This pages organises the start up and enhancement projects in the JISC repositories and preservation programme into areas of common interest.

Areas of common interest for Start Up and Enhancement projects

There are some common themes amongst the start up and enhancement projects. Find which projects are working on which themes, by using the list or tag cloud below. The list may also be useful for finding possible synergies between projects or for finding the details of people working on a certain topic or theme. For contact details for any of the projects, follow the link to the project page.

Themes

Themes tag cloude-Learning   Research outputs  e-Theses  Research data  Multimedia and images  Preservation  IPR  Web 2.0  Repository software development  Academic collaboration  Administrative documentation  Integration/Embedding

e-Learning

  • An institutional repository for Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham Trent University) will develop a repository for the storage of a wide variety of materials in a range of formats.
  • CTREP (University of Cambridge) plans to develop the infrastructure and services of the digital repository project to encourage greater use of the repository.
  • CIRCLE (Oxford Brookes University) will explore the organizational, cultural, procedural and technical challenges in creating a singular repository to fulfill the role usually provided by discrete Learning Objective Management, Open Archive and document repository systems.
  • CURVE (Coventry University) is aimed at enhancing the Coventry University Institutional Repository.
  • DRAW (University of Worcester) will extend the university's recently established learning and teaching repository to create a comprehensive university repository service which will include research items.
  • Faroes (University of Southampton) will establish a lightweight repository for learners and teachers to share their resources.
  • Implementing an Institutional Repository for Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Metropolitan University) will implement an institutional repository for Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • UEL Institutional Repository (University of East London) will develop a repository to store research outputs and facilitate interdisciplinary and cross-institutional research.
  • Jazzhub (Leeds College of Music) JazzHub is a digital repository start - up project managed by the Centre for Jazz Studies UK.
  • LIROLEM (University of Lincoln) The University of Lincoln is developing a repository in which research outputs, exemplars of student outputs in non text disciplines, and teaching materials will be stored.
  • Mathematics Question Bank (Open University) will establish a national repository for mathematics e-assessment questions for UK higher education institutions.
  • MR-CUTE (Worcester College of Technology) will specify and program a new way of enabling, encouraging and recording the sharing and uploading of materials to the pre-existing Moodle Repository module.
  • POCKET (University of Derby) will build on the OpenLearn initiative at the Open University which is creating a major repository of Open Content learning resources, by extending Open Content activity to other universities.
  • RACE (University of Manchester) will build a digital repository service of collaborative research events such as seminars, conferences, workshops, and training and teaching events.
  • The Storage Space (University College Falmouth) intends to build on work already started within the institution to implement a suitable repository system and integrate it with the VLE.
  • University of Bolton Institutional Repository (University of Bolton) aims to create an Institutional Repository in which published research outputs of staff and researchers at the university are made openly available over the Internet.
  • UPC Repository (University of Plymouth) will develop a repository which will meet the needs of a regional partnership and is capable of storing a range of materials.
  • wALTer (University of Manchester) will deliver a set of services to e - learning professionals based on a set of three linked repositories and associated tools.
  • Welsh Repository Network  (Information Services, University of Wales Aberystwyth) proposes to support a centrally managed hardware procurement programme designed to provide every HEI in Wales with dedicated repository hardware by the end of 2007.
  • YSJ Digirep (York St John University) will provide an institutional repository for York St John University based on Hyperion, a module of the Library Management System.
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Research outputs

