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internet public library

The Internet Public Library (IPL, ipl2) is a non-profit, largely student-run website at Drexel University. Visitors can ask a reference question. Volunteer librarians and graduate students in library and information science form collections and answer questions. The IPL opened on March 17, 1995. The IPL originated at the University of MichiganÆs School of Information. Michigan SI students almost exclusively generated its content. They also managed the Ask a Question reference service. Since January 1, 2007 the "IPL Consortium", a group of 15 colleges still including the University of Michigan, has run the IPL. Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology hosts the site. With a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Drexel intends to additionally use it as a "'technological training center' for digital librarians". IPL2, the new face of the Internet Public Library, results from a merger with the Librarians' Internet Index, previously managed by the Califa Library group. This project involves moving IPL2 to a new website, a process that is still underway as of 2 January 2009. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Internet Public Library)

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jisc powr project

The aim of this 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. In common with organisations across all sectors, university websites are the principal digital marketing tool for those institutions and as such, they are required to look appropriate, function seamlessly and provide users with a wealth of easy to navigate and up-to-date information. What is often unacknowledged, however, is that these same websites may also be a unique repository for evidence of institutional activity which is unrecorded elsewhere, and (viewed collectively) may provide interesting insights into the development of Higher and Further Education digital initiatives over the course of the last fifteen years in ways that have yet to be formally codified. The JISC PoWR project undertook to run three workshops to consult with members of relevant communities. The resultant discussions from these workshops, along with the deliberations of the project team - much of which is reflected on the JISC PoWR Blog- fed into the principle deliverable which is now available as a Handbook. Project start date: 2008-04-28. Project end date: 2008-09-29. (Excerpt from this source)

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libportal

The adoption of locally developed and commercial library portals in academic institutions is having a profound impact on the use of quality information sources, as well as on internal library workflows and efficiency. Library portals will be crucial to interoperation with national services and institutional portal and VLE developments. Building on previous studies and accounts, the LibPortal project will provide a comprehensive review of current practice and future prospects. A subsidiary Project will feature a case study of the introduction of Metalib at a specific institution. LibPortal defines a library portal as: a network service that brings together content from diverse resources, including the library catalogue, on-line subscription reference material, e-journals and learning and teaching material. A portal offers a gateway to a range of high quality sources, presented to the user through a single interface, for example the library web site or a commercially produced package. Click here for further explanation of portals. The primary aim of the Project is to gather information that enables the JISC community to understand the development, implementation and use of library portals by FE and HE institutions. To achieve this aim, the project will address the following objectives, to: Define the scope of portals and associated access tools; Determine the scale of development of in-house and purchased systems, and factors in choices such as whether to buy a system or develop one; Examine the relevant technologies, with particular reference to future integration and interoperability with the JISC Information Environment Explore other interoperability issues relating to interworking with VLEs, CMS, and the relationship between library and institutional portals; Gather views of stakeholders including developers, library staff, academics and students, and bring together existing evidence on the impact on information literacy and user behaviour; Explore cultural issues amongst users, the library profession and publishers, e.g. about cross searching and the impact on required skill sets for professionals; Look at how portal use has been effectively promoted; Explore legal and contractual issues; Arrive at a summative view of the costs and benefits of developing or implementing a portal; Explore relevant experience in other information sectors, such as national libraries, the NHS, the People's Network and commercial libraries and international experience; Inform the supplier community of UK FE and HE activity and needs. Project start date: 2003-08-11. Project end date: 2004-01-09. (Excerpt from this source)

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linkedup project

The LinkedUp Project is a FP7 Support Action which pushes forward the exploitation and adoption of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational organisations and institutions. To address these goals, LinkedUp provides a range of activities, including the establishment of the LinkedUp Challenge and a corresponding evaluation framework. These are aimed at identifying and promoting innovative success stories which exploit large-scale Web data in educational scenarios as part of robust applications and tools. The project is made up of consortium partners each with respective roles in the LinkedUp project. There are also a number of associated partners with an interest in the project. The LinkedUp Challenge has an advisory board consisting of renowned experts in the fields of open data and data management, semantic web and Web-based education. (Excerpt from this source)

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liparm

Linking Parliamentary Records through Metadata (LIPARM) project is designed to allow for the first time the federated searching and browsing of UK and Ireland Parliamentary papers by defining and implementing a unified metadata strategy for historical and contemporary parliamentary digitisation projects. This project defines a generic XML schema for parliamentary metadata, defines controlled vocabularies for key components of this metadata, and produces a platform for a union catalogue of these materials based on the records created. Key collections are enhanced to allow their content to be accessed via the catalogue. (Excerpt from this source)

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midess

The MIDESS Project will explore the management of digitised content in an institutional and cross-institutional context through the development of a digital repository infrastructure. It will address how support can be provided for the use of digital content in a learning and research context, in an integrated manner. It will also explore how use and management of digital content can be joined up in a national context. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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mymobilebristol

Develop pilot information-exchange standards and an existing software approach for scenarios. The project will produce a case study report describing and critially analysing the success of the online collaborative workspace that will be developed for MyMobileBristol Project start date: 2010-06-28. Project end date: 2010-07-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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rosa

