Category Archives: events

Putting the User at the Heart of Education

This is an update on a recent Usability workshop held by Ben Showers and Torsten Reimer as part of their work on the Usability and Adaptability of User-Interfaces. Background As universities and academic institutions increase the focus and investment on improving the ‘student experience’, so the ‘user’ needs to find their way into the heart … Read more

Open Edge: ‘Mashed Libraries’ and JISClms

Tomorrow I am flying up to Edinburgh to attend the Mashed Libraries: Open Edge-Open Source event which runs Tuesday and Wednesday.  This particular mashed libraries event (Haggis and Mash) is being supported by SCONUL and JISC, and has been developed with the Enhancing  Library Management Systems programme (JISClms) which recently came to an end. The … Read more

Survive or Thrive Conference

On the 8th and 9th June JISC and UKOLN hosted the Survive or Thrive conference in Manchester.  This event hadn’t been without its challenges in the planning stages but it came together brilliantly over the two days (give or take the occasional AV problem) with an agenda full of interesting talks and an engaged and … Read more

Halfway through the US Blue Ribbon Meeting

Greetings from Blue Ribbon Meeting again. http://brtf.sdsc.edu/index.html Some interesting angles emerging from a variety of participants. Heard from Thomas Kalil this morning who works as a policy staffer at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology. (Is he perhaps what they call a ‘policy wonk’ … I don’t know. I should have paid closer … Read more