Open Science, Open Data and Policies on Open Access

Open Science 2013 event – http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/open-science ‬ ‪In April 2013, Oxford hosted a conference ‘Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science’. Over 30 speakers gathered to discuss the cutting edge of digital innovations in publishing, how openness is set to … Continue reading

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OER International Case Study Published

Further to the recent post about Oxford’s OER International project funded by the HEA, you can now read the full case study. The purpose of Oxford OER International was to identify suitable elements of the University of Oxford’s existing OER … Continue reading

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Oxford OER International

We have recently received funding for a short project by the OER International strand of the HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources Phase 3 Programme. As part of this very quick turn-around project we have just made live our new open content … Continue reading

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SPINDLE – Speech to Text to Keywords to Captions – The Grand Finale

SPINDLE: Increasing OER discoverability by improved keyword metadata via automatic speech to text transcription. A summary of the project  using the words of the voice-over that accompanies the SPINDLE overview video that documents the project. 1. Aim – Generate keywords automatically … Continue reading

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SPINDLE – Benefits and Impact

Project SPINDLE is about to end. As lead on the project here at the Academic IT services I’ve tried to summarise the main impact and benefits of the work: Training – improved skills within the OpenSpires and Media teams Discoverability -making … Continue reading

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Great Writers – taking stock

With a fast-paced 1 -year project it is easy to forget some of the interesting bits along the way. As we write our final report we have taken the opportunity to reflect on all aspects of the project and this … Continue reading

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SPINDLE Speech to text caption engine for media producers

The SPINDLE project is proud to announce we have now extended the functionality of the keyword extraction tool by creating a much bigger set of tools based around a captioning editor – the idea is that the tools will hide … Continue reading

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Searching the Great Writers Library

‘Libraries are the wardrobes of literature, whence men, properly informed may bring forth something for ornament, much for curiosity, and more for use’ William Dyer Are you looking for a particular ebook or a lecture on a literature topic? Try … Continue reading

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Great Writers Going for Gold

When UK album sales reach 100,000 they are awarded a gold disc by the BPI. Using that as a benchmark, the Great Writers Inspire series of short talks have reached total downloads of 118,579 through iTunesU. We knew these inspirational … Continue reading

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Schools engagement – feedback from students and teachers

Two of our Student Ambassadors recently visited a local school to show them the Great Writers Inspire website. Cleo Hanaway has reported back on the feedback received from both the students (Year 12) and their teachers in a couple of … Continue reading

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