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secure project

Project SECURe (Secure Environment for Certificated Use of Resources) addresses three strands investigating the issues laid out in the JISC call and the wider Sparta requirements for next-generation access management in order to achieve solutions to a range of authentication and authorisation issues, in particular the problems posed by mobile users and the use of shared workstations. Strand 1: Implementation of authorisation to external resources via Shibboleth. This strand will build on work already begun by LSE through the work of the ANGEL project and involvement with the Internet2 Middleware Initiative. Strand 2: An institution-wide deployment of PKI and authentication using personal digital certificates. This will investigate issuing and revocation issues for users of sole use PCs (where the certificate can be held on the PC) and users of public access PCs. Strand 3: Small user group trial of certificate carrying devices such as smartcards and USB devices. This will investigate the general benefits of each device beyond certificate carrying, and the benefits and drawbacks of different device use for the individual user and the institution. Project start date: 2002-11-01. Project end date: 2004-07-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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seo project

The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and JISC intend to collaborate to deliver a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) impact study on cultural heritage websites. In Canada, CHIN will undertake a case study on SEO in collaboration with 3 Canadian cultural heritage insititutions and in the UK, JISC will also undertake a case study on SEO with 3 organisations. Both JISC and CHIN will use the same methodology and will therefore assess the effectiveness of SEO practices in improving heritage and educational instituions with greater visibility on the Internet. Similarities in findings will help CHIN and JISC identify best practices which can be included in any heritage institution's model. The need for the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) collaboration project was initiated due to the high instance of Internet users accessing information via a search engine. However, many websites, including those within the heritage and education institutional arenas, are not currently constructed to ensure efficient search engine access. As a result, users can fail to find the information they are looking for and organisations can fail to communicate effectively with their user audience. Three case study organisations from the heritage and educational sectors have been selected to take part in the SEO study and as such will allow their website to be optimised through the editing of their content and HTML coding to both increase relevance to specific keywords and remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Project start date: 2009-02-06. Project end date: 2009-06-22. (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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serving maths

We will develop open-source software tools to address the special requirements of Mathematics in the context of e-learning and e-assessment. Our focus will be on making existing tools user friendly, accessible and interoperable. Project start date: 2004-09-07. Project end date: 2005-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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shakespeare quartos archive

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive project will reunite all seventy-five pre-1641 quarto editions of Shakespeare's plays into a single online collection with contributions from the world's leading repositories in the United Kingdom and United States. The initiative includes development of a user interface and sophisticated digital toolset with research and teaching functions. The prototype for full-functionality will embrace all thirty-two pre-1641 copies of Hamlet held by the participating libraries and result in a technologically advanced interface facilitating close examination and comparison of these internationally significant treasures. The resource will be freely available to scholars, teachers, students and actors across the globe. Project start date: 2008-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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sharegeo

ShareGeo will integrate the geospatial data sharing facility of the GRADE demonstrator repository into the EDINA Digimap Collections suite of services for use by registered Digimap users. As part of the 2005 Digital Repositories' Programme, JISC funded the scoping of a geospatial repository for academic deposit and extraction (GRADE) project. GRADE investigated a number of issues relating to the role repositories including developing a demonstrator repository. This project will build upon the work of the demonstrator GRADE repository and will implement a facility within the EDINA Digimap Collections suite of services that will allow registered Digimap users to share and re-use derived geospatial datasets. The project will build upon the work previously done for the GRADE project while implementing the facility using the latest version of the DSpace software and later versions of supporting libraries such as for validating spatial datasets. As well as technical developments there will be work done on clarifying the data deposit and download policy and improved help provided to users. The project output will be a facility accessed from within Digimap that allows users to deposit and extract (i.e. share) geospatial datasets. The repository will be based on the DSpace, an open-source repository platform. Project start date: 2008-03-01. Project end date: 2008-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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sherpa digital preservation

This project will create a collaborative, shared preservation environment for the SHERPA institutional repositories project framed around the Open Archiving Information Systems (OAIS) Reference Model. The project will bring together the SHERPA institutional repository systems with the preservation repository established by the Arts and Humanities Data Service to create an environment that fully addresses all the requirements of the different phases within the life cycle of digital information. Aims and Objectives Use the OAIS reference model to develop a persistent preservation environment for the SHERPA consortium, assigning rights and responsibilities and establishing protocols and work flow processes that will ensure the long-term preservation of the repository content; Explore the use of METS as the framework for packaging and transferring metadata held within the institutional repositories, including the preservation metadata created by the preservation service; Establish a coordinated set of protocols and software to be implemented as a working preservation service for a group of institutional repositories; Explore the use of open source software and tools to add functionality to and to extend the storage layer of repository software applications; Draw together the experience gained into a Digital Preservation User Guide that will complement the 'The Preservation Management of Digital Material Handbook' created by Maggie Jones and Neil Beagrie, and act as a practical user guide to implementing this type of preservation environment. Project start date: 2005-03-01. Project end date: 2007-07-28. (Excerpt from this source)

