This is the final, formal post of the LUCERO JISC project. However, be reassured, this is far from the last post. More and more activities around linked data are happening at the Open University, and this blog will carry on being a primary channel for communication and discussions around these activities.
For this post, we had [...]
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The forecast project budget for Lucero totals £165,108 (£100,000 JISC funding with the balance – 39% – from institutional contributions). The detailed budget forecast breakdown is given in the table below.
06/10 – 03/11
04/11 – 05/11
Directly Incurred Staff
Directly Incurred non-staff
Total Directly Incurred
Total Project Costs
The Lucero project Directly Incurred staff costs fund a full-time Research [...]
The project is divided into 7 different workpackages. The first one includes the necessary management tasks, including the project’s basic infrastructure, reporting and documentation (WP1: Project Management including Programme-level engagement)
Timeline for WP1.
The second workpackage is concerned with the first task considered by LUCERO: to create the technical infrastructure necessary to expose University content as linked [...]
The core LUCERO team includes researchers from the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, as well a project manager from the Open University’s Library:
Dr. Mathieu d’Aquin (project director) is a researcher at KMi. He obtained a PhD from the University of Nancy, France, where he worked on real-life applications of semantic technologies to knowledge management and decision [...]
A part of the technologies employed in the project is developed externally and available as open source software. Technologies developed at the Open University, in particular relating to the semantic management of information, will also be employed. These are to a large extent already available as open source. The final software will therefore be made available as open [...]
Measuring the success of a project such as LUCERO, investigating innovative and emerging technologies within a short period of time, is not an easy task. We follow three main directions regarding evaluating the results of the project:
through the benefit of developed linked-data based application to students and academics, i.e., how the deployed application have increased [...]
Exposing educational and research resources and the corresponding connections as linked data creates a potential for broader reuse of their content, impacting on potentially large numbers of students and research communities. It also contributes in terms of gained experience, through articulated and evidenced benefits for exposing content and data to broader audiences. The project will [...]
The goal of LUCERO (Linking University Content for Education and Research Online) is to investigate and prototype the use of linked data technologies and approaches to linking and exposing data for students and researchers. Linked data technologies and principles represent emerging practices to format and interconnect information on the Web. Working with groups of learners, researchers and practitioners based [...]