Library

Digital Discovery Week

4th - 8th November 2019

A week of workshops, seminars and online opportunities to enable students and staff to experiment with new technologies, showcase examples of innovations in teaching and research at Sussex, and horizon-scan for emerging technologies which will impact our sector.

 

Monday

10.30 - 12.30, Library Cafe Study Space

From Adobe to Zotero, we're here to help with any digital issues to you may have! Come and say hello and we'll do our best to answer your questions.

12:00 - 13:00, Library Training Room

Discover how to use Canvas to create a stand-alone e-learning resource – no specialist knowledge or skills needed. You can also hear about our experiences creating our own e-learning.

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13:30 - 14:00, Online

Get your daily dose of database dynamite with our 30 minute webinars. This session will focus on finding high-quality journal articles in Scopus.

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14:00 - 14:30

Quantum computers will revolutionise many industries, from allowing us to simulate large molecules which will enable new drug and material discoveries, to changing the way we do big data, machine learning and even AI. You will have the opportunity to come and visit our lab on a guided tour given by one of our PhD researchers.

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15:00 - 16:30, Online

The Library's Instagram account will be hosting a live Ask Me Anything. Do you have some digital woes? Not sure how to find good quality sources online? Have you become tangled in a version control nightmare? Ask us your questions.

19.00, Jubilee Lecture Theatre

Blade Runner is a 1982 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, depicting a dystopic Los Angeles in November 2019. The screenplay is loosely based on the novel Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  The film features genetically manufactured beings called replicants, 'more human than human', who prompt us to question what it means to be human in a digital age.

This screening is brought to you by Sussex Film Society.

 

Tuesday

9.00 - 10.00, Open Learning Space

Come and join us as we work through the Programming Historian lesson on building a static website with Jekyll and GitHub pages. By the end you should have a free, easy-to-maintain, preservation-friendly, secure website. Estimated to take 1-3 hours - come along for as many sessions you need (only one booking required).

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11:00 - 12:00, Library Open Learning Space

Establish a winning LinkedIn profile and learn how to network effectively using this unique online platform. This practical session will equip you with the confidence and knowledge to build and use your own LinkedIn profile and network.

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12:30 - 13:30, Library Open Learning Space

A look at Technology Enhanced Learning’s new resources for Digital Accessibility, a toolkit for anyone creating resources for students. This will be followed by a closer look at a range of technologies, used by staff and students to support diversity in the classroom.

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13:00 - 14:00, CEC Seminar Room

More colleagues are using webinars in their teaching. This session is a chance for staff to share what works (and what doesn’t work), what content is suitable for webinars and what doesn’t work as well. We will share tips on the practicalities of running webinars and what software to use.

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13:30 - 14:00, Online

Get your daily dose of database dynamite with our 30 minute webinars. This session will focus on finding high-quality journal articles in Web of Science.

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14:00 - 14:30, Physics and Astronomy foyer in Pevensey 2

Quantum computers will revolutionise many industries, from allowing us to simulate large molecules which will enable new drug and material discoveries, to changing the way we do big data, machine learning and even AI. You will have the opportunity to come and visit our lab on a guided tour given by one of our PhD researchers.

Book your place now.

 

Wednesday

9.00 - 10.00, Open Learning Space

Come and join us as we work through the Programming Historian lesson on building a static website with Jekyll and GitHub pages. By the end you should have a free, easy-to-maintain, preservation-friendly, secure website. Estimated to take 1-3 hours - come along for as many sessions you need (only one booking required).

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11:00 - 14:00, Amex

Meet employers and organisations from the Digital Sector and beyond. Find graduate jobs, placements, work experience, vacation work, further study and volunteering. Open to students from all years and courses, and to recent graduates.

10:30 - 12:00, Room 76, Falmer Bar

Come along to our collaborative forum for those who have an interest in the use of technology to support teaching and enrich student learning. If you have something to share you can take the mic, or just learn from others - it's an opportunity to get involved in conversations around the use of learning technologies at Sussex, network with colleagues and share ideas and practice. Coffee & tea will be provided.

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13:30 - 14:00, Online

Get your daily dose of database dynamite with our 30 minute webinars. This session will focus on finding high-quality journal articles in Google Scholar.

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14:00 - 15:00, Library Meeting Room

Disrupting traditional book writing: booksprinting in practice. Wendy Garnham and Paolo Oprandi will reflect on their experiences of open publishing with the Active Learning Network, the result of which is a collabortative monograph hosted on Fulcrum. 

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15:00 - 16:00, Library Open Learning Space

Come along to hear all about Sussex's Online Distance Learning courses. We will hear from Mellow Sadik, Online Distance Learning Manager, as well as staff who have been involved in the development process of these courses including Maria Restuccia, a Sussex academic who has recently taught her first fully online module.

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Thursday

9.00 - 10.00, Open Learning Space

Come and join us as we work through the Programming Historian lesson on building a static website with Jekyll and GitHub pages. By the end you should have a free, easy-to-maintain, preservation-friendly, secure website. Estimated to take 1-3 hours - come along for as many sessions you need (only one booking required).

