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The JISC/CNI Meeting: Transforming the User Experience

Hastings Europa Hotel, Belfast

10-11 July 2008


Day One

Registration and Coffee


Chair: Ron Cooke


Professor Sir Ron Cooke, JISC Chairman

Opening Plenary

Students and the Transformation of Higher Education

Diana G. Oblinger, President and CEO, EDUCAUSE
Presentation: [PDF]
12.10-13.10 Parallel Sessions
  Student Experience
The Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future:
Ian Rowlands, University College London
Listening to Students: Innovative Responses:
Betsy Wilson, Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Digitisation Projects and International Collaboration
Helen.C. Aguera, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
JISC Digitisation Programme: Alistair Dunning, JISC
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
14.10-15.10 Parallel Sessions
Repositories: Science Data
Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER):
Dale Peters, Scientific Technical Manager, State and University Library of Goettingen, Germany
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Keeping Research Data Safe: A cost model for universities:
Neil Beagrie, UK Consultant
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Directions and New Collections
Kevin Guthrie, President, ITHAK
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Digital Lives Research Project:
Ian Rowlands, University College London
15.30–16.30 Parallel Sessions
Infrastructure to Support Research and Learning
Cyberinfrastructure and Cyberlearning:
Cliff Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
The European Knowledge Exchange:
Bas Cordewener, SURFfoundation
Presentation: [Powerpoint]

Strategic Content Developments
UK Strategic Content Alliance: Stuart Dempster, Director
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Supply and Demand: Special Collections and Digitization:
Ricky Erway, RLG Programs of OCLC
Presentation: [Powerpoint]

17.00–18.15 Bus Tour of Belfast
19.00–20.00 Drinks Reception - Edinburgh Suite
20.00-Late Conference Dinner - Grand Ballroom
After dinner speaker
Derek Law
, Head of Information Resources Directorate, University of Strathclyde

Day Two

09.00-10.00 Plenary Session
Web 2.0/Student 2.0: The Key Challenges for HE
Conor Galvin, UCD Dublin
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
10.30-11.30 Parallel Sessions
Learning Spaces
Information Commons Trends:
Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
From Space to Place:
Les Watson, UK Consultant

The Next Steps of Electronic Books
JISC national e-books observatory project - a UK wide laboratory: Lorraine Estelle, Chief Executive, JISC Collections
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
The Gutenberg-e Electronic Book Project: Opportunities and Challenges in Publishing Born-Digital Monographs:
Kate Wittenberg, Director, Electronic Publishing Initiative, Columbia University
Presentation: [Powerpoint]

11.30–12.30 Parallel Sessions
Learning Objects and Instructional Materials
JORUM New Directions:
Peter Burnhill/Jackie Carter, JORUMUK
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Towards a Global Community of e-Learning Excellence: The Wolfson e-Learning Fellowship (WeLF) programme:
Dawn Leeder, University of Cambridge
Irish Scholarly Resources:Digitisation, Access and Context
Making Contextual Resources Accessible for Digital Resources:
Michael Buckland, Professor Emeritus, University of California Berkeley
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Electronic Research Resources Relating to Ireland:
Paul Ell, Queens University Belfast
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Chair: Malcolm Read
Closing Plenary

Student Experience
Sir David Melville, Chair of the UK Committee of Inquiry into the Student Experience

Malcolm Read, Executive Secretary, JISC
Cliff Lynch, Executive Director, CNI