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life2

The LIFE project supports repositories and preservation by analysing costs of digital curation and lifecycle management. LIFE2 will build on this by: 1) Refining the LIFE methodology for the analysis and costing of the lifecycle of digital objects; 2) Providing a cross section of exemplar Case Studies, both to inform the LIFE methodology and to provide a benchmark for comparison and evaluation; 3) Enable HE and FE institutions to apply the LIFE methodology simply and easily to their own collections, and thus to evaluate and compare their activities in order to inform planning and increase workflow efficiency; 4) Compare, contrast and analyse the lifecycle costs of paper and digital collections, informing the use of differing approaches to preservation and access via digital and other surrogate technologies; 5) Identify where efficiencies can be made in the lifecycle costs of digital materials and provide guidance to funding bodies in areas such as preservation services and preservation tools; 6) Disseminate project findings and enable take up of the LIFE methodology. The project is managed by University College London (UCL), in partnership with The British Library, the SHERPA-LEAP Consortium, SHERPA-DP and the Medical Research Council. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2008-08-29. (Excerpt from this source)

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lifesign

Feedback from past initiatives relating to the use of video in learning and teaching, notably the BFI/BUFVC/JISC Imagination/Universities Network Pilot project and HEFCE's Shotlist initiative, demonstrated that unless the collection of visual resources is of sufficient quality and comprehensive in coverage it is unlikely that lecturers will feel inspired to change their teaching habits. Lifesign will compile a collection of resources relevant to practical teaching within the life sciences and achieve the critical mass necessary to impact upon the delivery of the curriculum and effectively evaluate the educational potential of streamed video within a subject discipline. The overall aim of the project is to evaluate the use of networked moving picture and sound material for learning and teaching in the life sciences. This aim revolves around 3 main areas of activity: the development of a comprehensive set of resources focusing on a particular aspect or aspects of the life sciences; the development of appropriate metadata and the integration of resource discovery and retrieval facilities within a hybrid library system; and the development and implementation of an evaluation methodology for the material and its use in learning and teaching. The specific objectives are to: - Compile a comprehensive collection of video resources, in association with the relevant Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN4) Subject Centres, relevant to the practical teaching of a range of life science disciplines. This will comprise material already in existence and new commissions; - Structure and digitise the catalogue in a format appropriate for networked delivery via Metropolitan Area Networks; - Develop software that enables the full integration of multimedia resources in library catalogues and hybrid library systems; - Index, catalogue and compile the associated metadata for the resources in a format that can be integrated into existing library database systems; - Work with the JISC's Managing Agent and Advisory Service for Moving Pictures and Sound in order to clear rights for use of all resources identified and develop a licensing framework to facilitate the continued production of related resources from within the HE sector; - Install the digital collection on two Metropolitan Area Networks (SWMAN and LENS) providing local access for up to 18 HEIs; - Evaluate the pedagogical effectiveness of streamed moving images within the life sciences and assess the impact upon current curriculum delivery; - Provide guidelines, supporting material and staff development to the Advisory Centre for Moving Pictures and Sound in order to embed the use of networked moving images within the DNER; - Develop the infrastructure necessary in order to sustain the continued development of this initiative beyond the lifespan of the project. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2003-01-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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liw

LIW for academic and non academic staff' develops an existing Location Independent Working (LIW) scheme operating within the University's wholly-owned commercial company, Coventry University Enterprises Ltd. (CUE) to make it suitable for academic staff in teaching roles. CUE has successfully implemented LIW for over 50% (currently this amounts to c.75 people) of its staff. The project aligns the cultural change necessary at individual, departmental and institutional levels with the application of tried and tested technologies to develop a comprehensive e-working scheme for academic and non-academic staff. The aim of the project is to demonstrate that LIW can bring significant benefits to teaching staff, their employers and their students and to build an LIW framework that can be adopted by other members of the JISC community. We will build a production quality e-working service for academic staff of Coventry University. Project start date: 2007-11-01. Project end date: 2009-04-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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mets awareness training

