OxReach – crowdfunding for University projects

By the OxReach team: Philippa Nuttall, Sarah Deakin, Zoe Reich (Oxford University Innovation) https://oxreach.hubbub.net/ Content: What is OxReach and why is it important? Why did we try crowdfunding? Why set up OxReach? How does it work? What are the benefits? … Continue reading

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Visualising data in 3D

Our project (run within the Research Technology Consultancy in IT Services) looked at ways that IT Services could improve its support for managing and visualising 3D datasets generated by research here at Oxford. There are powerful free tools out there … Continue reading

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New app released: Self-Heal

A new app has been created by one of the student IT Innovation Challenges projects. Self-Heal is a free tool that guides the management and reduction of self-injury. It can be used anonymously and independently, to enable users to take … Continue reading

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Revealing the Hidden Museum

— By Jessica Suess — With funding and support from the University of Oxford’s IT Innovation Seed Fund (now IT Innovation Challenges), over the last 12 months a small team of colleagues from the Oxford University Museums and the University’s … Continue reading

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Bringing the Zooniverse to Facebook

— By Roger Hutchings — Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — hundreds of thousands of people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. … Continue reading

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Project presentation: Bibliotech

— By David Sherwood, project manager of the 2015 Bibliotech IT Innovation student project — Bibliotech is the Spotify for Textbooks. Undergraduates find textbooks awkward and overly expensive. We make the entire reading list affordable and provide an advanced search … Continue reading

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ORLiMS – completed project

— By Craig Finlay — In 2015, the Social Science Library embarked on the ORLiMS (Online Reading List Management System) project, with funding from the IT Innovation Fund. Following development work on the tool by the WebLearn Team, library staff … Continue reading

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‘joinin’: light-touch introductions to popular digital technologies

Digital literacy is fast becoming a 21st-century survival skill, with increasing attention paid to IT capabilities in the workplace, and references to Facebook and Twitter ubiquitous in the mass media. However, getting to grips with new technology can be daunting, … Continue reading

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Oxford Alternative Prospectus – completed project

The Oxford Alternative Prospectus is an IT Innovation project run by student Greg Auger. It was successfully completed in February 2016 when the online Prospectus was launched. The Oxford Alternative Prospectus The Alternative Prospectus offers potential applicants information from the … Continue reading

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