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accessing the virtual museum

The project takes as its starting point a broad concept of access not simply to digital surrogate resources but also to physical museum objects, and aims to investigate a range of access modes, and associated technical and cultural issues, as part of that continuum. It envisages the development of metadata, its disclosure through the use of OAI and other relevant protocols, and its harvesting by the data service. The collaboration between the two partners will create a new and enabling access to these resources for the full community of learning, teaching and research. Project start date: 2002-08-01. Project end date: 2004-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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agrovoc

AGROVOC was first developed in the 1980s as a multilingual structured thesaurus for all subject fields in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food and related domains (e.g. environment). Its main purpose was to standardize the indexing process for the AGRIS database in order to make searching simpler and more efficient, and to guide the user to the most relevant resources. In the last 10 years, use of AGROVOC has considerably expanded to the point where it is now a tool for organization of explicit knowledge and development of ontologies and multilingual search functionality. AGROVOC has been transformed into a concept server as well as a term-based thesaurus. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: AGROVOC)

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aimss

The AIMSS project was based on work carried out in SUNCAT Phase 1. This looked at the ONIX for Serials formats, which were under development, for the transmission of information appertaining to serials from publishers/aggregators etc to participants in the chain including libraries. It was recognised that the format could be used to provide SUNCAT with up-to-date information on holdings of participating libraries. ONIX for Serials is an internationally developed, structured and extensible format for the transmission of data about serials. The ONIX for Serials formats have been piloted as part of their development but they have not been tested by UK libraries. Serials Solutions provides accurate data for more than 100 aggregators, publishers and subscription agents and SUNCAT, maintained by EDINA, is creating a union catalogue of serials (print and electronic) held by UK research libraries. The broad aims are to transmit information about serials subscriptions and update library records held in MARC 21 format. Project start date: 2005-10-01. Project end date: 2006-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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bewt

In response to the ever increasing complexity of integrated learning and teaching systems, there is an equally increasing demand for institutions to be able to manage person and group identity, sharing this information between appropriate systems components, or bricks, in an open and sustainable fashion in order to improve the student experience. BEWT intends to benefit from the work of the contributors of the CETIS IMS Enterprise Webservices Toolkit (CETIS ES SDK) by integrating same into the UHI institutional VLE, Bodington, which is an important VLE used by many UK HE and FE institutions for teaching and learning. UHI also manages student and staff information through its institutional SRS, SITS:Vision, which interacts with other UHI elearning service bricks through a middleware brick called Siva which allows SRS information to drive account management in the related bricks, including the Bodington VLE. In addition to utilizing the CETIS ES SDK while extending Bodington and Siva, two core bricks in the UHI elearning service wall, BEWT will help to standardize Bodington to conform to using IME ES; this in turn would be valuable to other systems integrators seeking to tie Bodington into other IMS ES aware bricks. Also, BEWT will provide important evaluative feedback, generated through real use of the toolkit, back to the CETIS ES SDK developers. Finally, there should be an impact on the wider VLE community to the benefits of using IMS ES in elearning scenarios. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2005-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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corral

There is an important and growing need for reliable climatic data, especially from the oceanic regions, to enable a more comprenhesive understanding of current issues in the global warming debate. This project seeks to identify sources of old, previously overlooked, marine materological data from colonial (especially lighthouse) records and from the logbooks of Royal Navy vessels through from the eighteenth century and, thereby, to lend a longer-term perspective to more recent climatic variations. The original documents will be imaged for record and preservation purposes. The data will then be abstracted, quality-controlled and made available for scientific studies through a number of internationally-recognised websites fo climatic data. The images of the more historically valuable logbooks of famous voyages will be made freely available through partner websites for more general consultation. Project start date: 2008-10-01. Project end date: 2009-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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crispool

To demonstrate that CERIF-XML can be used to bring data from heterogeneous, cross-institutional sources together. To provide evidence of the benefits and costs of adopting CERIF-XML as a cross-institutional data exchange format. To build an initial portal exposing these data on the web with basic search & retrieve functionality and basic technical exhibition of data (e.g. fetching data via RSS, XML/SOAP, OAI). Project start date: 2010-03-01. Project end date: 2010-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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data curation for e-science

