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
Web Design Consultancy
Did you know that IT Services offers a Web Design Consultancy service? The WDC helps to ensure that Oxford-affiliated websites are accessible and adhere to the University's web accessibility standards. The WDC provides free advice on web design best practice and plenty of online resources including a getting started guide, an introduction to web accessibility, and a range of HTML/CSS templates. The WDC can also undertake small-scale web design projects on a charged basis and can work with you whether your website is hosted locally, using the free basic web hosting provided by IT Services or the comprehensive web hosting provided by NSMS. Why not take a look at some examples of our work before getting in touch?
The University has signed a Mathworks Campus agreement giving a site license for MATLAB and a suite of 50 associated toolboxes. The license will become available next week and will allow access for all staff and students for any research and teaching with unlimited users and on any computers including home use on personal computers. Further information can be found at www.it.ox.ac.uk/news/matlab.
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 email@example.com