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dmtpsych

The aim of this project is to build capacity and skills within psychology postgraduates relating to research data management. The project will build upon existing research data management materials developed by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) to create discipline-focussed postgraduate training materials that can be embedded into postgraduate research training for the psychological sciences. The materials will consist of: PowerPoint slides to be used in lectures and an associated workbook containing psychology specific guidance on completing the DCC's Data Management Planning Tool (DMPT) (including worked examples), and a copy of the DMPT to be completed by students. The lectures will be structured along the lines of the existing DCC DMPT with the eight key sections forming the centrepiece of six psychology specific lectures of two hours each. Prior to the launch of the training materials the guidance will be transferred to the online DCC Data Management Planning Tool in collaboration with DCC. The training materials will be developed and piloted in the department of psychology at the University of York, in partnership with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. Other departments within the psychological sciences will be invited to trial the pilot materials before the official launch. Project start date: 2010-08-01. Project end date: 2011-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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e-mapscholar

The e-Map Scholar project was part of the Enhancing JISC data services for Teaching and Learning project cluster, with a focus on improving use of existing JISC owned resources through the JISC data services for learning and teaching. Digimap is a JISC-funded Web service that delivers Ordnance Survey (OS) cartographic products and digital map data across the Internet via a simple-to-use interface. Building on a successful JISC-funded Electronic Libraries (eLib) project, it provides convenient, on-demand access to some of the best and most detailed map data available anywhere in the world. e-Map Scholar aimed to support both those learners who need to progress to using these software packages, and also those whose needs are more simple: to understand how to use geo-spatial data more effectively. e-Map Scholar aimed to promote and enhance the use of digital map data in learning and teaching, by developing resources applicable to all geo-spatial data available to the academic community and to enable staff to provide new, exciting and adaptive learning materials using geo-spatial data. Project start date: 2001-01-01. Project end date: 2003-05-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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edspace

VLEs have proved to be useful tools in facilitating staff in organising educational resources and activities in a hierarchical structure representing the structure of Programmes and Units. While they are excellent vehicles for delivery of materials, they are not ideal mechanisms for the management and curation of materials. There is an urgent need for a repository which focuses on the educational process and the storage, retrieval and sharing of educational materials which can be used to populate VLEs. The University of Southampton has taken the strategic decision to develop a repository for educational materials using its own well-established EPrints research repository software as the mechanism. The aim is to use a co-design process approach both to specify and to implement the details of the system which will be deliverable and sustainable. This will extend and embed the EPrints software within the educational domain. In doing so, the project will develop a richer understanding of processes of institutional change and integration at both a strategic and discipline level. Project start date: 2007-11-01. Project end date: 2009-03-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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education portal

Education, as a subject, is covered in part by the subject gateways that form the JISC's Resource Discovery Network. A coherent coverage of education, however, is best met through a separate treatment of the subject. The British Education Internet Resource Catalogue and British Education Portal will strengthen coverage in this area and complement the existing RDN hubs. In turn, the project will benefit from the experience and documentation of the hubs and from the results of the Subject Portals Development Project (also funded as part of the DNER Development Programmes). The project's overriding aim is to improve access to, and use of, information relating to educational issues. The specific objectives are to: Establish an internet resource catalogue (IRC) and, subsequently, a Portal to a range of resources supporting educational research, policy and practice; Build on the strengths of selected databases managed by the British Education Index office to furnish Portal content; Establish means for institutions to supply content for the IRC and portal databases; Evaluate the impact of the new resources on information seeking behaviour within key user groups. Project start date: 2000-10-01. Project end date: 2004-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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eifl-plip

EIFL-PLIP works with public libraries uniquely positioned to meet community development needs and improve lives in crucial areas like agriculture, health, employment and livelihoods and support vulnerable children and youth. EIFL-PLIP actions include: sparking ideas for using technology to improve lives; providing resources to support innovative ideas; promoting ideas that work; encouraging replication. (Excerpt from this source)

