Hi Alastair and colleagues
I do think the retirement matters but I don't necessarily consider that Jorum was perhaps 'fit for purpose' in every sense; perhaps the time had come for a different offer.
However the press release did seem to indicate that alternative ideas were being considered and that 'These plans will be finalised by the end of July 2015'.
Well - here we are in September (nearly October) and no news has been released regarding future plans and it is this that I think we, as Open Ed practitioners should be lobbying for - where are Jisc at with these plans?
I know that some colleagues of mine contributed resources to Jorum when it first began and they would really like to know what is going to happen!
Graduate Tutor/Researcher in Information Science & Management
Faculty of Environment and Technology
University of the West of England
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Subject: Jorum to retire. Do we care?
It was announced earlier this year that Jorum will 'retire' in the next year and according to the official announcement JISC is:
'....developing a plan to ensure that good quality content is preserved and made available via other means.'
The response seems to have ranged from outrage to total indifference!
As this decision has been made I'd be interested in the views of SIG members on whether this 'retirement' matters, what is quality content and how most usefully it should be made available in one or several options (presumably CC material can be hosted by anyone)?