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					                                Joint Information Systems Committee




      “GOING GLOBAL”:
JISC IN THE INTERNATIONAL
           ARENA

                Reg Carr

    JISC/CNI Conference, Stratford, 14 June 2000



                            Supporting Higher and Further Education
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THE UK HE INTERNATIONAL AGENDA

  “Contributing to the healthy development
   of higher education in this country and
   overseas, by learning from international
  experience, and by helping to promote the
    reputation and competitiveness of UK
          higher education abroad”

            (HEFCE strategic aim)
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THE UK HE INTERNATIONAL AGENDA:
     KEY ISSUES AND DRIVERS

• Supporting national        • Enabling collaborative
    outreach                     research
•   ‘Selling’ UK HE in       •   Benefits of globalised
    the global marketplace       information
•   Overseas student         •   Sharing costs of
    recruitment/student          research and
    mobility                     development
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            THE JISC: ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

                       DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT


              4 UK HE FUNDING COUNCILS       FURTHER EDUCATION FUNDING COUNCIL



HE Institutions       Support            JISC          Support         FE Institutions
                         &                                &
                      Services                         Services


                                 5 Sub-Committees


 Networking         Electronic       Authentication    Awareness,          Integrated
                   Information            &             Liaison &        Environments
                                        Security         Training         for Learners
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          JISC: MISSION

“To stimulate and enable the cost-effective
exploitation of information systems, and to
  provide a high quality national network
infrastructure for the UK higher education,
  further education and research councils
               communities”
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          JISC INTERNATIONAL:
             ACTIVITY TYPES

• Promoting UK know-how
• Making common cause
• Formal programmes and alliances
• Developing standards/interoperability
• Buying in content (for the DNER)
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      JISC INTERNATIONAL:
    PROMOTING UK KNOW-HOW

• Web-site/publications
• Conferences & visits (Australia, Canada,
    Europe, US)
•   Official delegations (Morocco, China)
•   Playing host...
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    JISC INTERNATIONAL:
   MAKING COMMON CAUSE

• Tempe Principles
• SPARC
• UKOLN links to Europe
• Coalition for Networked Information
• DLF...
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     JISC INTERNATIONAL:
FORMAL PROGRAMMES & ALLIANCES


• National Science   • Research Libraries
    Foundation           Group
•   Internet 2       •   iParadigms
•   eLib/DNER        •   DANTE
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      JISC INTERNATIONAL:
     DEVELOPING STANDARDS
      & INTEROPERABILITY
• Dublin Core (UKOLN)
• Technology Watch
• Terena
• IMS Global
• Interoperability Focus (CIMI, DOI, Europe)
• OAIS (CEDARS)
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      JISC INTERNATIONAL:
BUYING IN CONTENT (FOR THE DNER)

     • ISI/Web of Science
     • JSTOR
     • NESLI
     • OCLC
     • AMICO...
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        JISC INTERNATIONAL:
    OVERVIEW OF TOPICS COVERED
• Network development      • Metadata/resource
• Information strategies       discovery
• Standards                •   Cross-domain
• Interoperability             searching
• Authentication           •   ePrint archives
• Plagiarism               •   Electronic journals
• Content acquisition      •   Digital archiving
• Subject gateways         •   Scholarly comms.

				
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