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Over the past few months we've been conducting interviews with projects in research data spring, to find out more about their work, progress to date, and how they've found the process so far.

We also want to find out about the people behind the ideas and get to know them and their aspirations.

In this podcast we speak to Joy Davidson from the Digital Curation Centre about a project to improve how institutions support research data management.

Visit the Jisc website to find out more.


Richard French, international coordinator at Jisc is attending the Educause annual conference in the US. Educause is the association for higher education IT professionals in the US and their conference is one of the largest EdTech events in the world. Following research undertaken last year which found that IT manager were not always involved in leadership decisions, where their skills and knowledge could benefit their institution. Richard talks to attendees to find out how much progress has been made in getting IT professional a seat at the management table.

Direct download: educause_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am UTC

Open science has been highlighted as one of the priorities of the Dutch presidency of the European Union in 2016. Matthew Dovey, head of research technology at Jisc, discusses the motivations behind the open science movement and why initiatives to support it are more important than ever. Read his original blog here.

Direct download: Matthew_Dovey_open_science_podcast_mp3.mp3
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Richard French tells us how Jisc is supporting UK researchers and universities in their international research and collaboration. Read his original blog here.


Direct download: OA_podcast_Mafalda.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am UTC

As part of open access (OA) week 2015, Sarah Fahmy, Jisc’s scholarly communications service manager, shares her insights into OA and gives her top tips on implementation.

Visit the Jisc open access webpages to find out more.

Direct download: A_closer_look_at_open_access.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm UTC

Dr Rachel McLean from Liverpool John Moores University and Professor Tom Jackson from Loughborough University discuss how Jisc’s project to establish broadcast hubs within UK institutions has enabled more and better quality interactions with the media.

Direct download: Jisc_Broadcast_Hub_podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm UTC

Brian Kelly has supported the adoption of emerging web technologies across the UK Higher Education community for 20 years, first as a trainer with Netskills, then with the United Kingdom Office for Library and Information Networking (UKOLN) and most recently as an innovation advocate at the Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards (CETIS). He is now an independent consultant.

In this podcast, Brian describes his experience of steering institutions towards the social web and makes an argument for continued risk-taking. In the wake of Jisc’s naming of the 50 most influential higher education professionals using social media, he also gives a nod to technologists and IT heads who are setting new standards in digital.

 

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Direct download: steering-institutions-towards-social-media-brian-kelly.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm UTC

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am UTC

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’.

 

Direct download: 2_Jenny_Chris.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am UTC