This blog post is written on behalf of JISC
This strand looking for projects that explore user activity data to improve services to institutional staff and students – also there will be a single ‘synthesis’ project in this strand. The detailed description of this strand are at http://infrastructurecalloct2010.jiscpress.org/appendix-f-activity-data/ and a briefing paper is available at http://inf11briefingoct2010.jiscpress.org/infrastructure-for-resource-discovery/
All about identifying tools and techniques that can work for the sector. Looking for very practical projects – lookin at how services wil be improve, who will it affect, and how they will be affected. Each project should start with a hypothesis (see http://infrastructurecalloct2010.jiscpress.org/appendix-f-activity-data/?paragraph=27#27 and http://infrastructurecalloct2010.jiscpress.org/appendix-f-activity-data/?paragraph=33#33) and expect projects to look at proving/exploring the hypothesis.
Expect project to release datasets using an open licence wherever possible – but to be clear about any legal or moral problems with this within the bid.
Activity data related to all instituitonal systems is in scope.
There is a related call out at the moment – 12/10 the JISC Business Intelligence Programme – Andy highly recommend that anyone thinking of bidding under the #inf11 Activity data strand should also read this call. Note JISC does not want duplicate bids to both of these calls.