**Apologies for cross posting**

August 12, 2016
Discoverygarden Participating in Jisc Research Data Shared Service

We are pleased to announce discoverygarden’s involvement in the Jisc
Research Data Shared Service
<>. At the
Jisc Pilot Supplier Exchange on July 20, we presented Islandora as a
research data management solution to fifteen UK higher education
institution stakeholders and Jisc representatives.

The objective of the Jisc research data shared service is to enable
sustainable access to research data so it can be re-used. Furthermore, the
service aims to support UK universities and colleges in meeting research
funder requirements (Jisc, n.d.).

Jisc senior co-design manager, John Kaye says, *“*We intend to first develop
a beta service that will be taken up by 17 UK pilot institutions and
improve this over the next two years to enable researchers to easily
deposit data for publication, discovery, safe storage, long-term archiving
and preservation.*”*

Jisc has created a supplier framework with 3 lots focusing on platforms and
5 supporting lots to enable better and more efficient work with and among
system suppliers and developers to create the service. In April 2016, Jisc
confirmed discoverygarden as a project supplier for Lot 1: Research Data
Repository and Lot 2: Repository Interfaces.

discoverygarden inc. CEO John Eden says, “The flexibility of Islandora
enables members of our community to leverage existing tools or create new
ones. As a framework, Islandora is a perfect ecosystem to integrate tools
that solve problems in the research data management workflow.”

Islandora’s origin story has its roots in research data management. It was
developed at the University of Prince Edward Island for this purpose in
2006. Since then, features of the framework have grown to include Drupal
data management planning tools, an open source dropbox-like utility for
“working” data called Pydio, and minting DataCite DOIs for published
materials (Moses, D., Hooper, D., Le Faive, R., 2016). To see a demo of a
recently launched research data repository, visit the new
<> website.

To learn more about this project, please visit the
<>Jisc website
<>, blog
 or contact uscontact us <>!

*About discoverygarden*

discoverygarden is a digital repository and asset management firm located
in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. It has assisted in the installation
and development of more than a hundred digital repositories and asset
management systems for organizations in the Academic, Museum, Enterprise
and Government sectors.

*About Jisc*

Jisc is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit
organisation for digital services and solutions. Jisc operates:


   shared digital infrastructure and services

   negotiate sector-wide deals with IT vendors and commercial publishers and

   provide trusted advice and practical assistance for universities,
   colleges and learning providers.


*Works Cited*

Moses, D., Hooper, D., Le Faive, R. (2016, June 16). From Planning to
Publishing: An Open Approach to Data Stewardship. Retrieved from

Jisc. (n.d.). Research data shared service. Retrieved from and