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This page provides an overview of 266 project tags, ordered by trending factor. Column headings allow re-sorting by other criteria. In the expanding tab below you can adjust filters to display sub-sets of project tags and narrow the focus to specific projects of interest (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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)

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

The XPERT (Xerte Public E-learning ReposiTory) project is an 18 month project to explore the potential of delivering and supporting a distributed repository of e-learning resources created and seamlessly published through the open source e-learning development tool called Xerte Online Toolkits (XOT). The project will empower academic authors at partner institutions to easily create open access learning resources and help foster a culture of sharing teaching and learning resources. The University of Nottingham has a well established commitment to open access content, demonstrated through the JISC funded projects such as SHERPA1 and OpenDOAR2, as well as the creation of one of the first Open Courseware initiatives in the UK (U-Now3). This project will build on this commitment and will be led by The University of Nottingham with core partners, University of Bolton and JISC TechDIS. In addition, the project team will remain open to other HE and FE institutions contributing to the XPERT project at a later stage as XOT deployments grow, and will continue to inform the wider community of XOT users worldwide. All partners are early adopters of XOT and keen to deploy this e-learning development tool in order to facilitate learning content creation and publishing to support the development of an open distributed architecture, sharing e-learning resources and providing a common information and communications environment. Through providing guidance and advice it will benefit the whole of the UK sector by exploring issues raised in the wider take-up and development of an open distributed e-learning repository in HEIs. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2010-10-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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

York Digital Library (YODL) is a repository for multimedia resources used in or created out of teaching, research and study at the University. YODL complements both the University's research publications held in White Rose Research Online and the digital teaching materials in the Yorkshare Virtual Learning Environment and will help enhance the Library's commitment to delivering a world-class Virtual Library. YODL contains image collections to support History of Art teaching (restricted to staff/students of History of Art), along with a growing number of public or University-wide collections. University members should login to see additional content. YODL is expected to transition from project phast to a full service by August 2011. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.2%.
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yodl-ing

YODL-ING will use technology to enhance and embed repositories into the information infrastructure of the University of York and will offer re-usable solutions and recommendations for the wider HE, JISC and Fedora communities. Working with project partners, YODL-ING will build two significant services. One will utilise the SWORD protocol to expedite deposit into a number of repositories from a single deposit interface. The other will offer a simple, yet scalable solution to access control, enabling the expression of policies in machine-readable format and utilising Shibboleth to control access to users at York and at any other Higher Education institution. Crucial to this is that we maintain the ability to offer a hybrid repository, where access controlled content is managed alongside open access resources. The project will also explore tools, semantic approaches and web services to enhance metadata generation, using 'crowd intelligence' approaches, combined with existing workflows. Work on accessibility will ensure the widest possible support for users and a study of digital preservation will facilitation preservation strategy planning for the long-term. (Excerpt from this source)

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

The Zetoc service provides Z39.50-compliant access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC). The database gives access to over 27,000 journals, 40 million article citations and conference papers. Zetoc covers every imaginable subject in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance, the arts and humanities. The database covers the years from 1993 to date and is updated daily. A list of journal titles covered by Zetoc also provides the ISSN, latest issue and date loaded. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 1.2%.
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