Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Enabling Innovation

To view the draft conference programme and to book your place, please visit the JISC Conference 2008 website at:

Friday, December 07, 2007

JISC Geospatial Resources Working Group

This Working Group held its most recent meeting in July 2007 in Glasgow. The Group’s aim is to ensure that high quality geospatial resources are available to the UK educational community. At the July meeting we heard updates from EDINA and MIMAS on the resources available from them, and we began the development of a Group Work Plan. The group would welcome views of the user community on geospatial resources and what is required in the future. More information about the Group including the 10 page draft Vision Statement is available on the JISC website at

Joan Bird (JIBS Representative on JISC Geospatial Resources Working Group)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Intellectual Property - By Aimable Twahirwa

Recent article in WIPO Magazine may be of interest:

22 health research institutions in Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Chad, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea established a set of common policies to enable them to share IP services and to become an R&D network. A parallel project was also set up in Colombia in Latin America.

“Through this R&D network, central African institutions participating in this initiative are now sharing resources to process patent applications and commercialize research results,”