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xgrain

The focus of Xgrain is the 'discovery' of journal articles and the like; having the intention of making best use of the JISC-funded Abstract & Indexing (A&I) database services that form part of the DNER and having particular regard to cross-searching and the ways in which A&I databases can be presented for use in learning and teaching. The DNER currently offers a range of high quality, specialised A&I database and electronic tables of contents (ETOC) services providing key discovery facilities for references to journal articles and other information objects that can be accessed from the desktop. However, there is evidence that they are under used, especially in learning and teaching. Xgrain aims to address underlying problems by developing a broker that will offer 'shallow' cross-searching of A&I databases across the DNER (using the Z39.50 protocol among others), with the facility to be transferred into native user interfaces for indepth searching. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.4%.
7 20

citeulike

CiteULike is based on the principle of social bookmarking and is aimed to promote and to develop the sharing of scientific references amongst researchers. In the same way that it is possible to catalog web pages (with Furl and del.icio.us) or photographs (with Flickr), scientists can share information on academic papers with specific tools (like CiteULike) developed for that purpose. The website is sponsored by the publisher Springer Science+Business Media. Richard Cameron developed CiteULike in November 2004 and in 2006 Oversity Ltd. was established to develop and support CiteULike. When browsing issues of research journals, small scripts stored in bookmarks (bookmarklets) allow one to import articles from repositories like PubMed, and CiteULike supports many more. Then the system attempts to determine the article metadata (title, authors, journal name, etc.) automatically. Users can organize their libraries with freely chosen tags and this produces a folksonomy of academic interests. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: CiteULike)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
8 66 1.5

datashare

DataShare, led by Edina, arises from an existing UK consortium of data support professionals working in departments and academic libraries in universities (Data Information Specialists Committee-UK), and builds on an international network with a tradition of data sharing and data archiving dating back to the 1960s in the social sciences. By working together across four universities and internally with colleagues already engaged in managing open access repositories for e-prints, this partnership will introduce and test a new model of data sharing and archiving to UK research institutions. By supporting academics within the four partner institutions who wish to share datasets on which written research outputs are based, this network of institution-based data repositories develops a niche model for deposit of 'orphaned datasets' currently filled neither by centralised subject-domain data archives/centres/grids nor by e-print based institutional repositories (IRs). The project's overall aim is to contribute to new models, workflows and tools for academic data sharing within a complex and dynamic information environment which includes increased emphasis on stewardship of institutional knowledge assets of all types; new technologies for doing e-Research; new research council policies and mandates; and the growth of the Open Access / Open Data movement. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
8 19

nmap

Intute: Nursing, midwifery and allied health provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists based at UK universities. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
8 35

preserv

The project will implement an ingest service based on the OAIS reference model for institutional archives built using Eprints software. Working with the National Archives, the project will link Eprints through a Web service to PRONOM software for identification and verification of file formats. The project will emphasise automation, will provide modular tools for capturing metadata and will enable the identification and verification of file formats. The project will scope a technology watch service to populate and update PRONOM where full automation is not feasible for file format recognition. This ingest service will be integrated into the Eprints deposit process for two existing institutional archives, at Southampton and Oxford Universities for evaluation, subject to prior satisfactory testing on pilot archives. The British Library and Southampton University will build and test an exemplar OAI-based preservation service. This service could be used with any OAI-compatible preservation archive to create a software-independent preservation archive. This project will work with other JISC approved projects in the JISC 4/04 programme and other JISC programmes to create institutional responsibility for preservation planning, data management, archival storage and administration, to effectively build a network of distributed and cooperating services that are based on the OAIS digital preservation reference model. Project start date: 2004-10-01. Project end date: 2006-09-01. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
8 22

cain

The CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) site contains information and source material on 'the Troubles' and politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. There is also some material on society in the region. CAIN is located in the University of Ulster and is part of INCORE and ARK. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
9 21

digimap

Digimap is a web mapping and online data delivery service developed by the EDINA national data centre for UK academia. It offers a range of on-line mapping and data download facilities which provide maps and spatial data from Ordnance Survey, British Geological Survey, Landmark Information Group and SeaZone Ltd. (marine mapping data and charts from the UK Hydrographic Office). The service is funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee). (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digimap)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
9 19

ihr-info

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
9 13

midrib

MIDRIB Project was designed to create, maintain and deliver a comprehensive collection of medical images in digital form for use in teaching and research, in medical and healthcare faculties of Universities and teaching hospitals. The project drew together the best of existing collections into a coherent resource within a single point of reference. Resources were made accessible from a single World Wide Web site via the SuperJanet higher-education network and images were also made available on CD-ROM. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
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powr

