Multimedia Information and Techology: journal news 4 May 2010

 

  1. Cloud computing and social networking leave UK businesses exposed to cyber attacks, new survey shows
  2. Silver Surfers Day: 21st May
  3. New classroom innovation site from The Guardian
  4. Google Apps Helps a Library: What to Do without Budget
  5. Shared services in HE
  6. Visit the National Art Library at the V&A – 24th May

 

  1. Cloud computing and social networking leave UK businesses exposed to cyber attacks, new survey shows

 

For full news release about the 2010 Information Security Breaches Survey (ISBS) commissioned by Infosecurity Europe and written by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, see:

http://www.ukmediacentre.pwc.com/News-Releases/Cloud-computing-and-social-networking-leave-UK-businesses-exposed-to-cyber-attacks-new-survey-shows-e81.aspx

2. Silver Surfers Day: 21st May

More than one thousand local event organisers are being encouraged to add details to a searchable database at http://silversurfers.digitalunite.com/  All registered event holders will be invited to enter a competition with a prize of GBP1,000 for the ‘best’ Silver Surfers’ Day event.

All event holders will have access to a new web-based interactive resource for participants to learn basic skills, try email, listen to music, upload scanned photos to a time-lined database, place an online order, play a quiz about health and wellbeing, and how to find useful information about everything from adult learning to zoos.  This new resource is being created to complement our existing free ‘Learning Zone’ materials that are widely used by many Silver Surfers’ Day event holders.

Event holders should visit http://silversurfers.digitalunite.com to register.  Or phone 0800 077 6144 to speak to Rick Crust, Silver Surfers’ Day Events Manager (rick.crust@digitalunite.net).

3. New classroom innovation site from The Guardian

 

www.guardian.co.uk/classroom-innovation launches today (4th May) and illustrates an array of cutting-edge and current technologies suited to enhancing all learning styles and skill-sets – available from one accessible and easy-to-navigate portal.

This exciting new initiative will deliver valuable information to teachers and educational professionals via a platform where they can share ideas, learn, inform, discuss and enjoy active dialogue on the hot-topics of the day. 

Through promoting dialogue and communication on important educational issues, the site hopes to access the knowledge of teaching professionals on the ground and provide an open and free forum for their experiences and opinions to be voiced.

4. Google Apps Helps a Library: What to Do without Budget

 

Interesting article on Informed Librarian on using Google Apps and cloud computing

http://www.informedlibrarian.com/guestForum.cfm?FILE=gf1005.html

 

5. Shared services in HE

The HEFCE funded SCONUL report on ‘Shared Services’ is available to download on the Higher Education Library Technology (HELibTech) website. A meeting is being held in London on 19th May to explore the study’s findings and proposals.

For more information and also a short article on Shared Services in general go to the HELibTech ‘Shared Services’ page http://helibtech.com/Shared+Services.

6   Visit the National Art Library at the V&A – 24th May

ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information professionals in the Social Sciences) have organised a visit to the National Art Library based at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/nal/

This public reference library is renowned for its collections of rare books and journals on the decorative arts. The visit will includes a tour of the facilities by staff, an opportunity to look at some of the treasures from the special collections – including fine book bindings and some of Dickens material and a chance to find out more about the library from staff.

No charge for ALISS Members. Non-members £5.  Tour will last approx 1.5 hours

To reserve a place please contact: Heather Dawson h.dawson@lse.ac.uk

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