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sherpa plus

The SHERPA Plus project is a major initiative to support repository development in all UK Higher Education institutions. Building on the work of the SHERPA project, SHERPA Plus will produce: advocacy strategies and material for the further population of existing repositories advocacy, resources, information and advice for institutions wanting to establish repositories support for repository-level, institutional and national policy development reviews and analysis of extending repository holdings with datasets, multimedia, grey literature, learning objects and other content types. To deliver these outcomes, SHERPA Plus will: create a national information point for repository development; evaluate and produce advocacy strategies and material to promote the population of repositories run an active advocacy; programme to promote repository establishment in all HE institutions; report on the issues involved in extension of repository holdings with datasets, multimedia, etc; launch a national forum for repository administrators. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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sherpa romeo

The Sherpa RoMEO site offers information about publishers' policies with respect to self-archiving pre-print and post-print research papers. The current funding stream supports the following activities: scoping and setting up a strand of work, within the proposed interim repository, to maintain and develop the Sherpa/RoMEO database; maintaining the Sherpa/RoMEO database journal-level information; developing the Sherpa/RoMEO database to indicate which journals have policies that allow authors to deposit their papers in accordance with the Wellcome Trust Grant conditions. Project start date: 2006-03-01. Project end date: 2009-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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shibboleap

Each of the seven partners in this project maintains an institutional self-archive of academic publications, based on the Eprints.org software, as part of the SHERPA-LEAP consortium. Access to documents in these archives is public and unrestricted, but access management is required to authenticate the identities of academic staff depositing documents, and of library staff who must check or amend descriptive metadata, and approve documents to appear within the public collection. Currently authentication and authorisation is handled within the Eprints.org server, requiring the registration and use of (yet another) password by users, and administration of these registrations by staff supporting the archive. Amongst them, the seven partners use a variety of existing methods for user identity and resource access management. These include Athens ('traditional'), AthensDA, various implementations of LDAP, and various data sources used to hold and maintain identity and role attribute information about users (staff and students) registered with them. All have strategic goals to work towards 'single sign-on', and all have the technical capabilities to support the platforms and integration infrastructure needed to operate as Shibboleth Identity-Providers, at least on the pilot scale required to achieve the minimum objectives of this project. The project will create a Shibboleth Identity-Provider ('Origin') service for all academic and support staff (at each of seven partner institutions in the SHERPA-LEAP consortium) who are involved in controlled access to their respective institutional Eprints servers, and will implement modifications to their respective Eprints servers to enable them all as Shibboleth Resource-Providers ('Targets'). Because existing institutional directory services will be used to implement Shibboleth Identity-Provider services, completion of the project will make it possible for all staff and students registered with each of the seven partners to access other Shibboleth-enabled resources, either directly or via the Shibboleth-Athens Gateway being constructed by Eduserv. LSE is already fully capable of operating as a Shibboleth Identity-Provider. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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silchester roman town

The Silchester Roman Town archaeological excavation is one of the largest Roman sites in the UK. Silchester's principal data collection are contained within the York Archaeological Trust's (YAT) Integrated Archaeological Database (IADB) which is held on a server in Reading, removed from the data collection process in Hampshire and relevant experts at the Universities of Cardiff, Reading, Southampton and Oxford. The types of data involved are extremely diffuse, including numismatics, spatial site plans, matrix information, as well as the full range of data on find types and distribution. The annual excavation period at Silchester comprises eight weeks of intensive data gathering in a tight timeframe and with limited personnel. The site's excavation team has recognised the need for a more fluid and accessible network of human expertise. Many of the experts are geographically dispersed, both from each other, from the site, and from relevant information held elsewhere. This makes the exchange of ideas and interpretations, which are critical to the research process, very cumbersome; a major problem long recognised in field archaeology. This project will provide the basis for a virtual solution to it. The overall aim of the project is to develop a system to facilitate rapidly developing and iterative archaeological research by synchronising the three processes of gathering information, co-ordinating expertise, and managing the resulting body of data. The specific objectives are to: Establish full interoperability between different IADB datasets, wherever they physically reside. Improve real time on-site data gathering including an assessment of the usefulness of handheld PDA devices using wireless networking (WiFi) and/or mobile phone (GPRS) technologies. Develop a structured mechanism for classifying thematic Research Domains or Views, which will operate across servers and across projects. Develop a framework for the creation of real-time online conferences involving both on- and off-site project workers and remote specialists. Project start date: 2004-12-01. Project end date: 2006-11-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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sneep

One of the most talked-about recent developments on the Internet, and the World Wide Web in particular, has come to be known as "Web 2.0" (O'Reilly, 2005), and represents a new approach to using the web as an increasingly interactive platform. This has led to a plethora of "social networking" web sites and applications, where users can, for example, share bookmarks, or add comments or tags to online objects such as photographs or blog posts. The SNEEP project will investigate and demonstrate the extent to which these approaches are relevant to Institutional Repository software, through developing plugins to add commenting, bookmarking and tagging features to Eprints. Overview: SNEEP is a 6 month "rapid development" project to develop extensions adding further key Web 2.0 features to Eprints, and demonstrate their use in an Institutional Repository. This is in part a response to the recent recommendation by Franklin and van Harmeln that projects be undertaken to investigate how institutional repositories can be made more accessible for learning and teaching through the use of Web 2.0 technologies. The project will develop and demonstrate fully working models of web software to incorporate these functions into Eprints, and report on its outcomes and findings. The output will be made openly available for reuse and further development by the community. Aims and objectives: To develop plugins for Eprints that add functionality for commenting, bookmarking and tagging objects in the repository. Project start date: 2007-09-01. Project end date: 2008-02-28. (Excerpt from this source)

