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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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pirus2

The aim of the PIRUS2 Project is to enable publishers, repositories and other organizations to generate and share authoritative, trustworthy usage statistics for the individual articles and other items that they host. The project has the following main objectives: developing a suite of free, open source programmes to support the generation and sharing of COUNTER compliant usage data and statistics that can be extended to cover any and all individual items in repositories; develop a prototype article level Publisher/Repository statistics service; defining a core set of standard usage statistics reports that repositories should produce for internal and external consumption. (Excerpt from this source)

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pictiva

PICTIVA was initiated in part as a response to the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS) user survey of 1998 that identified a number of problems affecting use of online resources. These included a lack of knowledge about what was available or the perceived lack of relevance of online resources to academic users as well as a lack of time to engage with new technologies. The project is a partnership between the VADS based at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College and the Institute for Image Data Research (IIDR) based at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. The tools and systems development will be done with the help of Systems Simulations Ltd (SSL). PICTIVA aims to promote the use of online image collections in learning and teaching in the visual arts by developing a range of generic tools to support access to the images and targeted materials to support their use. The usability of the VADS image database will be improved by providing ease of access to, and navigation of, the image collections held by VADS. The specific objectives are to: Develop tools that will include tutorials on how to use the site effectively as well as look at how the VADS search and retrieval systems can be improved. It will also feature a trial of contents-based image retrieval which will allow users to search VADS images on visual aspects rather than text descriptors; Produce learning and teaching materials based on the collections held by VADS, giving contextual information as well as recognising and incorporating good practice in the design of online learning and teaching resources; Produce case studies which will detail how they have been used in the context of real learning and teaching situations. Project start date: 2000-03-01. Project end date: 2002-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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perx

The project will develop a pilot service which provides subject resource discovery across a series of repositories of interest to the engineering learning and research communities. This pilot will be used as a test-bed to explore the practical issues that would be encountered when considering the possibility of full scale subject resource discovery services. Issues to be investigated include: the range and availability of actual and potential digital repository sources; exploration of cultural barriers to the use of repositories in the subject community, functionality of software tools; advocacy to encourage participation of repository providers; maintenance issues; interactions with infrastructural shared services; enhancing metadata quality; embedding and reuse of resource discovery services; improving search and browse results presentation; service profiling for particular audiences. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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perseus

PERSEUS (Portal-Enabled Resources via Shibbolized End-User Security) addressed the key challenge of Shibboleth-based access management to information resources via an institutional portal, using the uPortal Open Source portal toolkit. The project's aim was to deliver a generalised campus architecture for adoption by FE and HE institutions, supported by documentation at conceptual and technical levels, and reusable software components available as Open Source. PERSEUS extended work started in the LSE-led SECURe project, concluded in March 2005. The most important function for portal middleware is authorisation management to the hybrid collections of resources, for institutional learning, teaching, research and administration - resolving (with minimal human intervention) questions of 'who can access what'. (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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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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patois

The Archaeology Data Service was established to collect, describe, catalogue, preserve, and provide user support for digital resources that are created as a product of archaeological research. The ADS is primarily funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board5 and JISC and is part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service. Since the establishment of its online catalogue in September 1998, the ADS has begun to build rich collections of quality digital data for use in learning, teaching and research. These include the first national and regional Sites and Monuments Records to be made available via the Internet, full-scale digital excavation archives and the archaeological components of rich inter-disciplinary data sets complementing data held by its sister AHDS service providers. The use of these collections is expanding rapidly. The ADS places a high priority on raising awareness of the potential use of digital data held by the ADS within the further and higher education sectors and is developing a programme of visits to FECs and HEIs, but while these visits are important, they are no substitute for the use of ADS resources within the core syllabus. The ADS recognises that there is great potential for developing electronic tutorials based on existing licensed data sets that would enhance and expand their use within the DNER for learning and teaching. Electronic tutorials would be used by ADS staff, but could also be delivered by the staff of home institutions. The overall aim of the project is to increase the use of digital data available within the DNER, specifically that held by the ADS and the AHDS, by the further and higher education archaeological community. The project aims to develop electronic tutorial packs to promote the use of ADS resources within the core syllabus being delivered by FE and HE institutions. The specific objectives are to: Produce four web-based tutorial packs covering aspects of use of monument inventories, excavation archives, electronic publications and inter-disciplinary datasets Enrich users' understanding of the analysis and use of primary archaeological electronic resources Implement the four electronic tutorial packs initially in six Higher Education Institutions Present a framework for the use of primary archaeological electronic resources in teaching and learning Enhance the ADS data collections as part of the DNER. Project start date: 2000-10-01. Project end date: 2003-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ostrich

The OER Sustainability through Teaching & Research Innovation: Cascading across HEIs (OSTRICH) project, led by the University of Leicester, will transfer and cascade, in usable formats, the key outcomes of Leicester's institutional OER pilot project (OTTER, www.le.ac.uk/otter) to the universities of Bath and Derby. OSTRICH will enable both cascade partners to contextualise key OER lessons learnt, test and transfer OER models, leading to a sustainable approach to OER development and release. 100 credits' worth of OERs in key priority areas will be released by each cascade partner and deposited into the project's own repository and JorumOpen. Stakeholder engagement and benefit will be ensured from day 1 via a robust and realistic workplan, implemented by a highly experienced team with ample OER experience and commitment. The partnership has a track record of delivering on previous successful externally-funded projects. OSTRICH's deliverables and benefits will be disseminated widely and creatively across the partnership, the sector and internationally well beyond the project's life. Project start date: 2010-09-01. Project end date: 2011-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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opendoar

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories. As well as providing a simple repository list, OpenDOAR lets you search for repositories or search repository contents. Additionally, we provide tools and support to both repository administrators and service providers in sharing best practice and improving the quality of the repository infrastructure. (Excerpt from this source)

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open library

Open Library is an online project intended to create 'one web page for every book ever published'. Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. Open Library began in 2006 with Aaron Swartz as the original engineer and leader of Open Library's technical team. The project is now led by George Oates. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Open Library)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.3%.
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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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only connect

A project to pilot the development of a new communications environment to strengthen the bonds between individual learners and the university which will transcend existing modes of communication, engagement, representation and support Project start date: 2008-06-01. Project end date: 2009-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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omni project

The OMNI Project developed a database of Internet resources in medicine, biomedicine, allied health, health management and related topics. This gateway provided comprehensive coverage of UK resources in the area and access to the best resources worldwide, using a process of selection, evaluation and description. All resources included in OMNI are assessed by a check-list of quality criteria. (Excerpt from this source)

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ojims

This project is a partnership between the Royal Meteorological Society and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. The main aim is to develop the mechanisms which could support both a new Journal of Meteorological Data and an Open-Access Repository for documents related to the meteorological sciences. The project has three fundamental aims: Creation of overlay journal mechanics; Creation of an open access subject based repository for Meteorology and atmospheric sciences; Construction and evaluate business concept models for potential overlay journals. Project start date: 2007-03-01. Project end date: 2009-03-28. (Excerpt from this source)

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oerbital

OeRBITAL will use a combination of its extensive network of bioscience practitioners in the field working with Learned Societies and subject associations, with existing open search facilities, to compile a coherent authoritative OER collection of bioscience-related teaching and learning resources. A wiki approach will be used as a framework around which to form the collection. Project start date: 2010-08-31. Project end date: 2011-08-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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nmap

Intute: Nursing, midwifery and allied health provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Each resource has been evaluated and categorised by subject specialists based at UK universities. (Excerpt from this source)

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niss

NISS was a service designed to make available to the academic community quality information selected to be authoritative, current and comprehensive through service provision which is economic and effective. NISS was set up with Computer Board funding in November 1987 as a joint project based at Southampton and Bath Universities. After a short period it was amalgamated with CHEST and received a joint funding stream from the Computer Board and subsequently JISC. The funding stream was later separated from that of CHEST by JISC. NISS's main services to the education community that are covered by JISC funding are the NISS Campus and StudentZone websites. NISS also developed the Athens Access Management system. This was developed initially to support its own services, but was then adopted by JISC for access management of its national services. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 2.4%.
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nesli

NESLi2 is the JISC Collections national initiative for licensing online journals on behalf of the higher and further education and research communities in the UK. NESLi2 was established in 2004 as a successor to earlier consortial initiatives that emerged with the arrival of online journals in the mid-1990s.The content from 17 leading scholarly publishers are covered by our NESLi2 agreements which typically span 1-3 years in duration and over 7,000 online journals are available to authorised users. Financial savings on the content purchased, as a result of focused negotiations by our staff, amounted to ú13.5 million in 2010 and we estimate that NESLi2 has saved the community over ú40 million since its inception in 2004. The content itself is made accessible directly from publishersÆ bespoke web platforms. (Excerpt from this source)

Percentage of Ariadne articles tagged with this term: 0.8%.
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ndiipp

The National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) is an archival program led by the Library of Congress to archive and provide access to digital resources. The U.S. Congress established the program in 2000. The Library was chosen because of its mission to "sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations," and also because of its role as one of the leading providers of high-quality content on the Internet. The Library of Congress has formed a national network of partners dedicated to preserving specific types of digital content that is at risk of loss. In July 2010, the Library launched a National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) to extend the work of NDIIPP to more institutions. NDSA has several is developing improved preservation standards and practices; working with experts to identify categories of digital information that are most worthy of preservation; and taking steps to incorporate content into a national collection. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: NDIIPP)

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