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dealing with data

UKOLN was asked to undertake a small-scale consultancy for JISC to investigate the relationships between data centres and institutions which may develop data repositories. The resulting direction-setting report will be used to advance the digital repository development agenda within the JISC Capital programme (2006 - 2009), to assist in the co-ordination of research data repositories and to inform an emerging Vision and Roadmap. The study includes a synthesis of some of the lessons learned from the projects within the Digital Repositories programme that were concerned with research data. Project start date: 2006-11-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (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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identity management toolkit

Based on direct experience gained by the project partners in undertaking The Identity Project for JISC, and on current practical work on IdM in-house, the project will produce a Toolkit to meet all identified requirements, with oversight and endorsement from UCISA, RUGIT, ISAF, and JISC Infonet. The main Toolkit document and supporting website will be launched in March 2010 to coincide with annual JISC and UCISA conferences. Before and for 3 months after this, the project team will undertake substantial promotional activities to engage uptake of the Toolkit and awareness of IdM issues with the JISC community, focusing primarily on ICT directors and senior managers. The Toolkit when delivered will include a document of similar format to the UCISA Information Security Toolkit5. The main Toolkit document will be produced in high quality printed form (for distribution at promotional events and via sponsoring organisations) and as a PDF suitable for on-demand printing and on-screen browsing and reference. The printable Toolkit will be mirrored by a website that will facilitate structured reference (such as interactive decision trees) to different elements. The website version of the Toolkit will also enable particular elements of the Toolkit to be used as standalone resources. Project start date: 2009-01-01. Project end date: 2010-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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memetic

Meetings pervade the life of almost all researchers, and increasingly, these take the form of telephone and videoconferences amongst geographically dispersed colleagues. Supporting distributed meetings that are as productive as face-to-face meetings is a primary challenge for research and development in this field. This is the motivation for this proposal. The Access Grid(tm) (AG) is an open collaboration and resource management architecture that already provides many of the capabilities proposed by the JISC for a Virtual Research Environment (VRE). The overall aim of the project is to extend the functionality of the AG with advanced meeting support and information management tools that were developed and validated in the recent e-Science project, CoAKTinG. The project will also deploy this environment as a prototype VRE with end-user communities in order to test, evaluate and discover further user requirements. Our end-user partners represent a cross-section of communities interested in the potential of the proposed VRE to meet their needs. The areas represented by our partners include performance art, social science, middleware development and minority communities. These diverse users will help the project to evaluate the generic value of its capabilities. A phased deployment and evaluation process is planned, starting with the immediate project team as users, to address obvious usability and technical issues, before extending to the project partners who will subject the tools to a more formal evaluation. Project start date: 2005-02-01. Project end date: 2006-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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midess

The MIDESS Project will explore the management of digitised content in an institutional and cross-institutional context through the development of a digital repository infrastructure. It will address how support can be provided for the use of digital content in a learning and research context, in an integrated manner. It will also explore how use and management of digital content can be joined up in a national context. Project start date: 2005-06-01. Project end date: 2007-05-31. (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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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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theseus

THESEUS, Germany's largest IT research program, is developing ways to navigate through the increasing quantities of data found on the Internet. Under the THESEUS umbrella, some 60 research partners from academia and the business world have come together to develop new technologies and applications. Their goal is to facilitate access to information, combine data to form new kinds of knowledge and lay the groundwork for new services on the Internet. The technologies being developed within the THESEUS program are preparing the way for a future Internet of Services. This will make it possible for services that are now available on the Web only separately, such as online shopping, flight bookings and research support, to be combined and linked with one another. If a user were then to tell his computer: 'I want to move from Berlin to Hamburg,' the program would identify and coordinate the appropriate resources for finding housing, organizing the move and registering with the authorities. (Excerpt from this source)

