2012; Vol. 38 No. 3) From the Introduction OpenART (http://yorkdl.wordpress.com/category/openart) was a six-month project funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the United Kingdom under their Infrastructure […]