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On August 1st, 2012, OUCS merged with the other central IT departments to become IT Services which provides high-quality cost-effective services, support, and training to Oxford University staff and students, enabling excellence, innovation and best practice in teaching, learning and research. Read more

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Oxford Nexus
Oxford Nexus is a central Oxford service used for email, calendaring, contacts and much more. Nexus is the replacement for the previous email system known as Herald, and also offers new features, such as calendars, to-do lists and access to a University-wide address list. You can access Nexus using a web browser, via a program installed on your computer and even on your mobile phone. To access all the new features we recommend that you use a program installed on your computer (aka a "client") such as Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2003 for Windows users and Entourage 2008 if you are a Mac user. However, if you already use an email client on your computer such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook Express, MacMail, or Eudora you can still access your emails in the same way that you did on Herald. And remember, using a client to access Nexus on your own computer does not exclude you from also accessing Nexus using a web bowser via the Outlook Web Access (OWA) login page, for example when you want to check your email or to use your calendar when you are away from your own computer.

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Reeling back the years with films from Oxford's past
Dreaming Spools, a media project run by IT Services to discover film footage of the citys history has been making headway. Project leader Peter Robinson said "For me some of the footage, particularly what we have recently found from the 1940s, is really exciting and unique." This summer IT Services have offered 8 week internships to current Oxford University students to work on a range of IT related projects. Dreaming Spools intern Hannah Lucas said "With the recent publication by British Pathe of 85,000 archived films to its YouTube channel, as well as the advent of the centenary year of World War One, interest in historical films is at a peak. We can use the footage to compare how traditons have survived throughout the years, in spite of adaptations to the time period." The project has recently featured in both the Oxford Times and Oxford Mail. The team are searching for footage of any length, from any time period prior to 1980, featuring the city and its inhabitants. If you think you might have some unseen footage for the team please email
Integrated Communications Project

The website for the Integrated Communications Project (ICP) is now available. This project impact everyone in the University - stay informed with the information on the website and the regularly updated blog.

ICP will diversify and enhance communication options across the collegiate University, allowing for online presence notification, instant messaging, voice and video conferencing, collaboration and screen sharing services. You can choose to make and receive calls on University telephones, desktop and laptop computers, tablets and smartphones, telling the system where you are to transfer calls to your chosen device.