Enhancing the Keepers Registry
Keeping journal articles safe for future use
1 year and 11 months
Ended 30 Jun 2016100%
£250k to £1m
The project, also known as Keepers Extra, will substantially enhance and exploit the Keepers Registry. Building on the interest that the registry has attracted, particularly from international users, we will ensure that the current platform is as fit for purpose and future-proof as possible.
This project will conduct extensive work on integration with emerging standards to improve data quality and service workflows, paying careful attention to the design of an international governance, oversight, outreach and advocacy framework.
This will be a key piece of work to establish an effective, scalable and future-proof registry service and an expanded and sustainable Keepers Network.
The project will:
- Initiate and lead a working group to define an international action agenda overseen by an appropriate governance board. The objective of this action agenda is to build capacity and capability of a sustainable ‘Keepers Network’, a community of users who benefit from and act around the Keepers Registry service
- Understand user requirements to define and develop an online community hub
- Undertake research and development to improve usage of data standards, clarity of holdings information presentation and quality of shared bibliographic data. This will involve collaboration with the Keeper agencies that supply the Keepers Registry with their metadata
- Review and redevelop the current platform to ensure the hardware, code base and service operations are fit for purpose and future-proof
- Coordinate strategic activity and developments with relevant Jisc initiatives, such as KnowledgeBase+, JUSP, SafeNet and SUNCAT.
Meet the project team
This project ran until summer 2016