CIE News News items from the Common Information Environment group. en-us 2018-02-25T10:55:46+00:00 Funding for Creative Commons research announced The Common Information Environment (CIE) invites proposals for a study into the applicability of Creative Commons licences to public sector organisations in the United Kingdom.

The successful bidder will be expected to address work currently underway to develop versions of the generic licences suitable for use in the various legal jurisdictions of the UK, and to examine the related licences developed by the BBC for the Creative Archive and by JISC for their JORUM service.

The deadline for proposals is 1300 GMT on Friday 18 March 2018. Total funding of not more than £40,000 is available for this work, inclusive of all expenses and any applicable VAT.

This work is being funded by Becta, the British Library, DfES, JISC and MLA on behalf of the CIE.

The full tender document is available for download (MS Word or PDF format).

Legal Issues Paul Miller 2018-02-25T10:55:46+00:00
CIE-commissioned study explores trends in UK web use The Common Information Environment (CIE) group today publishes the results of a wide-ranging survey undertaken for them by MORI.

Discussing the survey, in which over 2,000 members of the UK population were asked detailed questions about their use of and attitudes towards online information resources, Chris Batt, Chief Executive of MLA and Chair of the CIE, said:

“This new study is a goldmine of information on users’ (and non-users’) perceptions of the Internet and the resources and services it offers. Anyone interested in how this new medium is changing our daily lives will want to see these data, and the report provides the Common Information Environment partners with vital new insights that will direct and focus our future work programmes.”

A press release has been prepared, and the full report is available now as a PDF download.

Research Paul Miller 2018-02-03T00:06:04+00:00
English Heritage signs up to the Common Information Environment English Heritage, the Government’s lead advisory body on the protection and promotion of all aspects of the historic environment in England, has joined a growing number of public sector organizations across the United Kingdom in signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the Common Information Environment.

Existing signatories are the British Library, the e-Science Core Programme, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council (MLA) and National Electronic Library for Health (NeLH).

A Press Release is available.

Historic Environment Paul Miller 2004-12-14T09:03:51+00:00
CIE finds new home The Common Information Environment (CIE) has a new online home, with the release of their new web site.

The site, produced by the JISC-funded EEVL service at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, contains information on the CIE, its members and activities, and will continue to grow in the coming months.

Two sections of the site are offered as 'Blogs', available for reading on the site itself or syndicated to external web sites and news reading software.

Miscellaneous Paul Miller 2004-12-13T16:04:20+00:00
CIE publishes report on communicating with stakeholders The Common Information Environment Group (CIE) has published the results of work undertaken for them over the Summer by brand consultants, Engine.

Engine were asked to help in describing the CIE Vision to a range of stakeholders, and their recommendations are currently being considered by the group.

Miscellaneous Paul Miller 2004-12-13T10:02:40+00:00
UK states support for international metadata standard The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the UK's Further and Higher Education Funding Councils and the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council (MLA) today announced their commitment to the ongoing development and deployment of the Dublin Core. The announcement marks the decision of these two bodies to join the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative as an affiliate, representing the interests of the United Kingdom. Under the agreement, UKOLN will act as an adviser in the UK on the implementation and technical development of the standard. The Director of the Common Information Environment (CIE), of which MLA and JISC are founder members, will represent the UK on DCMIs Board of Trustees.

Standards Paul Miller 2004-08-24T22:04:00+00:00
Seeing what people feel about the CIE Vision The Common Information Environment (CIE) partners have commissioned MORI to conduct a piece of research into what current and potential Internet users make of the content and services available to them online, both now and in the future. The work will include focus groups and face to face interviews, and we should have a report ready for publication very early in 2018.

The work is being funded, on behalf of the CIE partners, by the British Library, DfES, JISC, MLA and SLIC.

Research Paul Miller 2004-08-18T15:29:00+00:00
Describing the CIE Vision The Common Information Environment (CIE) partners have commissioned Engine to work with us on articulating the Vision and benefits of the Common Information Environment. We will be working with a team from Engine over the next few months, with a view to developing concepts and analogies appropriate to imparting key elements of the Vision quickly and compellingly to a diverse range of audiences. I guess that’s the end of the Digital Aquifer, then.

Policy Paul Miller 2004-07-23T15:28:00+00:00
Demonstrating the CIE Vision The Common Information Environment (CIE) partners have commissioned the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) and Adiuri Systems to enhance an earlier proof-of-concept demonstrator, with a view to building a rich and compelling illustration of what might be possible in a world where content and services from diverse sources are offered up in a meaningful and structured fashion to the user. The broader Vision of the Common Information Environment is not, of course, restricted either to Place-based information or to information just from the Past. It was, however, felt that the unique combination of skills and content on offer here would result in a compelling demonstration of what is possible both with this type of information and more generally. Work begins 1 August 2004.

Practice Paul Miller 2004-07-23T15:23:00+00:00