Project – Overlay journal infrastructure for Meteorological Sciences (OJIMS)

Project Name:

Overlay journal infrastructure for Meteorological Sciences

Short Project Name:OJIMS

Programme Name:Repositories and Preservation

Strand: SUE

JISC Project URI:

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Start Date: 1 March 2007

End Date:28 February 2008

Governance: JISC IEEE

Contact Name and Role: Sam Pepler (Project Manager)

Brief project description:

The main aim is to develop the mechanisms which could support both a new Journal of Meteorological Data and an Open-Access Repository for documents related to the meteorological sciences.

Name of Trawler: Mahendra Mahey

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

  • An operational metrological document repository
  • Overlay journal software
  • A business concept description for the ‘Journal of Meteorological Data’ and the ‘RMetS kite-marking journal’
  • Recommendations for setting up subject based repositories and overlay journal infrastructure

Output – OJIMS – Overlay Journal – The Journal of Meteorological Data

Output Name: Output – OJIMS – Overlay Journal – The Journal of Meteorological Data

Title: Overlay Journal – The Journal of Meteorological Data

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Summary of contents: Overlay journal proof of concept demonstration for data journal.

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Project – LIFE-2

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

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Preservation Assessment

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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

Output – NTU: IRep for NTU – Final Report: – Institutional Context

Title: IRep for NTU – Final Report

Number of pages or page numbers: 4, 5

Section: Background, Methodology

Date Released: 18/07/2008

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Summary of contents:

P4. Project arose out of identified need to have a digital asset management system.
‘We identified that digital assets such as theses, published papers, pre- and post-prints, and other e-scholarly works:

• Can be difficult to find;
• Duplicated across the University;
• Stored in an ad-hoc manner;
• Not compliant with copyright requirements;
• Deficient in appropriate metadata and open standards/access requirements;
• Under-exposed or not exposed at all;
• Cannot be searched via a single search engine;
• Cannot be ingested into a centrally management system.’

P5 NTU ‘created six workstreams (Procurement, Content, Technical, Business Processes, Communication & Training) … While the procurement process remained with the senior member of the Libraries and Learning Resources (LLR) department and was completed fairly early in the life cycle of the project, the other workstreams were a collaboration between LLR and other departments … LLR has well established close links with the University’s central Information Technology (IT) department (Information Systems) which supported with the technical and implementation process of the project. University’s Educational Development Unit and the academic schools and departments provided input and support on the content aspect. The teams of specialists within LLR would manage the workflows associated with content ingest ongoing maintenance of the repository, including the application of appropriate metadata standards.’


Project background provides example reasons why a repository can assist.

Processes developed collaboratively to account for stakeholders skills and differing internal and external needs.

Output – DISC-UK – Datashare – Article about Datashare project

Output Name: Output – DISC-UK – Datashare – Article about Datashare project

Title: Article about Datashare project
Number of pages or page numbers: 6

Date Released: July 2008

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Summary of contents:

Article about the Datashare project published in ALISS Quarterly, quite a good summary of the project.

Ouput – DISC-UK – Datashare – Data Visualisation Tools: Part 1 – Numeric Data in a Web 2.0 Environment

Output Name: Output – DISC-UK – Datashare – Data Visualisation Tools: Part 1 – Numeric Data in a Web 2.0 Environment

Title: DISC-UK – Datashare – Data Visualisation Tools: Part 1 – Numeric Data in a Web 2.0 Environment
Number of pages or page numbers: 15 pages

Date Released: 17 December 2007

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Summary of contents:

Part 1 of this briefing paper highlights some examples of new collaborative web services using Web 2.0 technologies which venture into the numeric data visualisation arena. These mashups allow researchers to upload and analyse their own data in ‘open’ and dynamic environments. Broadly speaking the numeric data being referred to could be micro-data (data about the individual), macro-data2 or country-level data, derived or summary data.

Part 2 investigates and showcase examples of spatial (or geographic) data mashups using Web 2.0 technologies and how they can be utilised in a research environment.

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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

Date Released:31 August 2007

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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.