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wrn

The aim of this Welsh Repository Network (WRN) start-up project bid, run by the University of Wales Aberystwyth (UWA) on behalf of WHELF (Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum), is to put in place an essential building block for the development of an integrated network of institutional digital repositories in Wales. Currently, just two of the 12 HEIs in Wales have open access digital repositories (Aberystwyth and Cardiff), both of which are pilot rather than production models, lightly populated and resident on shared equipment. The project aims to run a centrally managed hardware procurement programme designed to provide every HEI in Wales with dedicated and configured repository hardware by the end of 2007 as a major step towards realisation of the WRN. In close collaboration with the technical, organisational and operational support specifically provided for Welsh HEIs within the JISC funded Repository Support Project (RSP), also to be delivered from UWA, this initiative will provide a cost-effective, collaborative and decisive boost to the repository agenda in Wales and help JISC achieve the critical mass of populated repositories and digital content that is a stated objective of the Repositories and Preservation Programme. Project start date: 2007-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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aardvark

The project aims to explore uses of technology to: 1. develop and formalise the application of information systems in the operation of research degree programmes within the University of Bedfordshire to better support, capture and record the research process; and 2. ensure that all of the processes are compliant with the requirements of the University external partners. Project start date: 2010-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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aida

AIDA created a self-assessment tool for describing institutional readiness and capabilities for digital preservation. The tool took into account different states of institutional preparedness when recommending options or highlighting threats to assets. Project start date: 2007-10-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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aquabrowser

The project aims to evaluate the user experience of the University of Edinburgh AquaBrowser service. This involves holistic evaluation centred on both the fundamental and practical use aspects of resource discovery. First, user research will be undertaken through user interviews and field studies to develop library personas and to examine the user perspectives and recommendations of AquaBrowser. Usability testing will subsequently be carried out to examine the efficacy of AquaBrowser user interface. Project start date: 2010-04-21. Project end date: 2010-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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automatic metadata generation

Use cases for the automatic generation and use of metadata will be developed using an approach that maximises the use of current community knowledge. Through knowledge-gathering workshops, commissioned expert reports, and surveys of the wider community it will be possible to identify a number of key use cases defining how metadata can be automatically gathered and how that metadata will be used. This approach builds on existing expertise and allows the focus to be on gathering use cases, analysing them, identifying tools and services, prioritising them, and assessing the main costs and benefits. The project will deliver general guidance for service providers in HE, a synthesis of previous work on automated metadata generation and a set of recommendations on tools and services required in the future. Project start date: 2009-03-01. Project end date: 2009-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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bath information and data services

Bath Information and Data Services (BIDS) provided bibliographic database services to the academic community in the UK from 1991 to 2005. BIDS academic and scholarly journals services are now incorporated into IngentaConnect www.ingentaconnect.com (Excerpt from this source)

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beginners guide to digital preservation

Beginner's Guide to Digital Preservation was created for the JISC by UKOLN as part of a project that ran from April to September 2010. A blog (the JISC Beginners Guide to Digital Preservation project blog) has been written about the process of putting together the guide. The aim of this guide is to provide digital preservation information for members of the JISC community who arenÆt active in the area of digital preservation. It takes a straightforward approach to the subject area, is pragmatic and applicable to those who are new to the topic area. (Excerpt from this source)

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brii

BRII will enable efficient sharing of research management information using semantic web technologies. Ontologies and taxonomies will define and describe data objects (eg people, research groups, funding agencies, publications, research 'themes') to forge connections between them and provide web-based services to disseminate and reuse this information in new contexts. It will create efficiencies, greater accuracy of data, and better discovery of research activities at Oxford. University data sources will include academic departments and central services. Half the project will be devoted to stakeholder input, collaboration and 'buy-in' aimed at evolving current work practices and processes. Project start date: 2008-11-03. Project end date: 2010-04-03. (Excerpt from this source)