ROSA is carried out by the Nature Publishing Group, the scientific publishing arm of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. RSS (RDF Site Summary) news feeds are an increasingly popular means of receiving news and other time-sensitive information. The RSS feed readers enable users to scan a large number of information sources without having to manually visit each website in turn. They also enable webmasters to embed automatically updated links to content of interest at other websites. In this way they greatly enhance data interoperability and hence the information dissemination capabilities of the web. There are however barriers to adoption of RSS. ROSA attempts to overcome these barriers by creating an open source, customisable RSS aggregator and filter, of which the source code will be released under the General Public License so that others can make use of it and build upon it. Project start date: 2003-05-01. Project end date: 2003-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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safir

This project will set up an open access digital repository at the University of York for resources in a variety of formats, including sound, archives, film and images, to complement both the University's research publications in the White Rose Research Online repository and the digital teaching materials in the University's Yorkshare VLE. SAFIR will investigate both open source and commercial software options to determine which is most appropriate for the range of formats and requirements identified by the project, and which conforms to current standards for interoperability within the JISC Information Environment. The project is part of a larger activity to develop a digital library service for the University of York that will contribute to the University strategy for storage, preservation, retrieval and dissemination of digital assets. Project start date: 2007-03-30. Project end date: 2008-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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sagecite

SageCite will develop and test a Citation Framework (Data, Method, Publication) for complex network models of disease and associated data as Research Objects, with requirements informing a demonstrator using Taverna workflows, DataCite services as an extension to myExperiment and Sage Commons data infrastructure, as the case study. Citations of network models will be embedded in two leading publications: Nature Genetics and PLoS Computational Biology. A Benefits Evaluating mapping will be produced using the KRDS2 Benefits Taxonomy. SageCite will join up JISC RDM with the international bio-informatics initiatives: Concept Web Alliance and Bio2RDF. Project start date: 2010-08-01. Project end date: 2011-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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schema.org

Schema.org is an initiative launched on 2 June 2011 by Bing, Google and Yahoo!to "create and support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages." On 1 November Yandex (whose search engine is the largest one in Russia) joined the initiative. They propose using their schemas and Microdata in HTML5 to mark up website content with metadata about itself. Such markup can be recognized by search engine spiders and other parsers, thus gaining access to the meaning of the sites. The initiative started with a small number of formats, but the long term goal is to support a wider range of schemas. The initiative also describes an extension mechanism for adding additional properties. Much of the vocabulary on schema.org was inspired by earlier formats such as Microformats, FOAF, GoodRelations and OpenCyc. RDF applications can use Microdata2RDF service. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Schema.org)

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sharegeo

ShareGeo will integrate the geospatial data sharing facility of the GRADE demonstrator repository into the EDINA Digimap Collections suite of services for use by registered Digimap users. As part of the 2005 Digital Repositories' Programme, JISC funded the scoping of a geospatial repository for academic deposit and extraction (GRADE) project. GRADE investigated a number of issues relating to the role repositories including developing a demonstrator repository. This project will build upon the work of the demonstrator GRADE repository and will implement a facility within the EDINA Digimap Collections suite of services that will allow registered Digimap users to share and re-use derived geospatial datasets. The project will build upon the work previously done for the GRADE project while implementing the facility using the latest version of the DSpace software and later versions of supporting libraries such as for validating spatial datasets. As well as technical developments there will be work done on clarifying the data deposit and download policy and improved help provided to users. The project output will be a facility accessed from within Digimap that allows users to deposit and extract (i.e. share) geospatial datasets. The repository will be based on the DSpace, an open-source repository platform. Project start date: 2008-03-01. Project end date: 2008-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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sherpa digital preservation

This project will create a collaborative, shared preservation environment for the SHERPA institutional repositories project framed around the Open Archiving Information Systems (OAIS) Reference Model. The project will bring together the SHERPA institutional repository systems with the preservation repository established by the Arts and Humanities Data Service to create an environment that fully addresses all the requirements of the different phases within the life cycle of digital information. Aims and Objectives Use the OAIS reference model to develop a persistent preservation environment for the SHERPA consortium, assigning rights and responsibilities and establishing protocols and work flow processes that will ensure the long-term preservation of the repository content; Explore the use of METS as the framework for packaging and transferring metadata held within the institutional repositories, including the preservation metadata created by the preservation service; Establish a coordinated set of protocols and software to be implemented as a working preservation service for a group of institutional repositories; Explore the use of open source software and tools to add functionality to and to extend the storage layer of repository software applications; Draw together the experience gained into a Digital Preservation User Guide that will complement the 'The Preservation Management of Digital Material Handbook' created by Maggie Jones and Neil Beagrie, and act as a practical user guide to implementing this type of preservation environment. Project start date: 2005-03-01. Project end date: 2007-07-28. (Excerpt from this source)