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sosig

The Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) Project pointed to hundreds of resources on subjects ranging from Anthropology to Statistics. To compile SOSIG, all kinds of networked resources worldwide were scanned, including mailing lists and news-groups, guides and catalogues, databases, search tools and other networked services. Only those of high quality and relevance were catalogued and made available via the SOSIG list of quality worldwide resources. A comprehensive list of UK-based resources, with descriptions, was also provided. (Excerpt from this source)

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spie

The aim of the Shibboleth-aware Portals and Information Environments (SPIE) project is to demonstrate the use of Shibboleth in providing integration between institutional and national information environments, especially via enhanced portals and portlets. The project will build upon the outcomes of earlier nationally-funded projects relating to the development of access management functionality within the JISC Information Environment and instititions, notably the Subject Portals Project (SPP) and the Digital Certificate Operation in a Complex Environment (DCOCE) project. During the next two years the SPIE Project proposes to deliver a combination of evaluation reports, demonstrators, and toolkits as outcomes from investigating the issues related to the integration of access domains. Transferable outcomes from the project also include a Shibboleth-aware Stanford WebAuth Single Sign-on (SSO) authentication mechanism; piloting Shibboleth with AthensSSO; enhanced integration between uPortal and the Subject Portals Project within the context of institutional Single Sign-on, WSRP (Web Services for Remote Portals) and Shibboleth; and access to non-Web resources within a Shibboleth environment. SPIE is located within the Research Technologies Service (RTS) at Oxford University Computing Services (RTS, OUCS). The project operates in partnership with the Institute of Learning and Research Technology (ILRT) at the University of Bristol, and the Athens9 service at Eduserv. Project start date: 2004-12-01. Project end date: 2006-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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stargate

The Stargate project, based at the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University of Strathclyde, will explore the use of static repositories as a means of exposing publisher metadata to OAI-based disclosure, discovery and alerting services within the JISC IE and beyond. Static repositories were developed as an alternative to fully fledged OAI-compliant repositories and have been implemented successfully within the Open Language Archives Community as a means of widening participation in OAI-based systems and services. The project builds on the successful use of static repositories by HaIRST project in JISC's FAIR programme. It also builds on the technical architecture developed by Heriot Watt University in their PALS I project OAI-compliant metadata repository for a specialist publisher of e-journals. The project's primary aim will be to lower the technical barriers to the implementation of OAI-compliant repositories, thereby enabling small publishers of electronic resources to participate more readily in OAI-based disclosure and delivery services within the JISC IE and beyond. Specifically, it will implement a series of static repositories of publisher metadata, demonstrate the interoperability of the exposed metadata through harvesting and cross-searching via a static repository gateway, and conduct a critical evaluation of the static repository approach with publishers and service providers. The project has two key objectives to: build an interoperability demonstrator based around the static repository gateway developed in the HaIRST project and dovetailing with the OAI-based architecture developed in PALS I; develop tools and guidelines that will facilitate the implementation of static repositories by small publishers that wish to expose their metadata to OAI-based services. Project start date: 2005-10-01. Project end date: 2006-05-31. (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)

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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)

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suetr

The project will consult with the project staff in the Start-up and Enhancement strand to develop a complete landscape picture of their training requirements. This will inform the subsequent development of the training programme. Training modules will be developed in collaboration with other JISC projects and external experts, to be delivered through a selection of appropriate delivery mechanisms. The scope of the project is limited to addressing training requirements expressed by SUE projects. Training will be targeted primarily towards SUE staff, though applications from delegates from JISC-funded projects other than SUE projects will be considered should there be spare capacity. Aims Equip staff in SUE projects with skills to contribute to successful completion of their projects; Assist SUE project staff in developing sustainable and successful repository services; Facilitate communication and knowledge sharing between SUE projects on issues of shared concern; Take a practical and hands on approach wherever possible. Objectives Consult with SUE staff in identifying training requirements; Liaise with other JISC projects to minimise duplication of effort; Develop a comprehensive training programme with a practical focus; Organise and deliver training events in varying locations; Reproduce materials for subsequent online consumption; Evaluate the success of the programme in meeting SUE projects training needs. Project start date: 2008-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (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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sword project

SWORD Project has developed a lightweight protocol for depositing content from one location to another. It stands for Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit and is a profile of the Atom Publishing Protocol (known as APP or ATOMPUB). SWORD has been funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to develop the SWORD profile and a number of demonstration implementations. The SWORD vision is 'lowering the barriers to deposit', principally for depositing content (any content!) into repositories, but potentially for depositing into any system which wants to receive content from remote sources. (Excerpt from this source)

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