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grade project

Conventional scientific method has historically been data-driven and with current technologies the wealth of created data assets has grown dramatically. Despite this importance, however, sharing data is not easy and many researchers have discussed the problems, including: the willingness to share, locating data, mechanisms for sharing and accessing data. Given these problems, the scoping of a Geospatial Repository for Academic Deposit and Extraction (GRADE) seems both necessary and timely. GRADE will investigate and report on the technical and cultural issues around the reuse of geospatial data within the JISC IE in the context of media-centric, informal and institutional repositories. The aim of GRADE is to lay the foundations for a sustainable infrastructure (both cultural and technical) that underwrites the communities' substantial and ongoing investment in the utilisation of geospatial resources within the learning, teaching and research environments of UK academia. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-01-19. (Excerpt from this source)

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hairst

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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hharp

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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i2s2

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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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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inlei

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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iri scotland

The purpose of the project is - with a view to supporting the Scottish research agenda at both institutional and national (Scottish) level - to: Explore - in collaboration with university senior managers and researchers - ways of bringing about cultural and organisational change by developing institutional research publication policies, procedures and mechanisms, as well as workflows to assist individual researchers, conducive to the promotion of self-archiving in institutional open access repositories; Develop a broad framework for a distributed institutional repository infrastructure for Scottish research and experiment with both a collective hosting repository, in particular for smaller institutions that may not wish to set up their own institutional repositories, and a cross-repository search facility capable of dealing with a wide range of research and research-related digital objects; Identify what can be more effectively done centrally - and whether this should be done at a national Scottish level or a national UK-wide level - or locally at institutional level, taking account of relevant international developments to ensure that the Scottish infrastructure is globally interoperable. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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irra

Research Assessment is a complex activity involving decisions made by many parties (individual researchers, research managers, institutional administrators, external assessors) and potentially involving many interoperating software systems. This project aims to to develop practical solutions for integrating DSpace and EPrints repositories and repository workflows into RAE activities (both from institutional and natonal perspectives), and to advise repository managers on how to deploy these solutions in their local contexts. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2006-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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isme

Taken together, modern instruments in the laboratory and international central facilities can build up a detailed, multi-faceted picture of the structure and behaviour of engineering components. At present, stitching together this information is a time consuming post mortem process, limiting the extent to which true interactive enquiry-based experiments can be undertaken. Software tools for fusing the acquired data have already been developed as part of a completed EPSRC research programme (GR/R38774/01), but the interrogation and visualisation of the assembled database can only be done at a single location. We will construct, refine and deploy a prototype Virtual Research Environment (VRE) to enable teams of material scientists, academic and industrial engineers and instrument scientists to work together in undertaking, compiling, analysing, interrogating and visualising multiple experiments on components of high complexity at different sites. The overall aim of the project is to develop and refine the experimental steering process, shared workspace and distributed visualisation into a VRE making them deployable by dispersed teams of instrument scientists, material scientists and engineers in a transparent and robust manner. The specific objectives are to: Set up a medium for collaboratively managing and analysing data and to make available archival data collected elsewhere for immediate side-by-side comparisons; To achieve multi-site experiment steering, to discuss progress, modify strategies, and to train and instruct students; Improve the HCI issues within the shared-workspace between the dispersed sites; Create guidelines for the use of remote steering and collaborative environments. Project start date: 2004-11-01. Project end date: 2006-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ivle

The "Intute in Virtual Learning Environments" (IVLE) project aims to improve access by students and lecturers to high quality Internet resources from the Intute catalogue within the context of two VLEs: Moodle at the University of Bath and Blackboard at the University of Durham. A range of plug-in tools will be developed that will enable both the searching of the Intute catalogue and the delivery of results from within the VLEs. The project will also create some personalisation tools such as the ability to save searches and create lists of favourites for individual use or as reading lists to support course modules. Project start date: 2009-06-05. Project end date: 2009-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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journaltocs