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shibboleap

Each of the seven partners in this project maintains an institutional self-archive of academic publications, based on the Eprints.org software, as part of the SHERPA-LEAP consortium. Access to documents in these archives is public and unrestricted, but access management is required to authenticate the identities of academic staff depositing documents, and of library staff who must check or amend descriptive metadata, and approve documents to appear within the public collection. Currently authentication and authorisation is handled within the Eprints.org server, requiring the registration and use of (yet another) password by users, and administration of these registrations by staff supporting the archive. Amongst them, the seven partners use a variety of existing methods for user identity and resource access management. These include Athens ('traditional'), AthensDA, various implementations of LDAP, and various data sources used to hold and maintain identity and role attribute information about users (staff and students) registered with them. All have strategic goals to work towards 'single sign-on', and all have the technical capabilities to support the platforms and integration infrastructure needed to operate as Shibboleth Identity-Providers, at least on the pilot scale required to achieve the minimum objectives of this project. The project will create a Shibboleth Identity-Provider ('Origin') service for all academic and support staff (at each of seven partner institutions in the SHERPA-LEAP consortium) who are involved in controlled access to their respective institutional Eprints servers, and will implement modifications to their respective Eprints servers to enable them all as Shibboleth Resource-Providers ('Targets'). Because existing institutional directory services will be used to implement Shibboleth Identity-Provider services, completion of the project will make it possible for all staff and students registered with each of the seven partners to access other Shibboleth-enabled resources, either directly or via the Shibboleth-Athens Gateway being constructed by Eduserv. LSE is already fully capable of operating as a Shibboleth Identity-Provider. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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sneep

One of the most talked-about recent developments on the Internet, and the World Wide Web in particular, has come to be known as "Web 2.0" (O'Reilly, 2005), and represents a new approach to using the web as an increasingly interactive platform. This has led to a plethora of "social networking" web sites and applications, where users can, for example, share bookmarks, or add comments or tags to online objects such as photographs or blog posts. The SNEEP project will investigate and demonstrate the extent to which these approaches are relevant to Institutional Repository software, through developing plugins to add commenting, bookmarking and tagging features to Eprints. Overview: SNEEP is a 6 month "rapid development" project to develop extensions adding further key Web 2.0 features to Eprints, and demonstrate their use in an Institutional Repository. This is in part a response to the recent recommendation by Franklin and van Harmeln that projects be undertaken to investigate how institutional repositories can be made more accessible for learning and teaching through the use of Web 2.0 technologies. The project will develop and demonstrate fully working models of web software to incorporate these functions into Eprints, and report on its outcomes and findings. The output will be made openly available for reuse and further development by the community. Aims and objectives: To develop plugins for Eprints that add functionality for commenting, bookmarking and tagging objects in the repository. Project start date: 2007-09-01. Project end date: 2008-02-28. (Excerpt from this source)

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tbmap

The project will scope and develop an application profile for time based media. This would support the effective management and deposit of time based media 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: 2007-12-01. Project end date: 2008-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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uk government web archive

UK Government Web Archive: The National Archives is preserving government information published on the web by archiving UK Central Government Websites. (Excerpt from this source)

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unisa

Information Services currently maintain separate ATHENS usernames and passwords for all students by automatically generating bulk upload requests from our user registration database. We had been looking to use the ATHENS devolved authentication mechanism to enable staff and students to use their local (eDirectory) usernames, but are now planning to use Shibboleth for this instead. This would make life easier for our staff and students, as they would not need to keep track of separate usernames and passwords, and decrease the risk of misuse of ATHENS resources. For Information Services, it would remove the need to maintain the hand-crafted code required for bulk uploading at the, hopefully lesser, cost of deploying the Eduserv implementation of Shibboleth Origin, with assistance as required from the Middleware Assisted Takeup Service. It will also give us experience of using Shibboleth, which is seen as an emerging standard for authentication and authorisation. In outline, the plan is to deploy the Eduserv implementation of Shibboleth Origin, with assistance as required from the Middleware Assisted Takeup Service, to provide authentication and authorisation attributes from our eDirectory, with a view to rolling this out for first year students and new staff in September 2005. If successful, we will look at the issues involved in getting staff and students with existing ATHENS usernames to change to using their local ones, and at providing single sign-on to ATHENS resources from our portal. We will document and disseminate our experience in a case study and present it to at least the EMUIT forum. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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vsm

The Visual and Sound Material portal (VSM) scoping study and demonstrator project is part of co-ordinating policy for multimedia service provision. The present project is seen as contributing further steps towards a user-lead specification and development of a facility providing a single integrated access point for the range of still-image, moving-picture and sound collections in the JISC IE and beyond. This project will seek to meet programme objectives through exploration of the nature and use of a portal as a means of discovering, locating and accessing time-based content and images for learning, teaching & research. Aims and Objectives The overall aim of the project is to investigate through initial scoping activity and the construction of a demonstrator, the value and feasibility of a JISC-designated national portal for both time-based media and image collections. Project start date: 2005-09-01. Project end date: 2007-02-28. (Excerpt from this source)

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web2rights

A project looking at the IPR issues around web 2.0 tools Project start date: 2007-10-01. Project end date: 2008-07-26. (Excerpt from this source)

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