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isme

Taken together, modern instruments in the laboratory and international central facilities can build up a detailed, multi-faceted picture of the structure and behaviour of engineering components. At present, stitching together this information is a time consuming post mortem process, limiting the extent to which true interactive enquiry-based experiments can be undertaken. Software tools for fusing the acquired data have already been developed as part of a completed EPSRC research programme (GR/R38774/01), but the interrogation and visualisation of the assembled database can only be done at a single location. We will construct, refine and deploy a prototype Virtual Research Environment (VRE) to enable teams of material scientists, academic and industrial engineers and instrument scientists to work together in undertaking, compiling, analysing, interrogating and visualising multiple experiments on components of high complexity at different sites. The overall aim of the project is to develop and refine the experimental steering process, shared workspace and distributed visualisation into a VRE making them deployable by dispersed teams of instrument scientists, material scientists and engineers in a transparent and robust manner. The specific objectives are to: Set up a medium for collaboratively managing and analysing data and to make available archival data collected elsewhere for immediate side-by-side comparisons; To achieve multi-site experiment steering, to discuss progress, modify strategies, and to train and instruct students; Improve the HCI issues within the shared-workspace between the dispersed sites; Create guidelines for the use of remote steering and collaborative environments. Project start date: 2004-11-01. Project end date: 2006-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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itunes u

Tunes U was announced at Cupertino, California on May 30, 2007. The service was created to manage, distribute, and control access to educational audio and video content and PDF files for students within a college or university as well as the broader Internet. The member institutions are given their own iTunes U site that makes use of Apple's iTunes Store infrastructure. The online service is without cost to those uploading or downloading material. Content includes course lectures, language lessons, lab demonstrations, sports highlights and campus tours provided by qualifying two- and four-year accredited, degree-granting, public or private colleges and universities in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. An advantage iTunes U has over traditional podcasting tools is that access to content can be restricted because of the use of the iTunes infrastructure end-to-end. Authentication is handled by member college and university who prompts a visitor for information (like an account and password specific to that institution) and then passed a token onto the iTunes U site that contains the access level for that visitor. An example might be a class podcast that can only be accessed by students enrolled in the class. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: iTunes U)

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ivle

The "Intute in Virtual Learning Environments" (IVLE) project aims to improve access by students and lecturers to high quality Internet resources from the Intute catalogue within the context of two VLEs: Moodle at the University of Bath and Blackboard at the University of Durham. A range of plug-in tools will be developed that will enable both the searching of the Intute catalogue and the delivery of results from within the VLEs. The project will also create some personalisation tools such as the ability to save searches and create lists of favourites for individual use or as reading lists to support course modules. Project start date: 2009-06-05. Project end date: 2009-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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iwmw

Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) is a series of workshop events organised by UKOLN to provide professional development for web managers, policy makers, developers, designers and information professionals related to the UK's higher and further education communities. The workshops aim to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate amongst the participants. A small number of plenary talks address key areas of interest. However the main focus of the workshop centres around the parallel sessions, discussion groups and debates which enable participants to be actively engaged with the issues facing those involved in the provision of institutional Web management services. (Excerpt from this source)

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jafer

Z39.50 is a computer-to-computer communications protocol designed to support searching and retrieval of information, full-text documents, bibliographic data, images and multimedia in a distributed network environment. Based on client/server architecture and operating over the Internet, the Z39.50 protocol is supporting an increasing number of applications (William Moen, the ANSI/NISO Z39.50 Protocol1). The JISC notes, however, that: 'Z39.50 is of considerable vintage:. and a heavy weight solution which is unattractive to some developers (JISC Circular 5/99). Z39.50 implementations are hampered by the lack of powerful, easy to use, Z39.50-based tools and servers and the need for a high degree of development time. Building on the extensive Z39.50 experience of the Oxford University Libraries Automation Service, the JAFER Toolkit Project will produce a lightweight Z39.50 toolkit specifically aimed for creating Internet based learning and teaching packages. Project start date: 2001-01-01. Project end date: 2002-01-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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jisc powr project

