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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)

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

DataShare, led by Edina, arises from an existing UK consortium of data support professionals working in departments and academic libraries in universities (Data Information Specialists Committee-UK), and builds on an international network with a tradition of data sharing and data archiving dating back to the 1960s in the social sciences. By working together across four universities and internally with colleagues already engaged in managing open access repositories for e-prints, this partnership will introduce and test a new model of data sharing and archiving to UK research institutions. By supporting academics within the four partner institutions who wish to share datasets on which written research outputs are based, this network of institution-based data repositories develops a niche model for deposit of 'orphaned datasets' currently filled neither by centralised subject-domain data archives/centres/grids nor by e-print based institutional repositories (IRs). The project's overall aim is to contribute to new models, workflows and tools for academic data sharing within a complex and dynamic information environment which includes increased emphasis on stewardship of institutional knowledge assets of all types; new technologies for doing e-Research; new research council policies and mandates; and the growth of the Open Access / Open Data movement. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.5%.
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digimap

Digimap is a web mapping and online data delivery service developed by the EDINA national data centre for UK academia. It offers a range of on-line mapping and data download facilities which provide maps and spatial data from Ordnance Survey, British Geological Survey, Landmark Information Group and SeaZone Ltd. (marine mapping data and charts from the UK Hydrographic Office). The service is funded by the JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee). (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Digimap)

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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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lis research coalition

The LIS Research Coalition was established in 2009 as a three-year project by its founding members. The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition is to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK. The Coalition aims to: bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results; encourage dialogue between research funders; promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice; articulate a strategic approach to LIS research; promote the development of research capacity in LIS. (Excerpt from this source)

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xgrain

The focus of Xgrain is the 'discovery' of journal articles and the like; having the intention of making best use of the JISC-funded Abstract & Indexing (A&I) database services that form part of the DNER and having particular regard to cross-searching and the ways in which A&I databases can be presented for use in learning and teaching. The DNER currently offers a range of high quality, specialised A&I database and electronic tables of contents (ETOC) services providing key discovery facilities for references to journal articles and other information objects that can be accessed from the desktop. However, there is evidence that they are under used, especially in learning and teaching. Xgrain aims to address underlying problems by developing a broker that will offer 'shallow' cross-searching of A&I databases across the DNER (using the Z39.50 protocol among others), with the facility to be transferred into native user interfaces for indepth searching. (Excerpt from this source)

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brii

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

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cain

The CAIN (Conflict Archive on the INternet) site contains information and source material on 'the Troubles' and politics in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present. There is also some material on society in the region. CAIN is located in the University of Ulster and is part of INCORE and ARK. (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)

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

The overall purpose of the EThOSnet project is to build a strong EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) sponsorship network amongst the HE community and to achieve a high level of technological and organisational sustainability for a successful move from prototype to 'live' service. Objectives: Extend the EThOS partnership and encourage 'early adopters' - this will require stepping up the advocacy campaign initiated by the EThOS project and putting in place a highly visible 'sign-up' process with a view to achieving a sufficient level of buy-in to ensure future viability; Increase the number of e-theses already available in the EThOS prototype, thus enhancing UK repository content by significantly increasing its critical mass and extending its scope to material that is currently poorly represented in digital repositories; Enhance the procedural infrastructure and upgrade the EThOS Toolkit accordingly with a view to improving institutional workflows in close partnership with registry and academic staff and to addressing the HE community's concerns, identified by the independent evaluation, regarding the management of third-party rights and the detection of plagiarism; Scale up the EThOS technological infrastructure for the move from prototype to 'live' status; Monitor and test relevant technology trends in order to identify those technologies which EThOS may be able to adopt in the future to improve further the management of e-theses and consolidate the embedding of the service within institutional practices. Project start date: 2007-03-30. Project end date: 2009-03-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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

Heron provides a service for UK academic institutions that wish to provide online access to student readings. Increasingly students today are working part time or are distance learners. They often study off campus and want quick and easy access to learning materials. Higher and Further Education Institutions are responding by providing access to electronic texts and developing virtual learning environments (VLEs). Heron primarily deals with book and journal extracts. It has developed a resource bank of over 2.5 million digitised extracts for rapid re-use (subject to copyright permissions). Heron also offers its subscribers experience and strength in negotiations with publishers and other rightsholders. (Excerpt from this source)

