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CiteULike is based on the principle of social bookmarking and is aimed to promote and to develop the sharing of scientific references amongst researchers. In the same way that it is possible to catalog web pages (with Furl and or photographs (with Flickr), scientists can share information on academic papers with specific tools (like CiteULike) developed for that purpose. The website is sponsored by the publisher Springer Science+Business Media. Richard Cameron developed CiteULike in November 2004 and in 2006 Oversity Ltd. was established to develop and support CiteULike. When browsing issues of research journals, small scripts stored in bookmarks (bookmarklets) allow one to import articles from repositories like PubMed, and CiteULike supports many more. Then the system attempts to determine the article metadata (title, authors, journal name, etc.) automatically. Users can organize their libraries with freely chosen tags and this produces a folksonomy of academic interests. (Excerpt from <a href="">Wikipedia article: CiteULike</a>)


This project will build and deploy a demonstration system linking publications held in two institutional repositories (Southampton University and the CCLRC) with data holdings in the British Atmospheric Data Centre. As well as the demonstration system, a workshop disseminating information about the project will be held for the environmental science community, and four significant reports will be produced: User Experience of the CLADDIER System (written by active environmental scientists based on their experiences); Identifier Migration Issues for Repositories; Recommendations for data/publication linkage (based on lessons learned, and a review of the literature); Methodologies and Practices for Data Publication. The CLADDIER system will be a step on the road to a situation where (in this case, environmental) scientists will to be able to move seamlessly from information discovery (location), through acquisition to deposition of new material, with all the digital objects correctly identified and cited. The lessons learned will be of applicability for the relationships between other discipline based repositories and institutional repositories. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The CLIC (Community Led Image Collections) study reviewed the growth of community owned digital image collections, surveyed the socio-cultural, institutional and technical barriers owners face in image collection building, and made recommendations on how national initiatives could help in sharing and embedding the collections within the wider national FE and HE sectors. The Study comprised of: Overview of current community image collections; Selection of community image collections to use as case studies; Survey of owners and users of community led image collections; Evaluation of the positioning of community collections relative to national and commercial alternatives; Recommendation of technical implementation infrastructure. Project start date: 2005-07-01. Project end date: 2006-03-11. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The Content Lifecycle Integration Framework (CLIF) project will examine the management of the lifecycle of digital content from creation through to disposal or preservation across system boundaries. It will carry out this examination through the integration of the Fedora digital repository system with two other systems used within the HE sector in the UK and abroad, Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) and Sakai, to enable the movement of content between them at specific points in its lifecycle, in accordance with identified use case requirements: a preliminary investigation of integration between MOSS and Sakai will also be undertaken. All three systems are used to manage digital content, and each addresses different overlapping parts of the content lifecycle. Integration will use a loosely coupled, open standards-based approach to maximise re-use outside the project. CLIF will include a research strand, investigating the content lifecycle and how systems can best support this, and a technical development strand to carry out the integration work informed by the research. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2010-12-01. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


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


CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, is an archive of over 20,000 modules of software written in Perl, as well as documentation for it. It has a presence on the World Wide Web at and is mirrored worldwide at more than 200 locations. CPAN can denote either the archive network itself, or the Perl program that acts as an interface to the network and as an automated software installer (somewhat like a package manager). Most software on CPAN is free and open source software. (Excerpt from <a href="">Wikipedia article: CPAN</a>)


The Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE) was a project arising from the Joint Information Systems Committee, Portals: Investigations into User Requirements & Sustainability invitation to tender. This seeks to build an environment where the portal developments within JISC can be tested within a variety of situations and establish how users interact with portals. This will help to inform the delivery of portals as services within the JISC Information Environment. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


This proposal is to support management and business professionals in university departments and related organisations who are the essential links between research and commerce, i.e. they are engaged in managing the process of Knowledge exchange. These groups develop best practice in management and liaise with other stakeholders such as the Regional Development Agencies. CRIB focuses on their requirements, and demonstrates how a Virtual Research Environment can be extended to include management research and practice with tools enabling more effective collaboration, sharing of information and accelerating their progress through the research lifecycle. Our key challenge is to provide a Web-based VRE platform using existing tools to enhance collaboration. This platform will support the opportunity for staff in business and management schools to change their relationships both with each other and with the groups they support. The project has chosen Sakai as it is already familiar to users at the partner institutions and the project partners already have experience of enhancing the current tools in Sakai. Examples of this enhancement include further development and integration of tools such as the Sakai Profile-2 tool and BRII. Other tools are required to help change the relationships staff have with on-line scholarly information, such as the use of the CREE cross search tool, and to enhance the use of such information as a fundamental part of the Knowledge Exchange agenda. Project start date: 2009-05-01. Project end date: 2010-10-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


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


Key parts will be the construction and use of semi-immersive stereoscopic facilities to create an increased level of 'presence' within the Access Grid environment and the recording of the performance, in the same format, within a framework playable by a larger community base as and when required. The project will have the following objectives: - The first key part building a portable hardware and software extension to the Access Grid for full-sized stereo viewing; - And a second part to construct a lightweight framework for storing and editing the performances; - Best practice for use and full guidelines on self-build construction will be available online as well as full dissemination through workshops and practice. Key parts will be the construction and use of semi-immersive stereoscopic facilities to create an increased level of 'presence' within the Access Grid environment and the recording of the performance, in the same format, within a framework playable by a larger community base as and when required. The project will have two main objectives; the first part building a portable hardware and software extension to the Access Grid for full-sized stereo viewing, and a second part to construct a lightweight framework for storing and editing the performances. Project start date: 2004-12-01. Project end date: 2005-11-30. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


