A co-branded book project with Jisc (formerly the Joint Information Systems Commitee), off the back of DigiFest 2014, a digital festival run by Jisc for the first time in 2014. The aim of the book is to bring cutting-edge discussion as heard at DigiFest to the information professional/academic librarian readership. Digital Futures will provide expert briefings to information professionals on the emerging trends in the digital technologies that are transforming teaching and research in higher education.
- Written by subject experts working at the forefront in emerging trends and digital technologies
- Encompasses issues that impact across the higher education institution: learning, research and network security
- Aids strategic thinking and informs decision making
Chapter 1. MOOcs
David Kernohan The melting of the MOOC From education to training Fight or flight
Chapter 2.Open Access: The Costs and Opportunities
Frank Manista Chapter 3.Creating Opportunities Through Security, Andrew Cormack Understanding security in research and education New ways of being secure Designing security for research and education Creating opportunities through safe working About the Author
Chapter 4.Open data: Higher and Further Education stepping up to the challenge
Rachel Bruce and Andy McGregor
Chapter 5. Enhancing the digital student experience
Chapter 6.International collaboration and the changing digital world
opportunities and constraints
Professor Martin Hall is Chair of Jisc, and Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford, UK. A British-South African academic and educationalist he has written extensively on South African history, culture and higher education policy. Professor Hall was a member of the Working Group on the Finch Committee which examined Open Access policy in the UK.
Professor Martyn Harrow has extensive strategic experience in both public and private sectors. Before taking up his position as head of Jisc in February 2012, he was director of information services at Cardiff University where he was responsible for IT and also the university's library service, media centre and high performance computing. Previously Martyn led ICT for global companies within Unilever and ICI. At various times he was responsible for IT across the USA, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia while based in the UK and the Netherlands. He also has experience in local government, having held a senior role at Avon County Council.
Lorraine Estelle has been Chief Executive of Jisc Collections since 2006. She has overseen the organisation's growth and development and has been heavily involved in all aspects of national procurement and licensing activities for academic libraries., She has initiating a range of fruitful projects and services around the use, management and delivery of digital resources. .Since May 2013, Lorraine has also taken the leadership role for all Jisc's digital content and discovery related people, organisations, strategy, services and operations. Lorraine is also co-editor of Insights: the UKSG journal.