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electronic ephemera

The John Johnson collection is widely recognised as one of the most important collections of printed ephemera in the world and generally regarded as the most significant single collection of ephemera in the UK. Containing 1.5 million items ranging in date from 1508 to 1939, it spans the entire range of printing and social history. It contains a high proportion of unique material which has remained hidden to researchers up until now and which will surface through this innovative digitisation project. By their very nature, many of the items contained in the John Johnson collection were intended to be short-lived and disposable, and it was only because of the vision and dedication of John de Monins Johnson and his supporters that so many have been preserved to provide the unique record that survives today. This innovative joint enterprise between the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford and ProQuest Information and Learning will result in the digitisation of more than 65,000 complete items (well in excess of 150,000 images) from the John Johnson Collection and so provide a unique insight into our nation's past. The collection offers direct access to rare primary source materials and evidence of our cultural, social, industrial, and technological histories. It is particularly valuable to anyone interested in the everyday lives of ordinary citizens. These lost treasures of everyday life will be digitised to the highest standards and made freely available to all teachers and researchers working in the UK's HE and FE sectors, and to the general population via the 32,000 supported terminals in the UK's 4,200 public libraries. Moreover, the rigorous and extensive metadata that will be specially created to accompany these digital objects will be searchable by anyone with access to the Internet. Until now, it has only been possible to make these materials available to a relatively small number of scholars owing to both geographical and physical constraints, and the fragility of many of the materials themselves which makes browsing the material a slow and often unwieldy process. The creation of expertly described, high-quality digital surrogates will expose these hidden resources to a far wider audience than could ever be achieved via any other means, and enable readers to find what they are looking for much more quickly and to work simultaneously on the same items. Project start date: 2007-01-01. Project end date: 2008-12-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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entag

Enhanced Tagging for Discovery, a Semantic Interoperability Demonstrator, will investigate the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability supporting resource discovery in repositories and digital collections. This project will demonstrate and evaluate the combination of both approaches in the context of repositories and digital collections, attempting to get the best of both worlds. The project will investigate deploying demonstrators with two communities of use: at Intute, focusing mainly on tagging by readers (postgraduate users annotating resources with tags); and at CCLRC, focusing mainly on tagging by authors (when they deposit in the repository). The project will evaluate the results by a range of quantitative and qualitative measures. It will evaluate scenarios for indexing and search. It will make recommendations with reference to resource discovery in digital repository The aim of the project is "to build a demonstrator to test the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability." We wish to explore how to optimise social tagging systems for discovery and how to combine them in different ways with more controlled knowledge organisation and retrieval systems. We aim to investigate whether vocabulary control and the use of an established KOS can assist in moving free social tagging beyond personal bookmarking to aid resource discovery in context of the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The project will demonstrate use of tagging in different environments and will provide an interface that enables use of a traditional classification scheme to enhance free form tags. The project will consider issues, such as whether prompting with controlled terminology is beneficial. Aims and objectives: To build a demonstrator to test the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability; To investigate whether vocabulary control and the use of an established KOS can assist in moving free social tagging beyond personal bookmarking to aid resource discovery in context of the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The project will: Demonstrate use of tagging in different environments (within Intute and CCLRC); Provide an interface that enables use of a traditional classification scheme to enhance free form tags; Consider issues, such as whether prompting with controlled terminology is beneficial. Project start date: 2007-09-01. Project end date: 2008-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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epistle

One of the ways in which we may be able to encourage University students to achieve more in their studies and gain the careers they desire is to enable them to reflect upon their own learning. This process of student reflection may include recognition of their achievements and skills, as well as planning ahead for their personal, educational and career aspirations. A novel and useful tool to assist in the process of reflection is the electronic Portfolio (ePortfolio). ePortfolios are the subject of this project. The ePistle project will investigate the potential of ePortfolio use for student retention and progression in the catchment area of the University of Wolverhampton. It will create the opportunity for groups of students from two local schools and three Further Education colleges to use an ePortfolio system. The project will then investigate the use of ePortfolios by these students in terms of the if, how, what, when and related to this it will uncover how best to embed these into a curriculum. The project will also investigate how ePortfolios are and can be used by both those students wishing to progress along their education path and those institutions who will accept them. The overall aims of this project are twofold. The first is to gain a better understanding of the way in which ePortfolios are used (or not used) by students and how best they can integrated into the curriculum. The second is to observe how ePortfolios are used for assisting progression from one institution to another, by both students and institutions' admissions departments. The outcomes will be: - A set of materials and guidelines which will assist teachers to embed an ePortfolio into the curriculum; - A set of guidelines to frame the use of ePortfolios for accreditation for entry into Higher Education; Policy statement or set of guidelines to frame the use of ePortfolios for accreditation for entry into Higher Education written; - A set of guidelines for the use of ePortfolios in colleges and schools as artefacts to enable learners' transition or progression to other institutions of education; - A policy statement or set of guidelines to frame the issues around storage, and ongoing access of learners' ePortfolios is written and endorsed by ITS and legal team; - A report into the investigation of the issues which affect the use and non-use of e-Portfolios by learners. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2007-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ergo

