Output – OARS – OARS Functional Specification Document

Output Name: Output – OARS – OARS Functional Specification

Title: OARS Functional Specificationn
Number of pages or page numbers:30 pages
Section:

Date Released: 18 January 2008

URI for Output: http://oars.forcedmigration.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/oars-functional-specification.pdf

Also of interest might be:

http://oars.forcedmigration.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/oars-specification-migration.pdf

Depicting the current system in place for managing content.

Summary of contents:

Useful fucntional specification document for the OARs project.  Could be useful for instituions who need to look at exemplars of funtional specifications for their own needs, with useful fucntionality check list on page 27 (appendix 1) and for metadata requirements – appendix 2 – pages 28-30

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Project – OARS

Project Name:Open Access Repository System for Forced Migration Online (OARS)

Short Project Name: (OARS)

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation

Strand: SUE

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

Project URI: http://oars.forcedmigration.org/

Start Date: 1 September 2007

End Date: February 2009

Governance: JISC IEE

Contact Name and Role: Mike Cave (Project Manager) Refugee Studies Centre

Brief project description:

‘This project will migrate a fragmented digital repository of scholarly resources, currently managed by two proprietary software systems, to a single open source platform. This repository, based at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, is the largest in the world on its subject area of forced migration. It is a unique, widely used and constantly expanding collection of resources. The enhancement of this repository will make it more manageable for those maintaining it, and also make it globally interoperable with other open systems, as well as with the University of Oxford’s institutional repository.’

Name of Trawler: Mahendra Mahey

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

  • Single management/search interface across Forced Migration Online (FMO)
  • Interoperability between the FMO repository and other institutional repositories and search services
  • Potential to make FMO’s grey literature collection available via the University’s online Library Catalogue
  • Open source management/search software built on Fedora