The Oxford Digital Library has developed some introductory training materials on METS, primarily intended for internal use. This project will develop the existing materials further by making them less institutionally specific. The training materials will be delivered at six locations in the UK. Aims and Objectives Raise general awareness of METS and other closely related emerging standards both within the Programme and among the wider community served by JISC; Provide attendees with sufficient information to assess how METS and related standards might contribute to their institutions' current and planned digital preservation and asset management activities; Enable attendees to find out more about METS for themselves, and to prepare them for the METS tutorial workshops. Project start date: 2004-10-04. Project end date: 2007-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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open exeter

Open Exeter was a JISC-funded project aiming to create an environment in which the University of Exeter was equipped to 'act open' with its research data. The objective was to create an environment in which Exeter was equipped to 'act open' with its research data in order to facilitate collaboration and increase the global impact of research. The Open Exeter project examined how research data is created, managed and used across the University of Exeter in order to create an institutional data repository for all types of research data. It also implemented training and guidance for researchers and reviewed and ratified institutional policy on research data. (Excerpt from this source)

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peg-board

The PEG-BOARD project is topic-led, focusing on management of palaeoclimate data, an important research area today as a result of the worldwide focus on anthropocentric climate change. This data is presently reused by many communities: palaeoclimate research, predictive climate models, oceanography, atmospheric and earth science, biology and ecology, mathematics, archaeology, teaching in HE, and the media, publishing scientific communications for a global audience. The project focuses on enabling open access to historical climate data in a systematic, managed environment. PEG-BOARD explores the data management needs of a palaeoclimate research group and the linked ecosystem of researchers, including named project partners and associates active in Earth Sciences (University of Leeds), Archaeology (University of Southampton) and journalism/broadcasting (BBC). Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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peprs

The purpose of this project is to investigate and set-up a pilot service that acts as an e-journals Preservation Registry [PEPRS]. This project draws upon the findings of a report commissioned by JISC: 'Scoping study for a registry of electronic journals that indicates where they are archived' which concluded that a pilot project should be setup to test the feasibility of setting up an e-journals registry and recommended that it should leverage an existing resource such as SUNCat in order to provide the backbone of the registry information. The overall aim is to provide librarians and policy makers with information on provision for continuing access to the total corpus of scholarly work published in e-journals. Project start date: 2008-08-01. Project end date: 2010-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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pixus

SCRAN and System Simulation Ltd are partners in the Go-pix! project, which will deliver an image portal demonstrator to JISC by the end of October. The demonstrator will be a fully functional portal, enabling cross-searching across eight image collections. The project will be managed in two phases. Phase 1 will result in an interim demonstrator, integrating an initial set of collections. We will test the interim demonstrator and carry out user evaluation at the end of phase 1. Our findings will then inform the further development of the portal through phase 2 and the integration of the remaining collections. During the final part of phase 2, we will write a project implementation report and specifications for a full image portal. Aims and Objectives: We aim to build a fully operational, highly functional demonstrator image portal, providing a suitable platform and basis to examine the issues and validity of implementing a full service. The project also aims to show how a full-service image portal can be used across further and higher education to enrich and develop the learning and research process. The demonstrator will be underpinned by interoperable standards, enabling a range of searching/browsing and viewing functions across the eight image collections. We will explore - and implement where we can - possibilities and good practice in portal development, so that the demonstrator can meet the highest standards of usability. Project start date: 2003-01-01. Project end date: 2003-10-31. (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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ripple

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 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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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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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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tictocs

The aim of the ticTOCs project is to develop a service which will transform journal current awareness by making it easy for academics and researchers to find, display, store, combine and reuse tables of contents from multiple publishers in a personalisable web based environment. JISC is the primary funder of the ticTOCs project, which will run for two years from April 2007. The ticTOCs Project will develop a freely available service which will: - Enable academics and researchers to discover, subscribe to, search within, be alerted to, aggregate, personalise, export and re-use standardised table of contents RSS feeds. - Facilitate the re-use of aggregated journal TOC content on a subject or topic basis. - Enable library and information services, commercial and open access journal publishers, gateways, content aggregators and journal directories to allow their users to embed journal TOC RSS feeds into a web-based interface. - Encourage the production of standardised journal TOC RSS feeds, and thereby facilitate their interoperability and improve the quality of their data. Project start date: 2007-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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unisa