The 'Facility for monitoring current journal issues to identify published papers for IRs' project addresses the pressing concerns by repository managers of getting up-to-date content and having high quality metadata. We propose a tool (API) to assist in both those aims. Project start date: 2009-06-06. Project end date: 2009-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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l2l

This project is based on a consortium of institutions in Central Scotland (University of Stirling, Falkirk College, Cumbernauld College, Clackmannan College and Lauder College). The project will identify and make available to the FE/HE community learning objects to support students in the acquisition and development of learning and study skills. The project will focus on two particular areas, which are inter-related: adults returning to learning through FE; the transition from FE/HE. The fundamental aim underpinning the project is to provide a coherent range of high quality learning objects that can be used flexibly and in a wide range of different learning contexts to support (adult) learners as they return to learning through FE and all learners making the transition from FE to HE. Project start date: 2002-10-01. Project end date: 2005-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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lemur

The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495. It possesses a number of museum collections of national importance and a wealth of valuable, yet under exploited, educational material. The creation of digital surrogates permits the use of often delicate and irreplaceable items in teaching, particularly to large classes outside the physical museum. Previous experience with creating digital resources for teaching and research has established the methodology for such projects and underscored the University's commitment to working across departments to create interdisciplinary digital resources targeted specifically for use in selected HE teaching areas. The overall aim of the project is to demonstrate the value of university museum and gallery collections in the delivery of teaching and in enhancing the learning process. Access to important material in the collections of the University of Aberdeen will be enhanced for learning and teaching across the HE community. The specific objectives are to provide: Digitised surrogates of material in a linked database suitable for use in HE teaching; Learning packages for students studying specific courses; Digitised resources for use by other courses; Access to users across the HE community. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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life2

The LIFE project supports repositories and preservation by analysing costs of digital curation and lifecycle management. LIFE2 will build on this by: 1) Refining the LIFE methodology for the analysis and costing of the lifecycle of digital objects; 2) Providing a cross section of exemplar Case Studies, both to inform the LIFE methodology and to provide a benchmark for comparison and evaluation; 3) Enable HE and FE institutions to apply the LIFE methodology simply and easily to their own collections, and thus to evaluate and compare their activities in order to inform planning and increase workflow efficiency; 4) Compare, contrast and analyse the lifecycle costs of paper and digital collections, informing the use of differing approaches to preservation and access via digital and other surrogate technologies; 5) Identify where efficiencies can be made in the lifecycle costs of digital materials and provide guidance to funding bodies in areas such as preservation services and preservation tools; 6) Disseminate project findings and enable take up of the LIFE methodology. The project is managed by University College London (UCL), in partnership with The British Library, the SHERPA-LEAP Consortium, SHERPA-DP and the Medical Research Council. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2008-08-29. (Excerpt from this source)

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lifesign

Feedback from past initiatives relating to the use of video in learning and teaching, notably the BFI/BUFVC/JISC Imagination/Universities Network Pilot project and HEFCE's Shotlist initiative, demonstrated that unless the collection of visual resources is of sufficient quality and comprehensive in coverage it is unlikely that lecturers will feel inspired to change their teaching habits. Lifesign will compile a collection of resources relevant to practical teaching within the life sciences and achieve the critical mass necessary to impact upon the delivery of the curriculum and effectively evaluate the educational potential of streamed video within a subject discipline. The overall aim of the project is to evaluate the use of networked moving picture and sound material for learning and teaching in the life sciences. This aim revolves around 3 main areas of activity: the development of a comprehensive set of resources focusing on a particular aspect or aspects of the life sciences; the development of appropriate metadata and the integration of resource discovery and retrieval facilities within a hybrid library system; and the development and implementation of an evaluation methodology for the material and its use in learning and teaching. The specific objectives are to: - Compile a comprehensive collection of video resources, in association with the relevant Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN4) Subject Centres, relevant to the practical teaching of a range of life science disciplines. This will comprise material already in existence and new commissions; - Structure and digitise the catalogue in a format appropriate for networked delivery via Metropolitan Area Networks; - Develop software that enables the full integration of multimedia resources in library catalogues and hybrid library systems; - Index, catalogue and compile the associated metadata for the resources in a format that can be integrated into existing library database systems; - Work with the JISC's Managing Agent and Advisory Service for Moving Pictures and Sound in order to clear rights for use of all resources identified and develop a licensing framework to facilitate the continued production of related resources from within the HE sector; - Install the digital collection on two Metropolitan Area Networks (SWMAN and LENS) providing local access for up to 18 HEIs; - Evaluate the pedagogical effectiveness of streamed moving images within the life sciences and assess the impact upon current curriculum delivery; - Provide guidelines, supporting material and staff development to the Advisory Centre for Moving Pictures and Sound in order to embed the use of networked moving images within the DNER; - Develop the infrastructure necessary in order to sustain the continued development of this initiative beyond the lifespan of the project. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-01-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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list8d

