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Partnership and Collaboration


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  • Budget cuts- means that collaboration was vitalPotentially we’re seeing the model of ‘collaborate to compete’ i.e. By working together in small clusters regionally- more able to increase value proposition of individual institutionKeynsian- ‘invest to save’Be clear about what you want- strategy, engagement (internally and externally), strategy and potentially change management, maximising kudos/ uniqueness
  • Collaboration as a mean to create Agora for public content: open "place of assembly"Change of Mind set amongst policy makers- started by last government but being continued by the coalition: Free government data- inclusion- race online 2012- branded under ‘Big society’ these daysVery excitingly though- digital world through TV: YouView. YouView is a coalition including the five main TV channels and Internet service providers to create a standard platform for TV delivered through your broadband pipes so that free-to-air internet-connected TV service to UK homes next year through set-top boxesSally Potter (celebrated UK film-maker) archive ‘opened up’ for for innovative teaching and learning: video browsing to see video frame by frame and link to production notes. But also to link with work in progress."The SP-ARK vision of social learning gives us a glimmer of the future today. Instead of locking archive materials away and restricting availability, it promises ready access to anybody anywhere with a computer and the internet.” Dr. Chris Berry, Professor of Film and Television Studies, Goldsmiths CollegeOther examples: DV8DGrowing Knowledge exhibition
  • However, in order for partnerships to work there need to be mutual benefit- PPP model- needs to be fair and ethical on both sides - Membership model- value is commersurate non-financial rewardsRewards, not always financial- but of high strategic priority or tapping a gap in the market.Ideal if goals trying to achieve are essential at a strategy level to both orgs, if the orgs involved are the only players that can make work and equally matched in terms of resource and committment.Always a ‘first amongst equals’- what does each bring to the party NB- doesn’t have to be digital, physical engagement can be just as important Questions to ask yourself: Is there a user need?policy on ‘open’ (more usage) or commercial?? IPRRevenue vs profitInternational dimensionIf you’ve asked these questions, has your partner?
  • Be bold, be positive and creative- nothing kills a project like stagnation
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    • 1. The Strategic Content Alliance
      Partnership and Collaboration- Spring e-content programme meeting
    • 2.
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      The Strategic Content Alliance
      Partnerships and Collaboration
      Sarah Fahmy
      Manager, Strategic Content Alliance
    • 3. Collaboration- when it works
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      Courtesy of:
    • 4. Collaboration- when it goes wrong
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      Courtesy of: Michael Cooke, CC BY NC SA
    • 5. Digital Content - a new paradigm...partnerships
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    • 6. An ‘Agora’ for public content
      Project canvas- YouView Race Online 2012: UK to become first nation where everyone can use the web
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    • 7. New policy and practice drivers...
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      The power of “linked data” as illustrated by the revamped BBC News website provides:
      • Links to outside news digital content
      • 8. Ability to share “linked digital content” via the social web
      • 9. Ability to “partition” and “repackage” for premium partners
    • Collaboration ...pros, cons and practical help
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    • 10. Effective Collaboration... Tools and Training Freely Available
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    • 11.
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      Advocacy, Adaptation and Adoption…
      Policy makers…dialogue and influence Practitioners…retooling and re-skilling
    • 12. A partnership of equals
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      Two households, both alike in dignity,
      In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
      Courtesy of Bosstweed
    • 13. Some do’s and don’ts
      Scope mutual benefit from the outset and keep checking
      Be clear about your value/ offer and your partners
      Understand your true costs e.g. time, resource etc
      Have clear impact metrics and KPIs from the outset
      Consider always from the partners’ perspective
      Be realistic
      Maintain equilibrium
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      • Fudge roles and responsibilities
      • 14. Be transparent
      • 15. Loose sight of your organisations’ strategy for the sake of the project
      • 16. Allow risk to only be apportioned to one partner
      • 17. Over promise
      • 18. Over reach
      • 19. Forget about communication
      Courtesy of : teachingsaggitarean
    • 20. Where you can find more information
    • 21. JISC Project Management workshop
      Date for your diary!
      3rd May, JISC London offices
      Aimed at new projects who do not have a great deal of experience in terms of project management or may be unused to JISC funding and the way the JISC works
      Practical advice and guidance
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    • 22.
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      Thank you for listening and questions....
      ‘We can all benefit from this rich compilation and I look forward to continuing collaboration on practical and policy matters of national and international importance.’
      Dame Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive, British Library