The project will demonstrate an innovative way of taking action to reduce the environmental impact of institutional ICT through raising awareness of the effect small behavioural changes can make to reducing energy usage. Project start date: 2010-01-18. Project end date: 2011-01-17. (Excerpt from this source)

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erim

ERIM sets out to specify in practical terms how data management can be enabled and supported in research projects, particular to support re-use and what can be thought of as 'repurposing'. The project will establish the state of the art and then understand the combination of technical, contextual, social and legal barriers to re-use. In parallel the opportunities and benefits of information and data set re-use will be made. A key factor to establish will be what structures, formats, metadata and so on are needed to make these information and data sets amenable to later re-use and reinterpretation. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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eris

This project will develop a set of user-led and user-centric solutions that will motivate researchers to deposit their work in repositories, facilitate the integration of repositories in research and institutional processes and, as a result, develop the IRIScotland pilot into a trusted cross-repository resource discovery service, capable of providing access to a critical mass of Scottish research output. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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escape project

This project is responding to institutional and national concerns regarding assessment and feedback. Working with two Schools in the institution, the project will develop assessment for learning activities to enhance the assessment experience for all learners and staff in the schools. Building on the curriculum development activities within their Blended Learning Unit, they will investigate and incorporate ICT to improve effectiveness and efficiency of assessment practices. Project start date: 2008-11-01. Project end date: 2010-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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esp-grid

The ESP-GRID project is investigating how Shibboleth offers solutions to issues of grid authentication, authorisation and security. It will also reappraise the use of PKI within the UK e-Science Grid and grids in general and aims to produce a roadmap for integrating the e-Science Core Programme Production Grid within the JISC Information Environment (IE). In short, is Shibboleth appropriate and workable for grids? How appropriate is PKI, even though it has already been adopted? How can the access management regime between the e-Science Grid and the JISC IE interoperate? The overall aim of this project is to achieve a deeper understanding of the potential role that Shibboleth can play in grid authentication, authorization and security. The specific objectives are: To formulate a picture of current and future requirements of grid security; To postulate the relevance of Shibboleth to grids and its possible relationships with PKI; If/where Shibboleth is relevant, to examine possible interfaces between existing information environments and grid computing environments using Shibboleth, and PKI where appropriate; (If and) Where Shibboleth has been shown to be able to play a beneficial role in grid access management, a prototype grid should be modelled and developed; Building on the above, routes for migration and/or integration should be proposed in order to achieve interoperability with regard to access controls between existing PKI-based grids and information environments. The project methodology is part review, part technical development and part architecture analysis and configuration. The requirements analysis should be possible from existing studies and from consultation. Analyses of 'best fit' and possibilities for building alternative architectures are likely to be carried out using both practical and theoretical approaches. The technical development of a Shibboleth infrastructure will be necessary and this will be shared between the Shibboleth Enabled Portals and Information Environments (SPIE) project also based at Oxford University Computing Services. Finally, the construction of a prototype computational grid using the new (proposed) security infrastructure will be largely a practical undertaking. One of the major benefits arising from the project should be a clarification of the functional requirements of grid security, authentication and authorisation. Insight into the future relationship between traditional information environments and grid computing applications should be forthcoming. It is intended that the project will serve to assist in the convergence between the access management and security approaches between grid computing and traditional information environments. Specifically, the project should increase the awareness of how PKI and Shibboleth can fulfil the functional requirements of grids with regard to security, authentication and authorisation. This should benefit developers and grid managers in choosing architectures and methodologies for grid applications. Project start date: 2004-07-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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espida

This two-year project seeks to develop and implement a sustainable business focused model for digital preservation, as part of a knowledge management agenda in higher education institutions. It will develop a model of the relationships, roles and responsibilities, costs, benefits and risks inherent in institutional digital preservation and implement this model by selling it to all the stakeholder groups, including senior management, administrative and clerical staff and academic teachers and researchers. In particular, this project seeks to identify the cost and benefits to the institution of developing a coherent, managed and sustainable approach to the preservation of its digital assets in a way that is transparent to all stakeholders. Project start date: 2005-01-01. Project end date: 2006-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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faroes

Through a number of previous workshops with the language teachers community of practice we have noted two important lessons: 1. The community is eager to share their resources and wants a lightweight repository that they can incorporate into everyday practice. 2. Practitioners are enthusiastic about sharing learning assets: simple resources such as videos, audio files and presentations. There is a real need for a straightforward usable repository that fulfils these requirements in order to begin to explore the difficult issues concerning authorship, provenance, authority and copyright in the context of a real system with real users. Aims and objectives: - To build on our existing engagement with the languages community to provide the type of lightweight community repositories that they are asking for, and bootstrap their individual use of repositories for exchanging learning assets. We will: - Deploy a lightweight repository early in the project lifetime and engage directly with the community throughout the project to encourage the sharing of assets; - Develop official plug-ins for ePrints to enable Web 2.0 functions such as tagging and virtual structures - Provide a number of bootstrap activities to support the community in identifying, uploading and describing their learning assets. Project start date: 2007-10-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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fishnet

