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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%.
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remap project

The REMAP project is investigating the use of a digital repository to support the embedding of records management and digital preservation within the context of a UK Higher Education institution. The REMAP project has the following aims: - develop Records Management and Digital Preservation (RMDP) workflow(s) in order to understand how a digital repository can support these activities; - embed digital repository interaction within working practices for RMDP purposes; - further develop the use of a WSBPEL orchestration tool to work with external Web services, including the PRONOM Web services, to provide appropriate metadata and file information for RMDP; - develop and test a notification layer that can interact with the orchestration tool and allow RSS syndication to individuals alerting them to RMDP tasks; - develop and test an intermediate persistence layer to underpin the notification layer and interact with the WSBPEL orchestration tool to allow orchestrated workflows to take place over time; - test and validate the use of the enhanced WSBPEL tool with institutional staff involved in RMDP activities These aims will feed into and help achieve the project's objectives: - raise the profile of records management and digital preservation and how it can become a part of regular working practices through interaction with a digital repository; - better understand how WSBPEL can be used in a real world scenario to support records management and digital preservation; - test and demonstrate how the Fedora digital repository system can be used to support records management and digital preservation within institutional practices . The REMAP project will build on the work of an earlier JISC-funded project at the University of Hull: RepoMMan. The RepoMMan project developed a tool that could be integrated into a user's workflow to allow easy interaction with an institutional repository. The repository is thereby available as part of the development process for materials as well as being a showcase for the finished product. Project start date: 2008-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.3%.
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repec

Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 57 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, preprints, journal articles and software components. The project started in 1997. Its precursor NetEc dates back to 1993. Using its IDEAS database, RePEc provides links to over 700,000 full text articles. Most contributions are freely downloadable, but copyright remains with the author or copyright holder. It is among the largest internet repositories of academic material in the world. Materials to RePEc can be added through a department or institutional archive or, if no institutional archive is available, through the Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA). Institutions are welcome to join and contribute their materials by establishing and maintaining their own RePEc archive. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Research Papers in Economics)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.4%.
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repomman

The RepoMMan Project is developing a tool which will allow users to interact with a Fedora digital repository as part of their natural workflow. The University of Hull takes a broad view of repository function, seeing it as offering storage, access, management and preservation of a wide range of objects from conception to completion and possible publication. The effectiveness of a repository is linked to the quality of its metadata. When a user chooses to make an object 'public' the RepoMMan tool will pre-populate its metadata using contextual information and metadata generation tools. The user is then able to refine this automated 'first-pass'. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
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reposit

The RePosit Project seeks to increase uptake of a web-based repository deposit tool embedded in a researcher-facing publications management system. Project work will include gathering feedback from users and administrators and evaluating the tool's effectiveness; developing general strategies for increasing uptake of embedded deposit tools; compiling a community commentary on the issues surrounding research management system integration; and producing open access training materials to help institutions enlighten their users and administrators regarding how embedded deposit tools are related to the work of the library and the repository. The intention is to use the reduction in deposit barriers offered by the tool to enhance open access content, creating more full-text objects available under stable URIs. This will be used to demonstrate that repositories can play a part in the researcher's daily activities, and that a deposit mandate is viable for the partner institutions. Success is measurable by an increase in the number of open access items which is greater than the expected increase without use of the deposit tool and the advocacy throughout this project. Other outputs will take the form of documentation available freely on the web. Project start date: 2010-06-01. Project end date: 2011-02-28. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
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repositories research team

As part of the Digital Repositories and Repositories and Preservation Programmes, JISC have established the Repositories Research Team. The remit for the work of the research team is quite wide and includes helping projects find and exploit synergies across the programme and beyond, gathering scenarios and use cases from projects, liaising with other national and international repositories activities, including liaison with the e-Framework, synthesizing project and programme outcomes, and engaging with interoperability standards activity and repository architectures. The Repositories Research Team is a collaboration between UKOLN and JISC CETIS. UKOLN have worked previously on repositories in a number of contexts including ePrints UK, the Open Archives Forum and Delos, and JISC CETIS, the JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards, has considerable experience in supporting the development of digital repositories for e-learning. Much of the work of the team is recorded on the 'DigiRep' wiki. Project start date: 2005-09-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.3%.
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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%.
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ridir

