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electronic ephemera

The John Johnson collection is widely recognised as one of the most important collections of printed ephemera in the world and generally regarded as the most significant single collection of ephemera in the UK. Containing 1.5 million items ranging in date from 1508 to 1939, it spans the entire range of printing and social history. It contains a high proportion of unique material which has remained hidden to researchers up until now and which will surface through this innovative digitisation project. By their very nature, many of the items contained in the John Johnson collection were intended to be short-lived and disposable, and it was only because of the vision and dedication of John de Monins Johnson and his supporters that so many have been preserved to provide the unique record that survives today. This innovative joint enterprise between the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford and ProQuest Information and Learning will result in the digitisation of more than 65,000 complete items (well in excess of 150,000 images) from the John Johnson Collection and so provide a unique insight into our nation's past. The collection offers direct access to rare primary source materials and evidence of our cultural, social, industrial, and technological histories. It is particularly valuable to anyone interested in the everyday lives of ordinary citizens. These lost treasures of everyday life will be digitised to the highest standards and made freely available to all teachers and researchers working in the UK's HE and FE sectors, and to the general population via the 32,000 supported terminals in the UK's 4,200 public libraries. Moreover, the rigorous and extensive metadata that will be specially created to accompany these digital objects will be searchable by anyone with access to the Internet. Until now, it has only been possible to make these materials available to a relatively small number of scholars owing to both geographical and physical constraints, and the fragility of many of the materials themselves which makes browsing the material a slow and often unwieldy process. The creation of expertly described, high-quality digital surrogates will expose these hidden resources to a far wider audience than could ever be achieved via any other means, and enable readers to find what they are looking for much more quickly and to work simultaneously on the same items. Project start date: 2007-01-01. Project end date: 2008-12-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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elib

The Electronic Libraries programme (eLib) resulted from the recommendations in chapter 7 of the Joint Funding Councils' Libraries Review Group, chaired by Sir Brian Follett. This Group reviewed libraries and related provision in higher education in the UK, and was commissioned jointly by the four UK HE funding bodies, HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW and DENI. Its report (known as the Follett report) was published in December 1993. The programme had £15,000,000 of funding over three years. The aim of eLib was to 'transform the use and storage of knowledge in higher education institutions'. It was managed by the JISC's Committee on Electronic Information, though the JISC committee which was set up initially to take forward the Follett recommendation was the Follett Implementation Group for Information Technology, FIGIT. Phase 3 was designed to build on successes and to have four components: 1) hybrid libraries; 2) large scale resource discovery, or clumps; 3) preservation; 4) turning early projects into services. An (unmaintained) archive of eLib programme and project information can currently be found on the UKOLN website. (Excerpt from this source)

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elisa

The JISC eLISA (eLearning Independent Study Award) project will build on the Greenwich eLISA to deliver study skills for 14-19 year olds in various innovative eLearning applications for independent study support for both learners and teachers. Project start date: 2005-02-01. Project end date: 2007-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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endangered archives programme

Endangered Archives Programme aims to contribute to the preservation of archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration world-wide. This is achieved principally through the award of grants in an annual competition. The grants provide funding to enable successful applicants to locate relevant endangered archival collections, to arrange their transfer to a suitable local archival home where possible, to create digital copies of the material and to deposit the copies with local institutions and the British Library. (Excerpt from this source)

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entag

Enhanced Tagging for Discovery, a Semantic Interoperability Demonstrator, will investigate the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability supporting resource discovery in repositories and digital collections. This project will demonstrate and evaluate the combination of both approaches in the context of repositories and digital collections, attempting to get the best of both worlds. The project will investigate deploying demonstrators with two communities of use: at Intute, focusing mainly on tagging by readers (postgraduate users annotating resources with tags); and at CCLRC, focusing mainly on tagging by authors (when they deposit in the repository). The project will evaluate the results by a range of quantitative and qualitative measures. It will evaluate scenarios for indexing and search. It will make recommendations with reference to resource discovery in digital repository The aim of the project is "to build a demonstrator to test the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability." We wish to explore how to optimise social tagging systems for discovery and how to combine them in different ways with more controlled knowledge organisation and retrieval systems. We aim to investigate whether vocabulary control and the use of an established KOS can assist in moving free social tagging beyond personal bookmarking to aid resource discovery in context of the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The project will demonstrate use of tagging in different environments and will provide an interface that enables use of a traditional classification scheme to enhance free form tags. The project will consider issues, such as whether prompting with controlled terminology is beneficial. Aims and objectives: To build a demonstrator to test the combination and comparison of controlled and folksonomy approaches to semantic interoperability; To investigate whether vocabulary control and the use of an established KOS can assist in moving free social tagging beyond personal bookmarking to aid resource discovery in context of the JISC Information Environment and eFramework. The project will: Demonstrate use of tagging in different environments (within Intute and CCLRC); Provide an interface that enables use of a traditional classification scheme to enhance free form tags; Consider issues, such as whether prompting with controlled terminology is beneficial. Project start date: 2007-09-01. Project end date: 2008-09-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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epistle

