Output – NECTAR: ALISS Case Study – scope/theses

Title:Gathering NECTAR at The University of Northampton

Pages: 3 and
Date Released: 2008

Summary of contents:
The Research Committee’s support shaped the scope of the repository and has helped secure mandatory deposit of research degrees.

“Members of the focus group [a subgroup of the University Research Committee] were primarily concerned about the quality of NECTAR content and it was decided that NECTAR should contain only items that had previously been made available in the public domain. So, published journal articles, exhibited artifacts and presented conference papers were acceptable; internal working papers and other unpublished work were not. Research degree theses (PhD and MPhil level) were to be included, but not undergraduate or taught Masters level dissertations.” p3

“We had had the support of Professor Hugh Matthews in our Steering Group from the very start. As Chair of the university’s Research Degrees Committee and Deputy Chair of the University Research Committee, Hugh gave us very useful influence in both groups. A proposal for the mandatory submission of electronic copies of research degree theses was accepted by the Research Degrees Committee in December 2007 and a proposal to ensure that all research outputs are included in NECTAR is scheduled for discussion in June 2008” p5

URI for Output: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/1283/

Citation: [accepted version] Pickton, M. (2008) Gathering NECTAR at The University of Northampton. ALISS Quarterly. 3(4), pp. 33-38. 1747-9258.

Comments:
This illustrates the type of backing that is helpful in securing mandated deposit for theses and marks Northampton as a UK institution with a mandate for the deposit of doctorates and related research degrees.

Project – UPlaCe

Project Name: UPlaCe

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation

Strand: Information environment, e-Resources, e-Research, e-Administration, e-Learning

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

Project URI: http://www.uplace.org.uk/

Start Date: 1st April 2007

End Date: 28th April 2009

Governance: RPAG?

Contact Name and Role: Dr Neil Witt, Project Manager

Brief project description:

The University of Plymouth Colleges (UPC) Faculty at the University of Plymouth has a requirement to develop a repository which will meet the needs of a regional partnership and is capable of storing a range of materials.

There is a requirement for sharing good practice and making learning materials available to students in a manner which places students’ needs at the heart of their learning experience in both the college and work based learning environments. The UPC Repository will allow the sharing of materials across a network of colleges and allow staff access to a range of support materials. The lessons learned in delivering and using the UPC Repository across institutions would be transferable to other partnerships within HE and HE in FE.

Outputs:

  • a repository for the UPC faculty
  • workflows involved in the storage of material from across multiple partner colleges in a digital repository
  • published procedures and training and support materials
  • system related documentation
  • a case study on the process of creating a digital repository
  • reports for publication related to implementation, outcomes and impact
  • outcomes of this project will also be written up as a briefing document for UPC and its partner colleges

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Output – ART – An ontology methodology and CISP the proposed Core Information about Scientific Papers

Output Name: Output – ART – An ontology methodology and CISP (Core Information about Scientific Papers)

Title: An ontology methodology and CISP the proposed Core Information about Scientific Papers
Number of pages or page numbers: 26 pages

Date Released: December 2007

URI for Output:  http://www.aber.ac.uk/compsci/Research/bio/art/publications/ReportCISPshort.pdf

Summary of contents:

This report contains details about CISP, the results from the online survey as well as the benefits of assuming an ontology methodology when producing meta-data.

This report has two main goals:

  • To introduce a new formalism for the description of scientific papers CISP (the Core Information about Scientific Papers);
  • Attract more attention to ontologies as a valuable methodology for developing metadata.

The report demonstrates the  advantages of an ontology methodology for developing metadata by applying it to the analysis of the Dublin Core metadata (DC). An ontology approach allows detecting potential weaknesses in the representation of the DC terms. Such weaknesses include overlap in the semantic meaning between the terms, logically incoherent representation of temporal and spatial relations as well as incoherence in the representation of content. An ontology can also suggest improvements to the DC.
The report describes an ontology methodology to construct CISP metadata about the content of papers. It makes use of an ontology of experiments EXPO proposed at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth as a core ontology, and DOLCE (a Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and Cognitive Engineering) developed at the Laboratory for Applied Ontology, the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology, Italy as an upper level ontology.
CISP is a defined set of leaf classes from these ontologies. It includes such key classes as <Goal of investigation>, <Object of investigation>, <Research method>, <Result>, <Conclusion>.

CISP can be used to generate abstracts and summaries of papers and also to facilitate storage and retrieval of information. CISP will constitute the basis for the ART tool. The latter is an authoring tool for the semantic annotation of papers stored in digital repositories. ART is intended for the semi-automatic annotation of data and metadata describing the scientific investigation represented in a research paper. ART will also be able to aid in the expression of research results directly in both a human and machine readable format, through the composition of text using ontology-based templates and stored typical key phrases. .
To find out more about ontology methodology refer to chapters 2 and 3 .
To learn about the proposed CISP metadata you can start reading from chapter 4 onwards.

