JISC Advance: Video(s) available June 25, 2010Posted by Chris Y in : Updates , comments closed
The first of the video interviews from the JISC Advance event on the 10th of June is online now.
You’ll find it (and the others to follow) on a separate video resources page on this blog.
Some of the photos Hanna took on the day are included as a slide show in the main event post.
JISC Advance: Services, RSCs & BCE June 15, 2010Posted by Chris Y in : Events, Updates , comments closed
Date: 10th June 2010
Location: British Library, London
Target audience: JISC Advance Advisory Service and RSC staff
Description: A workshop to explore the current and future capacity to support BCE-related activities within the JISC Advance Advisory Services and Regional Support Centres (RSCs). It will also provide space to reflect on and discuss our role in the embedding of support and advice for BCE-related activities in the offers we make to our communities.
|10.30||Welcome and introductions|
|10.40||BCE: Business as usual for our communities?
Chris Young, JISC Netskills
|11.30||How are we already supporting BCE?
Marc Dobson & Andy Stewart, JISC Advance BCE team
Advisory Services: Focus group follow-up
RSCs: Key questions and discussion
|14.00||Feedback from RSC session|
|14.15||Feedback from Advisory Service session|
|14.30||Evidencing Outcomes, Benefits and Impact
Jay Dempster, Belanda Consulting
BCE: Business as usual for our communities?
How are we already supporting BCE?
Evidencing Outcomes, Benefits and Impact
We also made some short video interviews with some of the attendees on the day.Updates , comments closed
An interview with Mark Toole is now available.Events, Updates , comments closed
A wide range staff from libraries and information services across the UK were brought together to discuss the issues of external engagement and share best practices.
The event, which took place at the Lakeside Conference Centre at Aston University, briefly outlined the BCE programme and demonstrated the resources available for identifying possible problems and tackling them.
The real value of the event, however, was generated by the attendees themselves. Dave Hartland, Director of Netskills and one of the facilitators of the event, urged the participants in the beginning of day to engage in as much conversation as possible.
“There is a vast amount of expertise and practical knowledge in this room, please make use of that, talk to each other.”
During the day the attendees had a chance to hear from Mark Toole, Director of Information Service at University of Stirling, about some of the practical projects and activities in his institution to better engage with the external partners and the community.
According to Mark, there are a lot of activities already taking place within library and information services, which show that BCE is becoming “business as usual”, but they are not necessarily recognised as such. Raising awareness with events like these, as well as pointing out usuful case studies, is therefore important.
Issues related to licensing and access rights to external people were one of the main concerns among the attendees. More practical help and guidelines would be welcomed in these areas.
Chris Young, the project manager of the BCE Awareness & Education, felt that the day was a success with the participants engaging actively in discussion.
“It’s been really encouraging to hear the breadth and richness of discussions about activities taking place”, he said. “The workshop really helped to clarify some of the terminology that’s used and provided excellent examples of external activities already taking place.”
Calling the IT Crowd! June 4, 2010Posted by Chris Y in : Events, Updates , comments closed
UPDATE: Unfortunately we’ve had to postpone this event.
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There are just a couple of weeks to go until the IT service and support audience workshop on June 15th at the Aston Lakeside Centre, Birmingham. This is a FREE workshop aimed at anyone working in IT-related roles in UK universities and colleges.
This workshop is an ideal opportunity to explore the issues surrounding the extension of IT support for your institutions growing external engagement activities and there will be a range of guest speakers and contributors on the day including:
Matt Cooke (Loughborough University)
Ben Lovatt & Erik Bohemia (Northumbria University)
Shirley Wood (JANET UK)
Anna Matthews (UCISA)
Issues for Management and Administration June 1, 2010Posted by Chris Y in : Events, Updates , comments closed
UPDATE: This workshop is now FULLY BOOKED
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We’re running another FREE workshop – this time aimed at anyone with role working in a management or
administrative role within a UK university or college (there is no requirement to be currently performing a specialist “engagement-related” role).
30th June, British Library, London
Management and Administration for External Engagement