Monthly Archives: August 2012

Spreading the word and learning some new ones

My colleague Erika Delbecque and I spent a useful day yesterday in Bath at the University Library promoting the good work being done here in Reading on the Digitally Ready project and learning about what is happening there – especially from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Research update #2: Common themes

Over the past few weeks I have been speaking to academic members of staff, local employers and University of Reading students about their experiences during placements. I have focussed on the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) and Summer Employment Experience … Continue reading

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‘Sharing Good Practice’ event: Going mobile

The Digitally Ready event was a wonderful chance to meet Blackboard Learn users and to show them how they could access the service through their tablets and smart phones by using the Blackboard Mobile Learn app.  This feature is one … Continue reading

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Fellowship for people who use software

The announcement below just popped in to my inbox and I thought it might be of interest to Digitally Ready folks: The Software Sustainability Institute ( has launched a Fellowship programme that recognises outstanding UK-based researchers who use software. The Fellowships come … Continue reading

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‘Sharing Good Practice’ event: Reflections

It’s been a few weeks since the Digitally Ready day now, which is probably about the right amount of time for some reflection on the day and the project as a whole. As a quasi-outsider to the project, I was … Continue reading

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‘Sharing Good Practice’ event: Reading’s museum collections online

Rebecca Reynolds, Visiting Lecturer in Museum Studies at the University’s Museum of English Rural Life, spoke about ‘The online museum’ at our celebration event, ‘Digitally Ready for the Future: Sharing Good Practice’. Here is Rebecca’s summary: ‘Museum ethics, display design … Continue reading

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‘Sharing Good Practice’ event: Rebuilding the ancient world, digitally

One of the speakers at our recent ‘Sharing Good Practice’ event was Dr Matthew Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics, who has been combining ancient evidence with 21st-century techniques to create a detailed digital reconstruction of the city of Rome … Continue reading

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