eRSA at THETA 2017 Recap

eRSA at THETA 2017 Recap
May 31, 2017 Lauren Attana

The eRSA team was out in full force at The Higher Education Technology Agenda (THETA) in Auckland, 7 – 10 May 2017 . (Pictured above L-R)  Joey Gerlach, Sarah Nisbet and Lauren Attana had a variety of sessions built into the program on topics ranging from how to content market with limited resources, work with distributed teams, Innovation Culture and tapping into the researcher mindset.

Sarah Nisbet, who also runs the Cultures and Community Project, won second place along with her Project Team for their paper on ‘Enabling better data discovery of records across archives institutions and libraries‘. Well done!

Lauren Attana

‘How to effectively execute a content marketing strategy with limited resources’
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Sarah Nisbet

‘A framework for managing successful distributed collaborative teams’
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‘Innovation Culture’
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Joey Gerlach

‘Encouraging academics to use eResearch tools by tapping into the researcher mindset ‘
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  • "The eRSA support is very personal and solution-focused and not just a brushing off 'it's-your-fault-check-your-code' kind of support which one sometimes gets from University tech supports. I very much appreciate the help."  
    Sven SchellenbergSchool of Science, RMIT University
  • “The supercomputing facilities at eResearch SA permit analysis of a host of interesting problems in evolutionary biology. It is the only computer system in SA that can perform certain complex calculations required to infer large evolutionary trees and associated patterns of evolution.”  
    Associate Professor Michael LeeSouth Australian Museum
  • “Having access to greater computer power helps us put in place a more realistic model in terms of the number of atoms you can have in the system and that improves the predictive power of the calculations.”
    Professor Andrea GersonMinerals and Materials Science & Technology
  • “Open source intelligence is about extracting information from blogs, news sites and social media platforms, any information that can be freely accessed online. There’s way too much information out there for an individual or group of people to comprehend, so we have created automated tools to allow our users to extract the data they need...access to the latest technology allow[s] us to continue to provide the best platforms to our end-users.”
    David BlockowData to Decisions CRC
  • On using an eResearch program to complete 3D modelling of architectural records: “We were able to build an interactive, photo image model of the [historical South Australian property Joseph Elliot’s cottage] home – transforming simple sketches and floor plans into an interactive 3D experience... what we have now is a computerised model that allows us to experience the Elliott house beyond just words on paper”.
    Associate Professor Christine Garnaut
  • “It would be impossible to do the type of research that we’re doing without them – it is a major factor in achieving our research outcomes.”  
    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide

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