JISC ITT: Strategic Content Alliance: Digipedia from Prototype to Pilot Service
The JISC, on behalf of the Strategic Content Alliance, invites tenders to develop the moderated web resource named 'Digipedia' from prototype to pilot service.
The Strategic Content Alliance commissioned a prototype moderated wiki named 'Digipedia' in early 2009. The prototype aimed to link authoritative information resources on the management of the digital content life-cycle and produce a plain English narrative which can be text mined and provide an innovative browse mechanism to enable resource discovery for a broad audience. The primary audience for 'Digipedia' is policy makers and practitioners involved in the creation of digital content in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
The aims of the work are to:
- Develop 'Digipedia' from prototype to pilot service, providing the user with an easy to use, authorative, up-to-date and insightful view on the management of the digital content lifecycle.
- Build up a sustainable community of organisations and individuals working towards developing 'good practice' in digital content provision at a policy and operational level.
- Develop an effective communications and dissemination plan in order to raise awareness, seek contributors to and use of 'Digipedia' amongst key stakeholders at a policy and practitioner level.
- Develop a business plan for sustainability in consultation with JISC and other Strategic Content Alliance partners.
Total funding of between £75,000-£85,000 (including VAT, travel and subsistence) is available for this work.
The deadline for proposals is 12 noon UK time on 5 February 2010.
A full version of the ITT can be found below.