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RDMRose is a JISC funded project producing taught and continuing professional development (CPD) learning materials in Research Data Management (RDM) tailored for Information professionals. RDMRose develops and adapts learning materials about RDM to meet the specific needs of liaison librarians in university libraries, both for practitionersÆ CPD and for embedding into the postgraduate taught (PGT) curriculum. Its deliverables include OER materials suitable for learning in multiple modes, including face to face and self-directed learning. RDMRose brings together the UKÆs leading iSchool with a practitioner community based on the White Rose University ConsortiumÆs libraries at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. Development of content and teaching will be iterative, based on a highly participative curriculum development process and with a strong strand of student evaluation of learning materials and activities. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.shef.ac.uk/is/research/projects/rdmrose">this source</a>)

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rdn for fe

The Resource Discovery Network (RDN) is a JISC-funded service dedicated to providing effective access to high quality Internet resources for the learning, teaching and research community. The RDN provides access to a series of Internet resource catalogues containing descriptions of high quality Internet sites, selected and described by specialists from within UK academia and affiliated organisations. Originally funded by higher education (HE), since Spring 2000, the JISC has been supported by both the further education (FE) and HE funding councils in the UK. In response to this change in remit, the RDN has been working closely with the FE community to develop its services to ensure their relevance to this new audience. In the last year, this has been achieved via two key projects in particular: RDN Virtual Training Suite for FE (VTS4FE): after a ten month project, in June 2002, the RDN launched eleven new tutorials in the Virtual Training Suite aimed specifically at FE users. RDN Case Studies for FE (RDN Case Studies): the RDN is currently working with a group of FE practitioners who are evaluating the content of hub catalogues for particular FE curriculum subject areas and are producing case studies aimed at FE staff based on RDN resources (available end 2002). Project start date: 2002-11-01. Project end date: 2005-09-30. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.rdn.ac.uk/projects/rdnfe">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/1193">this source</a>)

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The degree to which educational content can be reused and re-purposed depends on how it is stored, made available, and delivered to the academic user community. Existing learning technology interoperability standards are designed to ensure the reusability of educational content within different authoring environments, content repositories and delivery platforms such as virtual and managed learning environments (VLEs/MLEs). Emerging learning technology interoperability specifications underpin pedagogical frameworks which enable significantly more effective use of learning resources. These specifications are therefore relevant to the basis of the X4L Programme, which focuses on pedagogical outcomes (JISC X4L Circular, para 9). Based on the interoperability specifications being developed by IMS, ADL and the OUNL, RELOAD focuses on the development of a suite of software tools for authoring and delivery standard-compliant learning objects: content package editor, runtime delivery system and Colloquia VLE, all incorporate comprehensive user guides and exemplar resources. These components will form an invaluable toolkit allowing colleagues across the FE/HE sector the freedom to quickly and easily create their own specification conformant learning objects from existing resources. Project start date: 2002-10-01. Project end date: 2005-07-31. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.reload.ac.uk/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.hull.ac.uk/remap/index.html">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research_Papers_in_Economics">Wikipedia article: Research Papers in Economics</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.hull.ac.uk/esig/repomman/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/1851">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/repositories/digirep/index/Repositories_Research"... source</a>)

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repositories support project

The Repositories Support Project (RSP) is a 5.5 year JISC-funded initiative contributing to building repository capacity, knowledge and skills within UK higher education institutions. Through providing guidance and advice it benefits the whole of the UK sector resulting in the wider take-up and development of institutional repositories in HEIs. The aim of the project is to progress the vision of a deployed network of interoperable repositories for academic papers, learning materials and research data across the UK. Whilst fulfilling the business requirements of HEIs to manage their assets, showcase research outputs, and share learning materials, such a network of populated repositories is a major step forward in the provision of open access materials. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.rsp.ac.uk/about/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.inf.aber.ac.uk/bridge/">this source</a>)

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This project aims to produce 200-300 reusable learning objects suitable for use by teachers on HNC, HND and Foundation Degree programmes in science, engineering and technology subjects and deposit these in JORUM. The project will also produce guidelines for the workflow involved in the selection of suitable legacy resources through to integration of learning objects into a VLE and JORUM. Project start date: 2005-03-01. Project end date: 2006-07-31. (Excerpt from <a href="http://esdstudent.gcal.ac.uk/reset">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.hull.ac.uk/ridir">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/1465">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ls/rioja/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/1836">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ls/disresearch/romeo/index.html">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/228">this source</a>)

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The Repositories Support Project (RSP) began as a 2.5 year project to co-ordinate and deliver good practice and practical advice to English and Welsh HEIs to enable the implementation, management and development of digital institutional repositories. The second, 3-year phase, began in March 2009. The RSP will contribute to building repository capacity, knowledge and skills within institutions. Through providing guidance and advice it will benefit the whole of the UK sector resulting in the wider take-up and development of institutional repositories in HEIs. The aim of the RSP is to progress the vision of a deployed network of inter-working repositories for academic papers, learning materials and research data across the UK. Whilst fulfilling the business requirements of HEIs to manage their assets, showcase research outputs, and share learning materials, such a network of populated repositories will be a major step forward in the provision of open access materials. As basic objectives of the project it has been agreed with JISC that the RSP should provide activities, support and advice, to achieve: * More repositories * More content in repositories * More use of content by researchers. *More re-use of that content by service providers offering innovative services *Wide-spread acceptance and use of standards-based approach to repository development and use. The First Phase of the project ran from October 2006 until March 2009, under the Repositories and Preservation Programme (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres.aspx ), and was a consortium of the University of Nottingham, University of Wales Aberystwyth, University of Southampton, and UKOLN. The Second Phase of the project runs from March 2009 until March 2012, and is being carried out by the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham. Project start date: 2006-10-01. Project end date: 2012-03-30. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.rsp.ac.uk/">this source</a>)

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