Author Archives: MShaw

Session 3: Understanding the audience: what are the lessons learnt from other sectors

Audio from the session [audio:] To downlod the MP3 click here Chris Batt gave a relaxed and extremely informative presentation on why we should be understanding e-content audiences, how best to do so, and why it’s so critical to e-content sustainability. Delegates raised several interesting points in the Q+A at the end of the presentation, … Read more

Forum: Green Computing

This session looked at how universities can reduce their electricity consumption in PC use. As well as discussing who should be responsible for reducing ITC electricity consumption, delegates were treated to a demonstration of a project currently being tested at Oxford University which monitors and optimises PC use. Read more

Session 2: JISC and sustainability

Audio from the session [audio:] To downlod the MP3 click here Richard McKenna’s reflections post-discussion: “What is clear from the discussion which involved JISC projects, services and other national agencies is that sustainability is not just about the economic business model. “Successful sustainability of innovation itself needs to address: the problem of accessing the knowledge … Read more

Session 1: e-Content Business Models and Sustainability – From theory into practice

Audio from the session [audio:] To downlod the MP3 click here Emma Beer from The Strategic Content Alliance at JISC shares her thoughts on the session: “We heard from four entertaining speakers on business models and sustainability. Key themes from all speakers were a need to create usable content that would be effective and useful … Read more