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11:00 - 12:00, Library Open Learning Space

This session will give you an opportunity to not only experience Virtual & Augmented reality but also create your own 360° experiences. You'll be introduced to a brand new resource for the University, the GoBag. We'll show you how to use the equipment before you head out to give it a go. Finally we'll wrap up by looking at what you've recorded and how you can use this in your work or studies. This session is for anyone interested in 360° cameras and immersive technologies. Experienced or not, all welcome.

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12:00 - 13:00, Library Admin Suite

5G, the new generation of mobile communication networks promises ultra-high speeds (up to 20 times faster than 4G) but also ultra-low latency, ultra-high reliability, and massive connectivity for the Internet of Things.. 5G expands the applications of mobile communications to entirely new and previously unimagined “vertical industries” and markets such as self-driving cars, smart cities, industry 4.0, next generation healthcare, smart agriculture, and smart energy grids. The mobile communications network is already one of the most complex engineering systems in the history of mankind. As 5G networks penetrates deeper into the fabrics of the 21st century society an understanding of this highly sophisticated technology will become a must-have not only for engineers but also for policy makers, investors and the general public. In this talk, Professor Maziar Nekovee, currently Head of Advanced Communications, Mobile Technology and IoT Centre at Sussex and previously Head of Samsung’s European 5G R&D (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/410738), will share his first-hand experience of development cycle of 5G, from his early research on the technology back in 2013 to industry standardization, trials and commercial deployment , as well as sharing his perspectives on wider implications of 5G, and what may come after 5G. Topics to be covered:

  • 5G technology principles, fundamentals and capabilities
  • 5G industry, regulatory and commercial landscape and roadmap
  • 5G applications and societal implications (including rural connectivity, digital divide, health, sustainability)
  • 5G, IoT and AI interconnection
  • Perspectives on and ongoing research towards 6G 

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13:30 - 14:00, Online

Get your daily dose of database dynamite with our 30 minute webinars. This session will introduce Zotero, a reference manager that enables you to build your own bibliographic database.

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14:00 - 15:00, Library Open Learning Space

This session will explore 3 areas where digital tools can be particularly useful for students:

  • Organizing notes
  • Collaborating online
  • Organizing tasks

We will outline some benefits of using online tools and introduce some popular tools. Please bring your laptop, tablet and/or smartphone as you will be trying out some of the tools for yourself.

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Friday

10:00 - 11:00, Jubilee Building

Come and see the largest solar panel project in UK higher education. The University has switched on more the 3,000 solar panels across 30 buildings and this is your opportunity to see some of the solar panels at work.

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12:00 - 13:30, The Meeting House

How can seminars be more engaging and fulfilling for students and tutors alike? This meeting will have the great outdoors as its focus. We will share some ideas and thoughts from academic teaching staff at a range of other institutions both in the UK and internationally that focus on how to make the most of the outdoor environment in our teaching. Smart phone and mobile technology makes activities and discussion possible from remote locations. In this session we will look at the rise of identification apps that have become available. You will be introduced to different types of identification apps which will include audio and visual identification, and music, birds, plants and insects. We will then go on to use the apps and see what you can identify.

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13:30 - 14:00, Online

Get your daily dose of database dynamite with our 30 minute webinars. Today's session will focus on a database nominated by you during the week!

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14:00 - 15:00, Library Training Room

This practical workshop for undergraduate students will help you to identify the best resources for your studies. During the session you will have the opportunity to search for books and journal articles using Library Search. You will also learn about the techniques and tools to help you search for, and reference, academic materials effectively.

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DIY Digital Discovery

Discover digital beyond the University. This is suggested content to enhance your digital discovery experience.

Recordings from the 2017 Documenting the Now symposium that capture presentations and panel discussions addressing issues at the intersection of archival practice and the existence of Black people on the web and social media. Speakers discuss their work on the Black experience in online spaces including research on joy and creativity expressed by Black people on the web, cultural and social expression, activism and other acts of resistance, the Black experience with state sponsored online surveillance, and racism and bias in algorithm and social media platform design. The event was live streamed and has been preserved on YouTube.

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In this BBC radio series, Aleks Krotoski explores the digital world, looking at the urge to capture every image, experience and feeling for online eternity and how technology touches everything people do, both on and offline.

Available through BBC Sounds.

Discover digital beyond the University. This is suggested content to enhance your digital discovery experience.

Do digital technologies affect our wellbeing? Explore the concepts of health, relationships and society in the digital age. This free online course is from Future Learn and University of York. You can engage with the articles and videos at your own pace.

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Discover digital beyond the University. This is suggested content to enhance your digital discovery experience.

Inaugural Lecture of the Margaret Boden Lecture series at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, given by Professor Margaret Boden, University of Sussex. Prof. Boden examines fundamental difference between AI systems and human beings, and the impact of this difference in the development of AI technologies.

Filmed in the debate chamber at the Cambridge Union Society on 5th June 2018 as part of the Varieties of Mind Conference.

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Catch up with the Digital Media Gurus. Check out their Youtube videos for top tips on wellbeing and living sustainably as a student. 

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