JISC ITT: Promoting Researcher Engagement with Web Archives
JISC invites tenders to undertake a study that describes and examines the current provision of tools, services and processes (in conjunction with relevant content) that enable researchers from a variety of academic, cultural and commercial domains to effectively engage with, and exploit, the value of web archives.
The dual aim of the work is to promote the use of web archives to researchers and to examine where future funding might usefully be directed in order to most effectively augment the value of web archives for this diverse user community.
Total funding of up to £30,000 (including VAT at the prevailing rate, travel and subsistence) is available for this work.
The deadline for proposals is 12 noon UK time on Tuesday 23rd March 2010.
It is envisaged that bidders will be notified of the outcome of the evaluation process in the week commencing 5th April 2010. Work should begin no later than 19th April 2010. The deadline for final deliverables is 30th July 2010.