Project – SHERPA Romeo

Project Name:

Short Project Name: SHERPA Romeo

Programme Name: Digital Repositories Programme (2005-2007)

Strand:

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitalrepositories2005/sherparomeo.aspx

Project URI: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/

Start Date:March 2006

End Date:June 2007

Governance:JIEE

Contact Name and Role:Bill Hubbard

Brief project description:

The Sherpa RoMEO site offers information about publishers’ policies with respect to self-archiving pre-print and post-print research papers.  The current funding stream supports the following activities:

· scoping and setting up a strand of work, within the proposed interim repository, to maintain and develop the Sherpa/RoMEO database;
· maintaining the Sherpa/RoMEO database journal-level information;
· developing the Sherpa/RoMEO database to indicate which journals have policies that allow authors to deposit their papers in accordance with the Wellcome Trust Grant conditions.’

Name of Trawler: Mahendra Mahey

Outputs: (just link to individual output postings) as a bulleted list

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Output – UHRA – Self Archiving Support Materials

Title: UHRA repository self-archiving support materials

Date Released: Unknown

URI for Output: http://uhra.herts.ac.uk/uhra/promotion.html

Summary of contents:

Contains useful information on the process of self-archiving including how the submission process works and issues such as copyright, rights and permissions.

Additional information:

Comments:

At http://uhra.herts.ac.uk/uhra/promotion.html

Project – NECTAR

Project Name: Northampton Electronic Collection of Theses And Research

Short Project Name: Nectar

Brief project description:

“The NECTAR project encompasses the creation and population of a digital institutional repository for The University of Northampton and the development of policies and workflows to ensure its sustainability for the future.”

Outputs:

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Repositories start-up and enhancement projects

JISC Project URI:http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/sue/nectar.aspx

Project URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/jisc.html

Start Date: 2007-09-01

End Date: 2009-03-31

Governance: Repositories and preservation advisory group

Contact Name and Role: Miggie Pickton, Project manager

Name of Trawler: John

Project – LIFE-2


Project Name: Life Cycle Information for E-Literature (LIFE2)

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Preservation Assessment

JISC Project URI:http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/life2.aspx

Project URI: http://www.life.ac.uk/

Start Date: 2007-03-01

End Date: 2008-08-29

Governance: Integrated Information Environment Committee (JIIE)

Contact Name and Role: Rory McLeod, Project Manager

Brief project description:

The LIFE project supports repositories and preservation by analysing costs of digital curation and lifecycle management. LIFE2 will build on this by:

  • Refining the LIFE methodology for the analysis and costing of the lifecycle of digital objects
  • Providing a cross section of exemplar Case Studies, both to inform the LIFE methodology and to provide a benchmark for comparison and evaluation
  • Enable HE and FE institutions to apply the LIFE methodology simply and easily to their own collections, and thus to evaluate and compare their activities in order to inform planning and increase workflow efficiency
  • Compare, contrast and analyse the lifecycle costs of paper and digital collections, informing the use of differing approaches to preservation and access via digital and other surrogate technologies
  • Identify where efficiencies can be made in the lifecycle costs of digital materials and provide guidance to funding bodies in areas such as preservation services and preservation tools
  • Disseminate project findings and enable take up of the LIFE methodology

Name of Trawler: Mahendra Mahey

Output: Exemplar Case Studies

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:

Project – SOURCE

Project Name: SOURCE: Sharing Objects Under Repository Control with Everyone

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Information Environment

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

Project URI: http://www.source.bbk.ac.uk/

Start Date: October 2006

End Date: October 2008

Governance: RPAG

Contact Name and Role: David Flanders, Project Manager

Brief project description:

“The primary aim of the SOURCE project is to create a standard and commonly used repository “plug” which will enable a bulk migration tool to “plug-in” and automatically transfer content from one repository to another … This project will therefore create two new tools to use with digital repositories.”

Outputs:
  • An interoperable ‘plug’ that will allow data to move in/out of the repository in a format that other repositories and services can immediately understand and will therefore enable a commonly understood method for access to the repository.
  • A bulk migration tool that can plug into the common repository plugs of two or more repositories and migrate content interchangeably from one repository to another.
  • Project Final Report

Output – INSPECT: Framework for the definition of significant properties – content types

Title: Framework for the definition of significant properties

Number of pages or page numbers: page18-43

Section: 3. Initial analysis of file types

Date Released: 05/02/2008

URI for Output: http://www.significantproperties.org.uk/documents/wp33-propertiesreport-v1.pdf

Summary of contents:

This substantive section of the report considers the application of the significant properties framework to four file types – Structured text (p18-23); Email(p24-35) ; Digital audio (p36-43); and Raster Images(p44-45).

The sections on structured text, email, and digital audio provide visual maps of properties to the significant properties framework. (as detailed https://rrtsynthesis.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/output-inspect-framework-for-the-definition-of-significant-properties-purpose/)

Significant properties are listed in detail for Email and Digital Audio

It is not clear if the section on raster images is complete.

Comments:

This is a valuable piece of work but appears incomplete; its use in any synthesis will be at the level of knowing it exsits and has been carried out – any use of this requires detailed engagement with the base document.