Skip to Content

Overview of project tags

Syndicate content
Project puzzle image: copyright, used under license from shutterstock.com

This page provides an overview of 266 project tags, ordered by trending factor. Column headings allow re-sorting by other criteria. In the expanding tab below you can adjust filters to display sub-sets of project tags and narrow the focus to specific projects of interest (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

Term Brief description Total articles Total usagesort icon Trending factor Charts

centaur

The project aims to facilitate the creation and population of an Institutional Repository for the entire University, which will serve as an essential part of the University's system for managing submissions to the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework and will bring significant benefits in terms of increased impact and visibility for its research. Throughout the start up project, staff time will be divided between the development of the IR and related systems and the significant task of driving rapid cultural change, through advocacy and training. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2010-06-01. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

chcc

This project is part of the Enhancing JISC data services for Teaching and Learning project cluster in this particular programme. The main focus of projects in this cluster is to improve use of existing JISC owned resources through the JISC data services for learning and teaching. Through a number of strategic investments by both the JISC and the ESRC, the UK academic community has access to a Collection of Historical and Contemporary Census data and related resources (CHCC) which are available in digital format. Whilst individual data sets are used extensively in research they are significantly under used in learning and teaching programmes within HE. There is clear evidence that the CHCC could be used more widely in learning and teaching programmes. The project will contribute to the DNER and will increase the use of the CHCC in learning and teaching by improving accessibility to the primary data resources; developing an integrated set of learning and teaching materials; improving awareness about the contexts in which Census data can be used in learning and teaching; integrating contextual materials; providing access to Web-based data exploration/ visualisation tools and developing resource discovery tools. The central aim of the project is to develop CHCC into a major DNER learning and teaching resource. The key objectives are to: - Promote increased and more effective use of network based data services for problem based learning and student project work across a broad cross section of learning and teaching programmes; - Develop an integrated Web-based learning and teaching system that links together data extraction and visualisation/ exploration tools with comprehensive learning and teaching resources; - Significantly increase the Census user base by increasing use of the CHCC in learning and teaching; - Build new user communities by promoting increased awareness of the CHCC and its learning and teaching potential; - Improve the productivity of teachers by significantly reducing the overheads required to incorporate; - Census data related resources into learning and teaching programmes; - Improve access to key primary data sources and related resources; - Minimise any delays in getting the key 2001 Census outputs used in learning and teaching. Project start date: 2000-10-01. Project end date: 2003-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

csage

Key parts will be the construction and use of semi-immersive stereoscopic facilities to create an increased level of 'presence' within the Access Grid environment and the recording of the performance, in the same format, within a framework playable by a larger community base as and when required. The project will have the following objectives: - The first key part building a portable hardware and software extension to the Access Grid for full-sized stereo viewing; - And a second part to construct a lightweight framework for storing and editing the performances; - Best practice for use and full guidelines on self-build construction will be available online as well as full dissemination through workshops and practice. Key parts will be the construction and use of semi-immersive stereoscopic facilities to create an increased level of 'presence' within the Access Grid environment and the recording of the performance, in the same format, within a framework playable by a larger community base as and when required. The project will have two main objectives; the first part building a portable hardware and software extension to the Access Grid for full-sized stereo viewing, and a second part to construct a lightweight framework for storing and editing the performances. Project start date: 2004-12-01. Project end date: 2005-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

daat

This project will develop a digital preservation assessment tool for use within the UK HE/FE and research, learning and teaching communities. The proposal will provide those responsible for managing digital resources in a variety of institutional settings, including libraries, archives, data centres, computer services and research teams, with a valuable tool for identifying the preservation needs of their digital holdings. It will do so in a way which allows scarce resources to be focussed on those assets where the risk of loss and cost of loss is greatest. This project brings together extensive expertise in digital preservation from the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) and the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC). Development input will also come from the National Preservation Office, the British Library and The National Archives. Evaluation of the tool in real-world settings will take place in TNA, the BL, and two identified academic institutions (KCL and The School of Advanced Study, University of London.) Dissemination will utilise the wide reach of the consortium's partners and will aid a second, wider test phase. It will also encourage deployment of the tool beyond the JISC community, contributing to the sustainability of the project's outputs. Project start date: 2004-10-04. Project end date: 2005-06-01. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

entag

Enhanced Tagging for Discovery, a Semantic Interoperability Demonstrator, will investigate the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability supporting resource discovery in repositories and digital collections. This project will demonstrate and evaluate the combination of both approaches in the context of repositories and digital collections, attempting to get the best of both worlds. The project will investigate deploying demonstrators with two communities of use: at Intute, focusing mainly on tagging by readers (postgraduate users annotating resources with tags); and at CCLRC, focusing mainly on tagging by authors (when they deposit in the repository). The project will evaluate the results by a range of quantitative and qualitative measures. It will evaluate scenarios for indexing and search. It will make recommendations with reference to resource discovery in digital repository The aim of the project is "to build a demonstrator to test the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability." We wish to explore how to optimise social tagging systems for discovery and how to combine them in different ways with more controlled knowledge organisation and retrieval systems. We aim to investigate whether vocabulary control and the use of an established KOS can assist in moving free social tagging beyond personal bookmarking to aid resource discovery in context of the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The project will demonstrate use of tagging in different environments and will provide an interface that enables use of a traditional classification scheme to enhance free form tags. The project will consider issues, such as whether prompting with controlled terminology is beneficial. Aims and objectives: To build a demonstrator to test the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability; To investigate whether vocabulary control and the use of an established KOS can assist in moving free social tagging beyond personal bookmarking to aid resource discovery in context of the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The project will: Demonstrate use of tagging in different environments (within Intute and CCLRC); Provide an interface that enables use of a traditional classification scheme to enhance free form tags; Consider issues, such as whether prompting with controlled terminology is beneficial. Project start date: 2007-09-01. Project end date: 2008-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

