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What’s Inside November 2010: • • •

JOURNAL ARTICLES: USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

Growing Knowledge: The Evolution of New Knowledge http://www.growingknowledge.bl.uk/ Major new exhibition from the British Library running October 2010-July 2011. The physical exhibition will be offering the chance to try out innovative tools that could enhance research. These include online mapping, audio, data and visual tools. The website is developing its own blogs and tools which will add to the issues raised.

Articles on use of new technology University Finance Graduate jobs

It sets out to identify those factors that give a reliable indication of the quality of student learning.

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SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

JOURNAL ARTICLES: UNIVERSITY QUALITY Dimensions of quality- Higher Education Academy report by Professor Graham Gibbs http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources /detail/ourwork/evidence_informed_pr actice/Dimensions_of_Quality

JISC Scholarly Communications Action Handbook http://misc.jisc.ac.uk/scholarly_commu nications_handbook/cms/ free access to a guide which offers suggested actions for improving scholarly communication. It is geared towards addressing the concerns of


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scholars about accessing, quality, copyright of scholarly output. It is divided into a number of sections designed for specific stake holders. The section for researchers contains sections which include: better communication with the library, data management, good practice in open access depositing. The section for research support staff covers topics of relevant to library and research repository staff with advice on copyright, improving communication. Each section has short tips and links to associated longer documents and further reading. Support Services: What Services Do Researchers Need and Use?" http://www.rin.ac.uk/news/whatresearch-support-services-doresearchers-need this study by the RIN reports on both the provision and the use of information-related support services for researchers in four research-intensive universities in the UK: Leicester, University College London (UCL), Warwick and York. It therefore includes some summary of their services and discussion of what might be improved. It includes coverage of library provision

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The government's proposals for higher education funding and student finance – an analysis http://www.hepi.ac.uk/455-1875/Thegovernment's-proposals-for-highereducation-funding-and-studentfinance-%e2%80%93-ananalysis.html HEPI analysis from the Higher education Policy Institute Wales, P. (2010). Geography or Economics? A Micro-level Analysis of the Determinants of Degree Choice in the Context of Regional Economic Disparities in the UK. http://www.spatialeconomics.ac.uk/text only/SERC/publications/download/serc dp0056.pdf Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) Compiled by Heather Dawson h.dawson@lse.ac.uk

Higher education research reports November 2010  

Round up of the latest reports relating to UK HE

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