Lest We Forget: The UKOLN (and CETIS) Diaspora

Supporting CETIS Colleagues Formerly at the University of Strathclyde A few days ago Lorna Campbell published a post in which she described how “The Cetis Memorandum of Understanding has been terminated and all Cetis staff at the university have been made...

Reflections on 16 years at UKOLN (part 4)

Working With Funders During my time at UKOLN there have been several core funders including BLRIC (British Library Research and Innovation Centre), LIC (Library and Information Commission) , Re:source, the MLA (Museums Libraries and Archives Council) and the JISC....

Reflections on 16 Years at UKOLN (part 3)

Background In yesterday’s post I outlined the importance of participation and organisation of events in my role as UK Web Focus at UKOLN. Such activities had been a continuation of my early work in promoting use of the Web, although at a much more intense level....

Reflections on 16 Years at UKOLN (part 2)

Background In yesterday’s blog post I described my early involvement with the Web, prior to joining UKOLN in October 1996. My interests in supporting early adopters, sharing emerging best practices, working at a national level (beyond my host institution) and...

Reflections on 16 Years at UKOLN (part 1)

My Final Full Week at UKOLN This is my final complete week at UKOLN. As I described in a post entitled “My Redundancy Letter Arrived Today” the cessation of Jisc’s core funding means that myself and the majority of my colleagues will be made...