JISC Resources

What follows is a live list of some of the resources identifed from across JISC, its programmes and projects. Potential bidders are encouraged to look at these resources and develop a palette that will service the concerns they are addressing in their bid. Bidders should also review the JISC offerings on the main JISC website and identify other resources that may be of value, please feel free to add these through the comments at the base of the page.

JISC InfoNet Business Intelligence InfoKit

This freely available online resource is intended to provide an introduction to the area of Business Intelligence to those working in the UK further and higher education sectors. It attempts to uncover what it is that senior institutional management want to know, which may be answered through improved BI and to provide an overview of some of the stages involved in achieving this. It also explores in some detail some of the many sources of external data which are available to institutions in addition to that created within their own walls and explores some of the benefits and challenges which seem to be emerging thus far from those institutions who are already engaged in this agenda.It is hoped that it will act as a useful introduction to those new to the area, whilst also providing evidence and fresh perspectives to those already active in pursuing improvements to BI within their institution.

JISC Strategic ICT Toolkit

This is a self-analysis tool that supports senior management within HEIs to understand their current level of maturity in terms of ICT strategy and, crucially, how to develop from one level of maturity to the next helping to maximise the benefits to organisational strategic objectives via their often significant ICT investment

JISC Archi Modelling Tool

Archi is a free, open source, cross-platform tool to create ArchiMate models. ArchiMate is an open and independent Enterprise Architecture modelling language that supports the description, analysis and visualisation of the architecture within and across business domains in an organisation.

Service Design and Blue printing in Higher Education

These resources act as a guide to service design and improvement methodology and its application in Higher and Further Education. It introduces the key technique of service blueprinting which has been used successfully to improve the student experience in less than 12 months from pre enrolment to post admission, curriculum delivery and is currently being used to address student progression, retention and to enhance the Alumni relationship. Together with a theoretical introduction to service design, the guide provides illustrative examples of how service blueprinting can be applied along with video vignettes from key senior managers discussing how they have applied the techniques.

  • Impact calculator
  • OER infokit
  • OER IPR tools
  • Embedding BCE InfoKit and Embedding BCE Workbook
  • Research Information Management – infokit
  • Online promotion of Research Expertise – Self-assessment Tool and Report
  • CRM Self-analysis Framework
  • Collaborative Tools for BCE infoKit
  • Acumen
  • Project #clink, C-Link is new search tool for finding related and possibly unknown concepts that lie on a path between two known concepts. A demo of C-Link available here is set up to search Wikipedia with the ability to export your search to CMap. If you are interested in using C-Link to search other databases or repositories, please contact the project team.

    Project #walkthrut from Edinburgh University allows architectural historians, conservationists and tourists to download historical maps when standing in a specific location and to annotate them.  It has had considerable press (though other apps like it historyPin are as significant), the HTML version or iPhone apps are now available.

    Project #VoWLAN which would be great for any studies that work in the great outdoor, a great shopping list for how to set things up for under a £1k.  They continue to maintain their wiki as well.

    #digressit – allows documents to be made available for para by para annotation, comment and discussion.  It is being used the world over, however it has yet to be applied to Academic situations.

    The #luceroproject which has pioneered the use of the data.foo.ac.uk website (already being followed by several other institutions) to enable reuse of Enterprise data within the institution to be repurposed and reused across departments that would otherwise not be able to get the data either because they don’t know who to ask or because it is in the wrong format.

    The #lencenu project has produced a toolkit advising institutional Web Managers on how their top level .ac.uk domain could/should be organised including infographic, advice and recommendations.

    GridSafe software framework to support accounting, reporting and usage monitoring, and resource management on advanced computing facilities.

    Access and identity Management: Identity management toolkit

    The ueaWolfie web service and suite of widgets/applications allows UEA students to access their personal library data across multiple social websites and mobile devices.  At the core of ueaWolfie is a secure web service that allows different applications to request library loans data in a uniform way.  The main value is the interoperability framework used.