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Open Data Institute

A little bit of buzz going around the (virtual) office today as the Technology Strategy Board announces the ‘Open Data Institute’. Given the Digital Infrastructure Team’s investment and work in open data (not least the recently completed linkeddata programme, #jiscEXPO), we are hoping that the opportunity to collaborate in pushing forward the Open Data agenda … Read more

Addendum to ‘Enhancing Sustainability …’ section of 16/11 DI Call

The recently announced 16/11 JISC Digital Infrastructure Call contained a section (in Appendix B) called ‘Enhancing the Sustainability of Digital Collections’. £500,000 available for up to 10 projects. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2011/10/grantcall1611.aspx So far so good … please do consider bidding to this strand if you manage digital material and you are interested in issues around its sustainability. … Read more

The Digital Infrastructure Team and Blog …

Introducing the Digital Infrastructure Team… welcome to the new JISC Digital Infrastructure Team blog! which replaces the former Information Environment Team blog. Over the past two years we have been managing the Information Environment and the Research innovation programmes at JISC together, as they are so inter- related. We have now brought these activities together … Read more

Lend Me Your Ears Dear University Web Managers!

This blog post is by David F. Flanders (JISC Programme Manager responsible for Identifiers) and Joss Winn (Project Manager of the ‘Linking You Toolkit’). They ask for your opinions on some potential future work that JISC would like to take forward on behalf of the sector. Lend Me Your Ears Dear University Web Managers! JISC … Read more

Glimpse into the Future of Repositories: videos now available!

DevCSI Challenge @ Open Repositories 2011 http://devcsi.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/dev-challenge-or11/ As usual the standard of the entrants were very high and the solutions were diverse.  There was also high energy and an infectious buzz in the room during the presentations!  See videos at http://devcsi.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/2011/07/29/or11-developer-challenge-videos/ JISC Prize: First: “Repository as a Service (RaaS).  Stuart Lewis, Kim Shepherd, Adam Field, … Read more