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

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

The project will implement an ingest service based on the OAIS reference model for institutional archives built using Eprints software. Working with the National Archives, the project will link Eprints through a Web service to PRONOM software for identification and verification of file formats. The project will emphasise automation, will provide modular tools for capturing metadata and will enable the identification and verification of file formats. The project will scope a technology watch service to populate and update PRONOM where full automation is not feasible for file format recognition. This ingest service will be integrated into the Eprints deposit process for two existing institutional archives, at Southampton and Oxford Universities for evaluation, subject to prior satisfactory testing on pilot archives. The British Library and Southampton University will build and test an exemplar OAI-based preservation service. This service could be used with any OAI-compatible preservation archive to create a software-independent preservation archive. This project will work with other JISC approved projects in the JISC 4/04 programme and other JISC programmes to create institutional responsibility for preservation planning, data management, archival storage and administration, to effectively build a network of distributed and cooperating services that are based on the OAIS digital preservation reference model. Project start date: 2004-10-01. Project end date: 2006-09-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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cc-interop

This project builds on the results of JISC's eLib Phase 3 programme in the area of resource discovery. It enhances the 'distributed' part of the JISC Information Environment, in that it aims to bring together in a virtual way distributed catalogue to offer richer search and retrieve possibilities for users. This is an example of the JISC vision which states that 'it is not a centralised service and does not rely on a single dedicated entry point'. The primary aims of this project are split into two groups, due to the organisation of the teams carrying out the work. Firstly, M25 and Copac will investigate the feasibility of inter-linking between a very large physical union catalogue and a large virtual union catalogue. A number of issues will be included in this investigation such as comparative speed of searching, de-duplication, results ranking and also comparing the accuracy both of the records themselves and the results. The second area of work undertaken by CAIRNS and RIDING will look at collection level description schemas in relation to both the clumps and Copac. Issues such as target selection in clumps and developing guidelines for cataloguing and indexing practices are also included. The project outcomes will feed into any potential development of a UK National Union Catalogue. Project start date: 2002-05-01. Project end date: 2004-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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

This project aims to address a coherent range of requirements for the more effective management of data (broadly defined) within the Humanities at an institutional level. Whilst the project is fully embedded within the institutional context of Oxford University, the methodologies, outputs and outcomes will be of relevance to other research-led universities, especially but not only, in their support of research within the humanities. The project places emphasis on two particular areas: recognition and support for the 'life's work' nature of much of humanities research; and recognition and support for the simple and effective creation of online databases for typical data-types within the Humanities. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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

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

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portole

The PORTOLE project aims to produce a range of tools for tutors which will enable them to discover information resources and embed these into their course modules from within a University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). PORTOLE will produce a set of tools that make it easy for the tutor to discover resources to support an online learning resource, and embed these into the learning environment. A key deliverable will be to produce tools that have been designed with the ease of incorporation into a variety of VLE environments in mind. The overall aim of the project is to produce a range of tools for tutors which will enable them to discover information resources and embed these into their course modules from within a University Virtual Learning Environment. The tools will be designed with the ease of incorporation into a variety of VLE environments in mind. The specific objectives are: - To encourage the wider use of RDN and other information resources through the development and use of tools which enable tutors to discover quality-assured external resources. - To encourage the integration of RDN resources with local digital library resources in a VLE environment. - To enrich the learning environment through the use of annotations adding context and relevance. Project start date: 2002-10-01. Project end date: 2003-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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impact project

IMPACT is a project funded by the European Commission. It aims to significantly improve access to historical text and to take away the barriers that stand in the way of the mass digitisation of the European cultural heritage. (Excerpt from this source)

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subject portals project

The Resource Discovery Network Subject Portals Project has been developing portal functionality for five of the subject hubs of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN), BIOME, the bio-medical sciences hub; EEVL, the engineering, maths and computer sciences hub; HUMBUL, the humanities hub; PSIGate, the physical sciences hub and SOSIG, the social sciences hub. A subject portal, for the purposes of this project therefore, is a tailored view of the web within a particular subject area, with access to high-quality information resources made easier for the user through aggregated cross searching; streamlined account management; user profiling; and the provision of additional services. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.1%.
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