The DTI and the Research Councils are committing £118M to a government-industry programme on e-Science. The reason for this investment is that GRID technology is seen as the natural successor to the world wide web and the UK wants to take a leading role in order to develop solutions for its scientists and developing opportunities for its industry. The world wide web has revolutionised the way companies do business and fundamentally altered people's personal lives but it can no longer cope with the demands being placed on it by science. The world wide web allows very easy access to information, Grid allows that same easy access to computing power, data processing and communication of the results. The opportunities are immense, it will allow the efficient manipulation of vast amounts of information such as that contained in the human genome or the results from experiments in CERN's new Large Hadron Collider. It will also allow the ability to mine data again and again by comparing existing data sets collected for one purpose with new and previously unrelated information, so generating new knowledge. This consultancy will establish the current provision and future requirements for curation of primary research data being generated within e-science in the UK. This will include the e-science core programme but is anticipated to extend beyond this to other e-science research and primary research data. A consultancy report will provide a synthesis of findings and make recommendations for future action. The consultancy will support aims to manage JISC involvement in e-Science and the Research Grid, and to work in partnership to support the research community through activities such as its digital preservation programme. Project start date: 2003-02-01. Project end date: 2004-02-02. (Excerpt from this source)

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data train project

The DataTrain project aims to build on findings and tools developed in the Incremental project (JISC 07/09 funding strand) by developing disciplinary focussed data management training modules for post-graduate courses in Archaeology and Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. To this end, the project will develop training modules for each of the two departments, and pilot these as part of the departments' postgraduate training provision in Spring of 2011. Beyond this, the modules would be embedded within research methods courses in each department. To extend its impact, the project would also make the training resources available through the University of Cambridge's institutional repository's support provision and via the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) and Digital Curation Centre (DCC). Project start date: 2010-08-01. Project end date: 2011-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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datum for health

Datum for Health promotes research data management skills in Higher Education Institutions through training focusing on (a) qualitative, unstructured data, (b) the health studies discipline and (c) postgraduate research students over seven phases. 1. a targeted literature review; 2. design of the training 'programme'; 3. development of the training 'programme'; 4. pilot and evaluate the training with the participating PGR students in health studies; 5. refine the training 'programme' and publish it on the Web 6. embedding the training 'programme' into a wider programme for postgraduate researchers 7. make recommendations (internal/external) for research data management training and associated infrastructure requirements. Project start date: 2010-10-01. Project end date: 2011-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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dlic

Digital Libraries in the Classroom programme (DLiC) is an international programme, funded by JISC in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF), developed to bring significant improvements in the learning and teaching process, through bringing emerging technologies and readily available digital content into mainstream educational use. (Excerpt from this source)

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education portal

Education, as a subject, is covered in part by the subject gateways that form the JISC's Resource Discovery Network. A coherent coverage of education, however, is best met through a separate treatment of the subject. The British Education Internet Resource Catalogue and British Education Portal will strengthen coverage in this area and complement the existing RDN hubs. In turn, the project will benefit from the experience and documentation of the hubs and from the results of the Subject Portals Development Project (also funded as part of the DNER Development Programmes). The project's overriding aim is to improve access to, and use of, information relating to educational issues. The specific objectives are to: Establish an internet resource catalogue (IRC) and, subsequently, a Portal to a range of resources supporting educational research, policy and practice; Build on the strengths of selected databases managed by the British Education Index office to furnish Portal content; Establish means for institutions to supply content for the IRC and portal databases; Evaluate the impact of the new resources on information seeking behaviour within key user groups. Project start date: 2000-10-01. Project end date: 2004-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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eifl-plip

EIFL-PLIP works with public libraries uniquely positioned to meet community development needs and improve lives in crucial areas like agriculture, health, employment and livelihoods and support vulnerable children and youth. EIFL-PLIP actions include: sparking ideas for using technology to improve lives; providing resources to support innovative ideas; promoting ideas that work; encouraging replication. (Excerpt from this source)

