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*Survive or thrive: making the most of your digital content Conference*
Dates: 8-9 June 2010
Location: Macdonald Hotel, Manchester
The growth of digital content and use of content on the Web has been rapidly
changing over the past decade. The digital deluge provides opportunities but
how can these best be exploited? Are you making the most of your content? What
are the technical and strategic approaches required to thrive in today?s
Question this conference will start to address:
* How do we exploit the value of distributed resources? ? linked data,
geospatial tagging and metadata etc?
* In terms of scale what are the issues and barriers? What does working at web
scale mean and offer? How can the crowd be exploited?
* What are the issues and opportunities for opening up content?
* How do we effectively and efficiently meet the needs of users and taking the
best advantage of the available technologies? For example personalisation?
* How do sectors work together? Education, the cultural heritage sector,
engaging business and community and the public and private sectors? What role
should strategic agencies play?
The aim of the conference is to bring together community of experts to provide
a focus on the above questions. This will allow us to identify the key
approaches that universities, colleges, the cultural heritage and public
sectors can pursue to support education, research and the wider knowledge
It will provide a *Position Paper*, based on the workshop discussion that gives
direction to content providers in the networked environment.
Also the outcomes of the workshop will help to inform JISC programmes and
service approaches, in particular the resource discovery and access strategies
that JISC pursues; for example the JISC and Research Libraries UK Resource
Discovery Task Force vision <http://rdtf.jiscinvolve.org/> and the JISC?s
Strategic Content Alliance <http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/>
<http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/> as appropriate.
This event is aimed at people who have a stake in providing content for
learning teaching and research. This includes policy makers, senior managers,
information specialists and technical managers/developers, from the public and
Your registration includes all refreshments, lunch and dinner at the event. It
also includes a night's B & B accommodation. Otherwise, travel and subsistence
are not included.
To book ASAP please click on the link as:
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Natasha Bishop and Michelle Smith
UKOLN Events Team
Tel: 01225 384488
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University of Bath
Tel: 01225 384488
Fax: 01225 386838