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bril

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 this source)

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brii

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 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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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 this source)

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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 www.ingentaconnect.com (Excerpt from this source)

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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 this source)

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asr2

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 this source)

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artworld

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 this source)

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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 this source)

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aria

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 this source)

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argosi

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 this source)

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arcomem

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 this source)

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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 Wikipedia article: Archives Hub)

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aquabrowser

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 this source)

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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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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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)

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