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JISC 10: Community and collections and the power of the crowd

As the speakers at this seminar demonstrated, there are clear benefits to crowd sourcing and engaging with the community outside university walls. There are excellent (and frequently unexpected) research results.  Engaging with the community helps promote university work to a wider public. There are also considerable profile and prestige benefits. On a more personal level, … Read more

JISC 10: The UK National Grid Service

When was the last time you plugged in a kettle and wondered if it had enough electricity to make you a cup of coffee? Yet when working on computation-intensive projects, the issue of having enough computing resources for the project is always a concern. The UK  National Grid Service (NGS) aims to end that concern … Read more

JISC 10: Demo: Visualising China

The challenge: take 20,000 historical images of China, add as much information to them as possible, then create a new Web 2.0-enabled site that enables staff and students to use those images in their work. Simon Price and researchers at the University of Bristol are meeting that challenge right now, thanks to a JISC-funded piece … Read more