JISC Grant Funding 12/11: Digital Infrastructure Portfolio
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to help institutions and the HE sector as a whole develop their digital infrastructure, in particular those parts of the infrastructure concerned with the preservation of digital materials, the provision of library services, and research information management.
||Funds and Timescale |
|Research Information Management
||Projects to explore the possibilities of two-way data exchange by producing a stable, reusable system for frequent or real-time exchange between two or more live organisational systems using CERIF.
Nov 11-Oct 12
|Digital Preservation: Support & Enabling Project
||A project to inspire, guide, support and enable UK HEI’s to address preservation gaps; and to use the knowledge gathered from that support work to articulate a compelling business case for digital preservation
Nov 11-Oct 13
|Digital preservation: Active Case Studies
||Short focused and practical projects to kickstart exemplar activity and to provide input for building the business case for preservation (see above)
Nov 11-Feb 12
|Digital Preservation: Enhancing Capability within Institutions
||Projects to research, design implement and describe the incorporation of relevant and appropriate preservation training and advice into existing programmes (within UK HEIs) for staff skills development
Nov 11- July 12
|Mobile Library: Developing Mobile Library Content
||Projects to undertake the development of prototypes for the delivery of content suitable for delivery to a range of mobile devices.
Nov 11-Aug 12
|Mobile Library: m-Library Innovation
||Rapid innovation projects to explore the potential inherent in the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices with regard to the physical space, services, systems and collections of the library.
Nov 11-May 12
|Mobile Library: Supporting the Mobile Library Community
||To build a body of evidence and practice around the notion of m-libraries and the provision of services and content to mobile devices. Help support, build and engage this community of practitioners both within the programme and beyond.
Nov 11-Aug 12
The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 12 September 2011.
On 11and 18 August 2011, the relevant members of the JISC Executive will be available for 30 minute sessions (via telephone and/or Skype) for prospective bidders to ask questions and seek clarification. Those wishing to avail themselves of this opportunity should email as below to request a timed session (contact details are in the call). These sessions are optional for bidders. Furthermore, members of the JISC Executive may be available at other times and will endeavour to respond in a timely fashion to ad hoc queries. Any general clarifications offered to prospective bidders will be shared publicly via an FAQ post on the “Information Environment” Blog. Prospective bidders are advised to check this before contacting the JISC Executive.
Proposals may be submitted by HE institutions funded via HEFCE, SFC, HEFCW and DEL Northern Ireland, and by FE institutions funded via BIS, SFC, DFES Wales and DEL Northern Ireland.
With regard to bids from Scottish institutions, SFC has applied a significant budget cut to JISC in 2011-12 AY. Following consultation with Scottish institutions, SFC has requested that the impact of this budget cut falls on the number of innovation projects JISC is able to fund at Scottish institutions, rather than to cut or increase charges for national services, such as JANET, JISC Collections and JISC Advance. Whilst Scottish institutions therefore remain eligible to bid for project funding in response to this call, depending on the quality of the submissions, JISC may need to limit the number of projects awarded to Scottish institutions.