Let's Free IT Support Materials!
This page contains access to a paper on "Let's Free IT Support Materials!" which was presented at the EUNIS 2005 Conference.
The conference was held at the University of Manchester, England on 21st-24th June 2005.
Let's Free IT Support Materials!,
Kelly, B., Knight, G., Casey, J. and Guy, M., EUNIS 2005 Conference Proceedings (CDROM)
The paper is available from the University of Bath institutional repository.
- Short paper
- Conference Topic
- Digital Content; Research Support; IT/IS Strategy
- Draft Title
- Let's Free IT Support Materials!
- Licensing, Creative Commons
- Authors names, complete affiliations, addresses
University of Bath
26 - 29 Drury Lane
University of York
University of Bath
- Name and contact details of author to be contacted for correspondence
- Brian Kelly
Phone: +44 1225 383943
FAX: +44 1225 386838
- Short abstract
- The Open Access movement is promoting the advantages in providing more liberal access conditions to research and teaching and learning resources and is developing a legal infrastructure and associated technologies to support this. This paper argues that IT Services can benefit by adopting a similar approach for IT support materials. A case study is provided which describes the rationale for making the resources developed by the JISC-funded QA Focus project available under a Creative Commons licence and the processes needed in order to implement this policy. The paper concludes by describing the potential for widening this approach to generic IT support materials.
- CV of Authors
- Brian Kelly is an adviser on Web standards and technologies
to the UK Higher and Further Education Communities and the museums, libraries and
archives sector. Brian became active in Web development in the early days of the Web,
having helped establish a Web site at the University of Leeds in January 1993.
He immediately saw the potential of the Web and became a early pioneer and advocate
of the Web. Brian joined UKOLN in 1996 and has been active in promoting use of
Web standards and best practices since then, initially within the higher and
further education communities, but now also to the cultural heritage sector.
Brian was also a committee member on UCISA, in its previous incarnation, and a contributer to the UCISA TLIG Document Sharing Archive when it was first launched.
Correspondence on this article should be send to Brian Kelly, UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, UK, BA2 7AY
- Gareth Knight is Digital Preservation officer for AHDS (the Arts and Humanities Data Service) - a UK national service funded by JISC and the AHRB to aid the discovery, creation and preservation of digital collections in the arts and humanities. He is responsible for the management of collections stored within the AHDS repository and is preservation officer for the SHERPA and SHERPA DP projects. His previous roles include QA Focus team member and NOF-digitise technical advisor.
- Jo Casey is the Information Officer in the Computing Service, University of York where her responsibilities include management of user support documentation. Jo is also a member of the UCISA TLIG (Teaching Learning and Information Group) and has responsibility for chairing the Communication and Administration working group.
- Marieke Guy works for UKOLN at the University of Bath and is a member of the Interoperability Focus team. Interoperability Focus is a national activity, jointly funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) of the Further and Higher Education Funding Councils and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). The team publicises and mobilises the benefits and practice of effective interoperability across the library, information, education and cultural heritage communities. Marieke's previous roles at UKOLN have included Project Manager for the SPP and ePrints UK projects, NOF-digitise advisor and editor of the Cultivate Interactive, Exploit Interactive and Ariadne Web magazines.