A new organisation called JISC Advance launches this week which will bring together eight established JISC services as part of JISC’s ongoing strategy to deliver world-class support to colleges and universities.
Dr Malcolm Read, JISC Executive Secretary, said: “JISC Advance brings together a team of experienced professionals, many of whom we have worked with for many years. We aim to join these services more closely together so that their combined weight will enhance the services provided by JISC Advance to people working within universities and colleges on a whole range of issues.”
The organisation will be led by new managing director Guy Lambert and will co-ordinate JISC Digital Media, JISC infoNet, JISC Legal, JISCMail, JISC Netskills, JISC Procureweb, JISC TechDis and the JISC Regional Support Centre UK by centralising funding and business development opportunties.
Guy, working with the JISC Advance team of service directors, will be talking to sector-wide organisations as well as individual universities and colleges to better understand their priorities and needs.
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Just spotted this useful post from Paul Richardson of RSC Wales:
Firstly, Google has just added Welsh to the list of language on its translate service. This is a real boost to those of us who need to work bilingually on the web, and Paul’s first impressions are very positive.
Meanwhile, the Language Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University, has released a free online version of Cysill, their spelling and grammar checker for the Welsh language.
The University, College & Research Group Wales is looking for new
If you would like to try your hand at being part of a friendly committee,
you are a CILIP member and you work in Wales, we’d really like to hear
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