One of the ways in which we may be able to encourage University students to achieve more in their studies and gain the careers they desire is to enable them to reflect upon their own learning. This process of student reflection may include recognition of their achievements and skills, as well as planning ahead for their personal, educational and career aspirations. A novel and useful tool to assist in the process of reflection is the electronic Portfolio (ePortfolio). ePortfolios are the subject of this project. The ePistle project will investigate the potential of ePortfolio use for student retention and progression in the catchment area of the University of Wolverhampton. It will create the opportunity for groups of students from two local schools and three Further Education colleges to use an ePortfolio system. The project will then investigate the use of ePortfolios by these students in terms of the if, how, what, when and related to this it will uncover how best to embed these into a curriculum. The project will also investigate how ePortfolios are and can be used by both those students wishing to progress along their education path and those institutions who will accept them. The overall aims of this project are twofold. The first is to gain a better understanding of the way in which ePortfolios are used (or not used) by students and how best they can integrated into the curriculum. The second is to observe how ePortfolios are used for assisting progression from one institution to another, by both students and institutions' admissions departments. The outcomes will be: - A set of materials and guidelines which will assist teachers to embed an ePortfolio into the curriculum; - A set of guidelines to frame the use of ePortfolios for accreditation for entry into Higher Education; Policy statement or set of guidelines to frame the use of ePortfolios for accreditation for entry into Higher Education written; - A set of guidelines for the use of ePortfolios in colleges and schools as artefacts to enable learners' transition or progression to other institutions of education; - A policy statement or set of guidelines to frame the issues around storage, and ongoing access of learners' ePortfolios is written and endorsed by ITS and legal team; - A report into the investigation of the issues which affect the use and non-use of e-Portfolios by learners. Project start date: 2005-04-01. Project end date: 2007-07-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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eprints uk

The Resource Discovery Network's ePrints UK was funded by the JISC IE Development Programme, under the JISC Circular 1/02 call 'Focus on Access to Institutional Resources Programme (FAIR)' as one of the eprints cluster projects. The project built upon RDN's experience in implementing the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting to share metadata between the RDN partners to create the aggregated search facility, ResourceFinder. ePrints UK will benefit from the RDN partners' expertise in developing services tailored for particular subject audiences, the considerable existing user base visiting existing RDN services and the ongoing work of the JISC funded Subject Portals Project. (Excerpt from this source)

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ergo

The project will demonstrate an innovative way of taking action to reduce the environmental impact of institutional ICT through raising awareness of the effect small behavioural changes can make to reducing energy usage. Project start date: 2010-01-18. Project end date: 2011-01-17. (Excerpt from this source)

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erim

ERIM sets out to specify in practical terms how data management can be enabled and supported in research projects, particular to support re-use and what can be thought of as 'repurposing'. The project will establish the state of the art and then understand the combination of technical, contextual, social and legal barriers to re-use. In parallel the opportunities and benefits of information and data set re-use will be made. A key factor to establish will be what structures, formats, metadata and so on are needed to make these information and data sets amenable to later re-use and reinterpretation. Project start date: 2009-10-01. Project end date: 2011-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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eris

This project will develop a set of user-led and user-centric solutions that will motivate researchers to deposit their work in repositories, facilitate the integration of repositories in research and institutional processes and, as a result, develop the IRIScotland pilot into a trusted cross-repository resource discovery service, capable of providing access to a critical mass of Scottish research output. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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es-loa

