The information environment programme 2009-11 (mercifully shortened to inf11) is drawing to a close and we are starting to reflect on what it has achieved.
We chose to manage this programme as one very broad programme rather than a number of smaller programmes and it has included work on:
- Activity data
- Automatic metadata generation
- Infrastructure for resource discovery
- Repositories – enhancement, take up and embedding and improving deposit
- Linked data
- Scholarly communication
- Rapid Innovation
- Library management systems – includes work on a shared ERM system with SCONUL
- Research Information management
- Developer community
This represents a lot of work that has produced some exciting outputs and interesting results. To try and help people see what outputs and results are relevant to them, we have prepared a list of 27 questions that the programme has addressed or started to address. This was put together by Jo Alcock from Evidence Base who are evaluating the programme.
The programme won’t finish until July so we will continue to add to these questions. If you have any suggestions for things to be included, please let me know.
For our next programme of work we will have 4 separate programmes:
- Information and Library Infrastructure
- Research Management
- Digital Infrastructure Directions
We will be blogging more about these programmes soon.