Aims: - engage with the identifier and repository communities to understand better their requirements and highlight the benefits of the clear use of persistent identifiers in order to facilitate interoperability where required; - develop and build a fully working demonstrator to showcase the findings of this engagement and demonstrate potential means for addressing the issues raised. Objectives: - raise awareness of persistent identifier interoperability issues within the Higher and Further Education community, influencing repository practices to incorporate these issues and contributing to the understanding of the governance procedures around identifier management; - provide a clear way of demonstrating issues relating to persistent identifier interoperability and potential solutions for addressing a range of use cases. Project start date: 2007-04-01. Project end date: 2008-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
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rim project

JISC InfoNet will run a Support and Synthesis project for the Research Information Management. Work will include: Evidence and sample business cases supporting investment in this area; Cost/benefits map showing who might benefit, how and when; Communications plan describing appropriate ways to present and share evidence / business case among stakeholders, plan validated by stakeholder representatives; Communications activities as described in the communications plan. Project start date: 2009-07-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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

The core technical deliverable of the project will be the RIOJA tool, which will support automated interactions between journals and public repositories. The tool will be implemented for the arXiv1 subject repository. A demonstrator journal in Astrophysics and Cosmology, using Cornell University's open source DPubS software 2 , interfacing with and overlaid on the arXiv subject repository, will be constructed. The content of the demonstrator journal will be test papers, submitted to and housed on the arXiv server, and the demonstrator will illustrate the use of the RIOJA tool to facilitate the overlay of peer review onto repository content. RIOJA will also explore social and economic aspects of building certification onto repositories in support of the creation of overlay journals. To accompany the demonstration work, the project will carry out a survey of researchers from the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology. It will aim, as part of its exit strategy, to deliver a continuation plan for the demonstrator journal. This will be founded on a cost-recovery business model tested on the Astrophysics and Cosmology community for acceptibility. The continuation plan will include costed recommendations on digital preservation, incorporating learning from the joint UCL-British Library, JISC-funded LIFE project. Project start date: 2007-02-01. Project end date: 2008-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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

Ripple will provide a package of expert support, guidance and training to two partner institutions who are not currently involved in OER release, helping these institutions to understand the institutional implications, investigate possible solutions for sustainable OER release, encourage the development of effective engagement and dissemination strategies, and release material under a Creative Commons licence. The two partners are Oxford Brookes University and Harper Adams University College. Ripple will deliver a series of training workshops and tailored support sessions plus supporting documents for the partner institutions. The project will also release recordings of the presentations at the training workshops as OER via JorumOpen and the project website for the benefit of the wider HE community. The project will be led by the team at Oxford responsible for OpenSpires (funded under HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources Programme Phase 1). Project start date: 2010-09-01. Project end date: 2011-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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

The RoMEO Project (Rights MEtadata for Open archiving) was a JISC project investigating the rights issues surrounding the 'self-archiving' of research in the UK academic community under the Open Archive Initiative's Protocol for Metadata Harvesting. It performed a series of stakeholder surveys to ascertain how 'give-away' research literature (and metadata) is used, and how it should be protected. Building on existing schemas and vocabularies (such as Open Digital Rights Language) a series of rights elements was developed and a solution for the protection of the IPR in metadata itself was also created. A follow up to the Romeo project was another project called 'Partnering on Copyright', aiming to contribute to raising awareness of the copyright issues surrounding self archiving. The Partnering on Copyright project has provided an advocacy toolkit for promoting the copyright issues surrounding self archiving and has led to further developments on the SHERPA/RoMEO database. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.8%.
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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)

