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UKOLN update for MLA

  1. 1. UKOLN is supported by: UKOLN Update on Selected Activities Dr Liz Lyon, Director, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK MLA Digital Services Meeting, London, July 2008 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0
  2. 2. Content management Institution-facing Repository support
  3. 3. Using Web 2.0 tools to disseminate, discuss and build the community
  4. 4. DRIVER Project: Repository Infrastructure Collaborating with European partners
  5. 5. UKOLN Liz Lyon June 2007 35 Recommendations for JISC Roles, Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships: scientist, institution, data centre, user, funder, publisher <ul><li>Strategy and Policy Report </li></ul><ul><li>At least 10 Recommendations have been directly implemented by JISC or DCC </li></ul><ul><li>International impact : Australian National Data Service, Max Planck Institute, Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons for MLAs? </li></ul>Dealing with Data: One Year On
  6. 6. Context: Advocacy and promotingbest practice
  7. 7. Advocacy: workshops, resources, policy Tools e.g. DRAMBORA for auditing a repository, DAFD Data Audit Framework for institutions Infrastructure: Representation Information Registry Repository RRORI Curation in MLAs? UK Digital Curation Centre
  8. 8. Scoping a federated repository infrastructure Automatic term assignment for discovery Open data licence(s) Data validation and QA Quantitative criteria for appraisal Collective intelligence and repository content & services Lessons for MLAs? Scaling Up Report 7 Recommendations May 2008: UKOLN, Univ. Southampton
  9. 9. New EU-funded project on digitisation: outputs will be useful for MLAs Partners: national libraries including British Library, KB UKOLN leading WP on training & skills
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  11. 11. Infrastructure development <ul><li>Supporting the Information Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting resource description, discovery, use and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>Search technologies paper by Emma Tonkin (for BECTa) </li></ul><ul><li>Entag Project: relationship between formal classification systems and informal social tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Terminology registry scoping study </li></ul><ul><li>RDA, bibliographic standards best practice advice and presentations (Ann Chapman) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Information Environment as a “hybrid environment “ negotiated environment” Service-oriented vs resource-oriented 1. Deposit
  13. 13. 2. Discovery REST HTTP URIs OAI-ORE
  14. 14. Tangible demonstrator Integrating content and services Developer and service communities
  15. 15. Promoting description standards <ul><li>Metadata Application Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>New Co-ordination and Advocacy post just appointed </li></ul><ul><li>Working with MIMAS, EDINA and TASI </li></ul><ul><li>New JISC-funded Scoping Study to assess feasibility, validity and functionality of application profiles for research data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider disciplinary requirements and data models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Define and validate usage scenarios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scope a community uptake strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify key stakeholders and any barriers to adoption. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Workshops For Regional Agencies <ul><li>1 Day workshop for MLA Yorkshire held in May </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop for MLA London scheduled for 14 July </li></ul><ul><li>Other workshops postponed by MLA Regional Agencies (East of England, East Midlands, NW) </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Very positive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion groups explored potential for Web 2.0, barriers & ways of addressing the barriers </li></ul>
  18. 18. Cultural Heritage area of UKOLN Web site <ul><li>Currently being finalised </li></ul><ul><li>Launch will provide access to 30+ briefing documents: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other areas planned including preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demonstrators, tools </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop info </li></ul>
  19. 19. 30+ Briefing Papers Many documents have been tested in UKOLN workshops for MLA
  20. 20. JISC PoWR Workshop <ul><li>JISC PoWR workshop on 27 June: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversubscribed! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting of 2 communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding of need for better communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants covered several case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paper accepted for iPres 2008 conference </li></ul>JISC PoWR is funded by JISC until Sept 2008. However materials will have CC licence and learning will be applied to MLA sector
  21. 21. Keynotes : David Porteous, Generation Scotland, John Wilbanks, Science Commons, Martin Lewis, RLUK, Malcolm Atkinson, NeSC Sessions : Sustainability, Privacy issues, collaborative approaches to data sharing Call for Papers : submit now! Developing the curation community
  22. 22. DCC Digital Curation 101 <ul><li>Digital Curation Centre </li></ul><ul><li>6-10 October 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>National eScience Centre, Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive course </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures + hands-on </li></ul><ul><li>Target participants: bench scientists, LIS professionals, computational scientists </li></ul><ul><li>Survey questionnaire </li></ul>
  23. 23. UK Web Focus Blog <ul><li>Newly short-listed in the “Web 2.0 and Business” category of the Computer Weekly IT Blog Awards 08 </li></ul>
  24. 24. Slides will be available at :