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electronic ephemera

The John Johnson collection is widely recognised as one of the most important collections of printed ephemera in the world and generally regarded as the most significant single collection of ephemera in the UK. Containing 1.5 million items ranging in date from 1508 to 1939, it spans the entire range of printing and social history. It contains a high proportion of unique material which has remained hidden to researchers up until now and which will surface through this innovative digitisation project. By their very nature, many of the items contained in the John Johnson collection were intended to be short-lived and disposable, and it was only because of the vision and dedication of John de Monins Johnson and his supporters that so many have been preserved to provide the unique record that survives today. This innovative joint enterprise between the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford and ProQuest Information and Learning will result in the digitisation of more than 65,000 complete items (well in excess of 150,000 images) from the John Johnson Collection and so provide a unique insight into our nation's past. The collection offers direct access to rare primary source materials and evidence of our cultural, social, industrial, and technological histories. It is particularly valuable to anyone interested in the everyday lives of ordinary citizens. These lost treasures of everyday life will be digitised to the highest standards and made freely available to all teachers and researchers working in the UK's HE and FE sectors, and to the general population via the 32,000 supported terminals in the UK's 4,200 public libraries. Moreover, the rigorous and extensive metadata that will be specially created to accompany these digital objects will be searchable by anyone with access to the Internet. Until now, it has only been possible to make these materials available to a relatively small number of scholars owing to both geographical and physical constraints, and the fragility of many of the materials themselves which makes browsing the material a slow and often unwieldy process. The creation of expertly described, high-quality digital surrogates will expose these hidden resources to a far wider audience than could ever be achieved via any other means, and enable readers to find what they are looking for much more quickly and to work simultaneously on the same items. Project start date: 2007-01-01. Project end date: 2008-12-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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epistle

One of the ways in which we may be able to encourage University students to achieve more in their studies and gain the careers they desire is to enable them to reflect upon their own learning. This process of student reflection may include recognition of their achievements and skills, as well as planning ahead for their personal, educational and career aspirations. A novel and useful tool to assist in the process of reflection is the electronic Portfolio (ePortfolio). ePortfolios are the subject of this project. The ePistle project will investigate the potential of ePortfolio use for student retention and progression in the catchment area of the University of Wolverhampton. It will create the opportunity for groups of students from two local schools and three Further Education colleges to use an ePortfolio system. The project will then investigate the use of ePortfolios by these students in terms of the if, how, what, when and related to this it will uncover how best to embed these into a curriculum. The project will also investigate how ePortfolios are and can be used by both those students wishing to progress along their education path and those institutions who will accept them. The overall aims of this project are twofold. The first is to gain a better understanding of the way in which ePortfolios are used (or not used) by students and how best they can integrated into the curriculum. The second is to observe how ePortfolios are used for assisting progression from one institution to another, by both students and institutions' admissions departments. The outcomes will be: - A set of materials and guidelines which will assist teachers to embed an ePortfolio into the curriculum; - A set of guidelines to frame the use of ePortfolios for accreditation for entry into Higher Education; Policy statement or set of guidelines to frame the use of ePortfolios for accreditation for entry into Higher Education written; - A set of guidelines for the use of ePortfolios in colleges and schools as artefacts to enable learners' transition or progression to other institutions of education; - A policy statement or set of guidelines to frame the issues around storage, and ongoing access of learners' ePortfolios is written and endorsed by ITS and legal team; - A report into the investigation of the issues which affect the use and non-use of e-Portfolios by learners. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2007-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ergo

The project will demonstrate an innovative way of taking action to reduce the environmental impact of institutional ICT through raising awareness of the effect small behavioural changes can make to reducing energy usage. Project start date: 2010-01-18. Project end date: 2011-01-17. (Excerpt from this source)

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erim

ERIM sets out to specify in practical terms how data management can be enabled and supported in research projects, particular to support re-use and what can be thought of as 'repurposing'. The project will establish the state of the art and then understand the combination of technical, contextual, social and legal barriers to re-use. In parallel the opportunities and benefits of information and data set re-use will be made. A key factor to establish will be what structures, formats, metadata and so on are needed to make these information and data sets amenable to later re-use and reinterpretation. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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esp-grid

The ESP-GRID project is investigating how Shibboleth offers solutions to issues of grid authentication, authorisation and security. It will also reappraise the use of PKI within the UK e-Science Grid and grids in general and aims to produce a roadmap for integrating the e-Science Core Programme Production Grid within the JISC Information Environment (IE). In short, is Shibboleth appropriate and workable for grids? How appropriate is PKI, even though it has already been adopted? How can the access management regime between the e-Science Grid and the JISC IE interoperate? The overall aim of this project is to achieve a deeper understanding of the potential role that Shibboleth can play in grid authentication, authorization and security. The specific objectives are: To formulate a picture of current and future requirements of grid security; To postulate the relevance of Shibboleth to grids and its possible relationships with PKI; If/where Shibboleth is relevant, to examine possible interfaces between existing information environments and grid computing environments using Shibboleth, and PKI where appropriate; (If and) Where Shibboleth has been shown to be able to play a beneficial role in grid access management, a prototype grid should be modelled and developed; Building on the above, routes for migration and/or integration should be proposed in order to achieve interoperability with regard to access controls between existing PKI-based grids and information environments. The project methodology is part review, part technical development and part architecture analysis and configuration. The requirements analysis should be possible from existing studies and from consultation. Analyses of 'best fit' and possibilities for building alternative architectures are likely to be carried out using both practical and theoretical approaches. The technical development of a Shibboleth infrastructure will be necessary and this will be shared between the Shibboleth Enabled Portals and Information Environments (SPIE) project also based at Oxford University Computing Services. Finally, the construction of a prototype computational grid using the new (proposed) security infrastructure will be largely a practical undertaking. One of the major benefits arising from the project should be a clarification of the functional requirements of grid security, authentication and authorisation. Insight into the future relationship between traditional information environments and grid computing applications should be forthcoming. It is intended that the project will serve to assist in the convergence between the access management and security approaches between grid computing and traditional information environments. Specifically, the project should increase the awareness of how PKI and Shibboleth can fulfil the functional requirements of grids with regard to security, authentication and authorisation. This should benefit developers and grid managers in choosing architectures and methodologies for grid applications. Project start date: 2004-07-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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freebase

Freebase is a large collaborative knowledge base consisting of metadata composed mainly by its community members. It is an online collection of structured data harvested from many sources, including individual 'wiki' contributions. Freebase aims to create a global resource which allows people (and machines) to access common information more effectively. It was developed by the American software company Metaweb and has been running publicly since March 2007. Metaweb was acquired by Google in a private sale announced July 16, 2010. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Freebase (database))

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gilead

GILEAD is a joint project between Information Systems Services (ISS), the University Library and the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. The University is currently engaged in a major initiative which aims to provide simplified or single sign-on capability to a wide range of internal and external information systems. As part of this endeavour the University aims to transition away from a number of existing access management solutions. The University resolved 18 months ago to rationalise the number of directory services on campus and has now adopted Microsoft's Active Directory (AD) as an institution-wide LDAP service. For the first time we now have a directory which contains all students and staff and AD is now being used to authenticate access to a wide range of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft systems. The University's aim is to reduce the number of username & password databases it has to populate and manage and the adoption of Shibboleth has been identified as an important component in our drive to simplify access to a number of commonly used teaching and research-orientated resources. The main objectives of the proposed project are to: as a prototype, use Guanxi derived Shibboleth Origins to test federation arrangements between Leeds and Manchester Universities; modify a number of existing resources to act as Shibboleth Targets; as the ultimate goal, move to using a University of Leeds institutional Shibboleth Origin, testing this with different attribute sources. The project will run from March 2005 - March 2006. It is anticipated that the main objectives of authenticating access to our VLE via our Shibboleth Origin and use of the Athens-Shibboleth Gateway Service will be operational in time for the start of the 2005/06 academic year. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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gmsa

The Greater Manchester Strategic Alliance (GMSA) is a partnership of universities, colleges, work based learning providers and other stakeholders that delivers a Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) and promotes the progression of vocational learners into Higher Education. In support of this delivery, the GMSA runs two overarching projects that depend critically on course information; ModCAT providing modular learning options that can be combined into higher awards and the Vocational Course Catalogue (VCC), a larger collection of part-time vocational Higher Education courses in Greater Manchester. In order to create catalogues of courses the GMSA wants to adopt a course description standard - to enable interoperability across the partnership and within its own systems. The GMSA needs to investigate and evaluate the technical implications of delivering such a standard to further the ModCAT and VCC projects, and also present an environment to practically demonstrate the value added from standardising, sharing and aggregating course information. As well as benefiting the GMSA partnership, outcomes from the project are also intended to be fed back into the XCRI project and community as a whole. By using technology to collect, transform, aggregate and display course information, the project will demonstrate how the administrative processes associated with learning and teaching can be supported and improved, and what new opportunities may be exploited as a result. Aims and Objectives To examine the technical and procedural factors of utilising a course description specification in support of the GMSA overarching projects, ModCAT and Vocational Course Catalogue. Investigation of existing course storage methods by consultant visit; Raising CourseExchange software to XCRI-CAP 1.1 compliance; Development of process model for course information submission for each institution; Deployment of CourseExchange software; As many course descriptions as possible from each institution mapped to the XCRI-CAP 1.1 standard, using CourseExchange software; Aggregation of course descriptions from each institution; Publication of combined course descriptions at a public URL; Identifying and drawing conclusions from events and issues at each stage; Using knowledge learned to successfully deliver ModCAT and VCC and refine XCRI-CAP 1.1. Project start date: 2008-02-01. Project end date: 2008-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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