Posts Tagged ‘jiscEXPO’

Initial Overview of the LUCERO Workflow

A large part of the technical development of LUCERO will consist of a set of tools to extract RDF from existing OU repositories, load this RDF into a triple store and expose it through the Web. This might sound simple, but the reality is that, in order to achieve this with sources that are constantly [...]


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

Directly Allocated

Indirect Costs

Total Project Costs

The Lucero project Directly Incurred staff costs fund a full-time Research [...]

Projected Timeline, Workplan & Overall Project Methodology

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 [...]

Project Team Relationships and End User Engagement

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 [...]

IPR (Creative Commons Use & Open Source Software License)

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 [...]

Risk Analysis and Success Plan

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 [...]

Wider Benefits to Sector & Achievements for Host Institution

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 [...]

LUCERO – Aims, Objectives and Final Outputs of the Project

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 [...]