Category Archives: jiscconference08

JISC conference – closing keynote speech, Angela Beesley

Angela Beesley, vice-president community relations and co-founder, Wikia; chair of Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board A wiki is a website that you can edit – a simple definition.  They’re not new, but although they’ve only reached consciousness in the past couple of years, they first went online in 1995.  It’s a quick way to collaborate with … Read more

Challenges for the digital librarian

In an increasingly complex, ICT-intensive world, digital libraries face multiple challenges, but perhaps the greatest is to achieve a recognised and indeed indispensable presence within the workflow of their user communities. With the increased emphasis on Web 2.0 technologies, digital library developers will need to be agile to ensure that they demonstrate both ease of … Read more