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ark project

Analysing Raptor at Kent (ARK) is a project adopting the production version of the Raptor toolkit and using it to improve our understanding of the demand for and use of electronic journals and databases, by the staff and students of the University of Kent. Raptor reports allow assessment of the usage of each Academic school, which can use this data to ensure provision of resources appropriate to the needs of users and to improve internal charging models. The project builds on the work of the successful Raptor pilot programme at Kent. The pilot established the viability of running a pre-release version of the Raptor toolkit, on the UniversityÆs servers. This pilot also made a preliminary assessment of management overheads, software reliability, response times, support costs and the usefulness of Raptor reports to the needs of the Library and IT services. (Excerpt from <a href=" source</a>)


Artworld provides an up-to-date overview of each subject in the teaching of world art with discussion material and, in some cases, insights into current debates and controversies. Each module contains background information, summarising different approaches to the material, with up-to-date bibliographies, maps, timelines and numerous links to other relevant pictorial and museum resources. The teaching modules are backed up by a comprehensive database of images from the cultures represented in the museum collections at the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia. Interactive resources have been provided in order to enable users to adapt content to their own teaching. Contributions can be made in the form of appended texts on any page. There are also facilities to create mini-galleries by assembling collections of images and texts. These may be used as the basis for lectures, seminar presentations or essays. There are also templates for questionnaires which may be customised as resources for interactive teaching or for submission of work for marking. Project start date: 2000-09-01. Project end date: 2003-09-30. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The APSR Project aims to establish a centre of excellence for the management of scholarly assets in digital format. Online collections of scholarly materials are bringing about a quiet revolution in the way researchers work. Researchers have faster easier ways of finding and analyzing research materials. New modes of research and new research methodologies are all now possible. APSR is a partnership that aims to promote excellence in building and managing these collections of digital research objects. The Partnership receives Federal Government funding to assist Australian researchers with research information management. To this end, APSR conducts outreach and educational programs and undertakes collaborative development of systems and tools. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


Building on the British Library's ground-breaking work in creating the first online fully-searchable digital library of sound recordings from one of the world's treasure houses of audio heritage, these nine new digital collections will make available around 4,200 hours of audio content. The recordings, which range from canonical classical repertoire to interviews with Holocaust survivors, will be supported by images and added value features to enhance the existing service and transform teaching, learning and research. The British Library Archival Sound Recordings (ASR) 2 draws once again on the wealth and diversity of the library's audio holdings. The nine collections chosen for this e-resource reflect the broad remit of the archive, covering field recordings, music recordings and oral history to name just three, but they also provide deeper tranches of content to complement the current ASR collections. The Sony Radio Awards news and current affairs material builds on the Sony Radio Awards radio drama package included in the first ASR project to deepen the online resource documenting UK radio broadcasting. The Decca West African recordings further enrich the three Africa-related packages already available in the resource, while the historic recordings of canonical classical repertoire complement the archive of recorded performances of Beethoven String Quartets included in the first project. Each of the collections contains material which is unique or not easy to access elsewhere. By deepening the critical mass of archival audio material for online access, the service meets the needs of many more users. It also increases the visibility of audio content in the digital domain and its availability for repurposing to teachers, researchers and lifelong learners. Project start date: 2007-01-01. Project end date: 2009-01-01. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


Provided by Eduserv's Access and Identity Management Services, Athens enables single sign-on (one username and password) and secure access to a wide range of data and information services throughout the UK and overseas. OpenAthens is a framework of software and services that enables UK organisations to participate in the UK Access Management federation as Identity Providers or Service Providers, while continuing to enjoy the benefits of the current Athens service. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)

automatic metadata generation

Use cases for the automatic generation and use of metadata will be developed using an approach that maximises the use of current community knowledge. Through knowledge-gathering workshops, commissioned expert reports, and surveys of the wider community it will be possible to identify a number of key use cases defining how metadata can be automatically gathered and how that metadata will be used. This approach builds on existing expertise and allows the focus to be on gathering use cases, analysing them, identifying tools and services, prioritising them, and assessing the main costs and benefits. The project will deliver general guidance for service providers in HE, a synthesis of previous work on automated metadata generation and a set of recommendations on tools and services required in the future. Project start date: 2009-03-01. Project end date: 2009-08-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)

bath information and data services

Bath Information and Data Services (BIDS) provided bibliographic database services to the academic community in the UK from 1991 to 2005. BIDS academic and scholarly journals services are now incorporated into IngentaConnect (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)

beginners guide to digital preservation

Beginner's Guide to Digital Preservation was created for the JISC by UKOLN as part of a project that ran from April to September 2010. A blog (the JISC Beginners Guide to Digital Preservation project blog) has been written about the process of putting together the guide. The aim of this guide is to provide digital preservation information for members of the JISC community who arenÆt active in the area of digital preservation. It takes a straightforward approach to the subject area, is pragmatic and applicable to those who are new to the topic area. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


