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Jorum at CoPilot event in Cardiff

Posted by Pete Collins on 27th November 2014

Siobhan Burke and Peter Collins were both in attendance at CoPilot comes to Cardiff on Monday 24th November and delivered a thirty minute session to the assembled delegates.

This gave Siobhan the chance to give some background about Jorum and the Information & Digital Literacy Skills collection, including the key benefits about what we offer. We also were able to show where Jorum sits within the wider Jisc structure.

Following this was Pete leading a quiz on Creative Commons licensing, which can be found as an OER within Jorum. This followed on nicely from Ella Mitchell's earlier session on “Things to consider if thinking of reusing an OER or creating an OER”. Pete also gave a...

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Jorum to benefit from new online interactive resources for the Skills sector

Posted by Siobhán Burke on 27th November 2014

Jorum will benefit from new online interactive resources for the Skills sector thanks to a Jisc initiative to develop new online interactive resources for apprentices in order to support the requirements of the FELTAG report.

As part of the initiative, Jorum participated in a workshop to support the project on Friday 21st November in London with all 22 successful project bids. It was an opportunity to present Jorum and demonstrate just how easy it is to share resources with Jorum and that metadata is really just common sense. There were other presentations on the day from fellow Jisc experts from Jisc Legal and Jisc Digital Media covering licencing and Creative Commons licences as well...

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Jorum - Upgraded to the Cloud and more

Posted by Pete Collins on 10th October 2014

The Jorum service upgraded its repository to the latest version of DSpace yesterday as well as migrating its services to a Cloud environment. You can read more about the reasons in our previous news item. The cloud environment will allow Jorum and other services at Mimas to gain the benefits of a more flexible way of managing the IT infrastructure that hosts these services and to make cost savings in the long term by reducing the need to purchase physical machines and pay for these machines to be hosted and supported.

The upgrade to DSpace 4 brings new features; the most significant of which is a complete re-write of the DSpace REST API that allows other software to retrieve information...

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September's Featured Resources

Posted by Pete Collins on 1st September 2014

As we're now firmly part of the Digital Resources Division at Jisc, this months resources are all deposits from Jisc departments, or have been funded by Jisc initiatives, such as the UKOER programme.

Here's a quick run through of what we've got for you this month...

Copyright Training for University Lecturers

First up this month is Copyright training for University Lecturers. This is a very useful short practical online course produced by the Jisc Legal team, designed to bring academic staff and those supporting academic staff up to speed on legally using other people’s materials in teaching and learning. There's also a quiz so you can test your copyright knowledge.

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It's all about Mimas in this month's featured resources

Posted by Louise Egan on 14th August 2014

It has been a busy time for staff at Mimas as we have now moved into the Jisc family. As of the 1st August, the Learning, Teaching and Professional team will form part of the Digital Resources Division at Jisc.

Therefore as a small tribute, Mimas staff has shared all this month’s featured resources.

Fabulous Frog App: Splendid and Native

The first is our latest offering: Fabulous Frog App: Splendid and Native. This resource developed by a mix team of AR and developer experts at Mimas, along with a successful collaboration with Manchester Museum, we have been fortunate to gain access to some fantastic content to produce the app such as:

• Sir David Attenborough’s...

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