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DevCSI is about helping software developers realise their full potential, by creating the conditions for them to be able to learn, network effectively, share ideas, collaborate and innovate creating a 'community' of developers in the learning provider sector which is greater than the sum of its parts. The developer benefits. The sector benefits. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.7%.
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The project proposes the development, implementation and use of a testbed to improve the teaching and learning of students partaking in global team-based design projects. The project combines the use of digital libraries with virtual design studios. Project start date: 2003-02-01. Project end date: 2008-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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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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digital academic repositories

The Digital Academic Repositories (DARE) programme is a joint initiative of the National Library of the Netherlands (KB), the Dutch universities, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). DARE's aim is to store the results of all Dutch research in a network of repositories, in which the National Library fulfils the role of safe place in charge of digital preservation. In this way all participants retain responsibility for and control over their own data while making them accessible at the same time. Moreover, as the KB takes responsibility for storage and long-term preservation, the universities can concentrate on their research work. (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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Digital Libraries in the Classroom programme (DLiC) is an international programme, funded by JISC in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF), developed to bring significant improvements in the learning and teaching process, through bringing emerging technologies and readily available digital content into mainstream educational use. (Excerpt from this source)

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DMP Online has been produced by the UK's Digital Curation Centre to help research teams respond to a recommendation in Lyon (2007) that "Each funded research project should submit a structured Data Management Plan for peer-review as an integral part of the application for funding." It draws upon the DCC's analysis of funders' requirements to help project teams in creating up to three iterations of a data management plan; the first ('minimal') plan for use at the grant application stage, a second ('core') version which is developed at the early-project stage and maintained throughout the project lifecycle, and a third ('full') plan which addresses issues of long-term preservation and access. (Excerpt from this source)

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The aim of this project is to build capacity and skills within psychology postgraduates relating to research data management. The project will build upon existing research data management materials developed by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) to create discipline-focussed postgraduate training materials that can be embedded into postgraduate research training for the psychological sciences. The materials will consist of: PowerPoint slides to be used in lectures and an associated workbook containing psychology specific guidance on completing the DCC's Data Management Planning Tool (DMPT) (including worked examples), and a copy of the DMPT to be completed by students. The lectures will be structured along the lines of the existing DCC DMPT with the eight key sections forming the centrepiece of six psychology specific lectures of two hours each. Prior to the launch of the training materials the guidance will be transferred to the online DCC Data Management Planning Tool in collaboration with DCC. The training materials will be developed and piloted in the department of psychology at the University of York, in partnership with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. Other departments within the psychological sciences will be invited to trial the pilot materials before the official launch. Project start date: 2010-08-01. Project end date: 2011-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) was a JISC project with a vision of online provision for the educational community, in which high-quality resources would be accessible from any location, easily navigated and cross-searchable by subject or data type, inspired the original Distributed National Electronic Resource (DNER) plans. Although the establishing of a distributed national electronic resource is still a key part of the JISC strategy, new factors suggested it was time to move beyond 'the DNER' and for JISC to find more relevant ways to communicate its activities and its underlying objectives. (Excerpt from this source)

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Docusend will contribute to the development of the JISC Information Environment by creating a one-stop document delivery service for handling journal service requests, which is hospitable to being accessed via other portal and broker services. It will support the JISC's aim of integrating access to services by linking document delivery to a number of JISC initiatives to provide seamless access to journal resources from resource discovery through to delivery. Docusend is part of Join-UP, a cluster of four projects (Docusend, zetoc, Xgrain and ZBLSA) 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 Information Environment. The overall aim of the project is to create an accessible, easy to use, one-stop, integrated journal article delivery service. Docusend aims to bring together a wide variety of document delivery and related services in ways that appear transparent and seamless to the user. The objectives are to: Provide seamless access to journals from resource discovery through to delivery Develop the capability to act as a national gateway for document delivery requests Build a consortium of content providers through partnerships and links with a number of suppliers including traditional resource-rich libraries, publishers, the JISC's data services, learned societies, etc; Deliver journal articles in electronic format wherever possible (whether born digital or through electronic delivery of print sources); Test and, if feasible, implement direct end user requesting and end user delivery. Project start date: 2001-04-01. Project end date: 2004-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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The E-Curator research project "3D colour scans for remote object identification and assessment" is a project currently underway at UCL Museums and Collections. This project draws on UCL's expertise both in curatorship and in e-Science. It takes advantage of the presence at UCL of world class collections across a range of disciplines and of a state of the art colour scanner, the quality of which is unequalled in the UK. The project explores the use of 3D colour scanning and e-Science technologies to capture and share very large 3D colour scans and detailed datasets about museum artefacts in a secure computing environment. The combination of these technologies could assist curators and conservators in object identification and assessment, both locally and remotely. Project start date: 2007-12-17. Project end date: 2010-12-17. (Excerpt from this source)

