Currently it is difficult to keep up with research progress and developments even within your own University campus. News is usually divided into lots of separate RSS or Atom feeds which do not tend to present their information in a very inspiring or exciting manner. Thanks to the JISC funded CampusROAR project over the course of the summer I will be investigating methods to present the information published by department and/or university research news feeds. Hopefully our representations will be more colourful and interesting and engage a wider audience utilising or taking inspiration from applications such as Flipboard, Pulse, Zite and other magazine-style news aggregators.
The JISC funded CampusROAR project has several strands of work. Keep an eye out for our logo as you are browsing around the web.