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This report has attempted to draw together and synthesise evidence and opinion associated with data-intensive open science from a wide range of sources. The potential impact of data-intensive open science on research practice and research outcomes, is both substantive and far-reaching.
There are implications...
This study, prepared by Mindset Research, has looked at activities and developments in the fields of e-Learning and e-Infrastructure supporting the higher education and research sectors in ten countries across the world: Australia; Canada; Denmark; Germany; Korea; Japan; the Netherlands; New Zealand, the United Kingdom...
This is the final report for a UK JISC-funded study into the appropriate and effective use of social software in further and higher education.
The study was carried out in a six-month period from August 2008 to January 2009. The report is intended to...
This report was commissioned by the Research Information Network2 (RIN) and JISC to gather and analyse evidence about the motivations, incentives and constraints that lead researchers in the UK in different subjects and disciplines to publish and disseminate their work in different ways, how and...
Uncertainty about sustainable business models for widely adopted core textbooks was a key barrier in terms of enabling libraries to participate in e‐textbook provision to the degree that they would like.
In order to develop business models that take account of the current co-existence...
For a year, 26 e-course texts across four subject areas (Medicine, Business, Engineering and Media Studies) were made available to 127 UK universities who took part in a National e-books observatory project
funded by JISC and carried out by JISC Collections 2. The...
Report of an independent Committee of Inquiry into the impact on higher education of students' widespread use of Web 2.0 technologies.
Today's learners exist in a digital age. This implies access to, and use of, a range of Social Web tools and software that...
JISC’s new guide to Second Life is written by lecturers for lecturers, to help others to use virtual worlds for teaching.
The guide has been written by representatives from several projects from within the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the UK. JISC's recent...
The aim of this project was to examine the costs and benefits of three alternative models for scholarly publishing - subscription publishing, open access publishing and self-archiving.
The project involved two major phases:
• Phase I: Identification of costs and benefits...