This project investigates current and future needs among UKresearch and education community for a more fine-grained authorisation scheme that would allow service providers to take into account of the levels of confidence in identifying a remote entity requesting for service access. Such a fine-grained authorisation scheme is attractive to service providers offering resources with varying levels of sensitivity and/or wishing to tailor their security protections based upon risk levels. Service providers may wish to restrict access to more sensitive resources only to those who have gone through a more stringent authentication process. Aims and objectives: To investigate existing definitions of LoA at the international level; To build community consensus and make proposals with regard to standard definitions of LoA for use within the UKHE sector; To examine the current applications of LoA to various types of resources; To make recommendations for appropriate policies and practices through building community consensus, in using the appropriate LoA as defined by the worth and sensitivity of the resources; To identify any gaps in existing authentication and authorization policies, procedures and infrastructure structure and processes in the use of LoA in long term in the UK education and research community. Project start date: 2006-11-01. Project end date: 2007-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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escape project

This project is responding to institutional and national concerns regarding assessment and feedback. Working with two Schools in the institution, the project will develop assessment for learning activities to enhance the assessment experience for all learners and staff in the schools. Building on the curriculum development activities within their Blended Learning Unit, they will investigate and incorporate ICT to improve effectiveness and efficiency of assessment practices. Project start date: 2008-11-01. Project end date: 2010-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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esp-grid

The ESP-GRID project is investigating how Shibboleth offers solutions to issues of grid authentication, authorisation and security. It will also reappraise the use of PKI within the UK e-Science Grid and grids in general and aims to produce a roadmap for integrating the e-Science Core Programme Production Grid within the JISC Information Environment (IE). In short, is Shibboleth appropriate and workable for grids? How appropriate is PKI, even though it has already been adopted? How can the access management regime between the e-Science Grid and the JISC IE interoperate? The overall aim of this project is to achieve a deeper understanding of the potential role that Shibboleth can play in grid authentication, authorization and security. The specific objectives are: To formulate a picture of current and future requirements of grid security; To postulate the relevance of Shibboleth to grids and its possible relationships with PKI; If/where Shibboleth is relevant, to examine possible interfaces between existing information environments and grid computing environments using Shibboleth, and PKI where appropriate; (If and) Where Shibboleth has been shown to be able to play a beneficial role in grid access management, a prototype grid should be modelled and developed; Building on the above, routes for migration and/or integration should be proposed in order to achieve interoperability with regard to access controls between existing PKI-based grids and information environments. The project methodology is part review, part technical development and part architecture analysis and configuration. The requirements analysis should be possible from existing studies and from consultation. Analyses of 'best fit' and possibilities for building alternative architectures are likely to be carried out using both practical and theoretical approaches. The technical development of a Shibboleth infrastructure will be necessary and this will be shared between the Shibboleth Enabled Portals and Information Environments (SPIE) project also based at Oxford University Computing Services. Finally, the construction of a prototype computational grid using the new (proposed) security infrastructure will be largely a practical undertaking. One of the major benefits arising from the project should be a clarification of the functional requirements of grid security, authentication and authorisation. Insight into the future relationship between traditional information environments and grid computing applications should be forthcoming. It is intended that the project will serve to assist in the convergence between the access management and security approaches between grid computing and traditional information environments. Specifically, the project should increase the awareness of how PKI and Shibboleth can fulfil the functional requirements of grids with regard to security, authentication and authorisation. This should benefit developers and grid managers in choosing architectures and methodologies for grid applications. Project start date: 2004-07-01. Project end date: 2006-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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espida

This two-year project seeks to develop and implement a sustainable business focused model for digital preservation, as part of a knowledge management agenda in higher education institutions. It will develop a model of the relationships, roles and responsibilities, costs, benefits and risks inherent in institutional digital preservation and implement this model by selling it to all the stakeholder groups, including senior management, administrative and clerical staff and academic teachers and researchers. In particular, this project seeks to identify the cost and benefits to the institution of developing a coherent, managed and sustainable approach to the preservation of its digital assets in a way that is transparent to all stakeholders. Project start date: 2005-01-01. Project end date: 2006-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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ethosnet

The overall purpose of the EThOSnet project is to build a strong EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) sponsorship network amongst the HE community and to achieve a high level of technological and organisational sustainability for a successful move from prototype to 'live' service. Objectives: Extend the EThOS partnership and encourage 'early adopters' - this will require stepping up the advocacy campaign initiated by the EThOS project and putting in place a highly visible 'sign-up' process with a view to achieving a sufficient level of buy-in to ensure future viability; Increase the number of e-theses already available in the EThOS prototype, thus enhancing UK repository content by significantly increasing its critical mass and extending its scope to material that is currently poorly represented in digital repositories; Enhance the procedural infrastructure and upgrade the EThOS Toolkit accordingly with a view to improving institutional workflows in close partnership with registry and academic staff and to addressing the HE community's concerns, identified by the independent evaluation, regarding the management of third-party rights and the detection of plagiarism; Scale up the EThOS technological infrastructure for the move from prototype to 'live' status; Monitor and test relevant technology trends in order to identify those technologies which EThOS may be able to adopt in the future to improve further the management of e-theses and consolidate the embedding of the service within institutional practices. Project start date: 2007-03-30. Project end date: 2009-03-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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failte