FISHnet is a JISC funded project that aims to help freshwater scientists more easily share scientific data. It is a joint project shared between the Freshwater Biological Association and the Centre for e-Research at King's College London. This project enables researchers in multiple academic, governmental and voluntary-sector institutions to share their data. Data is held securely in a sustainable subject repository which preserves and disseminates multiple datasets as part of the FreshwaterLife.org information portal. Data creators can manage access rights to their content, from Open Access to sharing with trusted colleagues. (Excerpt from this source)

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freebase

Freebase is a large collaborative knowledge base consisting of metadata composed mainly by its community members. It is an online collection of structured data harvested from many sources, including individual 'wiki' contributions. Freebase aims to create a global resource which allows people (and machines) to access common information more effectively. It was developed by the American software company Metaweb and has been running publicly since March 2007. Metaweb was acquired by Google in a private sale announced July 16, 2010. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Freebase (database))

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gilead

GILEAD is a joint project between Information Systems Services (ISS), the University Library and the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. The University is currently engaged in a major initiative which aims to provide simplified or single sign-on capability to a wide range of internal and external information systems. As part of this endeavour the University aims to transition away from a number of existing access management solutions. The University resolved 18 months ago to rationalise the number of directory services on campus and has now adopted Microsoft's Active Directory (AD) as an institution-wide LDAP service. For the first time we now have a directory which contains all students and staff and AD is now being used to authenticate access to a wide range of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft systems. The University's aim is to reduce the number of username & password databases it has to populate and manage and the adoption of Shibboleth has been identified as an important component in our drive to simplify access to a number of commonly used teaching and research-orientated resources. The main objectives of the proposed project are to: as a prototype, use Guanxi derived Shibboleth Origins to test federation arrangements between Leeds and Manchester Universities; modify a number of existing resources to act as Shibboleth Targets; as the ultimate goal, move to using a University of Leeds institutional Shibboleth Origin, testing this with different attribute sources. The project will run from March 2005 - March 2006. It is anticipated that the main objectives of authenticating access to our VLE via our Shibboleth Origin and use of the Athens-Shibboleth Gateway Service will be operational in time for the start of the 2005/06 academic year. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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gmsa

The Greater Manchester Strategic Alliance (GMSA) is a partnership of universities, colleges, work based learning providers and other stakeholders that delivers a Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) and promotes the progression of vocational learners into Higher Education. In support of this delivery, the GMSA runs two overarching projects that depend critically on course information; ModCAT providing modular learning options that can be combined into higher awards and the Vocational Course Catalogue (VCC), a larger collection of part-time vocational Higher Education courses in Greater Manchester. In order to create catalogues of courses the GMSA wants to adopt a course description standard - to enable interoperability across the partnership and within its own systems. The GMSA needs to investigate and evaluate the technical implications of delivering such a standard to further the ModCAT and VCC projects, and also present an environment to practically demonstrate the value added from standardising, sharing and aggregating course information. As well as benefiting the GMSA partnership, outcomes from the project are also intended to be fed back into the XCRI project and community as a whole. By using technology to collect, transform, aggregate and display course information, the project will demonstrate how the administrative processes associated with learning and teaching can be supported and improved, and what new opportunities may be exploited as a result. Aims and Objectives To examine the technical and procedural factors of utilising a course description specification in support of the GMSA overarching projects, ModCAT and Vocational Course Catalogue. Investigation of existing course storage methods by consultant visit; Raising CourseExchange software to XCRI-CAP 1.1 compliance; Development of process model for course information submission for each institution; Deployment of CourseExchange software; As many course descriptions as possible from each institution mapped to the XCRI-CAP 1.1 standard, using CourseExchange software; Aggregation of course descriptions from each institution; Publication of combined course descriptions at a public URL; Identifying and drawing conclusions from events and issues at each stage; Using knowledge learned to successfully deliver ModCAT and VCC and refine XCRI-CAP 1.1. Project start date: 2008-02-01. Project end date: 2008-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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good apis

The 'Good APIs' project aims to provide JISC and the sector with information and advice on the factors that encourage use of machine interfaces, based on existing practice. Project start date: 2008-10-09. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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