It is easy to say what would be the ideal online resource for scholars and scientists: all articles in all disciplines, systematically interconnected, effortlessly accessible and rationally navigable from any researcher’s desk worldwide. The Group’s work is aimed at bringing about this ideal resource, by applying its hypermedia research techniques to collections of research material.
In recent projects we have employed open hypermedia link services to create distributed journals from many publishers’ web sites, linked citations and references in one of the world’s largest research archives and created new knowledge services that can help identify subject experts by analysing these archives. The Group is currently undertaking projects to discover how to encourage researchers to adopt these new archive technologies (JISC Tardis) and how to use them effectively for their teaching (JISC/NSF Dialog).
As well as undertaking research about digital libraries, the Group has been instrumental in changing research practices in universities across the world; it was a founder member of the Open Archives Initiative, and has produced the internationally adopted GNU E-Prints software and the Citebase impact-ranking search service.
In European projects such as SCULPTEUR, involving museums and galleries such as the Louvre, V&A and the National Gallery, we are bringing Semantic Web technology together with content-based retrieval. This continues the theme of increasing access by enabling cross-collection searching and browsing. Real-world use of this research includes the Louvre’s scientific image archive and the production of the Alan Turing Digital Archive in collaboration with the University of Cambridge.
- Churchill Archive Project
- CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences EPrint Archive
- Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Environment
- eBank UK
- EdSpace - An Educationally focussed Repository for the University of Southampton
- Hua Miao Archive
- Institutional Data Management Blueprint
- Institutional Repository Research Assessment
- Interoperable Repository Statistics
- KeepIt - repository preservation
- Malibu - Hybrid Libraries
- mSpace - improving access to information for building new knowledge
- OpCit: The Open Citation Project
- Open Impact
- Open Journal Project
- Perspectives in Electronic Publishing
- Readiness for REF
- Restore: Promoting Sustainable Research Methods and Resources
- SWORD 2.0
- Turing Archive Project
- Virtual Orthopaedic European University