Output – ART – Semantic Annotation of Papers: Interface & ENrichment Tool (SAPIENT)

Output Name:  Output – ART – Semantic Annotation of Papers: Interface & ENrichment Tool (SAPIENT)

Title: Semantic Annotation of Papers: Interface & ENrichment Tool (SAPIENT)
Date Released: 13 October 2008

URI for Output:  http://www.aber.ac.uk/compsci/Research/bio/art/sapient/

Summary of contents:

The first release of SAPIENT, the ART Tool for the annotation of general scientific papers has been circulated to annotators.

Output – LIFE2 – Economic evaluation of LIFE methodology

Output Name: Output – LIFE2 – Economic evaluation of LIFE methodology

Title: Economic evaluation of LIFE methodology
Number of pages or page numbers: 26 pages
Section:

Date Released:

URI for Output: http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/7684

Summary of contents: Validation of the economic modelling and methodology for the Lifecycle and Generic Preservation formulae developed in Phase 1 of the LIFE project, with technical and presentational development of the models. Cloudlake Consulting Oy carried out this evaluation.  The major conclusions are on page 16:

All in all there seem to be two major application areas for the LIFE models:

  • Institutional repositories, which span a range of object types that are likely to populate the IR of a particular university.
  • Specialised collections of national libraries and similar organisations, which have a national and sometimes legal obligation to long-term archiving.
In the latter case it seems more sensible to apply the model to individual collections than to
the totality of objects stored in say a national library.
In such a case it is important for a national library, which works within budget restrictions, to be able to compare the long term preservation costs of different collections, in order to make informed priority decisions. This is in contrast with the Institutional Repository Case.
An important point which could have far-reaching consequences for the parameters of the
model is how institutional repositories (which are numerous) are going to solve the
preservation management issue. In contrast to national institutions such as the British Library,
universities would gain very obvious benefits from sharing resources for preservation, for
instance via consortia, outsourcing, using external service providers etc. A good case is for instance the technology watch function included in the model. One can argue if there is a need for every university to
duplicate this effort. A more sensible approach would be for certain service providers to
assume the responsibility for issuing guidelines.

Additional information:

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Output – LIFE2 – Workflow for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Legal Deposit of Newspapers

Output Name: Output – LIFE2 – Workflow for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Legal Deposit of Newspapers

Title: Workflow for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Legal Deposit of Newspapers
Number of pages or page numbers:1
Section:

Date Released: 03/09/2008

URI for Output: http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/9061/4/9061_Legal_deposits_workflow.pdf

Summary of contents: Pdf version of Visio Workflow for the British Library Newspapers Case Study – Legal Deposit of Newspapers

Output – Life2 – Workflow for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Burney Digital Newspapers

Output Name: Output – Life2 – Workflow for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Burney Digital Newspapers

Title: Workflow for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Burney Digital Newspapers
Number of pages or page numbers:1
Section:

Date Released: 03/09/2008

URI for Output: http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/9061/5/9061_Burney_collection_workflow.pdf

Summary of contents: Pdf version of Visio Workflow for the British Library Newspapers Case Study – Burney Digital Newspapers

Output – Life2 – Output – Life2 -Spreadsheet for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Legal Deposit of Newspapers

Output Name: Output – Life2 –Spreadsheet for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Legal Deposit of Newspapers

Title:Spreadsheet for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Legal Deposit of Newspapers
Number of pages or page numbers: 4 tabs

Date Released:27 November 2008

URI for Output:http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/9061/6/9061_Legal_Deposit_Spreadsheet.xls

Summary of contents:This spreadsheet contains the exact costings for the SHERPA Leap Case Study.  The  Spreadsheet has 4 tabs

Tab1 – Introduction

Tab2 – Life Cycle Processes and Costs

Tab3 – Acoronyms and staff costs

Tab4  – Summary

Additional information:    Useful spreadsheet containing costings.

Output – Life2 – Spreadsheet for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Burney Digital Newspapers

Output Name: Output – Life2 –Spreadsheet for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Burney Digital Newspapers

Title: Spreadsheet for British Library Newspapers Case Study – Burney Digital Newspapers
Number of pages or page numbers: 4 tabs

Date Released:27 November 2008

URI for Output: http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/9061/7/9061_Burney_Collection_Spreadsheet.xls

Summary of contents:This spreadsheet contains the exact costings for the SHERPA Leap Case Study.  The  Spreadsheet has 4 tabs

Tab1 – Introduction

Tab2 – Life Cycle Processes and Costs

Tab3 – Acoronyms and staff costs

Tab4  – Summary

Additional information:    Useful spreadsheet containing costings

Output – Life2 – Spreadsheet for SHERPA DP Case Study

Output Name: Output – Life2 – Spreadsheet for SHERPA DP Case Study

Title: Spreadsheet for SHERPA DP Case Study
Number of pages or page numbers: 4 tabs

Date Released:27 November 2008

URI for Output: http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/9062/3/9062.xls

Summary of contents:This spreadsheet contains the exact costings for the SHERPA DP Case Study.  The  Spreadsheet has 4 tabs

Tab1 – Introduction

Tab2 – Life Cycle Processes and Costs

Tab3 – Acoronyms and staff costs

Tab4  – Summary

Additional information:    Useful spreadsheet containing costings.
Comments: