Project tags used most often over past 52 weeks (RFU)

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Manchester Computing (MC) and the e-Science Centre for the North West (ESNW), both at the University of Manchester, are proposing to implement and conduct a technical evaluation of the authorisation system, Akenti. (The JISC call specifically requested proposals for the evaluation of this scheme.) The authorisation evaluation will be conducted in the context of the existing MIMAS current awareness service 'zetoc'. The system will be made accessible both as a web server (through digital certificates embedded in the user's web browser along side traditional Athens authentication) and as a web service (using GSI authentication). The existing EPSRC-funded e-Science pilot project my Grid will provide the environment for evaluating the interoperability with praxis gaining currency in the UK e-Science programme. Project start date: 2002-11-14. Project end date: 2004-02-27. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The project aims to explore uses of technology to: 1. develop and formalise the application of information systems in the operation of research degree programmes within the University of Bedfordshire to better support, capture and record the research process; and 2. ensure that all of the processes are compliant with the requirements of the University external partners. Project start date: 2010-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from <a href=" source</a>)

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 <a href="">this source</a>)


Project ACORN explored the potential of IT to deliver high-demand material electronically to students, across the campus, via networked computers, and developed and implemented a model for effectively managing the whole process, from requesting reading lists from academic staff to the consultation of the text by students. Project dates: started 1997. Funding Programme: Electronic Short Loan area of the Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib) Programme. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)

addressing history

The Addressing History project is creating an online tool which will enable users (particularly local history groups and genealogists), to combine data from digitised historical Scottish Post Office Directories with contemporaneous historical maps and allow individuals to plot the location on a map of any address, street name, advert, or listing from the directories onto an appropriate map. Project start date: 2010-04-01. Project end date: 2010-09-30. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


Agora Project's objective was to explore issues of distributed, mixed-media information management, based on an open standards-based platform. This objective includes developing the scalability, enabling infrastructure and change-management tools for successful widespread dissemination and implementation throughout the community. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


AGRIS (International System for Agricultural Science and Technology) is a global public domain Database with 2.6 millions structured bibliographical records on agricultural science and technology. The Database is maintained by FAO, and its content is provided by more than 150 participating institutions from 65 countries. The AGRIS Search system, accessible at, allows scientists, researchers and students to perform sophisticated searches using keywords from the AGROVOC thesaurus, specific journal titles or names of countries, institutions, and authors. (Excerpt from <a href="">Wikipedia article: AGRIS</a>)


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 <a href="">Wikipedia article: AGROVOC</a>)


The Arts and Humanities e-Science Initiative was jointly funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and JISC. The Initiative aimed to enable research practitioners to embed the advanced use of ICT in their research and teaching practices. It will also facilitated collaboration across traditional subject and discipline boundaries. The Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre (AHeSSC) forms a critical part of the AHRC-JISC-EPSRC Arts and Humanities E-Science Initiative. The Centre is hosted by King's College London and co-located with the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) and the AHRC ICT Methods Network. Project start date: 2006-01-01. Project end date: 2010-06-30. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


AHLib is a collection of (currently) 105 books in Slovene, from the period 1848û1918. The books are all translations from German and were digitised and their transcription hand-corrected with the aim of conducting translation studies over the corpus. More books from the original AHLib collection of facsimiles and automatic OCR are being corrected for the "Ground Truth Dataset" which is being produced by NUK, the National and University Library of Slovenia, in the context of the EU project IMPACT. Samples from AHLib books are also used as part of the a reference annotated corpus and a "silver standard" corpus as part of IMP language resources for historical Slovene. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


AIDA created a self-assessment tool for describing institutional readiness and capabilities for digital preservation. The tool took into account different states of institutional preparedness when recommending options or highlighting threats to assets. Project start date: 2007-10-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


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 <a href="">this source</a>)


In September 2000, the Projects Team at the LSE Library (the London School of Economics & Political Science), commenced work on a JISC-funded project named ANGEL (Authenticated Guided Environment for Learning). Over three years, ANGEL explored and developed concepts and technologies for the management of metadata about information resources, and the users of information resources and future library services. This work has played a significant role in founding the development of the JISC Information Environment and the creation of a devolved Access Management ("Core Middleware") infrastructure for the UK education community. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The project aims to evaluate the user experience of the University of Edinburgh AquaBrowser service. This involves holistic evaluation centred on both the fundamental and practical use aspects of resource discovery. First, user research will be undertaken through user interviews and field studies to develop library personas and to examine the user perspectives and recommendations of AquaBrowser. Usability testing will subsequently be carried out to examine the efficacy of AquaBrowser user interface. Project start date: 2010-04-21. Project end date: 2010-10-31. (Excerpt from <a href=" source</a>)


Over two years, ARCHES will imaginatively re-purpose an exciting range of materials on ancient Greece and Rome between three educational contexts (FE, HE, and an Independent Online Resource), three subject areas (Theatre Studies, Classics, VR Modelling) and seven modules. Using a variety of delivery modes in modules over a range of learning levels in FE and HE and beyond, creative use of these resources will transform aspects of traditional pedagogy and introduce innovative pedagogical practices. Project start date: 2003-01-02. Project end date: 2004-12-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)

archives hub

The Archives Hub is a gateway to descriptions of archives for education and research. It represents archives held in UK universities, colleges and other institutions. It holds over 20,000 collection level descriptions of archives on all manner of subjects, and also has thousands of descriptions of series or of individual items within collections. The Hub has nearly 200 contributors across the UK. Each description on the Hub provides a link to the contact details for the repository that holds the archive. (Excerpt from <a href="">Wikipedia article: Archives Hub</a>)


ARCOMEM is a EU-funded research project. It is about memory institutions like archives, museums, and libraries in the age of the Social Web. Memory institutions are more important now than ever: as we face greater economic and environmental challenges we need our understanding of the past to help us navigate to a sustainable future. This is a core function of democracies, but this function faces stiff new challenges in face of the Social Web, and of the radical changes in information creation, communication and citizen involvement that currently characterise our information society (e.g., there are now more social network hits than Google searches). (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


An Alternate Reality Game (ARG) consists of three elements: a series of challenges, an underlying narrative, and a collaborative community. While all three elements will be facilitated online, many challenges take place in the real world, and may be collaborative or individual. The ongoing story provides coherence to the challenges, and the collaborative community provides a forum for students to share information, provide hints for each other and work together. In this pilot the focus will be a single area of induction: library and information skills. The ARGOSI project aims to examine the potential of ARGs as an engaging alternative method of supporting student orientation, socialisation and induction. The project will address four research objectives. These consider the issue of whether an ARG is an effective and appropriate medium for enabling students to: - Meet the intended learning outcomes of the library and information skills induction; - Create social networks during the induction period; improve their confidence in navigating the city and university campus; - Engage in, and enjoy, the induction experience. Project start date: 2008-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from <a href=" source</a>)


The ARIA project reviewed existing training and awareness provision and JISC funded collections, in parallel with a survey of perceived training needs, to identify potential sources of useful content, to define required new subject specific content and to exploit the cross disciplinary potential of content. The project team collaborated closely with AHDS, RDN and the AHRB ICT Methods Network to ensure that synergies are obtained wherever possible. Project start date: 2004-10-01. Project end date: 2006-09-30. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


Ariadne is a Web magazine for information professionals in archives, libraries and museums in all sectors. Since its inception in January 1996 it has attempted to keep the busy practitioner abreast of current digital library initiatives as well as technological developments further afield. It concentrated originally on reporting in depth to the information community at large on progress and developments within the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib), covering matters such as information service developments and information networking issues worldwide. It now additionally reports on newer JISC-funded programmes and services as well as developments in the field of Museums, Libraries and Archives within the UK and abroad. It is published by UKOLN every three months across the year. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


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