The groups below assess and report on the services provided to users. They are made up of key users and experts in various areas of our work, and meet regularly to help direct policy and new developments.
ISB is a University Senate Board dealing with all University of Kent matters concerning information resources, IT and audio-visual services. The IT User Panel and the Library User Panel (below), report to the Information Services Board.
ITUP evaluates all IT and computing services and informs the Information Services Board (ISB) and the Director of Information Services on the needs of all users.
LUP is a body that informs the ISB and the Director of Information Services on the needs of all Library users.
Each school or professional service department has an IT Representative. IT reps and IS represeantatives meet at least termly to talk through current projects and activities that are relevant for Kent departments. The Head of IT Support attends these regular IT Reps meetings and takes any suggestions and issues forward as appropriate, including to ITUP.
We want these meetings to be a conversation, rather than just an IT update. We need your input and guidance so we can match what we do as closely as possible to the needs of your school or department. Hearing from you about activities in your department really helps with our planning.
Each faculty has an Academic Library Representatives Committee which meets termly or twice a year. It is chaired by the Dean or an Associate Dean. The committees inform on the needs of Library users at school and faculty level, and provide a key route for communication and liaison. They report to LUP.
PAB is a forum to guide the strategy of Open Access publishing at Kent.