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Open Data as Open Educational Resources 

This collection of case studies put together by Open Education and Universities UK aims to demonstrate the enormous potential for openly-licensed and accessible datasets to be used as Open Educational Resources. The book can be viewed free of charge online.

Digital Preservation and Data Curation Requirements and Solutions

Solutions and practical help for tackling everyday digital preservation issues.

Efficiency Effectiveness and Value for Money report 2015

The Efficiency, Effectiveness and Value for Money report develops a new agenda for efficiency, effectiveness and value for money in higher education. It presents evidence, analysis and recommendations arising from a review of the sector led by Professor Sir Ian Diamond and coordinated by Universities UK in partnership with a wide range of sector organisations.

Engagement driven approach to process improvement – University of Hertfordshire

This report describes a project to develop an approach to process improvement within Higher Education that focuses on people, acknowledges their different perspectives and uses these perspectives to enhance capability.

Development of an Academic Intern Scheme

This project will develop a professional development scheme for postgraduates interested in an academic career. This intern scheme is designed to offer an innovative and inclusive way to expose postgraduate taught and research students to wider academic skills, practices and processes, whilst providing an opportunity to see the workings of a higher education institution.
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WRAP information sheet – want to cut the cost of food?

Throwing food away costs much more than just the waste disposal bill; there is the cost of the food itself, the fuel in cooking and the time staff take to prepare it and throw it away. This information sheet by WRAP shows what you can do to cut costs relating to food waste.
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An efficient solution to researchers’ identity crisis

Next week’s Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) annual conference will include a session on how universities are implementing the ORCID researcher identifier. Ahead of the event, Jisc’s Verena Weigert explains how ORCID is enabling more effective research management.

Cloud and Data Centre Framework

Cloud computing and the co-location of systems and services for data storage can help institutions drive down costs and drive up performance. Jisc provides advice and guidance on selecting solutions and suppliers of cloud and data centre services.

Student journey map – Lancaster University

The overall aim of this project was to easily visualise and understand the complexity of the student journey. Through the project, the team wanted to identify those touch points on the student journey which were challenging and use this visual data to influence change.

Dropbox for Teams

Cloud-based storage service to sync teamwork across all devices. We are negotiating a special price for the research and education sector.