Information Services and Systems manages a range of externally and internally funded projects. Some further information on these projects is provided below, please see the projects own websites for more detailed information.
Coalfield Web Materials provides a unique insight into the social, political and cultural life of the South Wales Coalfield during the 19th and 20th centuries. The site includes:
- clips from audio and video interviews, ranging from significant political and trade union leaders to men who worked in the coal mines and their families
- photographs which illustrate all aspects of life in the coalfield
The Welsh Video Network is supported by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) of the Welsh Government, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and through customer subscription. It is thanks to the vision and foresight of the funding bodies and their commitment over the past ten years that has meant that the Welsh Video Network has existed to encourage and facilitate increased adoption of videoconferencing across Wales. A steering group including representation from the major stakeholders meets regularly.
SA2C and Supercomputing Wales
Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing (SA2C) has been set up to further the university research objectives by providing state of the art research computing technology and skills to researchers at Swansea University.
Supercomputing Wales is a new £15 million supercomputing programme of investment. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, Supercomputing Wales will enable the country to compete globally for research and innovation that requires state-of-the-art computing facilities to simulate and solve complex scientific problems. The five-year project will be led by Cardiff University, with the other university partners including Aberystwyth University, Bangor University and Swansea University. A total of £9 million will be committed by the European Regional Development Fund via Welsh Government, supported by a multi-million pound investment by the four university partners.