Latest Joint Information Systems Committee Stories

2014-03-11 08:37:22

BIRMINGHAM, England, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The two day Jisc Digital Festival exploring the latest policies, issues and technologies at the heart of the further education (FE), higher education (HE) and research begins on Tuesday 11 March at the ICC in Birmingham, with its pioneering programme of content streamed live to online delegates from 9.40am. Award-winning keynote speakers, education experts and futurologists such as Sugata Mitra, Dr Diana Oblinger and...

2013-08-13 23:00:46

BiblioLabs, a Charleston Digital Corridor member company, announces partnership with Jisc Collections. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Lecturers, learners and researchers across the UK now have access to over 14,000 additional full text e-books and thousands of pages of primary source material on their tablets and mobile devices thanks to a new partnership agreement between Jisc Collections and BiblioLabs. The partnership, which is rooted in pushing forward the Digital Humanities,...

2011-06-30 03:00:00

READING, England, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JANET(UK), the provider of the U.K.'s education and research network, called JANET, has worked with Verizon to produce a networking solution to support a first for global education and collaboration in the U.K. -- the ability for academic institutions to collaborate online over ultra-fast broadband, running at up to 100G (gigabits per second). The Verizon solution also gives JANET a platform that can not only support the U.K.'s educational...

2011-03-10 10:40:00

MADISON, Wis., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, together with Digital Event Services from Saville Audio Visual, will stream JISC 2011, making it the most interactive event in the history of the conference. With more than 600 delegates expected to attend JISC11, taking place March 14 - 15 in Liverpool UK, a large remote audience will also have the opportunity...

2010-12-23 04:00:00

SLOUGH, England, December 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- International solutions provider, Logicalis (http://www.uk.logicalis.com/), today announced that its high-density data centre (HDDC) and range of Made to Measure cloud services are now natively connected into JANET (http://www.ja.net/), the network dedicated to the needs of education and research in the UK. Logicalis' connection to the unique high bandwidth academic network will provide a range of data centre and cloud services, including...

2009-09-24 13:20:00

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning, along with The British Library and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), have made nineteenth-century British newspapers available on the internet. The database, known as "British Newspapers, 1800-1900" and available at http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/, gives users access to over two million newspaper pages from 49 different national and regional newspapers from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland....

2009-02-05 10:50:00

Software designed by the University of Liverpool which automatically shuts down computer systems after usage, is saving large organizations up to £13,000 ($19,000) in electricity costs each month. The team from Liverpool found that universities with PC centers in 24-hour libraries could be losing more than one million hours of unused computer power each month. Systems experts have developed new software called PowerDown, which works by automatically shutting computers down if left...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'