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memento

Memento is a United States National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP)-funded project aimed at making Web-archived content more readily discoverable. This project is being led by the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Old Dominion University. Rather than expecting people to know about the growing number of Web archives, and to guess which archive might hold an older version of the resource they're looking for, Memento proposes to make archived content discoverable via the original URL that the searcher already knew about. (Excerpt from this source)

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ndiipp

The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) is an archival program led by the Library of Congress to archive and provide access to digital resources. The U.S. Congress established the program in 2000. The Library was chosen because of its mission to "sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations," and also because of its role as one of the leading providers of high-quality content on the Internet. The Library of Congress has formed a national network of partners dedicated to preserving specific types of digital content that is at risk of loss. In July 2010, the Library launched a National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) to extend the work of NDIIPP to more institutions. NDSA has several is developing improved preservation standards and practices; working with experts to identify categories of digital information that are most worthy of preservation; and taking steps to incorporate content into a national collection. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: NDIIPP)

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ojims

This project is a partnership between the Royal Meteorological Society and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. The main aim is to develop the mechanisms which could support both a new Journal of Meteorological Data and an Open-Access Repository for documents related to the meteorological sciences. The project has three fundamental aims: Creation of overlay journal mechanics; Creation of an open access subject based repository for Meteorology and atmospheric sciences; Construction and evaluate business concept models for potential overlay journals. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2009-03-28. (Excerpt from this source)

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open library

Open Library is an online project intended to create 'one web page for every book ever published'. Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. Open Library began in 2006 with Aaron Swartz as the original engineer and leader of Open Library's technical team. The project is now led by George Oates. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Open Library)

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ples

The majority of VLEs currently in use are server-based, and designed to be used as institutional systems. However this creates a problem for students as they move between institutions, since they may need to learn how to use different environments based at different institutions. Development in interoperability standards now make it possible to conceive of personal environments that interact with institutional systems, presenting courses and related information in a way customised to suit the individual, and allowing them to assemble a set of tools and resources that suit the way they wish to learn, connecting to an underlying service based infrastructure such as that proposed by the eLearning Framework. Project start date: 2005-08-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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seren

SEREN Project aimed to provide software to enable the Welsh HE community to maximise use of the library resource-base in Wales before turning to British Library Document Supply Centre (BLDSC) and other suppliers. (Excerpt from this source)

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suncat

The JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) in partnership with the RSLP (Research Support Libraries Programme) is issuing a tender for the procurement of a Serials Union Catalogue service. The JISC provides national infrastructure and services to all of the universities, higher education and further education colleges of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Attached is a draft of the tender specification (Word) for the proposed pilot service. A final version will be sent to shortlisted bidders following receipt and evaluation of requests to participate. It is envisaged that the contract will operate for a total of 4 years, including an initial period of 2 years to establish the service. The background and particulars of the tender are provided in this document. Project start date: 2003-02-01. Project end date: 2004-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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zblsa

The purpose of the ZBLSA project is to enhance the operation of the DNER by providing portals with a broker that will help connect the discovery of the reference to a journal article with the location of services that provide the full-text of the article, in printed or electronic form. ZBLSA will directly benefit the Abstract & Indexing (A&I) database services that operate at the JISC datacentres and the Resource Discovery Network subject hubs. Using ZBLSA, they will be able to identify the location of services providing journal articles whose existence has been discovered in other ways. ZBLSA is part of Join-UP, a cluster of four projects (ZBLSA, Docusend, zetoc, and Xgrain) which aims to realise the full potential of bibliographic services by informing users about the location of third-party services on the materials referenced therein and the means, where appropriate, to connect automatically to request and delivery mechanisms. Join-UP contributes to the Discover/Locate/Request/Access structure of the DNER. The aim of the ZBLSA project is to develop a broker that will provide portals with the means to identify the location of services pertaining to journal articles. The specific objectives are to: Develop a prototype ZBLSA server, serving one or more datacentre portals and subject portals; Extend access to location information in OPACs and union catalogues via Z39.50; Develop an HTTP demonstrator that provides end users with direct access to ZBLSA services; Identify suitable electronic resources, including linkage to full texts at publishers' sites; Produce technical documentation to enable portal designers to integrate portal operation with ZBLSA. Project start date: 2002-01-01. Project end date: 2003-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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digital preservation training programme

