Author Archives: Siobhán Burke

New Jisc role for Liam Earney

From 1 August, Liam Earney will be taking up the role of executive director for Jisc’s digital resources directorate and joining the executive leadership team. As the current director for licensing, responsible for both Jisc Collections and CHEST, Liam will continue to have oversight of these key services but will also have overall responsibility for … Read more

Our roadmap for transforming Jisc’s Library Support Services

Jisc has been working on a transformation programme to develop a more effective, efficient and cohesive set of library services to meet the needs of its members and deliver a number of benefits. The programme includes seven separate Jisc services: Copac Collection Management Tools; Copac; Jisc Collections; Knowledge Base+; JUSP; SUNCAT and Zetoc; as well as the … Read more

Jisc and CNI leaders’ conference – Monday 2 July 2018: registration now open

Digital technology is revolutionising research. At the same time, research processes and practice are modernising and these developments mean a new role for the library in supporting both the research institution and strategic requirements of the university. Research is a global endeavour and supporting modern research requires changes at institutional, national and international levels. The … Read more

Join Jisc at UKSG 2018

Jisc will be delivering more sessions than ever at this year’s UKSG conference in Glasgow. The scale reflects the breadth of our activities and where we are engaged on behalf of or in partnership with you, our members to deliver on your needs. Our sessions include a number on open access from Liam Earney’s plenary … Read more

Library Data Labs goes public!

The 12th Performance Measurement in Libraries conference has just concluded in Oxford and provided Jisc its first opportunity to publicly present the outputs of the Library Data Labs project, which ran in the summer of 2016. This is a Jisc and HESA collaboration to deliver community developed interactive, visualised dashboards via HESA’s Heidi Plus service. … Read more

Jisc at UKSG 2017

This year’s conference saw a record number of Jisc presentations on the main programme, six in total, on a range of topics from University presses to a new research data shared service. Each one highlighting the increasing range of activities from Jisc in support of libraries and the scholarly communications sector. There were also 3 … Read more

Improving the KB+ user interface

As one of the largest services within Jisc’s Library Support Services portfolio, Knowledge Base+ (KB+) has a central role to play in the resource management lifecycle. Read more about the service, its background and details of one day workshops in 2017 below. Room for improvement In 2015, research was undertaken to better understand how KB+ … Read more