The aim of the POWR project work was to raise awareness amongst the web manager community of the need to incorporate preservation strategy into key stages of the web management process, the implicit assumption being that there has, to date, been insufficient sharing of practice and transferral of knowledge between the UK HE/FE Web Management community and other groups responsible for digital preservation and records management processes. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
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digital academic repositories

The Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) programme is a joint initiative of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB), the Dutch universities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). DARE's aim is to store the results of all Dutch research in a network of repositories, in which the National Library fulfils the role of safe place in charge of digital preservation. In this way all participants retain responsibility for and control over their own data while making them accessible at the same time. Moreover, as the KB takes responsibility for storage and long-term preservation, the universities can concentrate on their research work. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
10 13

ebank uk

Working in the area of digital repositories of crystallographic data, eBank UK is an interdisciplinary project that ran between 2003 and 2007, across 3 funding phases. It was led by UKOLN in partnership with the Intelligence, Agents & Multimedia Group, Department of Electronics & Computer Science and the Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton. In 2008, the focus of activity moved to the follow-on eCrystals project. Key deliverables included the eCrystals archive (an OAI-PMH compliant repository at the University of Southampton, populated with a number of datasets from the chemistry sub-discipline of crystallography) and a demonstrator for an aggregation service showing the potential for searching across dataset and publication metadata. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
10 18

hydra

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
10 142

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
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e-framework

The e-Framework for Education and Research is an international initiative that provides information to institutions on investing in and using information technology infrastructure. It advocates service-oriented approaches to facilitate technical interoperability of core infrastructure as well as effective use of available funding. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
11 60

mrc

This project will work with MRC recommended case studies to explore Data Management Plans in the medical context. Project start date: 2010-06-01. Project end date: 2011-04-30. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
11 14 28.6

devcsi

DevCSI is about helping software developers realise their full potential, by creating the conditions for them to be able to learn, network effectively, share ideas, collaborate and innovate creating a 'community' of developers in the learning provider sector which is greater than the sum of its parts. The developer benefits. The sector benefits. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
12 35

heron

Heron provides a service for UK academic institutions that wish to provide online access to student readings. Increasingly students today are working part time or are distance learners. They often study off campus and want quick and easy access to learning materials. Higher and Further Education Institutions are responding by providing access to electronic texts and developing virtual learning environments (VLEs). Heron primarily deals with book and journal extracts. It has developed a resource bank of over 2.5 million digitised extracts for rapid re-use (subject to copyright permissions). Heron also offers its subscribers experience and strength in negotiations with publishers and other rightsholders. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
12 22 4.5

repositories support project

The Repositories Support Project (RSP) is a 5.5 year JISC-funded initiative contributing to building repository capacity, knowledge and skills within UK higher education institutions. Through providing guidance and advice it benefits the whole of the UK sector resulting in the wider take-up and development of institutional repositories in HEIs. The aim of the project is to progress the vision of a deployed network of interoperable 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 is a major step forward in the provision of open access materials. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
12 18 22.2

eprints uk

The Resource Discovery Network's ePrints UK was funded by the JISC IE Development Programme, under the JISC Circular 1/02 call 'Focus on Access to Institutional Resources Programme (FAIR)' as one of the eprints cluster projects. The project built upon RDN's experience in implementing the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting to share metadata between the RDN partners to create the aggregated search facility, ResourceFinder. ePrints UK will benefit from the RDN partners' expertise in developing services tailored for particular subject audiences, the considerable existing user base visiting existing RDN services and the ongoing work of the JISC funded Subject Portals Project. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
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