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sherpa plus

The SHERPA Plus project is a major initiative to support repository development in all UK Higher Education institutions. Building on the work of the SHERPA project, SHERPA Plus will produce: advocacy strategies and material for the further population of existing repositories advocacy, resources, information and advice for institutions wanting to establish repositories support for repository-level, institutional and national policy development reviews and analysis of extending repository holdings with datasets, multimedia, grey literature, learning objects and other content types. To deliver these outcomes, SHERPA Plus will: create a national information point for repository development; evaluate and produce advocacy strategies and material to promote the population of repositories run an active advocacy; programme to promote repository establishment in all HE institutions; report on the issues involved in extension of repository holdings with datasets, multimedia, etc; launch a national forum for repository administrators. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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sherpa digital preservation

This project will create a collaborative, shared preservation environment for the SHERPA institutional repositories project framed around the Open Archiving Information Systems (OAIS) Reference Model. The project will bring together the SHERPA institutional repository systems with the preservation repository established by the Arts and Humanities Data Service to create an environment that fully addresses all the requirements of the different phases within the life cycle of digital information. Aims and Objectives Use the OAIS reference model to develop a persistent preservation environment for the SHERPA consortium, assigning rights and responsibilities and establishing protocols and work flow processes that will ensure the long-term preservation of the repository content; Explore the use of METS as the framework for packaging and transferring metadata held within the institutional repositories, including the preservation metadata created by the preservation service; Establish a coordinated set of protocols and software to be implemented as a working preservation service for a group of institutional repositories; Explore the use of open source software and tools to add functionality to and to extend the storage layer of repository software applications; Draw together the experience gained into a Digital Preservation User Guide that will complement the 'The Preservation Management of Digital Material Handbook' created by Maggie Jones and Neil Beagrie, and act as a practical user guide to implementing this type of preservation environment. Project start date: 2005-03-01. Project end date: 2007-07-28. (Excerpt from this source)

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sharegeo

ShareGeo will integrate the geospatial data sharing facility of the GRADE demonstrator repository into the EDINA Digimap Collections suite of services for use by registered Digimap users. As part of the 2005 Digital Repositories' Programme, JISC funded the scoping of a geospatial repository for academic deposit and extraction (GRADE) project. GRADE investigated a number of issues relating to the role repositories including developing a demonstrator repository. This project will build upon the work of the demonstrator GRADE repository and will implement a facility within the EDINA Digimap Collections suite of services that will allow registered Digimap users to share and re-use derived geospatial datasets. The project will build upon the work previously done for the GRADE project while implementing the facility using the latest version of the DSpace software and later versions of supporting libraries such as for validating spatial datasets. As well as technical developments there will be work done on clarifying the data deposit and download policy and improved help provided to users. The project output will be a facility accessed from within Digimap that allows users to deposit and extract (i.e. share) geospatial datasets. The repository will be based on the DSpace, an open-source repository platform. Project start date: 2008-03-01. Project end date: 2008-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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shakespeare quartos archive

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive project will reunite all seventy-five pre-1641 quarto editions of Shakespeare's plays into a single online collection with contributions from the world's leading repositories in the United Kingdom and United States. The initiative includes development of a user interface and sophisticated digital toolset with research and teaching functions. The prototype for full-functionality will embrace all thirty-two pre-1641 copies of Hamlet held by the participating libraries and result in a technologically advanced interface facilitating close examination and comparison of these internationally significant treasures. The resource will be freely available to scholars, teachers, students and actors across the globe. Project start date: 2008-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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serving maths

We will develop open-source software tools to address the special requirements of Mathematics in the context of e-learning and e-assessment. Our focus will be on making existing tools user friendly, accessible and interoperable. Project start date: 2004-09-07. Project end date: 2005-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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seren

SEREN Project aimed to provide software to enable the Welsh HE community to maximise use of the library resource-base in Wales before turning to British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) and other suppliers. (Excerpt from this source)

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seo project

The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and JISC intend to collaborate to deliver a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) impact study on cultural heritage websites. In Canada, CHIN will undertake a case study on SEO in collaboration with 3 Canadian cultural heritage insititutions and in the UK, JISC will also undertake a case study on SEO with 3 organisations. Both JISC and CHIN will use the same methodology and will therefore assess the effectiveness of SEO practices in improving heritage and educational instituions with greater visibility on the Internet. Similarities in findings will help CHIN and JISC identify best practices which can be included in any heritage institution's model. The need for the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) collaboration project was initiated due to the high instance of Internet users accessing information via a search engine. However, many websites, including those within the heritage and education institutional arenas, are not currently constructed to ensure efficient search engine access. As a result, users can fail to find the information they are looking for and organisations can fail to communicate effectively with their user audience. Three case study organisations from the heritage and educational sectors have been selected to take part in the SEO study and as such will allow their website to be optimised through the editing of their content and HTML coding to both increase relevance to specific keywords and remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Project start date: 2009-02-06. Project end date: 2009-06-22. (Excerpt from this source)

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secure project

Project SECURe (Secure Environment for Certificated Use of Resources) addresses three strands investigating the issues laid out in the JISC call and the wider Sparta requirements for next-generation access management in order to achieve solutions to a range of authentication and authorisation issues, in particular the problems posed by mobile users and the use of shared workstations. Strand 1: Implementation of authorisation to external resources via Shibboleth. This strand will build on work already begun by LSE through the work of the ANGEL project and involvement with the Internet2 Middleware Initiative. Strand 2: An institution-wide deployment of PKI and authentication using personal digital certificates. This will investigate issuing and revocation issues for users of sole use PCs (where the certificate can be held on the PC) and users of public access PCs. Strand 3: Small user group trial of certificate carrying devices such as smartcards and USB devices. This will investigate the general benefits of each device beyond certificate carrying, and the benefits and drawbacks of different device use for the individual user and the institution. Project start date: 2002-11-01. Project end date: 2004-07-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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sdss

The UK federation for Access Management now has over one hundred member organisations and is on track to satisfy the original goal of providing a next generation access management solution for UK education and research. The user base envisaged for the UK federation is at least an order of magnitude greater than that of the next biggest national deployment of Shibboleth in a federation. As such the technology is both of key strategic importance for UK education and research and leading-edge, therefore of need for careful risk management. The UK is heavily dependent upon both access to a stable codebase for the Shibboleth framework and upon establishing and maintaining a development path which is aligned to UK future requirements. Shibboleth, however, is not a UK development; it is essential that the UK maintains indigenous expertise in the technology to guarantee the security of service provision and maintenance. Project start date: 2007-08-01. Project end date: 2010-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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schema.org

Schema.org is an initiative launched on 2 June 2011 by Bing, Google and Yahoo!to "create and support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages." On 1 November Yandex (whose search engine is the largest one in Russia) joined the initiative. They propose using their schemas and Microdata in HTML5 to mark up website content with metadata about itself. Such markup can be recognized by search engine spiders and other parsers, thus gaining access to the meaning of the sites. The initiative started with a small number of formats, but the long term goal is to support a wider range of schemas. The initiative also describes an extension mechanism for adding additional properties. Much of the vocabulary on schema.org was inspired by earlier formats such as Microformats, FOAF, GoodRelations and OpenCyc. RDF applications can use Microdata2RDF service. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Schema.org)

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scarlet

The SCARLET (Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching) project has been working with academics, students and the John Rylands University Library at the University of Manchester to exploit AR to enhance access to their Special Collections with great success (http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com). This project builds on the mixed team approach adopted, and giving two other UK universities the knowledge and skills needed to use Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance access to their collections, by embedding the SCARLET Toolkit. The project works with enthusiastic staff at the University of Sussex and the Craft Study Centre at the University for the Creative Arts to trial the AR Toolkit with two different types of collections (mass observations and visual arts). This results in two case studies of embedding AR in the wider community and further examples of AR applications. (Excerpt from this source)

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samson

SAMSON seeks to integrate processes for employer engagement which are currently supported across both partner HEIs in numerous, separate pockets of activity, mostly with low levels of use of technology. It will provide a joined-up experience for Nottingham postgraduates on work placements, for employers and employees interacting with the universities for CPD, and for HE staff developing employer engagement activities. The technical developments prioritise re-using working systems and transforming existing data in real time into open standards, moving via web services. Some ontology work will be provided in one area, to match competences and learning outcomes between academia and business. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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sakai vre portal demonstrator

In this project we will extend the Sakai open source and open standards portal framework. It will host a number of integrated tools and robust distributed services and become the principal user interface for a fully-functional Virtual Research Environment (VRE). To accomplish this, we will seek widespread community input to expose existing tools and services as Java portlets, SOAP-based or peer-to-peer Web services for use within the VRE. Using this approach, the project will create a long-lasting, maintainable and extensible VRE which will provide both reliable collaboration tools, together with a powerful distributed research toolset. Some of the VRE tools and services we want to expose are UK adaptations of those directly available from Sakai and OGCE, the US NMI portal. Others are to be achieved in association with a UK community of VRE users. This project aims to address the requirement for a single point of access to a comprehensive set of Grid and collaboration services in a VRE. To achieve this we have identified, in extensive discussions with the US developers, four areas of framework extension for which the partner sites will take individual reponsibility: Identification, or specification, of an XML grammar for describing collaborative research (Lancaster); A Service Authentication and Authorisation System (Oxford); A JSF-based Web service interface generator (Daresbury); Interface to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Tools (Portsmouth). These extensions will permit the integration of a wide range of tools, some as part of the Sakai application (using the Java standard JSR-168) and others interfacing to remote services (using a JSF Web service interface or XML standard for remote portlets WSRP). The main benefit of this VRE will be the ease of access to powerful distributed Grid and collaboration tools consistently from one interface. The success of this strategy will be determined by the VRE's level of use. The ease of deployment and integration of tools will also be assessed. Three metrics are proposed to help evaluate the success of the VRE for end users. The first is a single user metric and involves basic log analysis to determine the number of hits per day, measured over the final month of the project. The second involves counting the number of user created worksites and applying a weighting based on the number of users added to the worksite. The third is a collaboration metric and will involve determining the average number of simultaneous users in a Sakai worksite, again averaged out over the final month. Project start date: 2005-02-01. Project end date: 2007-01-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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sagecite

SageCite will develop and test a Citation Framework (Data, Method, Publication) for complex network models of disease and associated data as Research Objects, with requirements informing a demonstrator using Taverna workflows, DataCite services as an extension to myExperiment and Sage Commons data infrastructure, as the case study. Citations of network models will be embedded in two leading publications: Nature Genetics and PLoS Computational Biology. A Benefits Evaluating mapping will be produced using the KRDS2 Benefits Taxonomy. SageCite will join up JISC RDM with the international bio-informatics initiatives: Concept Web Alliance and Bio2RDF. Project start date: 2010-08-01. Project end date: 2011-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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safir

This project will set up an open access digital repository at the University of York for resources in a variety of formats, including sound, archives, film and images, to complement both the University's research publications in the White Rose Research Online repository and the digital teaching materials in the University's Yorkshare VLE. SAFIR will investigate both open source and commercial software options to determine which is most appropriate for the range of formats and requirements identified by the project, and which conforms to current standards for interoperability within the JISC Information Environment. The project is part of a larger activity to develop a digital library service for the University of York that will contribute to the University strategy for storage, preservation, retrieval and dissemination of digital assets. Project start date: 2007-03-30. Project end date: 2008-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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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)

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rosa

ROSA is carried out by the Nature Publishing Group, the scientific publishing arm of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. RSS (RDF Site Summary) news feeds are an increasingly popular means of receiving news and other time-sensitive information. The RSS feed readers enable users to scan a large number of information sources without having to manually visit each website in turn. They also enable webmasters to embed automatically updated links to content of interest at other websites. In this way they greatly enhance data interoperability and hence the information dissemination capabilities of the web. There are however barriers to adoption of RSS. ROSA attempts to overcome these barriers by creating an open source, customisable RSS aggregator and filter, of which the source code will be released under the General Public License so that others can make use of it and build upon it. Project start date: 2003-05-01. Project end date: 2003-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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romeo

The RoMEO Project (Rights MEtadata for Open archiving) was a JISC project investigating the rights issues surrounding the 'self-archiving' of research in the UK academic community under the Open Archive Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. It performed a series of stakeholder surveys to ascertain how 'give-away' research literature (and metadata) is used, and how it should be protected. Building on existing schemas and vocabularies (such as Open Digital Rights Language) a series of rights elements was developed and a solution for the protection of the IPR in metadata itself was also created. A follow up to the Romeo project was another project called 'Partnering on Copyright', aiming to contribute to raising awareness of the copyright issues surrounding self archiving. The Partnering on Copyright project has provided an advocacy toolkit for promoting the copyright issues surrounding self archiving and has led to further developments on the SHERPA/RoMEO database. (Excerpt from this source)

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ripple

Ripple will provide a package of expert support, guidance and training to two partner institutions who are not currently involved in OER release, helping these institutions to understand the institutional implications, investigate possible solutions for sustainable OER release, encourage the development of effective engagement and dissemination strategies, and release material under a Creative Commons licence. The two partners are Oxford Brookes University and Harper Adams University College. Ripple will deliver a series of training workshops and tailored support sessions plus supporting documents for the partner institutions. The project will also release recordings of the presentations at the training workshops as OER via JorumOpen and the project website for the benefit of the wider HE community. The project will be led by the team at Oxford responsible for OpenSpires (funded under HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources Programme Phase 1). Project start date: 2010-09-01. Project end date: 2011-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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rioja

The core technical deliverable of the project will be the RIOJA tool, which will support automated interactions between journals and public repositories. The tool will be implemented for the arXiv1 subject repository. A demonstrator journal in Astrophysics and Cosmology, using Cornell University's open source DPubS software 2 , interfacing with and overlaid on the arXiv subject repository, will be constructed. The content of the demonstrator journal will be test papers, submitted to and housed on the arXiv server, and the demonstrator will illustrate the use of the RIOJA tool to facilitate the overlay of peer review onto repository content. RIOJA will also explore social and economic aspects of building certification onto repositories in support of the creation of overlay journals. To accompany the demonstration work, the project will carry out a survey of researchers from the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology. It will aim, as part of its exit strategy, to deliver a continuation plan for the demonstrator journal. This will be founded on a cost-recovery business model tested on the Astrophysics and Cosmology community for acceptibility. The continuation plan will include costed recommendations on digital preservation, incorporating learning from the joint UCL-British Library, JISC-funded LIFE project. Project start date: 2007-02-01. Project end date: 2008-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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