The aim of this project is to implement an open-source reading list system ('List8d') that is accessible and easy to use for all user groups. List8D should also be a useful and sustainable resource for the JISC Information Environment. The project aims to achieve the following technical goals: Portable data with the ability to feed information to and from mashups. Open content and open standards. Solution to be reusable, by any institution, with a well-documented API. Support for tools such as Refworks, Endnote, and Zotero. Internationalisation support. We aim to achieve the following business and user-oriented goals: Help librarians manage their stock levels and serve students better. Be easy for the students to use, with information served by the application accessible in a variety of places. Ideally the students will not be aware of the existence of the application, they will simply see reading lists appearing in appropriate places. Provide accurate information for librarians and library managers, saving time and avoiding unsuitable or inaccurate inputs into the reading list system. Be easy for the academics to use, and help them to ensure that there are sufficient course materials available for the students. Promote agile development practises within the University of Kent. Project start date: 2009-06-06. Project end date: 2009-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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liw

LIW for academic and non academic staff' develops an existing Location Independent Working (LIW) scheme operating within the University's wholly-owned commercial company, Coventry University Enterprises Ltd. (CUE) to make it suitable for academic staff in teaching roles. CUE has successfully implemented LIW for over 50% (currently this amounts to c.75 people) of its staff. The project aligns the cultural change necessary at individual, departmental and institutional levels with the application of tried and tested technologies to develop a comprehensive e-working scheme for academic and non-academic staff. The aim of the project is to demonstrate that LIW can bring significant benefits to teaching staff, their employers and their students and to build an LIW framework that can be adopted by other members of the JISC community. We will build a production quality e-working service for academic staff of Coventry University. Project start date: 2007-11-01. Project end date: 2009-04-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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locah

Mimas and UKOLN are working together on an exciting JISC funded project to make our Archives Hub and Copac data available as structured Linked Data, for the benefit of education and research. We will also be working in partnership with Eduserv, Talis and OCLC, leading experts within their fields. We want to put archival and bibliographic data at the heart of the Linked Data Web, enabling new links to be made between diverse content sources and enabling the free and flexible exploration of data so that researchers can make new connections between subjects, people, organisations and places to reveal more about our history and society. (Excerpt from this source)

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lucero

The goal of LUCERO (Linking University Content for Education and Research Online) is to investigate and prototype the use of linked data technologies and approaches to linking and exposing data for students and researchers. Linked data technologies and principles represent emerging practices to format and interconnect information on the Web. Working with groups of learners, researchers and practitioners based at the Open University, LUCERO will scope, prototype, pilot and evaluate reusable, cost-effective solutions relying on linked data for exposing and connecting educational and research content. (Excerpt from this source)

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mca

The Mobile Campus Assistant project will make existing campus-related information available to University of Bristol students via their mobiles and location-aware smart phones. By building a prototype, open source mobile smart phone application and a mobile-specific web site the project aims to provide students on the move with a demonstration 'where is my nearest...' service, combining up-to-date information from campus sources (e.g. public PC and room availability, wireless hotspots, directions, timetables) with external public data and services including Google maps and City transport timetables. Project start date: 2009-06-01. Project end date: 2009-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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