  • AIR (University of Wolverhampton) will develop a computer-aided information extraction system that will allow for discovery and extraction of bibliographical data on an institutional website.
  • An institutional repository for Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham Trent University) will develop a repository for the storage of a wide variety of materials in a range of formats.
  • University of Bradford Institutional Repository (University of Bradford) will produce a repository that can act as a showcase for the scholarly output of The University and  make it available to the local, national and international community.
  • Chilternrep (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College) will provide an institutional repository for e-theses and research and scholarly outputs.
  • CIRCLE (Oxford Brookes University) will explore the challenges in creating a singular repository to fulfill the role usually provided by discrete Learning Objective Management, Open Archive and document repository systems.
  • CURVE (Coventry University) is aimed at enhancing the Coventry University Institutional Repository.
  • DRAW (University of Worcester) will extend the university's recently established learning and teaching repository to create a comprehensive university repository service which will include research items
  • Implementing an Institutional Repository for Leeds Metropolitan University (Leeds Metropolitan University) will implement an institutional repository for Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • IncReASe (University of Leeds) aims to improve the Consortium's repositories to improve deposit rates.
  • UEL Institutional Repository (University of East London) will develop a repository to store research outputs and facilitate interdisciplinary and cross-institutional research.
  • USIR (University of Salford) will establish and populate an Institutional Repository for the University's research outputs.
  • Jazzhub (Leeds College of Music) JazzHub is a digital repository start-up project managed by the Centre for Jazz Studies UK.
  • KULTUR (Southampton University) The aim of the KULTUR Consortium is to create a transferable and sustainable institutional repository model for research output in the creative and applied arts.
  • LIROLEM (University of Lincoln) The University of Lincoln is developing a repository in which research outputs, exemplars of student outputs in non text disciplines, and teaching materials will be stored.
  • NECTAR (University of Northampton) encompasses the creation and population of a digital institutional repository and the development of policies and workflows to ensure sustainability.
  • PRIMO (University of London) will create an open, national resource of practice-based music research.
  • RE-space (Manchester Metropolitan University) will address key issues and challenges relating to repository enhancement: advocacy; content acquisition; and embedding of the repository into University strategy and workflows.
  • SAFIR (University of York) will set up an open access repository at the University of York for resources in a variety of formats, including sound, archives, film and images.
  • University of Bolton Institutional Repository (University of Bolton) aims to create an Institutional Repository in which published research outputs of staff and researchers at the university are made openly available over the Internet.
  • UHRA (University of Hertfordshire)  will provide a well populated and self-sustaining digital repository of UH research publications in various media.
  • UPC Repository (University of Plymouth) will develop a repository which will meet the needs of a regional partnership and is capable of storing a range of materials.
  • Welsh Repository Network (Information Services, University of Wales Aberystwyth) proposes to support a centrally managed hardware procurement programme designed to provide every HEI in Wales with dedicated repository hardware by the end of 2007.
  • WRAP (University of Warwick) The aim of the project is to establish, populate and promote an interoperable, open access and trusted Institutional Repository
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e-Theses

  • An institutional repository for Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham Trent University) will develop a repository for the storage of a wide variety of materials in a range of formats.
  • University of Bradford Institutional Repository (University of Bradford) will produce a repository that can act as a showcase for the scholarly output of The University and  make it available to the local, national and international community.
  • Chilternrep (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College) will provide an institutional repository for e-theses and research and scholarly outputs.
  • EThOSnet (Imperial College London) overall purpose is to build a strong EThOS (Electronic Theses Online Service) sponsorship network amongst the HE community and to achieve a high level of technological and organizational sustainability for a successful move from prototype to 'live' service.
  • From entry to EThOS (King's College London) will develop an e-theses repository, entirely compliant with EThOS and designed to support the easy deposit and ready exchange of data.
  • University of Bolton Institutional Repository (University of Bolton) aims to create an Institutional Repository in which published research outputs of staff and researchers at the university are made openly available over the Internet.
  • UHRA (University of Hertfordshire) will provide a well populated and self - sustaining digital repository of UH research publications in various media.
  • WRAP (University of Warwick) aims to establish, populate and promote an interoperable, open access and trusted Institutional Repository
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Research data

  • CTREP (University of Cambridge) plans to develop the infrastructure and services of the digital repository project to encourage greater use of the repository.
  • DISC-UK DataShare (EDINA) By working together across four universities and internally with colleagues already engaged in managing open access repositories for e - prints, this partnership project will introduce and test a new model of data sharing and archiving to UK research organizations.
  • eCrystals Federation (University of Southampton) will begin to establish a global and sustainable federation of data repositories for crystallography.
  • OARS (University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre) will develop a single repository for the collection of Forced Migration scholarly resources at the Universiity of Oxford.
  • OJIMS (University of Leeds) will develop the mechanisms which could support both a new Journal of Meteorological Data and an Open Access Repository.
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Multimedia and images

  • An institutional repository for Nottingham Trent University (Nottingham Trent University) will develop a repository for the storage of a wide variety of materials in a range of formats.
  • Chilternrep (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College) will provide an institutional repository for e-theses and research and scholarly outputs.
  • CURVE (Coventry University) is aimed at enhancing the Coventry University Institutional Repository.
  • Jazzhub (Leeds College of Music) JazzHub is a digital repository start - up project managed by the Centre for Jazz Studies UK.
  • KULTUR (Southampton University) The aim of the KULTUR Consortium is to create a transferable and sustainable institutional repository model for research output in the creative and applied arts.
  • LIROLEM (University of Lincoln) The University of Lincoln is developing a repository in which research outputs, exemplars of student outputs in non text disciplines, and teaching materials will be stored.
  • PRIMO (University of London) will create an open, national resource of practice - based music research.
  • SAFIR (University of York) will set up an open access repository at the University of York for resources in a variety of formats, including sound, archives, film and images.
  • The Storage Space (University College Falmouth) intends to build on work already started within the institution to implement a suitable repository system and integrate it with the VLE.
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Preservation

