Websites and summaries of projects that have been completed, archived in their final state.
- AddressingHistory Phase 1, April – September 2010
Creating an online tool to combine data from digitised historical Scottish Post Office Directories with contemporaneous historical maps.
- Angel, 2000 – 2003
Developing tools to integrate learning environments with digital library developments.
- A Sense of Place (National) Digitisation Project
An umbrella theme covering separate, still ongoing projects: Collect Britain, and A Vision of Britain through Time, created by the Great Britain Historical GIS (GBHGIS) project.
- British Survey of Fertiliser Practice, 1993 – 1998
Designing and conducting the survey for DEFRA.
- Connecting Historical Authorities with Linked data, Contexts and Entities (CHALICE), June 2010 – 30 April 2011
Generating a gazetteer of historic UK place names, linked to documents and authority files in Linked Data form.
- COMPASS, 2007 – 2009
Investigating the development of semantic tools for assisting those conducting research into coastal marine environments.
- Cooperative Archive of Serials and Articles (CASA), 1996 – 2000
Making better information about journals and other periodicals available to users and information professionals worldwide.
- DISC-UK DataShare, 2007 – 2009
Piloting successful models for incorporating deposit of research data into institutional repositories.
- the Depot, 2006 – 2009
Supporting the Jisc Repositories and Preservation programme for the deposit of research papers, articles, and book chapters.
- DIaD, 2008 – 2009
Investigating the potential of using open-standard techniques to perform data linkage between two heavily used census outputs.
- Digimap in FE, 2001 – 2002
Examining the extension of the Digimap service from Higher Education Institutions only, to the Further Education sector.
- Digimap Project, 1996 – 1999
Making Ordnance Survey digital map data available on the Internet. Now a full EDINA service.
- Digimap - Alternative Access Scoping Study – Mobile, 2009 – 2010
Investigating the potential and the demand for mobile GIS in Higher and Further education and research.
- Digital Monograph Technical Landscape Study, February – December 2011
Looking at the issues around the adoption of e-book reader technology to help the publication of scholarly literature, in particular monographs.
- Discovery to Delivery at EDINA and Mimas, 2008 – 2009
Enabling users to discover resources on the existing Copac (Mimas) and SUNCAT (EDINA) services.
- E-BioSci, 2001 – 2005
Accessing and retrieving full text and factual information in the life sciences.
- e-MapScholar, 2001 – 2003
Developing tools and learning and teaching materials to enhance and support the use of geo-spatial data, including digital map data available from the EDINA Digimap service.
- e-MapScholar Virtual Placement – Nant Carfan Visualisation Case Study, ended 2007
Providing real-life problems that can be addressed using geo-information.
- EM-Loader, March 2008 – 2010
Demonstrating middleware to enable easier deposit of research papers through batch upload of extant bibliographic metadata.
- EuroGeoNames, 2006 – 2009
Implementing an interoperable internet service to link and provide access to the official, multilingual geographical names data held nationally across Europe.
- European Spatial Data Infrastructure with a Best Practice Network (ESDIN), September 2008 – March 2011
Developing a Best Practice Network and evaluating the theory of integrating national Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs).
- GASHE, 2004 – 2006
Providing electronic access to descriptions of historical records of 10 Higher Education Institutions in Scotland.
- GEESE, 2006 – 2007
Taking a significant step towards making EDINA national data centre data securely available on the UK’s National Grid Service for use by the UK academic sector.
- GeoCrossWalk, 2007 – 2008
Developing a middleware Gazetteer server (machine2machine) and a demonstrator Gazetteer service (human2machine).
- GeoDigRef, 2008 – 2009
Investigating the advantages of metadata enrichment across three diverse resource collections funded under the Jisc Digitisation programme.
- Geospatial Application Profile (GAP), April 2008 – 2010
Developing a Geospatial Application Profile (GAP) analogous to the ePrints (SWAP) Profile, to describing geospatial resources held in repositories.