Information Services currently maintain separate ATHENS usernames and passwords for all students by automatically generating bulk upload requests from our user registration database. We had been looking to use the ATHENS devolved authentication mechanism to enable staff and students to use their local (eDirectory) usernames, but are now planning to use Shibboleth for this instead. This would make life easier for our staff and students, as they would not need to keep track of separate usernames and passwords, and decrease the risk of misuse of ATHENS resources. For Information Services, it would remove the need to maintain the hand-crafted code required for bulk uploading at the, hopefully lesser, cost of deploying the Eduserv implementation of Shibboleth Origin, with assistance as required from the Middleware Assisted Takeup Service. It will also give us experience of using Shibboleth, which is seen as an emerging standard for authentication and authorisation. In outline, the plan is to deploy the Eduserv implementation of Shibboleth Origin, with assistance as required from the Middleware Assisted Takeup Service, to provide authentication and authorisation attributes from our eDirectory, with a view to rolling this out for first year students and new staff in September 2005. If successful, we will look at the issues involved in getting staff and students with existing ATHENS usernames to change to using their local ones, and at providing single sign-on to ATHENS resources from our portal. We will document and disseminate our experience in a case study and present it to at least the EMUIT forum. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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vdml

VDML addresses three problems relating to minority language departments. The first is minority language students' limited exposure to the spoken target language. Secondly, good teaching materials for learners of minority languages are often scarce. Finally, the small size of such departments has consequences for both students and teachers. Students have limited opportunities to work with others and are denied the peer support that students in larger departments can take for granted. Language teachers often have to develop teaching materials in isolation. The overall aim of the project is to develop a framework to support students and teachers of minority languages. It will create new learning materials, adding value to current Internet resources as well as developing new resources. It will also provide students and teachers with a working environment, a 'virtual department', in which to interact. Using Danish as an example, the specific objectives are to: Review the support needs of minority language learners by consulting staff and students; Create new, task-focused resources for Danish language learners using current Internet materials; Develop new teacher-authored material for intermediate and advanced learners of Danish; Create opportunities for students and teachers to communicate informally; Increase opportunities for students and teachers to work collaboratively; Embed the new resources into the day-to-day work of pilot departments; Present the work to the HE community in the form of a framework or model and encourage its adoption by other groups of departments. Project start date: 2000-10-01. Project end date: 2002-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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x4l sdit

This project will draw together a small team of academics, teachers and data archivists/disseminators in order to create and pilot new data-driven resources. The small-scale set of online learning objects teaching materials to be developed will be based upon British Election Study data which provide a unique source of information for students wishing to explore a range of contemporary political issues in Britain. The proposal is aimed at first year undergraduate and 'A' level or equivalent FE courses in political science, but could be extended more generically to all introductory social studies courses. The resources will be piloted and evaluated in an HE University course and an FE 'A' level course. By using the British Election Survey as its data base, the Britain and Politics module will also "deliver" a unique learning experience to the student. Project start date: 2003-03-01. Project end date: 2004-04-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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aardvark

The project aims to explore uses of technology to: 1. develop and formalise the application of information systems in the operation of research degree programmes within the University of Bedfordshire to better support, capture and record the research process; and 2. ensure that all of the processes are compliant with the requirements of the University external partners. Project start date: 2010-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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artworld

Artworld provides an up-to-date overview of each subject in the teaching of world art with discussion material and, in some cases, insights into current debates and controversies. Each module contains background information, summarising different approaches to the material, with up-to-date bibliographies, maps, timelines and numerous links to other relevant pictorial and museum resources. The teaching modules are backed up by a comprehensive database of images from the cultures represented in the museum collections at the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia. Interactive resources have been provided in order to enable users to adapt content to their own teaching. Contributions can be made in the form of appended texts on any page. There are also facilities to create mini-galleries by assembling collections of images and texts. These may be used as the basis for lectures, seminar presentations or essays. There are also templates for questionnaires which may be customised as resources for interactive teaching or for submission of work for marking. Project start date: 2000-09-01. Project end date: 2003-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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