  • DISC-UK DataShare (EDINA) By working together across four universities and internally with colleagues already engaged in managing open access repositories for e - prints, this partnership project will introduce and test a new model of data sharing and archiving to UK research organizations.
  • eCrystals Federation (University of Southampton) will begin to establish a global and sustainable federation of data repositories for crystallography.
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IPR

  • There are no specific projects dealing with IPR but the issue will be relevant to most of the projects on this list.
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Web 2.0

  • Faroes (University of Southampton) will establish a lightweight repository for learners and teachers to share their resources.
  • SNEEP (University of London Computer Centre) This rapid development project will develop extensions adding further key Web 2.0 features to Eprints, and demonstrate their use in an Institutional Repository.
  • wALTer (University of Manchester) will deliver a set of services to e - learning professionals based on a set of three linked repositories and associated tools.
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Repository software development

  • AIR (University of Wolverhampton) will develop a computer-aided information extraction system that will allow for discovery and extraction of bibliographical data on an institutional website.
  • BID (University of Oxford) will use interoperability specifications and service-orientated design principles to enhance 3 repository systems that are currently implemented at Oxford and Monash.
  • DISC-UK DataShare (EDINA) By working together across four universities and internally with colleagues already engaged in managing open access repositories for e - prints, this partnership project will introduce and test a new model of data sharing and archiving to UK research organizations.
  • EMBRACE (UCL) will implement a set of measures to enhance the functionality, interoperability and extensibility of the UCL-hosted SHERPA-LEAP repository service which currently houses the repositories of 9 University of London institutions.
  • Faroes (University of Southampton) will establish a lightweight repository for learners and teachers to share their resources. 
  • Fedorazon (Birkbeck College, partners: Bloomsbury Consortium) will use Amazon's storage and computing servers (which are available for rent via their AWS services) to enable anyone toimmediately launch repository software in a fully scalable hardware infrastructure (that's right no more need to buy server stacks!). Configuration, costing and exit strategies from AWS will all be accounted for in this project.
  • MR-CUTE (Worcester College of Technology) will specify and program a new way of enabling, encouraging and recording the sharing and uploading of materials to the pre-existing Moodle Repository module.
  • OJIMS (University of Leeds) will develop the mechanisms which could support both a new Journal of Meteorological Data and an Open Access Repository.
  • SNEEP (University of London Computer Centre ULCC) This rapid development project will develop extensions adding further key Web 2.0 features to Eprints, and demonstrate their use in an Institutional Repository.
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Academic collaboration

  • Faroes (University of Southampton) will establish a lightweight repository for learners and teachers to share their resources.
  • RACE (University of Manchester) will build a digital repository service of collaborative research events such as seminars, conferences, workshops, and training and teaching events.
  • SNEEP (University of London Computer Centre) This rapid development project will develop extensions adding further key Web 2.0 features to Eprints, and demonstrate their use in an Institutional Repository.
  • wALTer (University of Manchester) will deliver a set of services to e - learning professionals based on a set of three linked repositories and associated tools
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Administrative documentation

  • KCL Committee Zone (Kings College London) will create an institutional and publicly available repository of College committee records, hosted on the web
  • UPC Repository (University of Plymouth) will develop a repository which will meet the needs of a regional partnership and is capable of storing a range of materials.
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Integration/Embedding

  • Embed (Cranfield University) to investigate a prototype service model for the accelerated development of Institutional Repositories.
  • EMBRACE (UCL) will implement a set of measures to enhance the functionality, interoperability and extensibility of the UCL-hosted SHERPA-LEAP repository service which currently houses the repositories of 9 University of London institutions
  • DRAW (University of Worcester) The project will extend the university's recently established learning and teaching repository to create a comprehensive university repository service which will include research items
  • IncReASe (University of Leeds) aims to improve the Consortium's repositories to improve deposit rates.
  • KULTUR (Southampton University) aims to create a transferable and sustainable institutional repository model for research output in the creative and applied arts.
  • RE-space (Manchester Metropolitan University) will address key issues and challenges relating to repository enhancement: advocacy; content acquisition; and embedding of the repository into University strategy and workflows.
  • SAFIR (University of York) will set up an open access repository at the University of York for resources in a variety of formats, including sound, archives, film and images.
  • UHRA (University of Hertfordshire) will provide a well populated and self - sustaining digital repository of UH research publications in various media.
  • Welsh Repository Network (University of Wales Aberystwyth) proposes to support a centrally managed hardware procurement programme designed to provide every HEI in Wales with dedicated repository hardware by the end of 2007.
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