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bril

The Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics is a strongly interdisciplinary research division in the School of Biomedical & Health Sciences at King's College London. The Division includes a variety of research groups addressing different topics within this field. The BRIL project aims to enhance the repository facilities at the Randall Division by: o Embedding the repository within the researchers' day-to-day research and experimental practices. o Allowing data and metadata to be captured in automated fashion, for example from equipment or processing and analysis software o Allowing the structure of experimental processes as a whole to be captured, modelled and stored within the repository, rather than just the individual data sets. o Enhancing browse and access facilities so that users can explore and re-use these complex representations, and data exchange facilities to increase interoperability with other repositories in biomedical disciplines. o Integrating the repository into the wider King's infrastructure, and in particular the Institutional preservation practices and policies As well as enhancing this specific repository to address the needs and practices of the targeted research groups, we will also ensure that the architecture and software components produced are sufficiently generic and can be exploited and enhanced in other disciplines and institutions. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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bvreh

The BVREH is a project supported by the Humanities Division at Oxford, hosted by the Oxford e-Research Centre, and funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), which promotes the innovative use of information and communications technology in academic teaching and research in the UK. An initial survey carried out by the BVREH team between June 2005 and September 2006 defined the range of services that a Virtual Environment should offer - from information about researchers and their interests and about conferences, lectures and seminars, to integrated communication and collaboration tools to support advanced research. The project team addressed the needs highlighted by the survey through a number of pilot applications designed for specific user communities with the long term aim of broadening their functionality to a wider humanities user base. (Excerpt from this source)

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clif

The Content Lifecycle Integration Framework (CLIF) project will examine the management of the lifecycle of digital content from creation through to disposal or preservation across system boundaries. It will carry out this examination through the integration of the Fedora digital repository system with two other systems used within the HE sector in the UK and abroad, Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) and Sakai, to enable the movement of content between them at specific points in its lifecycle, in accordance with identified use case requirements: a preliminary investigation of integration between MOSS and Sakai will also be undertaken. All three systems are used to manage digital content, and each addresses different overlapping parts of the content lifecycle. Integration will use a loosely coupled, open standards-based approach to maximise re-use outside the project. CLIF will include a research strand, investigating the content lifecycle and how systems can best support this, and a technical development strand to carry out the integration work informed by the research. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2010-12-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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crib

This proposal is to support management and business professionals in university departments and related organisations who are the essential links between research and commerce, i.e. they are engaged in managing the process of Knowledge exchange. These groups develop best practice in management and liaise with other stakeholders such as the Regional Development Agencies. CRIB focuses on their requirements, and demonstrates how a Virtual Research Environment can be extended to include management research and practice with tools enabling more effective collaboration, sharing of information and accelerating their progress through the research lifecycle. Our key challenge is to provide a Web-based VRE platform using existing tools to enhance collaboration. This platform will support the opportunity for staff in business and management schools to change their relationships both with each other and with the groups they support. The project has chosen Sakai as it is already familiar to users at the partner institutions and the project partners already have experience of enhancing the current tools in Sakai. Examples of this enhancement include further development and integration of tools such as the Sakai Profile-2 tool and BRII. Other tools are required to help change the relationships staff have with on-line scholarly information, such as the use of the CREE cross search tool, and to enhance the use of such information as a fundamental part of the Knowledge Exchange agenda. Project start date: 2009-05-01. Project end date: 2010-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ddi

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international project to create a standard for information describing statistical and social science data. Begun in 1995, the effort brings together data professionals from around the world to develop the standard. The DDI specification, written in XML, provides a format for content, exchange, and preservation of information. Version 3 of the DDI standard was released in April 2008. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: DDI)

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didet

The project proposes the development, implementation and use of a testbed to improve the teaching and learning of students partaking in global team-based design projects. The project combines the use of digital libraries with virtual design studios. Project start date: 2003-02-01. Project end date: 2008-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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dmponline

DMP Online has been produced by the UK's Digital Curation Centre to help research teams respond to a recommendation in Lyon (2007) that "Each funded research project should submit a structured Data Management Plan for peer-review as an integral part of the application for funding." It draws upon the DCC's analysis of funders' requirements to help project teams in creating up to three iterations of a data management plan; the first ('minimal') plan for use at the grant application stage, a second ('core') version which is developed at the early-project stage and maintained throughout the project lifecycle, and a third ('full') plan which addresses issues of long-term preservation and access. (Excerpt from this source)

