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The HaIRST project conducted research into the design, implementation and deployment of a pilot service for UK-wide access of autonomously created institutional resources in Scotland, the aim being to investigate and advise on some of the technical, cultural, and organisational requirements associated with the deposit, disclosure, and discovery of institutional resources in the JISC Information Environment (IE). HaIRST tooka 'whole environment' approach to the issues addressed, encompassing the general areas mentioned above, together with associated specifics such as policies on IPR, preservation mechanisms, and similar. Technically, the HaIRST approach to interoperability primarily relied on harvesting for remote interaction and on the Open Archive Initiative protocol (OAI-PMH) as its standard interaction protocol. Project start date: 2002-08-01. Project end date: 2005-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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harvesting the fitzwilliam

Since 1997 the Fitzwilliam Museum has been working to create, and provide access to, a unified electronic database of object records and images for the collections in the care of its five curatorial departments: antiquities, applied arts; coins and medals; illuminated and music; manuscripts, and rare printed books; paintings, drawings and prints. In 1999, the Museum received funding from Re:source (The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries) for the retrospective accessioning of prints and coins and the creation of complete records for all paintings. By January 2001 nearly 56,000 records were held electronically, although not yet all on a single database. By January 2002, in excess of 60,000 records were held centrally on 'Adlib Museum' - the chosen software system for the Fitzwilliam Museum's unified object catalogue. Many of the 60,000 records have associated images. The Online Public Access Catalogue, which provides web based access to the Adlib catalogue, was made available via the Museum's website in February 2002. During 2001-2002, approximately 20,000 objects were packed for storage in preparation for a major building extension to the Museum during 2002-2003. Many digital photographs of decanted objects were taken during this period. In parallel to the documentation work described, the Museum is developing A Museum for All, an electronic public information resource offering enhanced interpretation of a selection of key objects. This project complements the Documentation and JISC-FAIR projects. It will offer the user additional information, providing context and creating links between a selection of 300 objects over time, by themes, iconography, artists, materials and methods. It will encourage exploration of the collections and offer education and enjoyment both remotely and within the Museum when the project is complete in 2004. The Joint Information Steering Committee's Focus on Access to Information Resources programme offers the opportunity to further enhance access to the Museum's electronic object catalogue. Metadata (information about data generally, and information about objects in the Museum context specifically) for 100,000 Museum objects will be made available for 'harvesting', by the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), through the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). In addition, two specific databases - Corpus of Early Mediaeval Coins Finds (EMC) and Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles (SCBI) - will be made available for OAI harvesting by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS). The project, in line with the FAIR programmes objectives, will pilot and provide public access to information about selected Fitzwilliam Museum objects. This information will also be available in conjunction with other collections data held or harvested by the AHDS and ADS. Project start date: 2002-08-01. Project end date: 2004-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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The Historic Hospital Admission Registers Project (HHARP) is the result of a partnership between Kingston University's Centre for Local History Studies and various hospital archives in London and Glasgow. It began life in 2001 as a project to create a database of late 19th and early 20th century admissions to the Hospital for Sick Children, whose extensive archive is still maintained and housed within the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. Subsequently, the project was expanded to include three other children's hospitals: the Evelina Hospital (now part of Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Trust), whose records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives; the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease (records held at the Museum and Archive Department of St Bartholomew's and the London NHS Trust) and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, whose records are held by the hospital. Funding for the project came principally from the Research Resources in Medical History Programme of the Wellcome Trust, with additional financial support from the Friends of Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Nuffield Foundation and the History Research Unit at Kingston University. The Great Ormond Street database was completed and made available in 2007, the databases for the Evelina and the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease were made available in early 2010, while that for Glasgow was completed in September 2010. (Excerpt from this source)

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homer multitext

The Homer Multitext project, the first of its kind in Homeric studies, seeks to present the textual transmission of the Iliad and Odyssey in a historical framework. Such a framework is needed to account for the full reality of a complex medium of oral performance that underwent many changes over a long period of time. These changes, as reflected in the many texts of Homer, need to be understood in their many different historical contexts. The Homer Multitext provides ways to view these contexts both synchronically and diachronically. Using technology that takes advantage of the best available practices and open source standards that have been developed for digital publications in a variety of fields, the Homer Multitext offers free access to a library of texts and images, a machine-interface to that library and its indices, and tools to allow readers to discover and engage with the Homeric tradition. (Excerpt from this source)

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Hydra is a DuraSpace project that has from its inception been designed to provide a generalizable, portable framework that would meet the needs not only of the three original institutions, but also those of a wider community. Originating as a multi-institutional project spanning three universities (Hull, Stanford and Virginia), and with support from Fedora Commons, Hydra has since expanded to include like-minded institutions with similar needs, technical infrastructures and complementary systems. (Excerpt from this source)

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I2S2 will identify requirements for a data-driven research infrastructure in "Structural Science", focusing on the domain of Chemistry, but with a view towards inter-disciplinary application. I2S2 will develop use cases that explore perspectives of scale and complexity and research discipline throughout the data lifecycle. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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The JISC-funded IBVRE project is developing a large-scale Virtual Research Environment demonstrator to investigate the use of existing collaboration frameworks to support the entire research process of a large-scale, international research consortium, namely that of the Integrative Biology (IB) project. IB is a second-round EPSRC e-Science Pilot project developing a Grid infrastructure to support post-genomic research in Integrative Biology. Integrative approaches to biology are rapidly evolving and characterised by the attempt to understand biological systems through the construction of large-scale software systems that simulate biological behaviour at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. These in silico experiments, as they are known, increasingly demand larger and more powerful resources, both in terms of data storage and computation; the primary aim of the IB project is to meet these needs by constructing a Grid infrastructure to provide tailored, seamless access to these vital facilities. The overall aim of the IBVRE project is to extend the IB infrastructure to become a VRE for computational biology. This single, integrated environment will support the entire research process in its widest sense, including identification of research area, building and managing projects and consortia, disseminating results, experimental and simulated data generation acquisition, analysis and curation, access to IT, HPC and experimental resources, administration, and provision of training to new researchers entering the field (learning and teaching support tools). Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2007-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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This project is part of the Enhancing JISC data services for Teaching and Learning project cluster in this particular programme. Projects in this cluster are aimed at improving access to and accessibility of JISC resources in support of learning and teaching. Background The growth of web-based technologies in learning and teaching has limited the availability of the rich interactive content associated in the past with Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) environments. The increased availability of interactive software components over the recent period has begun to redress the balance in this area. This proposal addresses the issue of the provision, location, exchange and use of client-side interactive components within the DNER and how these client-side interactive elements might be appropriately connected to managed and virtual learning environments in a meaningful manner. The aims of Iconex are to: Establish the key role for interactive content across all disciplines; Produce interoperable interactive content as learning objects; Provide a brokerage for the exchange/sale of interactive learning objects; Provide a first place for academics to find out about interactive content. The specific objectives are to: Establish a Web-based repository of interactive content which will be browsable, searchable by standard metadata and include containers for documentation; Populate this repository with a set of exemplar interactive content; Disseminate the outcomes via the project Web site, publication of case studies and presentation of papers at national and international conferences and meetings. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ict guides

ICT Guides is the only portal of its type within the digital arts and humanities field and has become a core resource in the field; listing many definitive projects along with the methods and tools used in their construction. It builds in part on the outcomes arising from the JISC funded ARIA project. ICT Guides is an effective model to promote existing resources in the arts and humanities whilst at the same time encouraging researchers to develop new projects, tools, and methods. The focus on high-quality and high profile projects means that the portal will always remain relevant to the work in the field and central and its methodological advances. The portal will continue to actively gather high quality content; especially about projects in specific subject communities. Project start date: 2004-01-01. Project end date: 2010-07-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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identity management toolkit

Based on direct experience gained by the project partners in undertaking The Identity Project for JISC, and on current practical work on IdM in-house, the project will produce a Toolkit to meet all identified requirements, with oversight and endorsement from UCISA, RUGIT, ISAF, and JISC Infonet. The main Toolkit document and supporting website will be launched in March 2010 to coincide with annual JISC and UCISA conferences. Before and for 3 months after this, the project team will undertake substantial promotional activities to engage uptake of the Toolkit and awareness of IdM issues with the JISC community, focusing primarily on ICT directors and senior managers. The Toolkit when delivered will include a document of similar format to the UCISA Information Security Toolkit5. The main Toolkit document will be produced in high quality printed form (for distribution at promotional events and via sponsoring organisations) and as a PDF suitable for on-demand printing and on-screen browsing and reference. The printable Toolkit will be mirrored by a website that will facilitate structured reference (such as interactive decision trees) to different elements. The website version of the Toolkit will also enable particular elements of the Toolkit to be used as standalone resources. Project start date: 2009-01-01. Project end date: 2010-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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identity project

The project addresses the current practice and future needs of UKacademic institutions in Identity Management. The Identity Management issues which are investigated include Grid use, Shibboleth installations of varying degree of maturity, collaborative courses and other long term inter-institutional collaborations, internal and shared dynamic virtual organisations, classes of users other than standard staff/student mix, library access schemes, and NHS involvement. The project partners are carrying out the research in the area of Identity Management partly by accomplishing key packages with dedicated researchers, and partly by involving staff at each partner, who are familiar with local organisational structures and requirements. Project start date: 2006-11-01. Project end date: 2007-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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The aim of the Institutional Data Management Blueprint (IDMB) project is to create a practical and attainable institutional framework for managing research data that facilitates ambitious national and international e-research practice. The objective is to produce a framework for managing research data that encompasses a whole institution (exemplified by the University of Southampton) and based on an analysis of current data management requirements for a representative group of disciplines with a range of different data. Building on the developed policy and service-oriented computing framework, the project will scope and evaluate a pilot implementation plan for an institution-wide data model, which can be integrated into existing research workflows and extend the potential of existing data storage systems, including those linked to discipline and national shared service initiatives. The project will build upon a decade of previous open access repository initiatives at Southampton to create a coherent set of next actions for an institutional, cross-discipline 10-year roadmap, which will be flexible in accommodating future moves to shared services, and provide a seamless transition of data management from the desktop to national/international repositories. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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IEMSR stands for 'Information Environment Metadata Schema Registry'. The IEMSR is a prototype service that is designed to collect and serve information about metadata sets such as: metadata schemas, application profiles, metadata elements and encodings. (Excerpt from this source)

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The JISC Information Environment Service Registry (IESR) provides a registry of all "significant research collections in the UK" and supports "teaching, learning and research". It is funded by the JISC under its Shared Infrastructure Services programme. The IESR aims to provide a 'Yellow Pages for the academic internet' accessible through web and machine interfaces. It provides a reliable source of information that other applications, such as portals, can freely access through machine-to-machine protocols, in order to help their end users discover resources of assistance to them. IESR contains information about the resources themselves, technical details about how to access the resources, and contact details for the resource providers. IESR is a Mimas service based at the University of Manchester. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: IESR)

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IHR-INFO, an information server established by the Institute of Historical Research on 9 August 1993 for an experimental period, attracted over one thousand users from all over the world in its first ten days. After discussion with the major source centres for historical research, IHR-INFO Project was reshaped and enlarged and made available on the World Wide Web. Key deliverables include: 1) A BULLETIN BOARD with information on seminars, conferences and training courses; AN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHER providing bibliographical and other IHR publications free of charge over the Internet; A VEHICLE TO ELECTRONIC SITES WORLD WIDE: libraries, datasets, other servers; EASY ACCESS TO ALL INTERNET NAVIGATIONAL TOOLS including the latest WWW searchers. (Excerpt from this source)

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images application profile

This project will firstly be scoping and developing an application profile for images. This would support the effective management and deposit of Images within a repository which would then aid consistency in retrieval. The project will need to build consensus in this area, to agree (with the community) an optimum solution, and then to develop an application profile with the associated guidelines. The project will also need to develop and implement a community acceptance plan to promote take-up and embedding for the deliverables and to address continued take up (sustainability). Project start date: 2007-09-01. Project end date: 2008-04-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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impact project

IMPACT is a project funded by the European Commission. It aims to significantly improve access to historical text and to take away the barriers that stand in the way of the mass digitisation of the European cultural heritage. (Excerpt from this source)

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The INLEI project is a largely qualitative investigation, comprising twenty case studies in a variety of institutions and in-depth internal reviews of the procedures and practices of The UHI Millenium Institute and The University of Bradford. The qualitative data has been supported by quantitative data from questionnaires. With guidance from the Project Steering Group the team has focused on the impact of networked learning in six key areas: - institutional development; - quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation prcedure; - staffing and collaboration; - the development of materials; - infrastructure and support services; - learning and teaching. Project start date: 2002-12-01. Project end date: 2004-04-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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INSPIRAL is a 6-month JISC-funded research project. It is being carried out by the Centre for Digital Library Research (CDLR) and the Centre for Educational Systems4 (CES4), both part of the University of Strathclyde's Information Strategy Directorate. INSPIRAL's purpose is to identify and critically analyse the issues that surround linking virtual learning environments (VLEs) and digital libraries, focusing on institutional and end-user perspectives. This analysis will identify priority areas for JISC's strategic planning and investment. Project start date: 2001-05-01. Project end date: 2001-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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internet archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It offers permanent storage and access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, music, moving images, and books. The Internet Archive was founded by Brewster Kahle in 1996. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Internet Archive)

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