Webcasts

  • Digital Social Research: An Interdisciplinary Niche or the Future of the Social Sciences?

    Digital Social Research: An Interdisciplinary Niche or the Future of the Social Sciences?

    Recorded: 12 March 2012

    Duration: 00:26:11

    Peter van den Besselaar's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012.

  • Reproducibility: Gold or Fool's Gold in Digital Social Research?

    Reproducibility: Gold or Fool's Gold in Digital Social Research?

    Recorded: 12 March 2012

    Duration: 00:19:11

    Christine Borgman's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012.

  • Visioning Studies: A Socio-technical Approach to Designing the Future

    Visioning Studies: A Socio-technical Approach to Designing the Future

    Recorded: 12 March 2012

    Duration: 00:23:27

    Diane H. Sonnenwald's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012.

  • Webometrics: The Evolution of a Digital Social Science Research Field

    Webometrics: The Evolution of a Digital Social Science Research Field

    Recorded: 12 March 2012

    Duration: 00:22:17

    Mike Thelwall's Keynote talk from the OII Symposium "Social Science and Digital Research: Interdisciplinary Insights", March 2012.

  • Impact and Embedding of Digitised Resources

    Impact and Embedding of Digitised Resources

    Recorded: 20 May 2011

    Duration: 01:26:35

    Eric Meyer presents a summary and synthesis of JISC-funded work to measure the impact of their digitised resources and develop case studies for embedding them in teaching and research.

  • The Impact of Digital Content (Roundtable Discussion)

    The Impact of Digital Content (Roundtable Discussion)

    Recorded: 20 May 2011

    Duration: 00:38:33

    A panel session to facilitate discussion about the future of digital content, the role that measuring impact will play, and how the value of digital content can be demonstrated.

  • Tools for Measuring the Impact of Digitised Resources

    Tools for Measuring the Impact of Digitised Resources

    Recorded: 20 May 2011

    Duration: 00:40:03

    Eric Meyer and Kathryn Eccles present the "Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources" and discuss methods for analysing online impact.

  • Image and Imagination: an Exploration of Online Nano-image Galleries

    Image and Imagination: an Exploration of Online Nano-image Galleries

    Recorded: 26 March 2011

    Duration: 00:52:09

    Image galleries present work from many scientific fields, but in no other research area are they as closely bound to the promotion and public interface of the field as they are in nanoscience/technology, where images are often produced explicitly as art.

  • Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation

    Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation

    Recorded: 25 March 2011

    Duration: 01:02:47

    Professor Steve Woolgar introduces and discusses the main themes of the Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation conference, by reflecting on recent changes in visualisation media and considering some of the implications of these changes for research.

  • Society and the Internet Series. 6: Scholarship in the Digital Age

    Society and the Internet Series. 6: Scholarship in the Digital Age

    Recorded: 15 November 2010

    Duration: 00:03:37

    Eric Meyer discusses the main themes of his lecture in the OII's "Society and the Internet" lecture series: how does the Internet transform knowledge production? Does it enable new research questions to be asked?

  • Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science

    Making Science Public: Data-sharing, Dissemination and Public Engagement with Science

    Recorded: 18 September 2009

    Duration: 00:43:37

    How have social media changed the nature of the scientific debate among scientists? Are they challenging the supremacy of editors, reviewers and science communicators? How have they impacted on engagement with the public understanding of science?

  • Scholarship in the Digital Age: Blurring the Boundaries between Research and Learning

    Scholarship in the Digital Age: Blurring the Boundaries between Research and Learning

    Recorded: 29 May 2009

    Duration: 00:42:02

    Capturing and curating data for reuse is a key challenge of cyberinfrastructure: Christine Borgman compares developments in scholarly information infrastructure and cyberlearning, reflecting on the implications for scholarship in the digital age.

  • The World Wide Web of Humanities: Project Workshop

    The World Wide Web of Humanities: Project Workshop

    Recorded: 19 March 2009

    Duration: 00:52:00

    Results of a project that aims to establish a framework for e-Humanities research using open source tools and technologies and archived web content to create novel research interfaces to the first of many, scholarly, e-Humanities web collections.

  • Toolkits for e-Humanities: Project Workshop

    Toolkits for e-Humanities: Project Workshop

    Recorded: 19 March 2009

    Duration: 01:11:16

    Presenting the results of the Digitised Resources: A Usage and Impact Study project, which combines quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure the impact of online scholarly resources.

  • World Wide Science: The Promise of e-Research Across the Disciplines

    World Wide Science: The Promise of e-Research Across the Disciplines

    Recorded: 31 May 2007

    Duration: 01:03:35

    How can e-research enable new forms of collaboration, visualization and data collection in the sciences and humanities? Focusing on heart and biological systems modelling and single view metrology to analyse forms in spaces in Renaissance paintings.

  • Infrastructure Design: Strategies for the Long-Term

    Infrastructure Design: Strategies for the Long-Term

    Recorded: 26 March 2007

    Duration: 01:18:24

    Infrastructure should provide a persistent, ubiquitous, reliable environment. How do we design it before it has users? How do we secure continued commitment? What about changing technologies, emerging standards and uncertain institutional trajectories?

  • Second-Generation Open Access: Building on Open Content

    Second-Generation Open Access: Building on Open Content

    Recorded: 8 February 2007

    Duration: 01:31:08

    John Wilbanks discusses the re-use of open literature in the Neurocommons project (part of Science Commons), which aims to demonstrate that the rights of re-use, combined with new technologies, can dramatically increase the value of knowledge on the web.

  • Policies for Long-term Curation and Preservation within Digital Repositories

    Policies for Long-term Curation and Preservation within Digital Repositories

    Recorded: 4 July 2006

    Duration: 01:21:14

    Exploring the range of policies required to manage, preserve, and reuse the information held within digital repositories over time, and providing examples of the range and nature of the policies required and real-life experiences of implementing them.

  • The Future of the Web

    The Future of the Web

    Recorded: 14 March 2006

    Duration: 01:37:22

    The development of Web technology has been a series of socially motivated technical innovations. As much of the original vision is still unfulfilled, there is a lot to do: what are the new challenges and hopes for weblike systems on the net?

  • Building Preservation Environments

    Building Preservation Environments

    Recorded: 17 February 2006

    Duration: 01:23:18

    Multiple projects in the US are using data grid technology to build preservation environments: Reagan Moore discusses the concepts used to implement data grids and maps them onto the principles used to manage preservation environments.

  • The New Shape of Knowledge: From Trees to Piles of Leaves

    The New Shape of Knowledge: From Trees to Piles of Leaves

    Recorded: 30 November 2005

    Duration: 01:30:59

    David Weinberger proposes that the most efficient and responsive way to manage digital knowledge is to create huge, distributed piles of 'leaves', each tagged with as much metadata as possible, thereby postponing the taxonomizing of the information.

  • Disciplinary Differences in e-Research

    Disciplinary Differences in e-Research

    Recorded: 14 June 2005

    Duration: 00:40:26

    What behavioural, social, political, economic, technical and institutional information issues arise whem we attempt the interdisciplinary collaborations typicial of e-Research?