Category Archives: jisclms

Innovation Takeaway – lessons from the information environment

There are a few places up for grabs for Innovation Takeaway – our event to discuss some of the lessons from the information environment programme 2009-11. The event is free to attend and will take place at Aston University’s Lakeside Conference Centre on Thursday April 7th. This event is a chance for programme participants and … Read more

Rethinking the Library: Innovation in a time of limited resources

Below are the main outcomes from the ‘Rethinking the Library’ session at the JISC conference 2011. Following the session on ‘rethinking the library’ at the JISC conference 2011, I thought I would try to capture and share some of the outcomes and discussions that resulted from the session. Although the aim was somewhat grand, in … Read more

‘Open Edge’: open library systems

Momentum (noun): “The impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events” (Oxford English Dictionary) Momentum seems the right word to use in connection with the ‘Open Edge – Open Source in Libraries’ event that took place in Edinburgh over two days (25 – 26th January, 2011). Part of … 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

Creating A Unique Tag Your Project: for Blogs, Microblogs and other Distributed Web Content

Recently we’ve been recommending that more projects use a “unique tag” as their project identifier.  This is primarily because we are seeing more projects effectively use blogs, twitter, flickr, code.google and several other distributed Web tools as their primary project tools (the JISCRI projects posted 500+ posts in six months)**.  Aside: Make sure to see … Read more

More information on the forthcoming ‘library systems’ call

We’ve now agreed the broad outline of the ‘library systems’ call which we hope to publish before Christmas. This call will invite proposals for case studies/projects in four different areas: Use of new library resource discovery interfaces Case studies of implementing and using one of the ‘newish’ library resource discovery interfaces (such as Primo, VuFind … Read more