The aim of this work was to raise awareness amongst the web manager community of the need to incorporate preservation strategy into key stages of the web management process, the implicit assumption being that there has, to date, been insufficient sharing of practice and transferral of knowledge between the UK HE/FE Web Management community and other groups responsible for digital preservation and records management processes. In common with organisations across all sectors, university websites are the principal digital marketing tool for those institutions and as such, they are required to look appropriate, function seamlessly and provide users with a wealth of easy to navigate and up-to-date information. What is often unacknowledged, however, is that these same websites may also be a unique repository for evidence of institutional activity which is unrecorded elsewhere, and (viewed collectively) may provide interesting insights into the development of Higher and Further Education digital initiatives over the course of the last fifteen years in ways that have yet to be formally codified. The JISC PoWR project undertook to run three workshops to consult with members of relevant communities. The resultant discussions from these workshops, along with the deliberations of the project team - much of which is reflected on the JISC PoWR Blog- fed into the principle deliverable which is now available as a Handbook. Project start date: 2008-04-28. Project end date: 2008-09-29. (Excerpt from this source)

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journaltocs

The 'Facility for monitoring current journal issues to identify published papers for IRs' project addresses the pressing concerns by repository managers of getting up-to-date content and having high quality metadata. We propose a tool (API) to assist in both those aims. Project start date: 2009-06-06. Project end date: 2009-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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justeis

The JUSTEIS Project has been set up in response to the Higher Education Funding Councils' Joint Information Systems Committee JISC Call (01/99) Monitoring and Evaluating User Behaviour in Information Seeking and Use of Information Technology and Information Services in UK Higher Education. The University of Wales Aberystwyth Department of Information Studies, in conjunction with Information Automation Limited's Centre for Information Quality Management, proposed a combined methodology covering two strands of the call: Area A: a general survey of end users of all electronic information services; and Area C: a general survey of electronic information services (EIS) provision. (Excerpt from this source)

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l2l

This project is based on a consortium of institutions in Central Scotland (University of Stirling, Falkirk College, Cumbernauld College, Clackmannan College and Lauder College). The project will identify and make available to the FE/HE community learning objects to support students in the acquisition and development of learning and study skills. The project will focus on two particular areas, which are inter-related: adults returning to learning through FE; the transition from FE/HE. The fundamental aim underpinning the project is to provide a coherent range of high quality learning objects that can be used flexibly and in a wide range of different learning contexts to support (adult) learners as they return to learning through FE and all learners making the transition from FE to HE. Project start date: 2002-10-01. Project end date: 2005-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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lemur

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495. It possesses a number of museum collections of national importance and a wealth of valuable, yet under exploited, educational material. The creation of digital surrogates permits the use of often delicate and irreplaceable items in teaching, particularly to large classes outside the physical museum. Previous experience with creating digital resources for teaching and research has established the methodology for such projects and underscored the University's commitment to working across departments to create interdisciplinary digital resources targeted specifically for use in selected HE teaching areas. The overall aim of the project is to demonstrate the value of university museum and gallery collections in the delivery of teaching and in enhancing the learning process. Access to important material in the collections of the University of Aberdeen will be enhanced for learning and teaching across the HE community. The specific objectives are to provide: Digitised surrogates of material in a linked database suitable for use in HE teaching; Learning packages for students studying specific courses; Digitised resources for use by other courses; Access to users across the HE community. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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libportal

The adoption of locally developed and commercial library portals in academic institutions is having a profound impact on the use of quality information sources, as well as on internal library workflows and efficiency. Library portals will be crucial to interoperation with national services and institutional portal and VLE developments. Building on previous studies and accounts, the LibPortal project will provide a comprehensive review of current practice and future prospects. A subsidiary Project will feature a case study of the introduction of Metalib at a specific institution. LibPortal defines a library portal as: a network service that brings together content from diverse resources, including the library catalogue, on-line subscription reference material, e-journals and learning and teaching material. A portal offers a gateway to a range of high quality sources, presented to the user through a single interface, for example the library web site or a commercially produced package. Click here for further explanation of portals. The primary aim of the Project is to gather information that enables the JISC community to understand the development, implementation and use of library portals by FE and HE institutions. To achieve this aim, the project will address the following objectives, to: Define the scope of portals and associated access tools; Determine the scale of development of in-house and purchased systems, and factors in choices such as whether to buy a system or develop one; Examine the relevant technologies, with particular reference to future integration and interoperability with the JISC Information Environment Explore other interoperability issues relating to interworking with VLEs, CMS, and the relationship between library and institutional portals; Gather views of stakeholders including developers, library staff, academics and students, and bring together existing evidence on the impact on information literacy and user behaviour; Explore cultural issues amongst users, the library profession and publishers, e.g. about cross searching and the impact on required skill sets for professionals; Look at how portal use has been effectively promoted; Explore legal and contractual issues; Arrive at a summative view of the costs and benefits of developing or implementing a portal; Explore relevant experience in other information sectors, such as national libraries, the NHS, the People's Network and commercial libraries and international experience; Inform the supplier community of UK FE and HE activity and needs. Project start date: 2003-08-11. Project end date: 2004-01-09. (Excerpt from this source)