This project aims to develop a modular training programme in digital preservation, with class-taught, online and off-line components. It meets the needs identified in the recent JISC-funded study, carried out by Cornwell Management Consultants, into training needs in digital preservation. It builds on existing exemplars of training and information provision, including the NEH-funded Cornell University digital preservation course, the DPC's travelling 1-day workshop, the "Preservation Management of Digital Materials" handbook, and training from existing JISC-funded services such as AHDS. The training will be developed at multiple levels, to meet the needs of senior managers as well as practitioners and new staff. By including self-paced material as well as taught components and group exercises, it will provide information in a way suited to all who might require it. With the backing of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the course can be made available outside the JISC community, bringing in revenue which will aid the long-term sustainability of the project's outputs. Project start date: 2004-10-04. Project end date: 2006-10-03. (Excerpt from this source)

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eboni

EBONI identified and compared the various methods in the publication of learning and teaching material on the Web in order to determine the most effective way of representing this information electronically, aiming to maximise usability and information intake by users. An evaluation of texts by an appropriate mix of key stakeholders was undertaken in order to develop guidelines for best practice in the publication of (non-journal) educational material on the Internet. EBONI developed a set of guidelines for publishing educational texts on the Web that reflect the needs of academics and a diversifying population of students throughout the UK. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2002-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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iconex

This project is part of the Enhancing JISC data services for Teaching and Learning project cluster in this particular programme. Projects in this cluster are aimed at improving access to and accessibility of JISC resources in support of learning and teaching. Background The growth of web-based technologies in learning and teaching has limited the availability of the rich interactive content associated in the past with Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) environments. The increased availability of interactive software components over the recent period has begun to redress the balance in this area. This proposal addresses the issue of the provision, location, exchange and use of client-side interactive components within the DNER and how these client-side interactive elements might be appropriately connected to managed and virtual learning environments in a meaningful manner. The aims of Iconex are to: Establish the key role for interactive content across all disciplines; Produce interoperable interactive content as learning objects; Provide a brokerage for the exchange/sale of interactive learning objects; Provide a first place for academics to find out about interactive content. The specific objectives are to: Establish a Web-based repository of interactive content which will be browsable, searchable by standard metadata and include containers for documentation; Populate this repository with a set of exemplar interactive content; Disseminate the outcomes via the project Web site, publication of case studies and presentation of papers at national and international conferences and meetings. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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inspiral

INSPIRAL is a 6-month JISC-funded research project. It is being carried out by the Centre for Digital Library Research (CDLR) and the Centre for Educational Systems4 (CES4), both part of the University of Strathclyde's Information Strategy Directorate. INSPIRAL's purpose is to identify and critically analyse the issues that surround linking virtual learning environments (VLEs) and digital libraries, focusing on institutional and end-user perspectives. This analysis will identify priority areas for JISC's strategic planning and investment. Project start date: 2001-05-01. Project end date: 2001-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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cree

The Contextual Resource Evaluation Environment (CREE) was a project arising from the Joint Information Systems Committee, Portals: Investigations into User Requirements & Sustainability invitation to tender. This seeks to build an environment where the portal developments within JISC can be tested within a variety of situations and establish how users interact with portals. This will help to inform the delivery of portals as services within the JISC Information Environment. (Excerpt from this source)

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jafer

Z39.50 is a computer-to-computer communications protocol designed to support searching and retrieval of information, full-text documents, bibliographic data, images and multimedia in a distributed network environment. Based on client/server architecture and operating over the Internet, the Z39.50 protocol is supporting an increasing number of applications (William Moen, the ANSI/NISO Z39.50 Protocol1). The JISC notes, however, that: 'Z39.50 is of considerable vintage:. and a heavy weight solution which is unattractive to some developers (JISC Circular 5/99). Z39.50 implementations are hampered by the lack of powerful, easy to use, Z39.50-based tools and servers and the need for a high degree of development time. Building on the extensive Z39.50 experience of the Oxford University Libraries Automation Service, the JAFER Toolkit Project will produce a lightweight Z39.50 toolkit specifically aimed for creating Internet based learning and teaching packages. Project start date: 2001-01-01. Project end date: 2002-01-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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omni project

The OMNI Project developed a database of Internet resources in medicine, biomedicine, allied health, health management and related topics. This gateway provided comprehensive coverage of UK resources in the area and access to the best resources worldwide, using a process of selection, evaluation and description. All resources included in OMNI are assessed by a check-list of quality criteria. (Excerpt from this source)

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project gutenberg

Project Gutenberg, abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks." Founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, it is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. As of November 2010, Project Gutenberg claimed over 34,000 items in its collection. Project Gutenberg is affiliated with many projects that are independent organizations which share the same ideals, and have been given permission to use the Project Gutenberg trademark. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Project Gutenberg)

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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)

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