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harvesting the fitzwilliam

Since 1997 the Fitzwilliam Museum has been working to create, and provide access to, a unified electronic database of object records and images for the collections in the care of its five curatorial departments: antiquities, applied arts; coins and medals; illuminated and music; manuscripts, and rare printed books; paintings, drawings and prints. In 1999, the Museum received funding from Re:source (The Council for Museums, Archives and Libraries) for the retrospective accessioning of prints and coins and the creation of complete records for all paintings. By January 2001 nearly 56,000 records were held electronically, although not yet all on a single database. By January 2002, in excess of 60,000 records were held centrally on 'Adlib Museum' - the chosen software system for the Fitzwilliam Museum's unified object catalogue. Many of the 60,000 records have associated images. The Online Public Access Catalogue, which provides web based access to the Adlib catalogue, was made available via the Museum's website in February 2002. During 2001-2002, approximately 20,000 objects were packed for storage in preparation for a major building extension to the Museum during 2002-2003. Many digital photographs of decanted objects were taken during this period. In parallel to the documentation work described, the Museum is developing A Museum for All, an electronic public information resource offering enhanced interpretation of a selection of key objects. This project complements the Documentation and JISC-FAIR projects. It will offer the user additional information, providing context and creating links between a selection of 300 objects over time, by themes, iconography, artists, materials and methods. It will encourage exploration of the collections and offer education and enjoyment both remotely and within the Museum when the project is complete in 2004. The Joint Information Steering Committee's Focus on Access to Information Resources programme offers the opportunity to further enhance access to the Museum's electronic object catalogue. Metadata (information about data generally, and information about objects in the Museum context specifically) for 100,000 Museum objects will be made available for 'harvesting', by the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), through the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). In addition, two specific databases - Corpus of Early Mediaeval Coins Finds (EMC) and Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles (SCBI) - will be made available for OAI harvesting by the Archaeology Data Service (ADS). The project, in line with the FAIR programmes objectives, will pilot and provide public access to information about selected Fitzwilliam Museum objects. This information will also be available in conjunction with other collections data held or harvested by the AHDS and ADS. Project start date: 2002-08-01. Project end date: 2004-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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homer multitext

The Homer Multitext project, the first of its kind in Homeric studies, seeks to present the textual transmission of the Iliad and Odyssey in a historical framework. Such a framework is needed to account for the full reality of a complex medium of oral performance that underwent many changes over a long period of time. These changes, as reflected in the many texts of Homer, need to be understood in their many different historical contexts. The Homer Multitext provides ways to view these contexts both synchronically and diachronically. Using technology that takes advantage of the best available practices and open source standards that have been developed for digital publications in a variety of fields, the Homer Multitext offers free access to a library of texts and images, a machine-interface to that library and its indices, and tools to allow readers to discover and engage with the Homeric tradition. (Excerpt from this source)

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ibvre

The JISC-funded IBVRE project is developing a large-scale Virtual Research Environment demonstrator to investigate the use of existing collaboration frameworks to support the entire research process of a large-scale, international research consortium, namely that of the Integrative Biology (IB) project. IB is a second-round EPSRC e-Science Pilot project developing a Grid infrastructure to support post-genomic research in Integrative Biology. Integrative approaches to biology are rapidly evolving and characterised by the attempt to understand biological systems through the construction of large-scale software systems that simulate biological behaviour at a variety of spatial and temporal scales. These in silico experiments, as they are known, increasingly demand larger and more powerful resources, both in terms of data storage and computation; the primary aim of the IB project is to meet these needs by constructing a Grid infrastructure to provide tailored, seamless access to these vital facilities. The overall aim of the IBVRE project is to extend the IB infrastructure to become a VRE for computational biology. This single, integrated environment will support the entire research process in its widest sense, including identification of research area, building and managing projects and consortia, disseminating results, experimental and simulated data generation acquisition, analysis and curation, access to IT, HPC and experimental resources, administration, and provision of training to new researchers entering the field (learning and teaching support tools). Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2007-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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identity management toolkit

Based on direct experience gained by the project partners in undertaking The Identity Project for JISC, and on current practical work on IdM in-house, the project will produce a Toolkit to meet all identified requirements, with oversight and endorsement from UCISA, RUGIT, ISAF, and JISC Infonet. The main Toolkit document and supporting website will be launched in March 2010 to coincide with annual JISC and UCISA conferences. Before and for 3 months after this, the project team will undertake substantial promotional activities to engage uptake of the Toolkit and awareness of IdM issues with the JISC community, focusing primarily on ICT directors and senior managers. The Toolkit when delivered will include a document of similar format to the UCISA Information Security Toolkit5. The main Toolkit document will be produced in high quality printed form (for distribution at promotional events and via sponsoring organisations) and as a PDF suitable for on-demand printing and on-screen browsing and reference. The printable Toolkit will be mirrored by a website that will facilitate structured reference (such as interactive decision trees) to different elements. The website version of the Toolkit will also enable particular elements of the Toolkit to be used as standalone resources. Project start date: 2009-01-01. Project end date: 2010-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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idmb

The aim of the Institutional Data Management Blueprint (IDMB) project is to create a practical and attainable institutional framework for managing research data that facilitates ambitious national and international e-research practice. The objective is to produce a framework for managing research data that encompasses a whole institution (exemplified by the University of Southampton) and based on an analysis of current data management requirements for a representative group of disciplines with a range of different data. Building on the developed policy and service-oriented computing framework, the project will scope and evaluate a pilot implementation plan for an institution-wide data model, which can be integrated into existing research workflows and extend the potential of existing data storage systems, including those linked to discipline and national shared service initiatives. The project will build upon a decade of previous open access repository initiatives at Southampton to create a coherent set of next actions for an institutional, cross-discipline 10-year roadmap, which will be flexible in accommodating future moves to shared services, and provide a seamless transition of data management from the desktop to national/international repositories. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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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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