Author Archives: Rachel Bruce

About Rachel Bruce

Rachel Bruce, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer, Jisc

“… to engage or not engage…” the choice for libraries.

A couple of weeks ago I attended the RLUK conference, their first conference and one that everyone there seemed to enjoy. Unfortunately I only made it for the last day for a slot where a panel of funders, policy bodies and service providers, including JISC, said a few words about priorities and partnership with others. … Read more

Changing library services…and some views on digital repositories.

I have just read the Ithaka report on Key Stakeholders in the Digital Transformation in Higher Education 2006, Housewright & Schonfeld, published August 25, 2008. I hadn’t intended to spend Sunday morning reading this but a colleague, Dicky Maidment-Otlet, sent me an email about it and it seemed well worth a read. It sets out … Read more

Building repository interoperability and developer communities

Yesterday at the Library of Congress RepoCamp (that is repository camp) took place. The event was organised by the JISC Common Repository Interface Group (CRIG) and the supporting work led by WoCRIG (wisdom of CRIG). Some prize money was contributed by Microsoft for a developer competition. The list of attendees at RepoCamp was pretty impressive. … Read more

Changing faces in the JISC IE Team

On 9th May Phil Vaughan will be leaving the JISC to join the British Library and work on UK PubMed Central. Phil has managed the Tools and Innovation programme and the JORUM learning objects repository work while at JISC. As part of this Phil has worked with the JORUM team in thinking through a range … Read more