ITT: The links between library OPACs and repositories in Higher Education Institutions
The JISC Scholarly Communications Working Group (SCG) wishes to study the actual and potential links between library OPACs (Online Public Access Catalogues) and repositories of academic content within UK Higher Education Institutions.
The aims of the work are to investigate and report on the following:
the extent to which in-scope repository content is already held in library OPACs;
the interoperability of OPAC and repository software for the exchange of metadata and other information;
the various services offered to institutional managers, researchers, teachers and learners respectively by OPACs and by repositories;
the potential for improvements in the links from repositories and/or OPACs to other institutional services, such as finance or research administration;
the development of possible further beneficial links between library OPACs and institutional repositories.
Total funding of £30,000 (including VAT, travel and subsistence) is available for this project.
The deadline for proposals is 12 noon on Thursday 12th March 2009.