- Geospatial Engagement and Community Outreach (GECO), February 2011 – February 2012
Fostering a community(ies) of users of geospatial resources (data, services, support).
- GetRef, 2007 – 2010
Cross-searching abstracting and indexing databases.
- Go-Geo!, 2001 – 2008
Developing an online resource discovery tool to identify and retrieve records describing geospatial data in UK tertiary education. Now a full EDINA service.
- GRADE, 2006 – 2009
Investigating and reporting on the technical and cultural issues around the reuse of geospatial data within the Jisc Information Environment. Now incorporated into the Digimap service.
- HILT 2007 – 2009
Aiming to ensure that Higher and Further Education users of the Jisc Information Environment can find appropriate learning, research and information resources by subject search and browse.
- Interoperable Geographic Information for Biosphere Study, April to October 2011:
Demonstrating how Shibboleth authentication software can be used to provide an organisational model for Spatial Data Infrastructure.
- Interoperability Project, 2004 – 2005
Demonstrating how web services may best be used to deliver geospatial data to the academic community.
- IPTC, ended 2004
Scoping the development of Institutional Profiling and Terms and Conditions services.
- Jisc Programme and Document Repository Business Process and Repository Metadata Definition, April – July 2010
Providing consultancy to Jisc to develop candidate business processes and metadata schema for a new Jisc repository.
- JORUM, 2002 – 2011
Creating a technical and policy infrastructure for the UK’s national repository for learning and teaching resources. Now a full Mimas service.
- Low Cost OpenURL Resolver, February – September 2008
Providing means for staff and students at UK Higher and Further Education Institutions to locate the appropriate copy for a given bibliographic reference.
- Migration and Housing Choice Survey, 1990
Providing technical support for this survey to discover the motivation behind household migration patterns for academic research and public and private sector decision-making.
- MOTIIVE, 2005 – 2007
Examining the use of open geospatial interoperability standards to achieve data harmonisation in the marine/coastal thematic area.
- NAHSTE, 2000 – 2003
Making web-accessible a variety of collections of archives and manuscripts held by three partner Higher Education Institutions (University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, and Glasgow University).
- NLN (the National Learning Network), 2001 – 2003
Making online learning materials for use in Virtual Learning Environments available for download.
- Open Access Repository Junction, August 2009 – March 2011
Developing a deposit broker system to assist open access deposit into, and interoperability between, existing repository services.
- OpenURL Router, 2003 – 2005
Developing a service to link different bibliographic services, typically between an abstracting and indexing database (a referrer) and services (resolvers).
- OS Mastermap Scoping Study, 2001 – 2002
Examining the technical challenges for service delivery posed by the adoption of an object-based, seamless topographical database by the Ordnance Survey in its MasterMap product.
- OS MasterMap, 2006 – 2007
Rolling out OS MasterMap Topographic, the replacement for Ordnance Survey Land-Line.
- PECAN - Pilot for Ensuring Continuity of Access via NESLi2 - Phase 1, August – November 2009
Investigating how best to support libraries and their patrons through access to e-journal content post-cancellation.
- Prospero, ended 2006
Scoping a Jisc-funded open access repository of research papers to support UK researchers and academic institutions without current access to an institutional repository. Succeeded by the Depot.
- RAPID (Research Activity and Publications Information Database) (PDF document), 1990 – 1997
Linking descriptions of research activity with outputs, from ESRC-funded projects. Succeeded by REGARD at the University of Bristol.
- Remote Referencing Project, 1996 – 1998
Using video-conferencing technology to enable users working at home to have access to their reference librarians.
- Research Data MANTRA, September 2010 - August 2011
Developing online learning materials that reflect best practice in research data management.
- Review of OpenID, 2007 – 2008
Investigating OpenID and its applicability within UK academia.
- SAD I, 2000 – 2001
Producing a prototype engineering portal with EEVL.
