Category Archives: research infrastructure

How you can help us to make research administration more efficient

Jisc and CASRAI are piloting the development of a ‘UK chapter’ of the CASRAI dictionary to improve research interoperability. Get in touch by emailing info@casrai.org if you’d like to keep up-to-date with progress and to contribute your views. More information is below. The problem we are addressing Research teams and administrators must retype the same … Read more

The JISC ebooks universe

My colleague Ben Showers has recently been looking across the work taking place around digital books in all their forms: open textbooks, digital monographs, epub, web-based books. For educational institutions the need to keep up with the content needs of learners and researchers is paramount but so much is happening at the moment, with hardware, … Read more

Bridging the Divide: The role of libraries in the sciences

While libraries come to terms with new forms of scholarly communication and the technological transformation of the academy, has one academic domain already drifted beyond reach? Have the sciences already become self-sufficient in their information needs? Are libraries lacking in the services and information resources that scientists require? In the first of three reports on Research Support … Read more

Beyond Grid vs Cloud – EGI Community Forum 2012

‘The grid? Shouldn’t they all be doing cloud computing now?’ As a JISC programme manager working with the National Grid Service (NGS) project people ask me this question more and more often. ‘Absolutely’ and ‘not at all’ is the seemingly contradictory answer I usually give, for instance the other week when I mentioned I would … Read more