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e-curator

The E-Curator research project "3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment" is a project currently underway at UCL Museums and Collections. This project draws on UCL's expertise both in curatorship and in e-Science. It takes advantage of the presence at UCL of world class collections across a range of disciplines and of a state of the art colour scanner, the quality of which is unequalled in the UK. The project explores the use of 3D colour scanning and e-Science technologies to capture and share very large 3D colour scans and detailed datasets about museum artefacts in a secure computing environment. The combination of these technologies could assist curators and conservators in object identification and assessment, both locally and remotely. Project start date: 2007-12-17. Project end date: 2010-12-17. (Excerpt from this source)

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eidcsr

The Embedding Institutional Data Curation Services in Research (EIDCSR) project seeks to implement selected elements of the digital curation lifecycle by embedding policy, workflow, and sustainability solutions within two 'data rich' research groups. The project will join up existing institutional and departmental services, using an approach that can scale to address the data preservation challenges of research groups that generate, share and reuse research data. The project is an institutional collaboration bringing together research groups, Library and Computing services, and the Research Services Office to curate data by integrating research workflows with the Fedora digital asset management system, long-term file storage, underpinned by policy development. The proposal also has the tangible support of IBM. The project builds on the the range of digital repository activities undertaken by the University, notable the Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data Management project, as well as the Bridging the Interoperability Divide (BID) and Building the Research Information Infrastructure (BRII) projects. The project is aligned with the University's commitment to the curation of data produced by its researchers and is consistent with the data management plan and registry proposed for the UK Research Data Service (UKRDS) Pathfinder service. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2010-09-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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geospatial application profile

Within the Discovery to Delivery area of the Repositories and Preservation Programme the Intute Repositories Search Project was funded to create a search service for content held within UK repositories and to examine the issues that surround retrieval. The first iteration of this service is basic, and focuses on ePrints (scholarly works) only. A Dublin Core Application Profile for Scholarly Works was funded to provide consistency of search. This work was undertaken by Julie Allinson (UKOLN) and Andy Powell (Eduserv Foundation). Application profiles for images, time based media and Geospatial are also being developed. Further iterations of the Repositories Search service will need to include other media types such as images moving pictures and sound, geo-spatial data etc. This project will scope what is required in the area of Geospatial Data. The project will need to build consensus in this area, to agree (with the community) an optimum solution, and to develop an application profile with the associated guidelines. The project will also need to develop a community acceptance plan for continued take up of the deliverables. Please note that it is recognised that an application profile has already been devised for the geospatial community (AGMAP) however what is required for this piece of work is a Dublin Core 'light' for geospatial data purely for high level data discovery purpose to be used by non-specialists. GI professionals will be strongly encouraged to use the AGMAP profile or the ISO 19115 standards of which AGMAP is a profile. Project start date: 2008-02-01. Project end date: 2008-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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identity project

The project addresses the current practice and future needs of UKacademic institutions in Identity Management. The Identity Management issues which are investigated include Grid use, Shibboleth installations of varying degree of maturity, collaborative courses and other long term inter-institutional collaborations, internal and shared dynamic virtual organisations, classes of users other than standard staff/student mix, library access schemes, and NHS involvement. The project partners are carrying out the research in the area of Identity Management partly by accomplishing key packages with dedicated researchers, and partly by involving staff at each partner, who are familiar with local organisational structures and requirements. Project start date: 2006-11-01. Project end date: 2007-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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isle

The ISLE project seeks to develop a sustainable model of effective FE/HE collaboration, to improve the education experience and to considerably reduce current problems in widening access such as retention and progression. The project proposes to move the concept of PDP forward through the integration of various blended learning tools (e.g. VLEs, ePortfolios, and diagnostic assessment tools) and by developing an individualised, self-reflective learning environment for students. The emphasis is on how to get the necessary pedagogical transformations so that learners benefit through the deployment of technology to support the learning process, not on technological solutions. A range of eLearning tools currently utilised by members of the consortium, or under evaluation as part of strategic developments, will be capitalised upon with an emphasis on pedagogical transformation. Project start date: 2005-03-16. Project end date: 2007-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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