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This page provides an overview of 167 articles related to 'jisc information environment', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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The JISC Information Environment aims to help provide convenient access to resources for research and learning through the use of resource discovery and resource management tools and the development of better services and practice. The Information Environment aims to allow discovery, access and use of resources for research and learning irrespective of their location.There is now a critical mass of digital information resources that can be used to support researchers, learners, teachers and administrators in their work and study. The production of information is on the increase and ways to deal with this effectively are required. There is the need to ensure that quality information isnÆt lost amongst the masses of digital data created everyday. If we can continue to improve the management, interrogation and serving of æqualityÆ information there is huge potential to enhance knowledge creation across learning and research communities. (Excerpt from this source)

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Metadata related to 'jisc information environment' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'jisc information environment': 167 (9.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'jisc information environment' across all Ariadne articles: 532
  • Average number of references to 'jisc information environment' per Ariadne article: 3.19
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'jisc information environment': 1996-03
  • Trending factor of 'jisc information environment': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'jisc information environment':

  1. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. pete johnston (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. chris awre (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. liz lyon (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings

Shirley Hyatt and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

Virtual Research Environments: Overview and Activity

Michael Fraser provides an overview of the virtual research environment (VRE) and introduces three JISC-funded projects in which Oxford University is participating.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Web Focus: QA Focus Has Finished - Let's Start Embedding QA

Brian Kelly reviews the JISC-funded QA Focus Project and argues that developers should be using quality assurance principles.

October 2004, issue41, tooled up

What Are Your Terms?

Pete Johnston introduces the JISC Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry (IEMSR) Project and examines some of the challenges it is facing.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

What Do National Libraries Do in the Age of the Internet?

Maurice Line, previously a Director General of the British library, ponders upon the questions faced by national libraries.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

What Users Want: An Academic 'Hybrid' Library Perspective

Reg Carr reflects on the development of a user-centred approach in academic libraries over recent decades and into the era of the hybrid library.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Workshop on E-Research, Digital Repositories and Portals

Rob Allan, Rob Crouchley and Caroline Ingram report on a two-day workshop held at University of Lancaster over 6-7 September 2006

October 2006, issue49, event report

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