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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 this source)

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ridir

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 this source)

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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 this source)

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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 this source)

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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 this source)

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reposit

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 this source)

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repomman

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 this source)

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repec

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 Wikipedia article: Research Papers in Economics)

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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 this source)

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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 this source)

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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 this source)

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rdmrose

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 this source)

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r4r

The Readiness4REF (R4R) project, led by King's College London and the University of Southampton, will investigate and implement how to streamline the REF data gathering exercise by building an interoperable institutional infrastructure, including repositories, that would capture and manage research outputs and other factors. R4R wil start by analysing current practice to look at the data already being collected by HEIs, and the systems they use. This will be compared to the data we anticipate being required for REF (admittedly, a moving target) to draw up a specification. It will also study the CERIF metadata model - which is receiving growing interest from the repository community as well as in research information systems - to see how it could deal with REF data requirements. We anticipate CERIF will need augmenting with addditional elements for this purpose, and will develop an application profile called CERIF4REF. The AP will specify which elements are required, and give guidance/instruction for the content of those fields. CERIF4REF will be evaluated against the real-world settings of case studies in pilot institutions, and submitted formally for adoption by euroCRIS (the membership organisation responsible for CERIF). At the same time, it will be mapped to external data sources, such as research councils or publishers like Thompson ISI and Elsevier. Presuming the various pilots are successful, developers will create plug-ins for the ePRints, DSpace and Fedora Commons repository platforms. King's and Southampton will adopt demonstrator repositories which implement CERIF4REF to manage data from internal and external sources ready for REF submission. There will even be exchange of data between the two institutions to mimic the movement of academics. RFR will ensure to consult and inform the community through the life of the project, not least through the REF Stakeholders Group of interested parties brought together by King's and HEFCE in three recent conferences (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/research/ref/). Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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r4l

This project will address the area of interactions between repositories of primary research data, the laboratory environment in which they operate and repositories of research publications into which they ultimately feed (through documented interpretation and analysis of the results and in explicit linking and citation of the data sets). It will develop prototype services and tools to address the issues of working with, disseminating and reporting on experimental data. In collaboration with scientific equipment manufacturers the project will develop methods to make raw experimental data available and richly annotated with metadata, as it is generated in the laboratory. The possibilities for aggregating heterogeneous raw experimental data from different sources and experiments, via effective management of the repository for the laboratory, will also be explored and prototype tools developed to enable, manipulate and derive reports for publication purposes. It will also engage in discussions with publishers and societies to determine anticipated requirements. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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prowe

The PROWE project (Personal Repositories Online: WIKI Environment) will provide an innovative informal environment to support collaboration and learning amongst part-time, remote tutors on distance education programmes, and will build on and be evaluated alongside the asset repositories and digital library collections which are already available. PROWE will address some of the practical issues of building an information sharing culture, by examining the informal and formal exchange mechanisms between remote workers in an institutional context. Informal repositories such as BLIKIs, WIKIs and weblogs offer the lighter touch approach (no moderation, for example) and therefore, less staff resource intensive options to engage part-time remote tutors in interacting with other forms of repositories whilst they are analysing, synthesizing and producing new forms of knowledge. Although the contexts used for this investigation are the strategic organisational contexts of two large distance education providers, The Open University (OU) and University of Leicester (UoL), there will be transferable lessons to other employers of part-time and distributed teaching staff. PROWE will offer tools both for storing and managing resources, such as case studies, personal library resources, and making them available through informal conversational networks. The deliverables will be a demonstrator, proof of concept, and toolkit for sharing good practice and guidelines on integration of informal networks with more formal enterprise repository systems, case studies and an evaluation report which addresses the wider applicability of informal and personal repositories for remote and part-time tutors. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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project gutenberg

Project Gutenberg, abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to "encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks." Founded in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, it is the oldest digital library. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer. As of November 2010, Project Gutenberg claimed over 34,000 items in its collection. Project Gutenberg is affiliated with many projects that are independent organizations which share the same ideals, and have been given permission to use the Project Gutenberg trademark. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Project Gutenberg)

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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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powr

The aim of the POWR project work was to raise awareness amongst the web manager community of the need to incorporate preservation strategy into key stages of the web management process, the implicit assumption being that there has, to date, been insufficient sharing of practice and transferral of knowledge between the UK HE/FE Web Management community and other groups responsible for digital preservation and records management processes. (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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ples

The majority of VLEs currently in use are server-based, and designed to be used as institutional systems. However this creates a problem for students as they move between institutions, since they may need to learn how to use different environments based at different institutions. Development in interoperability standards now make it possible to conceive of personal environments that interact with institutional systems, presenting courses and related information in a way customised to suit the individual, and allowing them to assemble a set of tools and resources that suit the way they wish to learn, connecting to an underlying service based infrastructure such as that proposed by the eLearning Framework. Project start date: 2005-08-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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