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life2

The LIFE project supports repositories and preservation by analysing costs of digital curation and lifecycle management. LIFE2 will build on this by: 1) Refining the LIFE methodology for the analysis and costing of the lifecycle of digital objects; 2) Providing a cross section of exemplar Case Studies, both to inform the LIFE methodology and to provide a benchmark for comparison and evaluation; 3) Enable HE and FE institutions to apply the LIFE methodology simply and easily to their own collections, and thus to evaluate and compare their activities in order to inform planning and increase workflow efficiency; 4) Compare, contrast and analyse the lifecycle costs of paper and digital collections, informing the use of differing approaches to preservation and access via digital and other surrogate technologies; 5) Identify where efficiencies can be made in the lifecycle costs of digital materials and provide guidance to funding bodies in areas such as preservation services and preservation tools; 6) Disseminate project findings and enable take up of the LIFE methodology. The project is managed by University College London (UCL), in partnership with The British Library, the SHERPA-LEAP Consortium, SHERPA-DP and the Medical Research Council. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2008-08-29. (Excerpt from this source)

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lifesign

Feedback from past initiatives relating to the use of video in learning and teaching, notably the BFI/BUFVC/JISC Imagination/Universities Network Pilot project and HEFCE's Shotlist initiative, demonstrated that unless the collection of visual resources is of sufficient quality and comprehensive in coverage it is unlikely that lecturers will feel inspired to change their teaching habits. Lifesign will compile a collection of resources relevant to practical teaching within the life sciences and achieve the critical mass necessary to impact upon the delivery of the curriculum and effectively evaluate the educational potential of streamed video within a subject discipline. The overall aim of the project is to evaluate the use of networked moving picture and sound material for learning and teaching in the life sciences. This aim revolves around 3 main areas of activity: the development of a comprehensive set of resources focusing on a particular aspect or aspects of the life sciences; the development of appropriate metadata and the integration of resource discovery and retrieval facilities within a hybrid library system; and the development and implementation of an evaluation methodology for the material and its use in learning and teaching. The specific objectives are to: - Compile a comprehensive collection of video resources, in association with the relevant Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN4) Subject Centres, relevant to the practical teaching of a range of life science disciplines. This will comprise material already in existence and new commissions; - Structure and digitise the catalogue in a format appropriate for networked delivery via Metropolitan Area Networks; - Develop software that enables the full integration of multimedia resources in library catalogues and hybrid library systems; - Index, catalogue and compile the associated metadata for the resources in a format that can be integrated into existing library database systems; - Work with the JISC's Managing Agent and Advisory Service for Moving Pictures and Sound in order to clear rights for use of all resources identified and develop a licensing framework to facilitate the continued production of related resources from within the HE sector; - Install the digital collection on two Metropolitan Area Networks (SWMAN and LENS) providing local access for up to 18 HEIs; - Evaluate the pedagogical effectiveness of streamed moving images within the life sciences and assess the impact upon current curriculum delivery; - Provide guidelines, supporting material and staff development to the Advisory Centre for Moving Pictures and Sound in order to embed the use of networked moving images within the DNER; - Develop the infrastructure necessary in order to sustain the continued development of this initiative beyond the lifespan of the project. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-01-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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liparm

Linking Parliamentary Records through Metadata (LIPARM) project is designed to allow for the first time the federated searching and browsing of UK and Ireland Parliamentary papers by defining and implementing a unified metadata strategy for historical and contemporary parliamentary digitisation projects. This project defines a generic XML schema for parliamentary metadata, defines controlled vocabularies for key components of this metadata, and produces a platform for a union catalogue of these materials based on the records created. Key collections are enhanced to allow their content to be accessed via the catalogue. (Excerpt from this source)