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

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

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.1%.
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sakai vre portal demonstrator

In this project we will extend the Sakai open source and open standards portal framework. It will host a number of integrated tools and robust distributed services and become the principal user interface for a fully-functional Virtual Research Environment (VRE). To accomplish this, we will seek widespread community input to expose existing tools and services as Java portlets, SOAP-based or peer-to-peer Web services for use within the VRE. Using this approach, the project will create a long-lasting, maintainable and extensible VRE which will provide both reliable collaboration tools, together with a powerful distributed research toolset. Some of the VRE tools and services we want to expose are UK adaptations of those directly available from Sakai and OGCE, the US NMI portal. Others are to be achieved in association with a UK community of VRE users. This project aims to address the requirement for a single point of access to a comprehensive set of Grid and collaboration services in a VRE. To achieve this we have identified, in extensive discussions with the US developers, four areas of framework extension for which the partner sites will take individual reponsibility: Identification, or specification, of an XML grammar for describing collaborative research (Lancaster); A Service Authentication and Authorisation System (Oxford); A JSF-based Web service interface generator (Daresbury); Interface to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Tools (Portsmouth). These extensions will permit the integration of a wide range of tools, some as part of the Sakai application (using the Java standard JSR-168) and others interfacing to remote services (using a JSF Web service interface or XML standard for remote portlets WSRP). The main benefit of this VRE will be the ease of access to powerful distributed Grid and collaboration tools consistently from one interface. The success of this strategy will be determined by the VRE's level of use. The ease of deployment and integration of tools will also be assessed. Three metrics are proposed to help evaluate the success of the VRE for end users. The first is a single user metric and involves basic log analysis to determine the number of hits per day, measured over the final month of the project. The second involves counting the number of user created worksites and applying a weighting based on the number of users added to the worksite. The third is a collaboration metric and will involve determining the average number of simultaneous users in a Sakai worksite, again averaged out over the final month. Project start date: 2005-02-01. Project end date: 2007-01-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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

SAMSON seeks to integrate processes for employer engagement which are currently supported across both partner HEIs in numerous, separate pockets of activity, mostly with low levels of use of technology. It will provide a joined-up experience for Nottingham postgraduates on work placements, for employers and employees interacting with the universities for CPD, and for HE staff developing employer engagement activities. The technical developments prioritise re-using working systems and transforming existing data in real time into open standards, moving via web services. Some ontology work will be provided in one area, to match competences and learning outcomes between academia and business. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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

The SCARLET (Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching) project has been working with academics, students and the John Rylands University Library at the University of Manchester to exploit AR to enhance access to their Special Collections with great success (http://teamscarlet.wordpress.com). This project builds on the mixed team approach adopted, and giving two other UK universities the knowledge and skills needed to use Augmented Reality (AR) to enhance access to their collections, by embedding the SCARLET Toolkit. The project works with enthusiastic staff at the University of Sussex and the Craft Study Centre at the University for the Creative Arts to trial the AR Toolkit with two different types of collections (mass observations and visual arts). This results in two case studies of embedding AR in the wider community and further examples of AR applications. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.3%.
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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)

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

The UK federation for Access Management now has over one hundred member organisations and is on track to satisfy the original goal of providing a next generation access management solution for UK education and research. The user base envisaged for the UK federation is at least an order of magnitude greater than that of the next biggest national deployment of Shibboleth in a federation. As such the technology is both of key strategic importance for UK education and research and leading-edge, therefore of need for careful risk management. The UK is heavily dependent upon both access to a stable codebase for the Shibboleth framework and upon establishing and maintaining a development path which is aligned to UK future requirements. Shibboleth, however, is not a UK development; it is essential that the UK maintains indigenous expertise in the technology to guarantee the security of service provision and maintenance. Project start date: 2007-08-01. Project end date: 2010-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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