Andrew is a Senior IT Partner at the University of Leicester.
I thought that I would share this excellent short video which covers the history of computing in less than six minutes – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9LK6EtxzgM. As a communications device it is very impressive – this style of using drawing is something I’ve seen before within Jisc projects (I think the University of Leeds produced one) and […]
I achieved a moment of quiet satisfaction this week having, several months after the event, revisited and completed work I started during a three day photofilm course. During the course a photographer, a journalist and myself (slightly different skill sets there) where dropped (not literally) into a drizzly Covent Garden with the mission of […]
Yesterday I was part of an RDM session as part of ‘IT Focus Week’. The discussion identified some of the challenges involved, for example facing the potential of what ‘open data’ may mean for the researcher and the institution, and the variations in technical solutions required to meet a range of researcher needs, either to […]
Last week I attended a 3-day workshop regarding the techniques and practice of creating photofilms. This followed from the requirement within my Jisc funded Transformation project to produce what they call a digital story. This was the subject of a previous blog. On that occasion whilst I had plenty of ideas I had to employ […]
I recently spent an interesting day at Newcastle University at a Jisc NetSkills course intriguingly titled “Storytelling Techniques for Project Dissemination”. Yes, the title baffled me too. It did however lead to this: I will explain later. For the last year I have been working on a data management research project funded by the Jisc […]
Sometime during the night of 30 September 2012 a new website was unleashed/crept into life – the University of Leicester Research Data Management site – www.le.ac.uk/researchdata. What we attempted to achieve By linking a Jisc Transformations project to the University Research Computing Management (RCMG) we were equally cursed and blessed (with apologies to Catatonia). The […]