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lis research coalition

The LIS Research Coalition was established in 2009 as a three-year project by its founding members. The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition is to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK. The Coalition aims to: bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results; encourage dialogue between research funders; promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice; articulate a strategic approach to LIS research; promote the development of research capacity in LIS. (Excerpt from this source)

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list8d

The aim of this project is to implement an open-source reading list system ('List8d') that is accessible and easy to use for all user groups. List8D should also be a useful and sustainable resource for the JISC Information Environment. The project aims to achieve the following technical goals: Portable data with the ability to feed information to and from mashups. Open content and open standards. Solution to be reusable, by any institution, with a well-documented API. Support for tools such as Refworks, Endnote, and Zotero. Internationalisation support. We aim to achieve the following business and user-oriented goals: Help librarians manage their stock levels and serve students better. Be easy for the students to use, with information served by the application accessible in a variety of places. Ideally the students will not be aware of the existence of the application, they will simply see reading lists appearing in appropriate places. Provide accurate information for librarians and library managers, saving time and avoiding unsuitable or inaccurate inputs into the reading list system. Be easy for the academics to use, and help them to ensure that there are sufficient course materials available for the students. Promote agile development practises within the University of Kent. Project start date: 2009-06-06. Project end date: 2009-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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liw

LIW for academic and non academic staff' develops an existing Location Independent Working (LIW) scheme operating within the University's wholly-owned commercial company, Coventry University Enterprises Ltd. (CUE) to make it suitable for academic staff in teaching roles. CUE has successfully implemented LIW for over 50% (currently this amounts to c.75 people) of its staff. The project aligns the cultural change necessary at individual, departmental and institutional levels with the application of tried and tested technologies to develop a comprehensive e-working scheme for academic and non-academic staff. The aim of the project is to demonstrate that LIW can bring significant benefits to teaching staff, their employers and their students and to build an LIW framework that can be adopted by other members of the JISC community. We will build a production quality e-working service for academic staff of Coventry University. Project start date: 2007-11-01. Project end date: 2009-04-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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lmap

This work will investigate metadata application profile requirements for learning materials in relation to digital repositories. This follows the development of an ePrints application profile undertaken within the JISC Digital Repositories Programme and led by Andy Powell (Eduserv Foundation) and Julie Allinson (RRT UKOLN) on behalf of JISC. Application profiles for images, time based media and Geospatial are also being developed. As 'learning materials" encompass a much wider range of resource types than these other activities, and as there is a range of related specifications (e.g. Content Packaging, Learning Design, QTI) to be taken into consideration, it follows that this particular scoping study may require a different approach to that taken by the ePrints profile. It is proposed that the learning materials application profiles scoping study should synthesize and analyse the advice that is currently available to managers of repositories of educational materials who need to define a metadata element set to describing the resources in their collections. A typical collection of learning materials is likely to include a wide range of resource types (e.g. images, web pages, digital media, assessment items) all of which require description. In addition there are other factors such as accessibility and preservation that may need to be considered when describing resources. Most domains and resource types have developed their own specialised metadata and have their own perception of the minimum effort required for best practice. Project start date: 2007-12-01. Project end date: 2008-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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locah

Mimas and UKOLN are working together on an exciting JISC funded project to make our Archives Hub and Copac data available as structured Linked Data, for the benefit of education and research. We will also be working in partnership with Eduserv, Talis and OCLC, leading experts within their fields. We want to put archival and bibliographic data at the heart of the Linked Data Web, enabling new links to be made between diverse content sources and enabling the free and flexible exploration of data so that researchers can make new connections between subjects, people, organisations and places to reveal more about our history and society. (Excerpt from this source)

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lucero

The goal of LUCERO (Linking University Content for Education and Research Online) is to investigate and prototype the use of linked data technologies and approaches to linking and exposing data for students and researchers. Linked data technologies and principles represent emerging practices to format and interconnect information on the Web. Working with groups of learners, researchers and practitioners based at the Open University, LUCERO will scope, prototype, pilot and evaluate reusable, cost-effective solutions relying on linked data for exposing and connecting educational and research content. (Excerpt from this source)

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