Project – SAFIR

Project Name: Sound Archives Film Images Repository

Short Project Name: SAFIR

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme
Strand: SUE: Matched funding

JISC Project URI:

Project URI:

Brief project description:
“This project will set up an open access digital repository at the University of York for resources in a variety of formats, including sound, archives, film and images, to complement both the University’s research publications in the White Rose Research Online repository and the digital teaching materials in the University’s Yorkshare VLE. SAFIR will investigate both open source and commercial software options to determine which is most appropriate for the range of formats and requirements identified by the project, and which conforms to current standards for interoperability within the JISC Information Environment. The project is part of a larger activity to develop a digital library service for the University of York that will contribute to the University strategy for storage, preservation, retrieval and dissemination of digital assets.”


Start Date: 2007-08-01
End Date: 2008-12-30

Governance: Repositories and preservation advisory group

Contact Name and Role: Julie Allinson Project Manager

Name of Trawler: John Robertson

Output – CLAReT – Personas


Pages: all

Date Released: not known

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Summary of contents:

The output contains persona and corresponding scenarios for six end users of a system managing digital learning materials in the context of language learning. The personae were used in the context of roleplay in workshops to develop and test the concept/ domain map of language learning in HE.

The personae provide a useful reference for system desginers in this domain.

Output – CLAReT – Concept map

Title: CLAReT Language Learning and Teaching Concept Map

Pages: online interactive diagram

Date Released: not known

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Summary of contents:
This is a nested concept map for the domain of language learning which supports structured resource browsing. There are 10 core concepts each typically expanding down two or three levels, and each level typically has four nodes. Each concept can retrieve all the resources from its sub-nodes.

This offers an alternative browse structure and innovative user interface to support the discovery of unknown content. It is not known how transferable or widely available this interface is.