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kaptur

Building upon the work undertaken by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC), KAPTUR will discover, create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in the management of research data in the visual arts. Led by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS), the project will be undertaken in collaboration with four institutional partners, who will support the creation of the model, then apply, test and pilot it within their respective institutions. The four institutional partners are: Glasgow School of Art; Goldsmiths, University of London; University for the Creative Arts; and University of the Arts London. The results will be fed back into the model, which will be revised and then published freely to the wider higher education community for use and reuse. Research data is seen as a valuable resource and, with appropriate curation and management; it has much to offer learning, teaching, research, knowledge transfer and consultancy activities in the visual arts. To address the lack of awareness and usage of research data management systems in the arts, the KAPTUR project seeks: to investigate the current state of the management of research data in the arts; to develop a model of best practice applicable to both specialist arts institutions and arts departments in multidisciplinary institutions; and to apply, test and embed the model with four institutional partners. (Excerpt from this source)

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keepit

Our exemplar preservation repository is not one repository but many that viewed as a whole represent all the content types that an institutional repository might present (research papers, science data, arts, teaching materials and theses). The problem: There are various preservation tools and services but little awareness or uptake by repositories perhaps because they are too complex and potentially costly. These activities have typically been presented to repositories as additional tasks rather than as integral to their current activities. The documentation for these tools is not typically designed for these repositories. The solution: Managers and representatives of four exemplar repositories will liaise one-on-one and in groups with a preservation specialist and developer who each have experience of both repositories and preservation and will be the bridge between the two. The project will adapt and apply proven documented approaches and training to develop preservation plans - including policy (institutional and repository), costs, preservation metadata, storage and format management, data stewardship and trust - for each exemplar. Each one will provide a distinctive institutional and/or repository focus, and through this detailed analysis we expect to identify the core elements of the documented approaches that work for repositories, and to simplify and advise on application of the documentation. Based on the findings, current preservation tools will be developed and implemented for each repository exemplar. The repositories will participate in peer evangelising the results and solutions. Deliverables: o Amended, simpler versions of existing documentation and training materials, on preservation policy, planning, data management and stewardship, aimed at repositories and based on what works and is cost-effective for repositories, to be disseminated by the project and the participating repositories. o A set of preservation tools and interfaces for storage and format management, tested and evaluated with the exemplar repositories and packaged for wider use. o Repositories constituting the exemplar will be preservation-ready. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2010-09-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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lis research coalition

The LIS Research Coalition was established in 2009 as a three-year project by its founding members. The broad mission of the LIS Research Coalition is to facilitate a co-ordinated and strategic approach to LIS research across the UK. The Coalition aims to: bring together information about LIS research opportunities and results; encourage dialogue between research funders; promote LIS practitioner research and the translation of research outcomes into practice; articulate a strategic approach to LIS research; promote the development of research capacity in LIS. (Excerpt from this source)

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lmap

This work will investigate metadata application profile requirements for learning materials in relation to digital repositories. This follows the development of an ePrints application profile undertaken within the JISC Digital Repositories Programme and led by Andy Powell (Eduserv Foundation) and Julie Allinson (RRT UKOLN) on behalf of JISC. Application profiles for images, time based media and Geospatial are also being developed. As 'learning materials" encompass a much wider range of resource types than these other activities, and as there is a range of related specifications (e.g. Content Packaging, Learning Design, QTI) to be taken into consideration, it follows that this particular scoping study may require a different approach to that taken by the ePrints profile. It is proposed that the learning materials application profiles scoping study should synthesize and analyse the advice that is currently available to managers of repositories of educational materials who need to define a metadata element set to describing the resources in their collections. A typical collection of learning materials is likely to include a wide range of resource types (e.g. images, web pages, digital media, assessment items) all of which require description. In addition there are other factors such as accessibility and preservation that may need to be considered when describing resources. Most domains and resource types have developed their own specialised metadata and have their own perception of the minimum effort required for best practice. Project start date: 2007-12-01. Project end date: 2008-06-30. (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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mobile campus assistant

The Placement Learning and Assessment Toolkit project acknowledges that practice-based learning and the mentoring process would be improved with tools which allowed on-the-spot entry of results of assessments, such that feedback was given and follow-up actions were decided immediately. The project aims to provide a mobile learning toolkit to support practice-based learning, mentoring, and assessment, and to add mobile assessment tools to the e-framework. The project will develop a 'back office' infrastructure to support the deployment of the proposed toolkit and two selected tools. Phase 1 development comprises toolkit analysis, design, and implementation, followed by pilot and evaluation within a simulated environment based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Phases 2 and 3 involve the application and implementation of the toolkit within real clinical contexts associated with the University of Southampton Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care located within the Health Care Innovation Unit, Thames Valley University, and Bournemouth and Poole College. Phase 3 is funded entirely by the partner institutions, following the first two years which are partially JISC-funded. Project start date: 2006-09-01. Project end date: 2009-08-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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mobile internet detective

The Intute Internet Detective is already positioned as an extremely popular, well respected online tutorial, helping the user to assess the academic validity of websites. The project intends to build on the existing service by extending its reach to include mobile users, who, as the mobile Internet has developed, have come to expect higher standards when browsing on their handsets. The needs and behaviour of a mobile surfer differs greatly from a desktop surfer, so 'The Mobile Internet Detective' will deliver a user friendly mobile site that is fast and inexpensive to load, providing the right content, presented in the right order and with an adapted layout. Project start date: 2009-07-01. Project end date: 2009-11-30. (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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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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portole

The PORTOLE project aims to produce a range of tools for tutors which will enable them to discover information resources and embed these into their course modules from within a University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). PORTOLE will produce a set of tools that make it easy for the tutor to discover resources to support an online learning resource, and embed these into the learning environment. A key deliverable will be to produce tools that have been designed with the ease of incorporation into a variety of VLE environments in mind. The overall aim of the project is to produce a range of tools for tutors which will enable them to discover information resources and embed these into their course modules from within a University Virtual Learning Environment. The tools will be designed with the ease of incorporation into a variety of VLE environments in mind. The specific objectives are: - To encourage the wider use of RDN and other information resources through the development and use of tools which enable tutors to discover quality-assured external resources. - To encourage the integration of RDN resources with local digital library resources in a VLE environment. - To enrich the learning environment through the use of annotations adding context and relevance. Project start date: 2002-10-01. Project end date: 2003-07-31. (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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rdmrose

RDMRose is a JISC funded project producing taught and continuing professional development (CPD) learning materials in Research Data Management (RDM) tailored for Information professionals. RDMRose develops and adapts learning materials about RDM to meet the specific needs of liaison librarians in university libraries, both for practitionersÆ CPD and for embedding into the postgraduate taught (PGT) curriculum. Its deliverables include OER materials suitable for learning in multiple modes, including face to face and self-directed learning. RDMRose brings together the UKÆs leading iSchool with a practitioner community based on the White Rose University ConsortiumÆs libraries at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. Development of content and teaching will be iterative, based on a highly participative curriculum development process and with a strong strand of student evaluation of learning materials and activities. (Excerpt from this source)

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rioja

The core technical deliverable of the project will be the RIOJA tool, which will support automated interactions between journals and public repositories. The tool will be implemented for the arXiv1 subject repository. A demonstrator journal in Astrophysics and Cosmology, using Cornell University's open source DPubS software 2 , interfacing with and overlaid on the arXiv subject repository, will be constructed. The content of the demonstrator journal will be test papers, submitted to and housed on the arXiv server, and the demonstrator will illustrate the use of the RIOJA tool to facilitate the overlay of peer review onto repository content. RIOJA will also explore social and economic aspects of building certification onto repositories in support of the creation of overlay journals. To accompany the demonstration work, the project will carry out a survey of researchers from the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology. It will aim, as part of its exit strategy, to deliver a continuation plan for the demonstrator journal. This will be founded on a cost-recovery business model tested on the Astrophysics and Cosmology community for acceptibility. The continuation plan will include costed recommendations on digital preservation, incorporating learning from the joint UCL-British Library, JISC-funded LIFE project. Project start date: 2007-02-01. Project end date: 2008-06-30. (Excerpt from this source)

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sherpa romeo

The Sherpa RoMEO site offers information about publishers' policies with respect to self-archiving pre-print and post-print research papers. The current funding stream supports the following activities: scoping and setting up a strand of work, within the proposed interim repository, to maintain and develop the Sherpa/RoMEO database; maintaining the Sherpa/RoMEO database journal-level information; developing the Sherpa/RoMEO database to indicate which journals have policies that allow authors to deposit their papers in accordance with the Wellcome Trust Grant conditions. Project start date: 2006-03-01. Project end date: 2009-12-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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stargate

The Stargate project, based at the Centre for Digital Library Research at the University of Strathclyde, will explore the use of static repositories as a means of exposing publisher metadata to OAI-based disclosure, discovery and alerting services within the JISC IE and beyond. Static repositories were developed as an alternative to fully fledged OAI-compliant repositories and have been implemented successfully within the Open Language Archives Community as a means of widening participation in OAI-based systems and services. The project builds on the successful use of static repositories by HaIRST project in JISC's FAIR programme. It also builds on the technical architecture developed by Heriot Watt University in their PALS I project OAI-compliant metadata repository for a specialist publisher of e-journals. The project's primary aim will be to lower the technical barriers to the implementation of OAI-compliant repositories, thereby enabling small publishers of electronic resources to participate more readily in OAI-based disclosure and delivery services within the JISC IE and beyond. Specifically, it will implement a series of static repositories of publisher metadata, demonstrate the interoperability of the exposed metadata through harvesting and cross-searching via a static repository gateway, and conduct a critical evaluation of the static repository approach with publishers and service providers. The project has two key objectives to: build an interoperability demonstrator based around the static repository gateway developed in the HaIRST project and dovetailing with the OAI-based architecture developed in PALS I; develop tools and guidelines that will facilitate the implementation of static repositories by small publishers that wish to expose their metadata to OAI-based services. Project start date: 2005-10-01. Project end date: 2006-05-31. (Excerpt from this source)

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sword project

SWORD Project has developed a lightweight protocol for depositing content from one location to another. It stands for Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit and is a profile of the Atom Publishing Protocol (known as APP or ATOMPUB). SWORD has been funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to develop the SWORD profile and a number of demonstration implementations. The SWORD vision is 'lowering the barriers to deposit', principally for depositing content (any content!) into repositories, but potentially for depositing into any system which wants to receive content from remote sources. (Excerpt from this source)

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uk theses digitisation project

Digitising at least 20,000 paper-borne UK theses will 'kick start' the EThOS service, which will allow open access to theses in electronic form. The project will deliver a fully operational, easily scaleable and financially viable prototype of an UK e-theses online service that will enable users, via one single web interface, to access the full text of electronically stored theses after selection from a database of UK theses. UK postgraduate theses are a very important source of primary research output but, says Colin Galloway, project director of EthOs, "There are currently thousands of theses sitting on the shelves of UK academic libraries, many of which will never have been read by anyone other than the author and supervisor. Even in those cases where there is knowledge of their existence there is no easy access to their content, with the result that potentially useful information is disregarded purely because of logistic/bureaucratic impediments." Under this project, 20,000 digitised theses will be freely supplied as open access, enabling all researchers regardless of location or time to search for, identify and order digitised UK theses, a resource which has had limited exposure via the British Library catalogue (metadata only minus abstract) and the commercial subscription Index To Thesis product. The theses will be supplied to researchers as pdfs. The researcher will be able to read the thesis image on his/her computer screen but, by printing the pdf, he or she will get an exact surrogate of the original thesis. By sourcing surrogates from the electronically stored copies, the original paper theses will be accessed less frequently and so will be better preserved. There are around 500,000 paper theses originating from UK Higher Education Institutions and dating from 1730. Although the project is digitising only 1% of the overall total, it will target the most 'popular' - those that are most likely to be requested and supplied to researchers - so the greater impact will be to release EThOS digitisation resources to digitise further theses. Project start date: 2007-01-01. Project end date: 2008-07-01. (Excerpt from this source)

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ux2.0

The contemporary experience of users on the Web has undergone marked transformations owing to trends such as Web 2.0, Cloud Computing and the associated user-centered propensities. These transformations have had significant impacts on user experience (UX) and the expectation of how digital libraries should be facilitated. This project (UX2.0) addresses the requirement of repositories to fully engage the end users who have become less tolerant of badly design system and expect Web 2.0 experience as norms. Project start date: 2009-04-01. Project end date: 2011-03-01. (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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cpan

CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, is an archive of over 20,000 modules of software written in Perl, as well as documentation for it. It has a presence on the World Wide Web at www.cpan.org and is mirrored worldwide at more than 200 locations. CPAN can denote either the archive network itself, or the Perl program that acts as an interface to the network and as an automated software installer (somewhat like a package manager). Most software on CPAN is free and open source software. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: CPAN)

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