Not a portal to outer space. (although that would also be cool)
An Exhibition. An Experiment. An Evaluation . To help us design and deliver future research services and environments.
“… one day a scholar will be able to quiz a regional computer by telephone from his office; whereupon the answer, perhaps from a paper by a foreign colleague, will bounce off an orbiting communications satellite first into a simultaneous translator and then on to the scholar's TV screen." “ Libraries: How Not to Waste Knowledge.” Time Magazine 1965
(Bah-dump-CHING!) We’ve been Growing Knowledge Good news on that front. We have not been wasting it….
The Exhibition <ul><li>Showcases how knowledge is growing through innovative and exemplary projects which leverage new technologies to overcome classic issues that scholars face throughout the research process. </li></ul><ul><li>Information access, overload, integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Time & resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-site collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>… .to name just a few! </li></ul>
Some highlights <ul><li>Garibaldi Scroll Improving access to large format materials </li></ul><ul><li>London Lives Building communities around digitized content </li></ul><ul><li>Galaxy Zoo Handling mass quantities of data requiring human intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Visualized Experiments Adding visual context to complex peer reviewed research </li></ul>
The Evaluation CIBER Research group will be analysing the results of the Growing Knowledge survey and focus groups to help provide clues as to what services, tools and environments we must expect to provide in the 21st century.