Author Archives: Balviar Notay

Glimpse into the Future of Repositories: videos now available!

DevCSI Challenge @ Open Repositories 2011 As usual the standard of the entrants were very high and the solutions were diverse.  There was also high energy and an infectious buzz in the room during the presentations!  See videos at JISC Prize: First: “Repository as a Service (RaaS).  Stuart Lewis, Kim Shepherd, Adam Field, … Read more

Event Report: Gaining Business Intelligence from User Activity (July 2010)

On 14th July 2010 David Kay from Sero Consulting facilitated the above workshop, which built on the findings of the JISC MOSAIC project.  The event report and presentations from the workshop are now available. The following are few reflections from the workshop: There are a small number of projects (e.g. MOSAIC, PIRUS2 and Journals Usage Statistics … Read more

Look what you can do with library circulation data!

The JISC MOSAIC project Developer Competition attracted entries from England, Scotland, Wales and the United States. The winner of the £1000 award was Alex Parker, an undergraduate studying Computer Science at the University of Southampton, who developed a compelling presentation of the library user activity data represented as the ‘Book Galaxy’. The runners up were … Read more

“Students like you also borrowed … Harry Potter” Assessing the possibilities and pitfalls surrounding the exploitation of library user activity data and recommendations

MOSAIC Project Event – Wednesday 18 November 2009 (10.00 to 16.00) at the University of Wolverhampton Venue This event is kindly hosted by the University of Wolverhampton in the MX Building on the City Campus WV1 1AD. There is mainline rail access (Wolverhampton) and nearby car parking (Wolves football ground).  Attendance & Registration This event … Read more

If you’re a developer interested in library services – AND you haven’t got anything to do this weekend…then read this:

The JISC MOSAIC project is holding a competition to discover what can be done with library usage data. It closes at 23.59 this coming Monday. They’re looking for compelling applications, interfaces and mash-ups that use the data in research, learning and libraries etc. • First prize – £1000 sterling • Second Prize – £250 sterling … Read more

Brief view from the Beyond the Repositories Fringe – Edinburgh 09

The Beyond the Repositories Fringe event at Edinburgh University was very enjoyable and it was good to see presentations from JISC repositories projects. Ben O’Steen and Sally Rumsey (Oxford University Research Archive) key note presentation on “where are repositories going” was particularly interesting that it talked about the change over time in our thinking about … Read more