This blog post is written on behalf of JISC.
Projects to release open metadata about the ollections and resources of HE libraries, museums and archives – details in Appendix E of the call at http://infrastructurecalloct2010.jiscpress.org/appendix-e-infrastructure-for-resource-discovery/ – Andy McGregor (giving this briefing) suggests this is a good place to ask questions via the commenting system, and also may be a way of finding possible partners for bids through the comments. Also see the briefing paper at http://inf11briefingoct2010.jiscpress.org/infrastructure-for-resource-discovery/
Projects in this strand should take into consideration the fact that they are part of a wider vision and should take this into account, and consider how they contribute to this (and that they have the time/resource to do it).
Look very carefully at the strict methdology in place – if bids don’t adhere to this won’t get funded. ‘Linked data’ is encouraged but not compulsory – see http://infrastructurecalloct2010.jiscpress.org/appendix-e-infrastructure-for-resource-discovery/?paragraph=15#15 and http://infrastructurecalloct2010.jiscpress.org/appendix-e-infrastructure-for-resource-discovery/?paragraph=18#18
Funding is focussed on HE institutions – but partnerships with institutions outside HE is welcome.
Project are about establishing practices that can be adopted by other institutions to spread the benefits around the sector – looking for projects that have ways of doing this embedded into them – not just lip-service to concept.
Data and process must be sustainable – looking for more than just a simple declaration in the bid here but clear ideas of how projects will tackle this.