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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 <a href="http://edina.ac.uk/projects/peprs_summary.html">this source</a>)

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The PELICAN project intends to develop an understanding of charging mechanisms for distributing commercially published electronic texts to students. This in turn will help the relevant stakeholders to develop appropriate business plans so as to ensure long term viability of any systems developed for this purpose. The objectives of PELICAN are to: Review what has happened since the JISC/PA (Publishers Association) recommendations on charging mechanisms were published; Undertake research to inform any areas of difficulty or uncertainty which have been revealed; Promote better understanding of the issues among senior HE policy makers, authors, rights holders and librarians; Provide a scoping study for further investigations assisting publishers to develop good charging models. Project start date: 2000-11-01. Project end date: 2001-10-31. (Excerpt from <a href="http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/dils/disresearch/pelican/indexpage.ht... source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.paleo.bris.ac.uk/projects/peg-board/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/project/patois/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/1835">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.opendoar.org/">this source</a>)

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open sustainability technology research group

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 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenLibrary">Wikipedia article: Open Library</a>)

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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 <a href="http://storify.com/OpenExeter/open-exeter-research-data-management">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://onlyconnectbolton.wordpress.com/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/services/elib/projects/omni/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://proj.badc.rl.ac.uk/ojims">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/1826">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://nmap.ac.uk/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.mu.jisc.ac.uk/servicedata/niss/annual/niss-annual-report-99-0... source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/nesli2/">this source</a>)

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The purpose of NECTAR is to showcase and preserve the research outputs of university members, enabling the university to be positioned as a resource not only within its immediate locality but also nationally and internationally. NECTAR content will include research papers, non-text research outputs and research theses. Aims and objectives: To build a digital institutional repository that will showcase and preserve research outputs from The University of Northampton. To ensure that the repository follows open standards. To explore issues surrounding the management and use of digital material in non-text formats, setting in place protocols that will inform other repositories. To embed deposit in NECTAR into the customary workflow of researchers at the university. To support the collection and management of research reporting at The University of Northampton. To disseminate information about the repository. To link the repository with local and regional observatories, so extending the potential reach of the project. Project start date: 2007-09-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from <a href="http://northampton.eprints.org/">this source</a>)

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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 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Digital_Information_Infrastructure... article: NDIIPP</a>)

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Develop pilot information-exchange standards and an existing software approach for scenarios. The project will produce a case study report describing and critially analysing the success of the online collaborative workspace that will be developed for MyMobileBristol Project start date: 2010-06-28. Project end date: 2010-07-01. (Excerpt from <a href="https://pims.jisc.ac.uk/projects/view/1706">this source</a>)

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