Project – CURVE

Coventry University repository validation and enhancement

Short Project Name: CURVE

Brief project description:
“CURVE will aim over the course of 18 months to create a substantial body of research and learning outputs from across the institution and elsewhere by building on an established institutional repository. In particular we have the expertise to offer a considerable resource in the dance and product, automotive and transport design areas, as well as at the transition from FE to HE in health boundary.

The Coventry University Repository Virtual Environment is the bridge between the e-learning environment (CUOnline) and the information environment provided by the university’s Lanchester Library… CURVE’s main purpose is to be a major element in the university technology enhanced learning environment. CURVE is based on the Equella repository system developed by The Learning Edge.”

Outputs:

  1. Final report http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/10/curve_final_report.doc
  2. Report on video accesses http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/08/accesses-to-curve-videos.doc
  3. Diagram showing integration with CUOnline http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/08/cuonlinemay07.jpg
  4. Draft report on transfering objects into a VLE http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/08/transferring-content-from-a-vle-to-a-repository.doc
  5. Mindmap of project http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/08/curvediagram.jpg
  6. Purpose and content strategy http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/05/ir-content-policyv1.doc
  7. CiPEL Learning Objects report http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/2007/11/14/cipel-learning-objects/
  8. Learning Object Reuse strategy http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/05/ur_reuse_strategy_v021.doc
  9. InterProfessional eLearning Objects Presented Diagrammaticallyhttp://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/05/ur_ip_elo_diagrams_v02.doc
  10. Internal Structure of Learning Objects and Reusability http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/files/2008/05/ur_internal_structure_of_learning_objects_and_reusability.doc

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Repositories start-up and enhancement projects

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_rep_pres/repositories_sue/curve.aspx
Project URI: http://cuba.coventry.ac.uk/curve/
Start Date: 2007-03-30

End Date: 2009-08-30

Governance: Repositories and preservation advisory group

Contact Name and Role: Prof David Morris, Lynn Clouder, Dr Caroline Ingram Project Director, Project Manager, Project Manager

Name of Trawler: John

Output – SOURCE – Report on Search Demonstrator: OSID Proof of Concept

Title: Report on Search Demonstrator: OSID Proof of Concept

Date Released: 22nd March 2007

URI for Output: http://www.source.bbk.ac.uk/reports/SearchDemonstrator_OsidProofOfConcept_SOURCE_JISC (PDF file)

Summary of contents: Report describes a basic OSID implementation, focused on searching for assets that match a keyword. Integration was tested with VUE and HarvestRoad Hive Explorer repositories to validate the implementations.

Additonal information: Document describes the proof of concept with use of screen shots and description of the implementation. The output looks to be a potentially useful piece of multiple repository search and download software.

Comments: Document is labelled as draft. Software not available for download. Maybe it isn’t intended to be?

Project – The Depot

Project Name: The Depot

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Information Environment

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/depot

Project URI: http://depot.edina.ac.uk/

Start Date: 1st August 2006

End Date: 31st March 2009

Governance: RPAG

Contact Name and Role: Bill Hubbard, Project Manager

Brief project description:

“The Depot is a JISC support service, launched in June 2007 with the specific task of ensuring that all in the UK research community can benefit from making their published papers available under Open Access, and helping maximise readership of their work. The Depot is OAI-compliant, allowing deposited e-prints to be ‘harvested’ by search engines across the world.”

The Depot offers two services:

  1. a re-direct service, with the Depot acting as a gateway, especially to repositories at UK universities (institutional repositories)
  2. a deposit service for e-prints, with the Depot acting as a national repository for researchers not yet having an institutional repository in which to deposit their papers, articles, and book chapters (e-prints).

