The Jisc Podcast

As part of our digital futures’ activity, we have been assessing emerging opportunities and technology trends to enable informed decision making by us and our customers. This week we're publishing the first of the main key themes to from the horizon scan project: The future of cloud computing. We pick up with Jisc's futurist Martin Hamilton to find out more.

Direct download: the-future-of-cloud-computing.mp3
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Throughout the summer at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process.

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them.

Jenny Mitcham, from the University of York and Chris Awre, from the University of Hull talk about their work with Archivematica and others to develop software that will automatically save research data and help fill what they call the ‘preservation gap’.

 

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Doug Peterson is a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor, Ontario. He blogs regularly at dougpete.wordpress.com. Here, he explains why he believes there is no such thing as a bad blog. Read the original blog of this podcast here.

Direct download: badblog2.mp3
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Throughout the summer at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process.

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them.

Ian Gent from the University of St Andrews and Catherine Jones from the Science and Technology Facilities Council fill us in on three Rs, but not as you might know them from school – theirs is a project about software reuse, repurposing and reproducibility.

Direct download: Ian__Catherine_MP3.mp3
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Throughout the summe at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process. 

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them. 

Ernesto Priego, from City University London and Andy Byers, from Ubiquity Press, talk about their work to create a series of plug-ins for open source publishing software called Open Journal Systems. These plug-ins will allow authors to publish data and articles directly from a journal managment system to insitutional repositories. This will reduce costs and save time for researchers.

 

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We are currently inviting nominations for influential HE professionals on social media. Nominations are open until Friday 18 September, so we spoke to our social media manager Tom Mitchell and senior co-design manager Sarah Knight about how the judges will choose the top 50.

See Tom's blog at https://jisc.ac.uk/blog/tell-us-who-the-most-influential-he-professionals-on-social-media-are-10-aug-2015 and make a nomination at https://jisc.ac.uk/forms/jisc50social

Direct download: Recognising-the-most-influential-HE-professionals-on-social-media.mp3
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Throughout the summer at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process. 

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them. 

Thanasis Velios, reader in digital documentation, tells us about his project to create software to automatically gather data as artists go about the creative process - Artivity.

Direct download: Thanasis_Velios_Podcast.mp3
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Throughout the summer at Jisc we’ve been conducting interviews with various projects that are part of the research data spring, to find out more about their work, their backgrounds, and how they’ve found the process. 

In this series of interviews, we take the time to dig a little deeper into the thinking behind these projects, and get to know a little more about the work, and the people, behind them. 

Simon Coles, associate professor at the University of Southampton, is helping to develop a project called CREAM (collaboration for research enhancement by active metadata). It looks at changing and improving the way researchers use metadata, which is data that summarises basic information about data. It can make finding and working with data easier for researchers.

Direct download: simon_coles_podcast_2.mp3
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8 - 10 September 2015 marks the return of the annual Association of Learning Technology conference (ALT-C), which brings together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from across the sector to share their research and experience. 

 

Sarah Knight, senior co-design manager at Jisc, introduces us to her session at ALT-C which looked at how universities and colleges are working in partnership with their students.

Direct download: 1_Sarah_knight_ALT_C_Day_3_Podcast.mp3
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8 - 10 September 2015 marks the return of the annual Association of Learning Technology (ALT) conference, which brings together practitioners, researchers and policymakers from across the sector to share their research and experience.

James Clay, project manager at Jisc, tells us what happened on day 2 at ALT-C and talks us through the session on digital capabilities.

 

Direct download: James_Clay_Day_2_MP3.mp3
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