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The e-Framework for Education and Research is an international initiative that provides information to institutions on investing in and using information technology infrastructure. It advocates service-oriented approaches to facilitate technical interoperability of core infrastructure as well as effective use of available funding. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.6%.
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The e-Map Scholar project was part of the Enhancing JISC data services for Teaching and Learning project cluster, with a focus on improving use of existing JISC owned resources through the JISC data services for learning and teaching. Digimap is a JISC-funded Web service that delivers Ordnance Survey (OS) cartographic products and digital map data across the Internet via a simple-to-use interface. Building on a successful JISC-funded Electronic Libraries (eLib) project, it provides convenient, on-demand access to some of the best and most detailed map data available anywhere in the world. e-Map Scholar aimed to support both those learners who need to progress to using these software packages, and also those whose needs are more simple: to understand how to use geo-spatial data more effectively. e-Map Scholar aimed to promote and enhance the use of digital map data in learning and teaching, by developing resources applicable to all geo-spatial data available to the academic community and to enable staff to provide new, exciting and adaptive learning materials using geo-spatial data. Project start date: 2001-01-01. Project end date: 2003-05-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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ebank uk

Working in the area of digital repositories of crystallographic data, eBank UK is an interdisciplinary project that ran between 2003 and 2007, across 3 funding phases. It was led by UKOLN in partnership with the Intelligence, Agents & Multimedia Group, Department of Electronics & Computer Science and the Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton. In 2008, the focus of activity moved to the follow-on eCrystals project. Key deliverables included the eCrystals archive (an OAI-PMH compliant repository at the University of Southampton, populated with a number of datasets from the chemistry sub-discipline of crystallography) and a demonstrator for an aggregation service showing the potential for searching across dataset and publication metadata. (Excerpt from this source)

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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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VLEs have proved to be useful tools in facilitating staff in organising educational resources and activities in a hierarchical structure representing the structure of Programmes and Units. While they are excellent vehicles for delivery of materials, they are not ideal mechanisms for the management and curation of materials. There is an urgent need for a repository which focuses on the educational process and the storage, retrieval and sharing of educational materials which can be used to populate VLEs. The University of Southampton has taken the strategic decision to develop a repository for educational materials using its own well-established EPrints research repository software as the mechanism. The aim is to use a co-design process approach both to specify and to implement the details of the system which will be deliverable and sustainable. This will extend and embed the EPrints software within the educational domain. In doing so, the project will develop a richer understanding of processes of institutional change and integration at both a strategic and discipline level. Project start date: 2007-11-01. Project end date: 2009-03-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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education portal

Education, as a subject, is covered in part by the subject gateways that form the JISC's Resource Discovery Network. A coherent coverage of education, however, is best met through a separate treatment of the subject. The British Education Internet Resource Catalogue and British Education Portal will strengthen coverage in this area and complement the existing RDN hubs. In turn, the project will benefit from the experience and documentation of the hubs and from the results of the Subject Portals Development Project (also funded as part of the DNER Development Programmes). The project's overriding aim is to improve access to, and use of, information relating to educational issues. The specific objectives are to: Establish an internet resource catalogue (IRC) and, subsequently, a Portal to a range of resources supporting educational research, policy and practice; Build on the strengths of selected databases managed by the British Education Index office to furnish Portal content; Establish means for institutions to supply content for the IRC and portal databases; Evaluate the impact of the new resources on information seeking behaviour within key user groups. Project start date: 2000-10-01. Project end date: 2004-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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The Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL) is a project funded by eLib (the Electronic Libraries Programme) in the UK to provide an Internet gateway to quality information resources in Engineering, (see EELS for an engineering subject service based in Sweden).Whilst the metadata format that EEVL is using is specific to the project there does not appear to be an alternative international standard format being used within the Engineering community. (Excerpt from this source)

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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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EIFL-PLIP works with public libraries uniquely positioned to meet community development needs and improve lives in crucial areas like agriculture, health, employment and livelihoods and support vulnerable children and youth. EIFL-PLIP actions include: sparking ideas for using technology to improve lives; providing resources to support innovative ideas; promoting ideas that work; encouraging replication. (Excerpt from this source)

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