Outputs:

Output – DISC-UK – Datashare – DISC-UK DataShare: State-of-the-Art Review

Output Name: Output – DISC-UK – Datashare – DISC-UK DataShare: State-of-the-Art Review

Title: DISC-UK DataShare: State-of-the-Art Review
Number of pages or page numbers: 28
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Date Released:31 August 2007

URI for Output: http://www.disc-uk.org/docs/state-of-the-art-review.pdf

Summary of contents:

This Review has been undertaken to provide background information to inform the work of DataShare, to summarise and consolidate recent research and current policy relating to data sharing, and to identify knowledge gaps that may need to be addressed during the course of the project. It is also intended to inform the wider community, particularly librarians, of the current state-of-play.

 

Ouput – DISC-UK Datashare – Outreach and dissemination

Output Name: Output – DISC-UK Datashare – Outreach and dissemination

Title: DISC-UK Datashare – Outreach and dissemination
Number of pages or page numbers: various (several ouptuts summarised)
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Date Released:after September 2007

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Dissemination plan based on stakeholder analysis and experience in first year

Available in Project Plan, pages 13-15:

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/reppres/project_plan_datashare_webversion.pdf

Experience-based outputs for repository managers, e.g. use cases, scenarios or toolkits

Not sure where these are generated from other projects and inform DISC-UK or have been generated interally.

Papers and presentations at relevant national and international conferences

Available from: http://www.disc-uk.org/publications.html

Page is plit into ‘Publications’ (including presentations), ‘References on data support’, ‘References on data sharing’

Documentation, best practice guidelines, fact sheets on range of topics

Not sure where these are?

Design a training programme for support of research data analysis, management, sharing in libraries/institutions

 

Summary of contents:

• Dissemination plan based on stakeholder analysis and experience in first year
• Experience-based outputs for repository managers, e.g. use cases, scenarios or toolkits
• Papers and presentations at relevant national and international conferences
• Documentation, best practice guidelines, fact sheets on range of topics
• Design a training programme for support of research data analysis, management, sharing in libraries/institutions

Additonal information:

Ouput – Datashare – Institutional Repository Development

Output Name: Output – Datashare – Institutional Repository Development

Title: Institutional Repository Development
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Summary of contents:

  • State of the Art Review – available as seperate output
The rest of the outputs are not as at available
  • ‘Backdoor’ data surveys/ partial audits at each institution (info gathering exercise to identify potential depositors, may or may not include actual survey of staff or interview questions)
  • Local publicity (e.g. newsletter articles, flyers)
  • Policy documents (defining scope of data repository; copyright policies; depositor agreement forms, etc)
  • Depositor guidelines
  • Job specifications for new staff
  • Reports on TRAC or DRAMBORA methodology used by each site to measure progress toward trusted repository status (facilitated by consultant)
  • Develop repository workflow model for deposit of exemplar datasets

Additonal information:

Output – Datashare – Evaluation Report

Output Name: Output – Datashare – Evaluation Report

Title: Datashare – Evaluation Report
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Date Released: not available as yet

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Summary of contents:

Evalaution of the project

 

Ouptut – DEXT – Report from workshops and evaluation

Output Name: Output – DEXT – Report from workshops and evaluation

Title: DEXT – Report from workshops and evaluation
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Summary of contents:

Not available as yet.

 

Additonal information:

Ouput – DEXT – A detailed and annotated schema

Output Name: Output – DEXT – A detailed and annotated schema 

Title: DEXT – A detailed and annotated schema 
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URI for Output: http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/dext/schema/schema.asp

Summary of contents:

The final schema (version 3) to be created under the DExT JISC award, associated documentation and XML instance files are all now available from this page.

Contains Release notes, Open issues,Reference, QuDEx mapping from Atlas-ti to QuDEx XML, Schmea and XML instances, QuDEx viewer

 

 

Output – DEXT – A comaprison on data structures for key CAQDAS packages and large web-based multi-media projects

Output Name: Output – DEXT – A comparison on data structures for key CAQDAS packages and large web-based multi-media projects

Title: A comparison on data structures for key CAQDAS packages and large web-based multi-media projects
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URI for Output: http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/dext/Software2.xls

Summary of contents:

A comparison has been compiled to compare key CAQDAS functionality that is relevant for any future import and export functionality to a middle-ground non-proprietary format.

 

Additonal information: