Speaker: Lannois Carroll-Woolery & Chris Voutsis, IST
Is user training, knowledge transfer, technical support or system documentation an area of interest to you or your team? Enterprise Systems administers a content management application, UPK, that can be used to record screen activity such as screen shots, mouse clicks and keystrokes. The recording can be edited to highlight important items, incorporate sound files and add supplementary information. Output formats include MP4, PPTX, HTML and PDF. Join us as we demo the tool and speak to achievements to date, and our plans for 2016.
Speaker: Courtney Matthews, Library
The University of Waterloo has a long history of innovation in the area of scholarly communication. Under the leadership of Christine Jewell, the Electronic Thesis Project launched Waterloo’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) repository in 1999. Since then over 8300 Electronic Theses and Dissertations have been deposited into UWSpace by University of Waterloo graduate students. While UWSpace has thrived on the ETD project and continues to grow daily, it is not a comprehensive IR as it does not collect, preserve, and disseminate the scholarly research output of Waterloo’s faculty and staff researchers. Over the last decade, the IR landscape in Canada, United States, and abroad has shifted focus primarily to the collection of published articles, conference proceedings, and presentations, white papers, undergraduate theses, and major research papers, and is rapidly expanding to include research data.
This presentation will further discuss the basis for the UWSpace expansion project. It will make the case for UWSpace as both a platform that enables researchers to share their scholarship openly and as a tool that assists researchers to achieve compliance with emerging federal funding agencies requirements. Points to be discussed include:
- Project Background and goals
- Phase I
- Tri-Agency Open Access Policy for Publications
- New functionality (demonstration)
- Phase II goals
Speaker: Bob Hicks, IST
There are a lot of benefits from building and maintaining successful working relationships. In fact, it’s one of the most rewarding parts of a career. Building successful working relationships requires skills like communication and trust. It’s hard to fix a broken relationship, but it can be done in time.
A lot has changed in Bob’s IT career at the University, obviously in technology, but also in relationship building. We have gone from being centralized in IT, to decentralized, and now working on a federated approach that puts the focus back on building relationships. Bob will share his experiences, and also his conversations with others who have succeeded in relationship building on campus.
Speaker: Andrew McAlorum, IST
The WCMS team has had a busy year making a number of advances to the University web. In this session, Andrew will review what the team has been working on so far in 2015, including IT service management improvements, development projects and initiatives, as well as what’s new and coming in the WCMS.