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


BlogForever is a collaborative EU funded project. Its key objective is to develop robust digital preservation, management and dissemination facilities for weblogs. These facilities will be able to capture the dynamic and continuously evolving nature of weblogs, their network and social structure, and the exchange of concepts and ideas that they foster; pieces of information omitted by current Web Archiving methods and solutions. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


BRII will enable efficient sharing of research management information using semantic web technologies. Ontologies and taxonomies will define and describe data objects (eg people, research groups, funding agencies, publications, research 'themes') to forge connections between them and provide web-based services to disseminate and reuse this information in new contexts. It will create efficiencies, greater accuracy of data, and better discovery of research activities at Oxford. University data sources will include academic departments and central services. Half the project will be devoted to stakeholder input, collaboration and 'buy-in' aimed at evolving current work practices and processes. Project start date: 2008-11-03. Project end date: 2010-04-03. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics is a strongly interdisciplinary research division in the School of Biomedical & Health Sciences at King's College London. The Division includes a variety of research groups addressing different topics within this field. The BRIL project aims to enhance the repository facilities at the Randall Division by: o Embedding the repository within the researchers' day-to-day research and experimental practices. o Allowing data and metadata to be captured in automated fashion, for example from equipment or processing and analysis software o Allowing the structure of experimental processes as a whole to be captured, modelled and stored within the repository, rather than just the individual data sets. o Enhancing browse and access facilities so that users can explore and re-use these complex representations, and data exchange facilities to increase interoperability with other repositories in biomedical disciplines. o Integrating the repository into the wider King's infrastructure, and in particular the Institutional preservation practices and policies As well as enhancing this specific repository to address the needs and practices of the targeted research groups, we will also ensure that the architecture and software components produced are sufficiently generic and can be exploited and enhanced in other disciplines and institutions. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-01. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The BVREH is a project supported by the Humanities Division at Oxford, hosted by the Oxford e-Research Centre, and funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), which promotes the innovative use of information and communications technology in academic teaching and research in the UK. An initial survey carried out by the BVREH team between June 2005 and September 2006 defined the range of services that a Virtual Environment should offer - from information about researchers and their interests and about conferences, lectures and seminars, to integrated communication and collaboration tools to support advanced research. The project team addressed the needs highlighted by the survey through a number of pilot applications designed for specific user communities with the long term aim of broadening their functionality to a wider humanities user base. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) site contains information and source material on 'the Troubles' and politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. There is also some material on society in the region. CAIN is located in the University of Ulster and is part of INCORE and ARK. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The CAMEL Tangible Benefits of e-Learning Project aimed to collate and share the tangible and real benefits to staff, learners and institutions of e-learning, through a discipline and academic department focus by using the CAMEL model devised by JISC infoNet and ALT. Its objectives were to produce: up to 16 institutional case studies, with a subject discipline focus, to identify tangible benefits of e-learning; and report on the CAMEL workshops and evaluation of the process (also identifying any real or perceived weaknesses or threats of e-learning). The final outputs are 37 case studies from 16 institutions, so the project has exceeded its original case study target. The approach taken was to: agree a template for the case studies and set up a wiki so that participants could collaborate online; hold a series of 24-hour workshops during which participants would question, challenge and reflect on each others' practice; continue the exchanges online to finalise the case studies; and synthesise the outcomes for JISC and the wider community. Project start date: 2006-01-01. Project end date: 2007-07-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