University of Cambridge will build on work at MIT on the PLEDGE project to enhance the integration of CamTools and DSpace@Cambridge and deploy that integration to the campus. The University of Highlands and Islands will deploy the same integration components in the TETRA Framework with Fedora. The project will follow two cycles of develop, deploy and evaluate to assess the impact and provide a step change in use of the Institutional Repositories at both institutions. The outputs of the project will be of use and interest to the TETRA Collaboration and the wider JISC community. Aims and Objectives: Employ support staff to communicate, educate and support adopters; Develop policy expression for collections and policy enforcement in online workspaces for Individuals, research groups and courses and integrate into natural workflows; Integrate CamTools with DSpace@Cambridge such that; the policies of the IR are understood by CamTools and deposited material is managed by an ingest Workflow; In parallel extend the implementation to work with Fedora@UHI7; Integrate a 3rd party Activity based Workflow Management system with DSpace; Implement improved ingest Workflow and reviewed policies; Evaluate impact of improved ingest workflow with a view to continuing improvement by measurement after the end of the project. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


Core middleware services such as identity management, directory, and authentication provide a foundation for secure, manageable applications throughout an institution/federation. However, with most institutional community collaborations, user confidentiality is a concern which presents a real problem to Virtual Organisations (VO's). Members could belong to more than one real organisation; such as Foundation Degree students within the HE-FE environment, who would move in and out of the federated structure. Wishing to share resources across these HE-FE institutional boundaries often raises problematic security difficulties as VO membership may be more (or indeed less formal) in a HE-FE environment. Cardiff Universityand Kidderminster College have been very active over the past three years in Shibboleth development and research. Project start date: 2007-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


This project will develop a digital preservation assessment tool for use within the UK HE/FE and research, learning and teaching communities. The proposal will provide those responsible for managing digital resources in a variety of institutional settings, including libraries, archives, data centres, computer services and research teams, with a valuable tool for identifying the preservation needs of their digital holdings. It will do so in a way which allows scarce resources to be focussed on those assets where the risk of loss and cost of loss is greatest. This project brings together extensive expertise in digital preservation from the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) and the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC). Development input will also come from the National Preservation Office, the British Library and The National Archives. Evaluation of the tool in real-world settings will take place in TNA, the BL, and two identified academic institutions (KCL and The School of Advanced Study, University of London.) Dissemination will utilise the wide reach of the consortium's partners and will aid a second, wider test phase. It will also encourage deployment of the tool beyond the JISC community, contributing to the sustainability of the project's outputs. Project start date: 2004-10-04. Project end date: 2005-06-01. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)


The DAEDALUS Project has established a number of different services for research material at the University of Glasgow. It explored an institutional repository model which uses different software [ePrints, DSpace and PKP Harvester] for different content, including: published and peer reviewed papers; pre-prints, grey literature and theses. The project has also developed an open access e-Journal [JeLit] and a subject based repository for erpanet: ERPAePRINTS. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)

data curation for e-science

The DTI and the Research Councils are committing &pound;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 <a href="">this source</a>)

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

data without boundaries

The Data without Boundaries û DwB û project exists to support equal and easy access to official microdata for the European Research Area, within a structured framework where responsibilities and liability are equally shared. Europe needs a comprehensive and easy-to-access research data infrastructure to be able to continuously produce cutting-edge research and reliable policy evaluations. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)

datagovuk is a UK Government project to open up almost all non-personal data acquired for official purposes for free re-use. Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt are the two key figures behind the project. The beta version of has been online since the 30 September 2009 and by January 2010 more than 2,400 developers had registered to test the site, provide feedback and start experimenting with the data. When the project was officially launched in January 2010 it contained 2,500 data sets and developers had already built a site that showed the location of schools according to the rating assigned to them by education watchdog Ofsted. (Excerpt from <a href="">Wikipedia article:</a>)


DataShare, led by Edina, arises from an existing UK consortium of data support professionals working in departments and academic libraries in universities (Data Information Specialists Committee-UK), and builds on an international network with a tradition of data sharing and data archiving dating back to the 1960s in the social sciences. By working together across four universities and internally with colleagues already engaged in managing open access repositories for e-prints, this partnership will introduce and test a new model of data sharing and archiving to UK research institutions. By supporting academics within the four partner institutions who wish to share datasets on which written research outputs are based, this network of institution-based data repositories develops a niche model for deposit of 'orphaned datasets' currently filled neither by centralised subject-domain data archives/centres/grids nor by e-print based institutional repositories (IRs). The project's overall aim is to contribute to new models, workflows and tools for academic data sharing within a complex and dynamic information environment which includes increased emphasis on stewardship of institutional knowledge assets of all types; new technologies for doing e-Research; new research council policies and mandates; and the growth of the Open Access / Open Data movement. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from <a href="">this source</a>)

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 <a href=" source</a>)


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