CASRAI UK ‘chapter’ meeting

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 in ISC News | 0 comments

The inaugural meeting of the ‘UK chapter’ (terminology may change!) of CASRAI (Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information) took place on 10 December in London, convened by CASRAI and JISC. CASRAI collectively develops and maintains a data dictionary for terms used in research information management, in order to ensure that terminology is used consistently across the stakeholder communities and data can therefore be easily exchanged. It also promotes best practice for data exchange and reuse. CASRAI is an...

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“Top 10 Tips on How to Make Your Open Access Research Visible Online” Published in Jisc Inform

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in ISC News, UKOLN News | 0 comments

The Jisc Inform Newsletter (issue 35, December 2012) features an article by Brian Kelly on Top 10 tips on how to make your open access research visible online. The article is based on a blog post originally published on the Networked Researcher blog which was tweaked slightly and republished on the Jisc blog. The version published in the Jisc Inform newsletter includes a series of images to accompany each of the ten tips. The tips were originally developed to accompany a series of presentations given at the universities of Exeter, Salford...

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Call for Chapters: Working with text

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Events | 0 comments

Please note preliminary abstract submission deadline: 24 Dec 2012.

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euroCRIS membership meeting in Madrid

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in ISC News, Trip Reports | 0 comments

Just returned from the euroCRIS membership meeting in Madrid, the largest to date, with around 80 participants. euroCRIS  is showing a steady growth in membership, at around 15% per year. It was particularly interesting that the takeup of CERIF in the UK in the last few years was acknowledged as an important strategic breakthrough for the standard. In addition, the JISC Research Information Management Programme was cited as an example to follow! JISC funding of a number of small UK-based projects has been seen to have had a big impact. An...

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OpenAIREplus and CERIF

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in ISC News | 0 comments

The second OpenAIRE conference will be held at Göttingen State and University Library, 21-22 November 2012. As well as presenting results from the OpenAIRE project the programme will also ‘give insight into the OpenAIREplus project, which will link publications to research data, enabling seamless access to scientific knowledge’. euroCRIS is working with OpenAIREplus (via the Greek National Documentation Centre, EKT-NHRF) to align the OpenAIREplus data model with CERIF in areas where there is conceptual overlap. OpenAIREplus will...

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CERIF in Action workshop

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in ISC News | 0 comments

UK higher education interest in CERIF continues unabated as demonstrated by the numbers registering for the CERIF In Action (CIA) workshop held in London last Friday. The event was moved to a larger venue given the level of interest, and even then we almost ran out of chairs. Participants were mainly from university research systems/support offices and libraries, with others from the Research Councils and Current Research Information System (CRIS) vendors. The CERIF in Action project forms part of the JISC Research Information Management...

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Using Social Media to Enhance the Visibility of Open Content

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Events, UKOLN News | 1 comment

Brian Kelly will be giving a series of presentations across the UK during Open Access Week on how social media can be used to enhance the visibility of research papers hosted in institutional repositories. The week begins with a 60-minute talk on “Open Practices for the Connected Researcher” which will take place on Tuesday 23 October at the University of Exeter as part of its series of Open Access Week events. Brian will give a 30-minute talk entitled  “Open Practices and Social Media for the Connected...

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TechWatch Report on eBooks in Education: Call for Comments

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in ISC News, ISC Outputs, UKOLN News | 0 comments

JISC Observatory has released a preview version of a forthcoming TechWatch report: Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education. Comments are welcome on this report to help shape its coverage and guidance to Higher and Further Education sectors. The feedback period is open from 27 September to 8 October 2012.

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Launch of JISC Observatory Report: Preparing for Data-driven Infrastructure

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in ISC News, UKOLN News | 0 comments

The JISC Observatory has published the latest TechWatch report entitled 'Preparing for Data-driven Infrastructure', which describes ways in which institutions can adopt a more data-centric approach across a range of development activities. The report includes an overview of tools and technologies (including APIs, Linked Data and NoSQL) together with a review of technical architectural designs which institutions will need to consider in responding to requirements for greater transparency in their education, research, and business processes.

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Pure goes live at the University of Bath

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in ISC News | 0 comments

The first phase of the Pure CRIS rollout at the University of Bath started in July, when the system was made available to all academic and research staff. Having reported on CRIS and CERIF developments for JISC for the past couple of years, being able to access (and use) information about my own research in a real live system is exciting stuff! A user profile has been set up for all academic and research staff, so on logging into the system for the first time, existing data can be accessed on research grants and contracts, publications and...

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