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1 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk QA For Web Sites: QA Focus Resources Brian Kelly UKOLN University of Bath Bath UKOLN is supported by: Talk 6

2 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 2 About QA Focus QA Focus: Funded by JISC to develop a quality assurance framework for JISCs digital library programmes Provided by UKOLN and AHDS (initially ILRT) Ran from Jan 2002 – Jul 2004 Web site at Developed: A lightweight Quality Assurance framework Over 70 briefing documents and 30+ case studies An online toolkit Survey and benchmarking infrastructure Methodology: Described in several peer-reviewed papers Aims to be lightweight, recognising resource constraints of typical projects

3 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 3 Survey Findings Initial set of findings available from MG The survey methodology has been used for other sectors including FE colleges and regional museums, library and archive service

4 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 4 Documentation: Advice Over 70 briefing documents have been produced These: Cover QA, standards, digitisation, Web, metadata, software & service deployment Are brief, focussed documents Over 70 briefing documents have been produced These: Cover QA, standards, digitisation, Web, metadata, software & service deployment Are brief, focussed documents

5 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 5 Documentation: Case Studies Over 30 case studies have been published. These are: Written by projects themselves Describe the solution adopted to a particular problem Include details of lessons learnt – not just a press release! Over 30 case studies have been published. These are: Written by projects themselves Describe the solution adopted to a particular problem Include details of lessons learnt – not just a press release!

6 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 6 Self Assessment Toolkit Further Deliverables We have developed a self-assessment toolkit The toolkit consists of: Examples of QA procedures Documented examples of use of testing tools Self-assessment questionnaires Advice on standards and best practices Case studies FAQs … MG

7 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 7 Using QA Focus Resources QA Focus resources: See Free to use Stable and persistent URLs We intend to make the resources available under a Creative Commons licence: Free to edit and use for non- commercial use provided acknowledgements given The Creative Commons licence has parallels with open source software. We benefit from wider knowledge of our services and the funders benefit from wider use of the resources and you benefit from use of the resources.

8 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 8 How Useful Are They? Evaluation Do the briefing documents adequately describe the topic area? How relevant is the content? Do you intend to implement the advice? Gap Analysis What other areas would you find useful?

9 A centre of expertise in digital information managementwww.ukoln.ac.uk 9 Accompanying Resources QA For Web Using The QA For Web Toolkit, QA Focus, Briefing Document No. 72 QA For Metadata Using The QA For Metadata Toolkit, QA Focus, Briefing Document No. 73 Briefing Documents List Of Briefing Documents, QA Focus, Briefing Document No. 00 Evaluation Evaluation Of HTML & QA Briefing Documents Gap Analysis


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