This project builds on the results of JISC's eLib Phase 3 programme in the area of resource discovery. It enhances the 'distributed' part of the JISC Information Environment, in that it aims to bring together in a virtual way distributed catalogue to offer richer search and retrieve possibilities for users. This is an example of the JISC vision which states that 'it is not a centralised service and does not rely on a single dedicated entry point'. The primary aims of this project are split into two groups, due to the organisation of the teams carrying out the work. Firstly, M25 and Copac will investigate the feasibility of inter-linking between a very large physical union catalogue and a large virtual union catalogue. A number of issues will be included in this investigation such as comparative speed of searching, de-duplication, results ranking and also comparing the accuracy both of the records themselves and the results. The second area of work undertaken by CAIRNS and RIDING will look at collection level description schemas in relation to both the clumps and Copac. Issues such as target selection in clumps and developing guidelines for cataloguing and indexing practices are also included. The project outcomes will feed into any potential development of a UK National Union Catalogue. Project start date: 2002-05-01. Project end date: 2004-03-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The Community Dimensions of Learning Object Repositories project aims to identify and analyse the factors that influence practical uptake and implementation of learning object (LO) repositories, with a focus on social and cultural issues in support of Programme Objective ii. It will explore the use of LO repositories within learning communities based within single institutions as well as those that exist across institutions, regionally, nationally and internationally. Diverse learning communities are represented through eight project associates with considerable expertise in the development of LO repositories. The project partners will work closely with these associates to develop and test solutions to emerging requirements in support of uptake and implementation of LOs and LO repositories. Outputs include case studies and reports on a range of technical and process/workflow solutions; structured guidelines; and recommendations for institutional strategy and policy, that will be tested by a wide range of learning communities within a range of use cases. These outputs will be of benefit to the wider FE/HE community, particularly to senior managers and those implementing repositories. There will also be benefits to those engaged in initiatives working with other repository types as the project will collaborate closely with other Repository Programme projects to identify areas where common issues and solutions occur. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


Led by the University of East London (UEL) 'Clustering and Enhancing Digital Archives for Research (CEDAR)' will further enhance and embed the East London Theatre Archive (ELTA) into three popular Theatre Studies programmes at Royal Holloway, Nottingham and Sheffield universities. This cross institutional project will promote national dissemination of an already successful and unique archive. It will offer a large testing field for the development of enhanced content and usability - specifically the updating and addition of metadata and the enhancement of the user interface. ELTA will also be enhanced by its clustering with the three partner HEIs' own theatre digitisation projects to develop cross project browsing and search capability. This will aid the identification of gaps in pre-existing clustered data and the need for digitisation of additional content. Project start date: 2009-09-01. Project end date: 2011-02-28. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The project aims to facilitate the creation and population of an Institutional Repository for the entire University, which will serve as an essential part of the University's system for managing submissions to the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework and will bring significant benefits in terms of increased impact and visibility for its research. Throughout the start up project, staff time will be divided between the development of the IR and related systems and the significant task of driving rapid cultural change, through advocacy and training. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2010-06-01. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


This project is part of the Enhancing JISC data services for Teaching and Learning project cluster in this particular programme. The main focus of projects in this cluster is to improve use of existing JISC owned resources through the JISC data services for learning and teaching. Through a number of strategic investments by both the JISC and the ESRC, the UK academic community has access to a Collection of Historical and Contemporary Census data and related resources (CHCC) which are available in digital format. Whilst individual data sets are used extensively in research they are significantly under used in learning and teaching programmes within HE. There is clear evidence that the CHCC could be used more widely in learning and teaching programmes. The project will contribute to the DNER and will increase the use of the CHCC in learning and teaching by improving accessibility to the primary data resources; developing an integrated set of learning and teaching materials; improving awareness about the contexts in which Census data can be used in learning and teaching; integrating contextual materials; providing access to Web-based data exploration/ visualisation tools and developing resource discovery tools. The central aim of the project is to develop CHCC into a major DNER learning and teaching resource. The key objectives are to: - Promote increased and more effective use of network based data services for problem based learning and student project work across a broad cross section of learning and teaching programmes; - Develop an integrated Web-based learning and teaching system that links together data extraction and visualisation/ exploration tools with comprehensive learning and teaching resources; - Significantly increase the Census user base by increasing use of the CHCC in learning and teaching; - Build new user communities by promoting increased awareness of the CHCC and its learning and teaching potential; - Improve the productivity of teachers by significantly reducing the overheads required to incorporate; - Census data related resources into learning and teaching programmes; - Improve access to key primary data sources and related resources; - Minimise any delays in getting the key 2001 Census outputs used in learning and teaching. Project start date: 2000-10-01. Project end date: 2003-09-30. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


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