A recap: Talis Insight Europe 2016 – Day One!

Today we kicked off Talis Insight Europe 2016 with some great keynotes, some useful sessions and lot of tweets! Here’s a recap of what happened on Day one.

Paul Feldman, CEO and Phil Richards, CIO of JISC started the day with their opening keynote. Paul began by explaining the role that JISC plays within the education sector and discussed the digital transformation we have experienced. Phil asked “What would a UK National Digital Library look like?” and outlined the JISC strategy for a cloud based data warehouse for learning analytics.

Next we were joined by Nick Bevan, Pro Vice-Chancellor & Director of Library and Student Support from Middlesex University, who gave us a clever baking analogy to explain how reading lists benefit students, rather than ‘doing the work for them’. “Hunting for a book is not learning, in the same way hunting supermarket for ingredients is not cooking.”

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