21. Brief but Important
The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has changed its name to the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Muscloskeletal Surgery. Email addresses for the department have changed to @ndorms (from @ndos).
Green College and Templeton College have merged and the overlap time for email addresses has ended. Email addresses using either @green or @templeton no longer work. If you send an email to such an address, you will receive a failed message explaining what has happened and asking you to use@gtc instead.
A list of the sites which will be surveyed as part of the Oxford Wireless Lan (OWL) Phase 2 deployment is available. The sites have all been suggested by the divisions in the University. General OWL Phase 2 documentation. If you have any queries about this project please email email@example.com
During 2008, OSS Watch once again conducted a national survey to assess the state of software policies and usage in HE and FE in the UK. This was the third time that the software survey has been conducted and so the report is able to identify trends and draw comparisons with data from previous years.
Would you like to make a bootable USB key with Ubuntu Linux on it? An image is available. The setup is tailored for Oxford, and the software (e.g. VPN, Kerberos) is configured for local use. The distribution should run on any modern Intel-based desktop, laptop or netbook.
During March, OUCS hosted a workshop for teachers. Ten school teachers attended and saw demonstrations of a range of Web 2.0 applications which would help them make teaching packages drawn from the First World War poetry project. They saw how to use an on-line tool to make annotated paths through a collection (soon to be open sourced), and uses of resource packs.
A new Google Search Appliance was installed in February, with an improved version of the software. Staff at OUCS are exploring ways of making better use of the facilities available, including keyword searches. We are very happy to assist webmasters who want to use the GSA to provide local search facilities.
OUCS turned all it’s lights off for Earth Hour on 28th March. The Building Manager and the team of Eco Reps in the department asked all staff and students to turn everything off before they went home, and then did a final ‘sweep’ of the building when everyone had gone, to make sure the lights were all off.
Kate Aydin, the University Sustainability Officer, said 'I'm really pleased that at least one of our departments took part in Earth Hour - the staff in OUCS are dedicated to energy saving and they are setting a good example for the rest of the University.'
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