es-loa

This project investigates current and future needs among UKresearch and education community for a more fine-grained authorisation scheme that would allow service providers to take into account of the levels of confidence in identifying a remote entity requesting for service access. Such a fine-grained authorisation scheme is attractive to service providers offering resources with varying levels of sensitivity and/or wishing to tailor their security protections based upon risk levels. Service providers may wish to restrict access to more sensitive resources only to those who have gone through a more stringent authentication process. Aims and objectives: To investigate existing definitions of LoA at the international level; To build community consensus and make proposals with regard to standard definitions of LoA for use within the UKHE sector; To examine the current applications of LoA to various types of resources; To make recommendations for appropriate policies and practices through building community consensus, in using the appropriate LoA as defined by the worth and sensitivity of the resources; To identify any gaps in existing authentication and authorization policies, procedures and infrastructure structure and processes in the use of LoA in long term in the UK education and research community. Project start date: 2006-11-01. Project end date: 2007-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
3 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
3 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

pirus2

The aim of the PIRUS2 Project is to enable publishers, repositories and other organizations to generate and share authoritative, trustworthy usage statistics for the individual articles and other items that they host. The project has the following main objectives: developing a suite of free, open source programmes to support the generation and sharing of COUNTER compliant usage data and statistics that can be extended to cover any and all individual items in repositories; develop a prototype article level Publisher/Repository statistics service; defining a core set of standard usage statistics reports that repositories should produce for internal and external consumption. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

prowe

The PROWE project (Personal Repositories Online: WIKI Environment) will provide an innovative informal environment to support collaboration and learning amongst part-time, remote tutors on distance education programmes, and will build on and be evaluated alongside the asset repositories and digital library collections which are already available. PROWE will address some of the practical issues of building an information sharing culture, by examining the informal and formal exchange mechanisms between remote workers in an institutional context. Informal repositories such as BLIKIs, WIKIs and weblogs offer the lighter touch approach (no moderation, for example) and therefore, less staff resource intensive options to engage part-time remote tutors in interacting with other forms of repositories whilst they are analysing, synthesizing and producing new forms of knowledge. Although the contexts used for this investigation are the strategic organisational contexts of two large distance education providers, The Open University (OU) and University of Leicester (UoL), there will be transferable lessons to other employers of part-time and distributed teaching staff. PROWE will offer tools both for storing and managing resources, such as case studies, personal library resources, and making them available through informal conversational networks. The deliverables will be a demonstrator, proof of concept, and toolkit for sharing good practice and guidelines on integration of informal networks with more formal enterprise repository systems, case studies and an evaluation report which addresses the wider applicability of informal and personal repositories for remote and part-time tutors. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

r4r

The Readiness4REF (R4R) project, led by King's College London and the University of Southampton, will investigate and implement how to streamline the REF data gathering exercise by building an interoperable institutional infrastructure, including repositories, that would capture and manage research outputs and other factors. R4R wil start by analysing current practice to look at the data already being collected by HEIs, and the systems they use. This will be compared to the data we anticipate being required for REF (admittedly, a moving target) to draw up a specification. It will also study the CERIF metadata model - which is receiving growing interest from the repository community as well as in research information systems - to see how it could deal with REF data requirements. We anticipate CERIF will need augmenting with addditional elements for this purpose, and will develop an application profile called CERIF4REF. The AP will specify which elements are required, and give guidance/instruction for the content of those fields. CERIF4REF will be evaluated against the real-world settings of case studies in pilot institutions, and submitted formally for adoption by euroCRIS (the membership organisation responsible for CERIF). At the same time, it will be mapped to external data sources, such as research councils or publishers like Thompson ISI and Elsevier. Presuming the various pilots are successful, developers will create plug-ins for the ePRints, DSpace and Fedora Commons repository platforms. King's and Southampton will adopt demonstrator repositories which implement CERIF4REF to manage data from internal and external sources ready for REF submission. There will even be exchange of data between the two institutions to mimic the movement of academics. RFR will ensure to consult and inform the community through the life of the project, not least through the REF Stakeholders Group of interested parties brought together by King's and HEFCE in three recent conferences (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/research/ref/). Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-01. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

recruitment toolkit

A large proportion of JISC projects need to recruit new staff. Failure to secure the right resource in a timely manner can have a significant effect on projects achieving the project objectives. Many members of the repository community have limited experience of recruiting staff for projects, and no comprehensive central toolkit is available to assist them in doing it. JISC has therefore commissioned Brunton Consulting to prepare a tailored recruitment toolkit to assist projects in identifying, selecting and recruiting the right people in a timely manner to enable project objectives to be achieved. Brunton Consulting will engage the community to gather issues, identify resources that may be useful and to test the toolkit that is produced. The project will also produce training resources for using the final toolkit. Project start date: 2008-12-03. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

repository bridge

The project will examine the interaction between a regional theses repository based at the National Library of Wales and pilot institutional repositories which are currently under development at UW Aberystwyth and UW Swansea. It will seek to develop repository software and tools allowing for full interaction between the DSpace and FEDORA open source systems to migrate and store items in a persistent manner. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2006-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
1 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3

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)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
2 3
CSVXML
Syndicate content


by Dr. Radut