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  1. Anticipating technological futures in rural enterprises

    Fuller, Ted; Warren, Lorraine
    The purpose of this paper is to elaborate ways in which rural enterprises prepare for their futures with respect to technological developments. It sets out a methodological framework for operationalizing the notion of Anticipation and applies this to data from interviews with a range of rural small enterprises The methodology takes an anticipatory perspective. Anticipation is conceptualised as processes that mediate between knowledge and action; how knowledge is ‘used’ to guide and motivate practices. The data is drawn from eleven case studies of small enterprises in rural areas, based on interviews with the principals and follow-up engagement with the firms to help...

  2. Visualising truth: incorporating participatory media projects into documentary methodology

    Martin, Thomas
    As a documentary photographer working in humanitarian development, my job is to capture a situation authentically, honestly and in a visually compelling way. To me, this creates a fundamental conflict - how do I aestheticise while remaining true to the subject? Is it appropriate to aestheticise at all? So often, the work which is deemed to be the most successful represents the darkest environments and most desperate human situations, in a highly aestheticised or beautiful way (Nehamas, 2001). Among my other documentary work, I have helped facilitate Participatory Photo Projects (PPP) in Bangladesh and South Sudan that as part of...

  3. Analysis of historic decorative schemes: "Thornbank", Falcon Cliff Terrace, Douglas, Isle of Man.

    Croft, Paul
    Thornbank is one of a group of four terrace houses built in Douglas, Isle of Man in 1897 to a design by the renowned Arts & Crafts architect MacKay Hugh Baillie Scott. This report was commissioned by Manx National Heritage to investigate and research the original appearance of the house, both externally and internally. The results of this research are based on: the material evidence uncovered on site and in the Manx National Heritage Library & Archive, census returns and other pertinent material. A number of physical paint samples were removed for cross sectional analysis to determine the paint colours...

  4. UK open access life cycle

    Stone, Graham; Awre, Chris; Stainthorp, Paul; Jones, Bev
    In the centre circle, we have used the 7 stages of the publishing process as described by Neil Jacobs (Jisc), this is followed by institutional processes – of course not all institutions will have all of these processes up and running, e.g. we don’t all have a CRIS. We then included publisher services that directly impact upon the work of the open access team and also Jisc OA services. We then went on to map Jisc OA and above campus services to the life cycle – doing this we immediately found an issue with Publication Router, which is why we...

  5. Labour, property and pedagogy: theory and practice for co-operative higher education

    Winn, Joss
    In this paper, I will reflect on four years of being a founding member of the Social Science Centre, Lincoln (SSC), a small co-operative for free, higher education in England. In doing so, I will argue that, through praxis, we are creating an alternative model to the discipline of wage labour and the pedagogy of debt; one that is grounded in a coherent theory of labour, property and pedagogy. I will conclude by outlining how that model might be expanded into a transnational ‘co-operative university’.

  6. Open Access and the humanities: contexts, controversies and the future

    Eve, Martin Paul
    Open Access, the notion that research work should be free to access and re-use, is a theoretically simple concept that has become mired in practical complexities and controversies. It is also, however, an aspect of contemporary research practice that is gaining worldwide traction and one that no contemporary scholar can afford to ignore, regardless of his or her discipline. In this talk, Dr. Martin Eve will set out the background to open access, the specific challenges faced by the humanities and the potential future solutions. What, exactly, do the terms “gold”, “green”, “libre” and “gratis” mean? How can OA be...

  7. The impact of Open Access for the humanities

    Eve, Martin Paul
    This talk gives a background to open access for the humanities and outlines use cases for teaching and research.

  8. co_LAB: inter-college collaboration laboratory

    Thayne, Martyn; Field, James
    This poster presents an overview of co_LAB, an interdisciplinary project concerned with developing new approaches to collaborative teaching and learning. co_LAB houses intensive workshops, featuring staff and students from different academic disciplines to work together on transmedia design briefs . The project was funded by the University's 'Fund for Educational Development and ran its workshop in May, 2014.

  9. Misrecognition and political agency: the case of Muslim organisations in a General Election

    Dobbernack, Jan; Meer, Nasar; Modood, Tariq
    It is a common complaint among Muslim civil society organisations and activists that their presence in British politics is misconceived. For example, and notwithstanding a broader commitment to pluralism in British politics, activists who mobilize on the basis of Muslim religious identities often encounter the charge that they foster sectarian divisions. Hence following his victory in the Bradford West by-election, a salient charge was that George Galloway’s success was the outcome of a homogeneous Muslim voting block What was less immediately noted was the role of young voters and disenchantment with Labour’s alleged exploitation of kinship networks (biraderi), factors largely...

  10. Anonymised library activity data for the academic years 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10: collected for the JISC Library Impact Data Project

    Stainthorp, Paul; Bilbie, Alex
    These data consist of entries for 4,268 anonymised students who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a named award at the end of the academic year 2009/10, along with a selection of their library activity over three years (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10): library item circulation, visits to the main GCW University Library, and e-resources usage represented by authentication against AthensDA.

  11. Anonymised library book circulation data for the academic year 2008/2009: collected for the JISC MOSAIC project

    Stainthorp, Paul
    The University of Lincoln collected one academic year's worth of its own library book circulation data ("user activity data") for the JISC-funded MOSAIC project, which set out to investigate the technical feasibility, service value and issues around exploiting user activity data. Data was collected for the period 1 September 2008 - 31 August 2009. Lincoln's data was processed according to a data schema common to all participants in the MOSAIC project; any data that might be used to identify an individual library user was removed or anonymised.

  12. Using visual data in social science and education research

    Thody, Angela
    This power point presentation introduces students to the challenges and value of using visual data sources for their research

  13. Making Great Academic Presentations

    Thody, Angela
    How to meet the needs of academic audiences and give a good impression of your research.

  14. Lecture on gender disharmonies with particular reference to the Commonwealth.

    Thody, Angela
    This lecture covered three aspects of gender disparity, with particular reference to the Commonwealth. The lecture divided into two halves so that the pedagogy as well as the content illuminated gender issues: – the first, illustrating what are generally accepted as feminine, post-modernist approaches, is on power point and consists of slides shown to the audience without comment. The audience is then asked to share their feelings about the information presented. – the second is delivered by reading the following paper in authoritarian mode to illustrate what are generally accepted as a masculine, modernist style with a competitive element introduced. a. data on...

  15. On the merits of the Gaussian Mixture as a model for oriented edgel distributions

    Assheton, Philip; Hunter, Andrew
    The aim of this report is to establish the credibility of the Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) as a model for the distributions of oriented edgels of rigid and biological objects in noisy images. This is tackled in two stages: first, the response of the Soble filter to noisy pixels is analysed to show that the result holds for smooth ridid objects. Second, arguments are presented to support the proposition that the model can also effectively capture the added uncertainty introduced by natural shape variation, as found in images of biological objects. The result has particular application in the extension of...

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