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wrn

The aim of this Welsh Repository Network (WRN) start-up project bid, run by the University of Wales Aberystwyth (UWA) on behalf of WHELF (Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum), is to put in place an essential building block for the development of an integrated network of institutional digital repositories in Wales. Currently, just two of the 12 HEIs in Wales have open access digital repositories (Aberystwyth and Cardiff), both of which are pilot rather than production models, lightly populated and resident on shared equipment. The project aims to run a centrally managed hardware procurement programme designed to provide every HEI in Wales with dedicated and configured repository hardware by the end of 2007 as a major step towards realisation of the WRN. In close collaboration with the technical, organisational and operational support specifically provided for Welsh HEIs within the JISC funded Repository Support Project (RSP), also to be delivered from UWA, this initiative will provide a cost-effective, collaborative and decisive boost to the repository agenda in Wales and help JISC achieve the critical mass of populated repositories and digital content that is a stated objective of the Repositories and Preservation Programme. Project start date: 2007-04-01. Project end date: 2009-03-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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yodl-ing

YODL-ING will use technology to enhance and embed repositories into the information infrastructure of the University of York and will offer re-usable solutions and recommendations for the wider HE, JISC and Fedora communities. Working with project partners, YODL-ING will build two significant services. One will utilise the SWORD protocol to expedite deposit into a number of repositories from a single deposit interface. The other will offer a simple, yet scalable solution to access control, enabling the expression of policies in machine-readable format and utilising Shibboleth to control access to users at York and at any other Higher Education institution. Crucial to this is that we maintain the ability to offer a hybrid repository, where access controlled content is managed alongside open access resources. The project will also explore tools, semantic approaches and web services to enhance metadata generation, using 'crowd intelligence' approaches, combined with existing workflows. Work on accessibility will ensure the widest possible support for users and a study of digital preservation will facilitation preservation strategy planning for the long-term. (Excerpt from this source)

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ddi

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international project to create a standard for information describing statistical and social science data. Begun in 1995, the effort brings together data professionals from around the world to develop the standard. The DDI specification, written in XML, provides a format for content, exchange, and preservation of information. Version 3 of the DDI standard was released in April 2008. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: DDI)

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depositmo

The DepositMO project aims to develop an effective culture change mechanism that will embed a deposit culture into the everyday work of researchers and lecturers. The proposal will extend the capabilities of repositories to exploit the familiar desktop and authoring environments of its users. The objective is to turn the repository into an invaluable extension to the researcher's desktop in which the deposit of research outputs becomes an everyday activity. The target desktop software suite is Microsoft Office, which is widely used across many disciplines, to maximise impact and benefit. Targeting both EPrints and DSpace, leveraging SWORD and ORE protocols, DepositMO outputs will support a large number of organisations. The ultimate goal is to change the Modus Operandi of researchers so that repository deposit becomes standard practice across a wide number of disciplines using familiar desktop tools. Project start date: 2010-07-01. Project end date: 2011-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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didet

The project proposes the development, implementation and use of a testbed to improve the teaching and learning of students partaking in global team-based design projects. The project combines the use of digital libraries with virtual design studios. Project start date: 2003-02-01. Project end date: 2008-07-31. (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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identity project

The project addresses the current practice and future needs of UKacademic institutions in Identity Management. The Identity Management issues which are investigated include Grid use, Shibboleth installations of varying degree of maturity, collaborative courses and other long term inter-institutional collaborations, internal and shared dynamic virtual organisations, classes of users other than standard staff/student mix, library access schemes, and NHS involvement. The project partners are carrying out the research in the area of Identity Management partly by accomplishing key packages with dedicated researchers, and partly by involving staff at each partner, who are familiar with local organisational structures and requirements. Project start date: 2006-11-01. Project end date: 2007-10-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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tbmap

The project will scope and develop an application profile for time based media. This would support the effective management and deposit of time based media within a repository which would then aid consistency in retrieval. The project will need to build consensus in this area, to agree (with the community) an optimum solution, and then to develop an application profile with the associated guidelines. The project will also need to develop and implement a community acceptance plan to promote take-up and embedding for the deliverables and to address continued take up (sustainability). Project start date: 2007-12-01. Project end date: 2008-07-31. (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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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)

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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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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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