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This page provides an overview of 266 project tags, ordered by trending factor. Column headings allow re-sorting by other criteria. In the expanding tab below you can adjust filters to display sub-sets of project tags and narrow the focus to specific projects of interest (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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linkedup project

The LinkedUp Project is a FP7 Support Action which pushes forward the exploitation and adoption of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational organisations and institutions. To address these goals, LinkedUp provides a range of activities, including the establishment of the LinkedUp Challenge and a corresponding evaluation framework. These are aimed at identifying and promoting innovative success stories which exploit large-scale Web data in educational scenarios as part of robust applications and tools. The project is made up of consortium partners each with respective roles in the LinkedUp project. There are also a number of associated partners with an interest in the project. The LinkedUp Challenge has an advisory board consisting of renowned experts in the fields of open data and data management, semantic web and Web-based education. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 22 2200

dbpedia

DBpedia is a project aiming to extract structured content from the information created as part of the Wikipedia project. This structured information is then made available on the World Wide Web. DBpedia allows users to query relationships and properties associated with Wikipedia resources, including links to other related datasets. DBpedia has been described by Tim Berners-Lee as one of the more famous parts of the Linked Data project. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Dbpedia)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
4 13 69.3

uk theses digitisation project

Digitising at least 20,000 paper-borne UK theses will 'kick start' the EThOS service, which will allow open access to theses in electronic form. The project will deliver a fully operational, easily scaleable and financially viable prototype of an UK e-theses online service that will enable users, via one single web interface, to access the full text of electronically stored theses after selection from a database of UK theses. UK postgraduate theses are a very important source of primary research output but, says Colin Galloway, project director of EthOs, "There are currently thousands of theses sitting on the shelves of UK academic libraries, many of which will never have been read by anyone other than the author and supervisor. Even in those cases where there is knowledge of their existence there is no easy access to their content, with the result that potentially useful information is disregarded purely because of logistic/bureaucratic impediments." Under this project, 20,000 digitised theses will be freely supplied as open access, enabling all researchers regardless of location or time to search for, identify and order digitised UK theses, a resource which has had limited exposure via the British Library catalogue (metadata only minus abstract) and the commercial subscription Index To Thesis product. The theses will be supplied to researchers as pdfs. The researcher will be able to read the thesis image on his/her computer screen but, by printing the pdf, he or she will get an exact surrogate of the original thesis. By sourcing surrogates from the electronically stored copies, the original paper theses will be accessed less frequently and so will be better preserved. There are around 500,000 paper theses originating from UK Higher Education Institutions and dating from 1730. Although the project is digitising only 1% of the overall total, it will target the most 'popular' - those that are most likely to be requested and supplied to researchers - so the greater impact will be to release EThOS digitisation resources to digitise further theses. Project start date: 2007-01-01. Project end date: 2008-07-01. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
3 3 33.3

repositories support project

The Repositories Support Project (RSP) is a 5.5 year JISC-funded initiative contributing to building repository capacity, knowledge and skills within UK higher education institutions. Through providing guidance and advice it benefits the whole of the UK sector resulting in the wider take-up and development of institutional repositories in HEIs. The aim of the project is to progress the vision of a deployed network of interoperable repositories for academic papers, learning materials and research data across the UK. Whilst fulfilling the business requirements of HEIs to manage their assets, showcase research outputs, and share learning materials, such a network of populated repositories is a major step forward in the provision of open access materials. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
12 18 5.6

heron

Heron provides a service for UK academic institutions that wish to provide online access to student readings. Increasingly students today are working part time or are distance learners. They often study off campus and want quick and easy access to learning materials. Higher and Further Education Institutions are responding by providing access to electronic texts and developing virtual learning environments (VLEs). Heron primarily deals with book and journal extracts. It has developed a resource bank of over 2.5 million digitised extracts for rapid re-use (subject to copyright permissions). Heron also offers its subscribers experience and strength in negotiations with publishers and other rightsholders. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
12 22 4.5

wikipedia

Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 18 million articles (over 3.6 million in English) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world, and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the site. Wikipedia was launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and has become the largest and most popular general reference work on the Internet, ranking around seventh among all websites on Alexa and having 365 million readers. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Wikipedia)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 5.5%.
96 360 2.4

rsp

The Repositories Support Project (RSP) began as a 2.5 year project to co-ordinate and deliver good practice and practical advice to English and Welsh HEIs to enable the implementation, management and development of digital institutional repositories. The second, 3-year phase, began in March 2009. The RSP will contribute to building repository capacity, knowledge and skills within institutions. Through providing guidance and advice it will benefit the whole of the UK sector resulting in the wider take-up and development of institutional repositories in HEIs. The aim of the RSP is to progress the vision of a deployed network of inter-working repositories for academic papers, learning materials and research data across the UK. Whilst fulfilling the business requirements of HEIs to manage their assets, showcase research outputs, and share learning materials, such a network of populated repositories will be a major step forward in the provision of open access materials. As basic objectives of the project it has been agreed with JISC that the RSP should provide activities, support and advice, to achieve: * More repositories * More content in repositories * More use of content by researchers. *More re-use of that content by service providers offering innovative services *Wide-spread acceptance and use of standards-based approach to repository development and use. The First Phase of the project ran from October 2006 until March 2009, under the Repositories and Preservation Programme (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres.aspx ), and was a consortium of the University of Nottingham, University of Wales Aberystwyth, University of Southampton, and UKOLN. The Second Phase of the project runs from March 2009 until March 2012, and is being carried out by the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham. Project start date: 2006-10-01. Project end date: 2012-03-30. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
10 43 2.3

europeana

Europeana.eu is an internet portal that gives access to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, the works of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton and the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are some of the highlights on Europeana. Around 1500 institutions across Europe have contributed to Europeana. These range from major international names like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library and the Louvre to regional archives and local museums from every member of the EU. Together, their assembled collections let users explore Europe's cultural and scientific heritage from prehistory to the modern day. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Europeana)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.3%.
22 185 0.5

a2z

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 this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 2

aardvark

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 this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
3 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 1

acorn

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 this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1%.
17 128

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 this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 2

agora

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 this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1%.
18 99

agris

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 http://agris.fao.org, 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 Wikipedia article: AGRIS)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 2

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 1

ahessc

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 this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 5

ahlib

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 this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 2

aida

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 this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
3 5

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
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