Category Archives: shared services

Shared Library Systems and Services, Part 1

As part of the Library Systems Programme, two reports have been published exploring the potential for shared library systems across Universities in both Scotland and Wales. In the first of two posts I wanted to briefly introduce you to the two recently published reports, and their main findings/recommendations. In the second post I want to … 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

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

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