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The I-WIRE Project final report

Harrington, Louise Elizabeth and Hill, Scott Clive 2011. The I-WIRE Project final report. [Project Report]. Cardiff: Cardiff University.

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Abstract

The I-WIRE Project’s mandate was to establish a quick deposit tool that would enable academic and administrative staff to deposit metadata and full text easily and swiftly into Cardiff University’s Institutional Repository, Online Research @ Cardiff (ORCA), with the additional aim to make ORCA a central function in the day to day research management processes at Cardiff. The project took a usercentric approach to gathering requirements; identifying the relevant stakeholders both within academic schools and support divisions, arranging individual interviews with research administrators, and group discussions with academic authors. After the completion of the requirements capture, the project team organised a series of group sessions to analyse each documented requirement and examine its feasibility within the scope of the project. During the design and development phase, we gave regular demonstrations of the portlet to academics and research administrators, and their feedback contributed towards the enhanced development of the design. Alpha testing began in December 2010 with members of Information Services staff, and continued in January 2011 with volunteer testers from academic schools. Beta testing with selected schools will begin in March 2011, with a gradual rollout over the academic year. The project’s main output is a portal-based quick deposit tool, fully integrated into Cardiff University’s Modern Working Environment, with three choices of deposit route: quick deposit, DOI deposit and Web of Science deposit. All three were developed from user needs and suggestions, as was the Selected Publications feature. What the project has developed is substantially more than a simple ‘quick deposit tool’, and is a step towards an institutional publication management system. Advocacy and embedding are key steps in ensuring the future sustainability and development of this service.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Information Services
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4450 Databases
Publisher: Cardiff University
Funders: Jisc
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 20:52
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/74670

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