This project is part of the Enhancing JISC data services for Teaching and Learning project cluster in this particular programme. Projects in this cluster are aimed at improving access to and accessibility of JISC resources in support of learning and teaching. Facilitating Access to Information on Learning Technology for Engineers FAILTE will address the first question that many Engineering academics ask when they investigate using computer-based learning resources for courses they teach, namely: What is available that is suitable for this subject at this level? FAILTE is a partnership between the Institute for Computer-Based Learning and the Library at Heriot-Watt University and the faculty of Engineering at Loughborough University. The partners bring to the project relevant experiences in the fields of Web-based resource discovery, learning and teaching and evaluation of computer-based learning materials as applied to Engineering and experience from the following initiatives: EEVL: The Guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing information on the Internet, EEVL is part of the JISC-funded Resource Discovery Network which aims to provide access to high quality Internet resources EASEIT-Eng : Evaluative and Advisory Support to Encourage Innovative Teaching in Engineering LTSN Engineering: The Learning and Teaching Support Network subject centre for Engineering Aims and Objectives FAILTE is working to: Provide Engineering lecturers with a resource (database and related services) that will allow them to identify computer-based materials suitable for their courses Provide access to independently produced reviews and other information to help them choose the most suitable of these materials Allow access to the materials themselves or the Web page of the provider of that resource. This will be offered as a fully integrated part of EEVL and LTSN Engineering. Project start date: 2000-08-01. Project end date: 2002-01-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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faroes

Through a number of previous workshops with the language teachers community of practice we have noted two important lessons: 1. The community is eager to share their resources and wants a lightweight repository that they can incorporate into everyday practice. 2. Practitioners are enthusiastic about sharing learning assets: simple resources such as videos, audio files and presentations. There is a real need for a straightforward usable repository that fulfils these requirements in order to begin to explore the difficult issues concerning authorship, provenance, authority and copyright in the context of a real system with real users. Aims and objectives: - To build on our existing engagement with the languages community to provide the type of lightweight community repositories that they are asking for, and bootstrap their individual use of repositories for exchanging learning assets. We will: - Deploy a lightweight repository early in the project lifetime and engage directly with the community throughout the project to encourage the sharing of assets; - Develop official plug-ins for ePrints to enable Web 2.0 functions such as tagging and virtual structures - Provide a number of bootstrap activities to support the community in identifying, uploading and describing their learning assets. Project start date: 2007-10-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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first world war poetry

Building on the success of Oxford's Wilfred Owen archive, this multimedia digital archive will contain images, text, audio and video of primary material from five other major British poets of the First World War. The collection will bring together highly valued material, currently dispersed across the UK and the US, on the poets Edward Thomas, Robert Graves, Isaac Rosenberg, Roland Leighton. Among the 2,000 digital images and 200 multimedia objects to be opened up to the public are drafts of Robert Graves's poems for Over the Brazier and Fairies and Fusiliers, as well as an important extract from Goodbye to All That and drafts of Edward Thomas's war poems and diary. Project start date: 2007-04-02. Project end date: 2009-03-27. (Excerpt from this source)

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fishnet

FISHnet is a JISC funded project that aims to help freshwater scientists more easily share scientific data. It is a joint project shared between the Freshwater Biological Association and the Centre for e-Research at King's College London. This project enables researchers in multiple academic, governmental and voluntary-sector institutions to share their data. Data is held securely in a sustainable subject repository which preserves and disseminates multiple datasets as part of the FreshwaterLife.org information portal. Data creators can manage access rights to their content, from Open Access to sharing with trusted colleagues. (Excerpt from this source)

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freebase

Freebase is a large collaborative knowledge base consisting of metadata composed mainly by its community members. It is an online collection of structured data harvested from many sources, including individual 'wiki' contributions. Freebase aims to create a global resource which allows people (and machines) to access common information more effectively. It was developed by the American software company Metaweb and has been running publicly since March 2007. Metaweb was acquired by Google in a private sale announced July 16, 2010. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Freebase (database))

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