- Scoping Study: Aggregations of Metadata for Images and Time Based Media, June – September 2010
Understanding the issues, barriers and opportunities that established an aggregation of metadata describing images and time-based media.
- Scottish Datasets Initiative, 1996-1998
Making Scottish research data more accessible to researchers.
- Scottish Spatial Data Infrastructure, March 2010 – March 2013
Developed a pilot discovery metadata service as a key component of a Scottish Spatial Data Infrastructure.
- SEE-GEO, 2006 – 2008:
Demonstrating the use of Shibboleth to securely access Geospatial web services using open interoperability standards running on the National Grid Service.
- Shared OpenURL Data Infrastructure Investigation, 2008 – 2009
Scoping a UK architecture for the analysis of OpenURL linking data.
- ShareGeo, 2006 – 2008
Integrating a geospatial data repository into Digimap. Now available from within the Digimap service.
- ShareGeo Open, ended 2010
Promoting data sharing between creators and users of spatial data.
- Shibboleth Development and Support Services, 2004 – 2007
Advancing the work of adopting Shibboleth technology as the principal framework for authentication and authorisation within the Jisc Information Environment.
- Special Collections Index of Manuscripts, 1995-1996
Increasing awareness and effective use of the manuscripts held by Edinburgh University Library's Special Collections.
- Statistical Accounts of Scotland, 1999 – 2001
Digitising the 1790 and 1830 statistical reports on the parishes of Scotland. Now a full EDINA service.
- Spatio-Temporal Energy Efficiency Visualisation (STEEV), February 2011 – November 2011
Building a stakeholder engagement tool visualising historic, current and future energy efficiency estimates at the level of individual buildings.
- SUNCAT, 2003 – 2006
Setting up and hosting a Serials Union Catalogue for the UK. Now a full EDINA service.
- Supporting Personalisation across the Jisc Information Environment, February 2009 – 2010
Creating two rapid demonstrators for Location-based searching for Jisc Information Environment services; and a Shared middleware service of service-content references.
- TIES I, ended 2003
Implementing a pilot Public Key Infrastructure for Higher and Further Education.
- TIES II, ended 2004
Considering the feasibility of creating a national service for the issue of digital certificates to staff and students in Higher and Further Education.
- TRILT, 2001 – 2003
Developing a comprehensive, detailed, searchable online index of UK TV and radio channels: now available as a service from the BUFVC.
- UK Discovery Projects, Feb – July 2011
Exploring the use of open linked data for GoGeo and SUNCAT.
- UK Serials Union Catalogue (SUNCAT) Scoping Study (PDF document), ended 2002
Contributing to a Jisc -commissioned study, specifically concentrating on specific technical aspects and ensuring that the SUNCAT would be consistent with other developments in the Jisc Information Environment.
- Usability Service Enhancements to Digimap (USeD), March 2011 - February 2012
Looking at ways of improving the Digimap Data Download facility.
- Using Numeric Data in Learning & Teaching (Datateach) (PDF report), 2001
Examining and enhancing university support of numeric data analysis in learning and teaching, by a team of national and local academic data service providers.
- VSM Portal, 2008 – 2010
Building a demonstrator portal for time-based media and still images.
- Walking Through Time, June – October 2009
Improving the delivery, sharing and use of Jisc mapping resources by learners, teachers and researchers, via a lightweight web service that provides historical map data to a smart phone.
- Walking Through Time 2, April – September 2010
Developing a sustainable platform to allow for the roll-out of the application across Britain via the most popular smart phone platform.
- Web Services Tiered Internet Authorisation (WSTIERIA), January 2010 – March 2011
Enabling interoperation of web services by taking current developments and applying them to one or more real use cases.
- Xgrain, 2000 – 2004
Developing an application for cross-searching abstract and indexing databases that developed into the GetRef service.
- ZBLSA, 2001 – 2003
Providing full text of a journal article given a 'bibliographic' reference discovered elsewhere, e.g. in an abstract and indexing Database or as a citation in a journal article; developed into the OpenURL Router project.