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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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corral

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 this source)

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crispool

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 this source)

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daat

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 this source)

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data curation for e-science

The DTI and the Research Councils are committing £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 this source)

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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 this source)

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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 this source)

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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 this source)

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dlic

Digital Libraries in the Classroom programme (DLiC) is an international programme, funded by JISC in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF), developed to bring significant improvements in the learning and teaching process, through bringing emerging technologies and readily available digital content into mainstream educational use. (Excerpt from this source)

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