10. The Sakai Foundation
The University is a member of the Sakai Foundation. As members, Oxford University staff are entitled to a number of benefits including a reduced rate for attending the annual conference. The Sakai Foundation also publish a regular newsletter, run a number of community services such as discussion groups which University members are encouraged to join, administer a YouTube video channel run a yearly international conference (with additional regional conferences including one in Europe) and hold an annual Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award.
Sakai usage in UK Higher education is steadily growing. The universities of Oxford, Hull and Cambridge use it as their institutional VLE. It is widely used at Lancaster, Newcastle, Bath and STFC (Daresbury) as either a VLE or a VRE (Virtual Research Environment); other institutions such as Warwick and Bath are also interested.
If you are interested in this or the European Sakai community then please take a look at the Sakai in UK Higher Education blog.