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January 2008

January 15, 2008

Gold Dust

January 15, 2008

Gold Dust is one of the new U&I projects.  A diagram giving an outline of the project is (hopefully) shown below.  The project website is at Dust partners are: Hull University Library (lead) Heriot-Watt University – EPS, ICBL, and Library Bath University NaCTeMStrathclyde UniversityCambridge Information GroupUniversity of BoltonLiverpool UniversityUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignInstitution of Civil EngineersIntute SETCranfield University ...

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January 16, 2008

This blog mentioned in the media

January 16, 2008

This blog was mentioned (briefly) in the most recent issue of Information World Review (IWR), which also mentioned the ticTOCs project (one of the U&I projects).    On the one hand, it’s good to see that the press is interested in projects like ticTOCs - elsewhere, the Dec/Jan issue of Research Information included a short background to the project and mentioned ...

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January 17, 2008

Why the Gold Dust project is exciting

January 17, 2008

I read Emma Place, in the Intute blog, saying “I would agree that Internet research skills should be actively taught as a formal part of the university curriculum.”  At the present time, it’s hard to disagree with the idea that most students could benefit from being taught at least some information gathering skills.  But this is mainly because many ...

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January 18, 2008

Funding opportunity RSS feeds

January 18, 2008

Hopefully, members of Emerge (or anyone else who reads this) can help with the following.  I'm looking for RSS feeds for research funding opportunities relevant to academics and researchers in engineering, or at the very least, technology.  I know about those listed below - and I'm looking for any others which may exist.  The Gold Dust project intends to aggregate ...

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January 25, 2008

Projects and Partnerships

January 25, 2008

If anyone is interested in my presentation on Partnerships and projects, given at the Emerge U&I Launch Event at York, it's available at (5MB)Summary below:Roles – ensure all partners are clear about their rolesCommunications – use appropriate methods, keep things simple, don’t expect partners to read 100 page reportsReward/ROI/Recognition – partners’ expectations will vary.  Some receive funding, some ...

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January 26, 2008

Publicity for your project

January 26, 2008

If you want particulars of your U&I project's website included in the Internet Resources Newsletter, let me have the details.  I need a title, a brief one paragraph description, and a URL.If you have a blog which you want mentioned in the IRN's Blogorama section (sample here), let me have the details.  We list blogs of interest to academics.IRN ...

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January 30, 2008

More on publicity for your project

January 30, 2008

Since I wrote the post about publicity for your project, I've been contacted by one project (ARGOSI), who's website and blog will be mentioned in the next issue of Internet Resources Newsletter.  The February issue of the newsletter is just out, so you can see the sort of resources which are ...

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