Mi Jan 26 17:57:37 CET 2005
Date sent: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 22:38:09 +0200 (UKR)
From: "Alex M. Kostyshin" <alex at umif.freenet.kiev.ua>
Subject: Re: INTAS Project Participation
1. According to the INTAS rules the projects has to involve
at least four research teams, two from different NIS (ex-USSR)
organizations, and two from different INTAS member states (Western
2. One team leader from one of the INTAS members must act as
coordinator of the project. He will assume the overall
responsibility of the execution of the cooperation agreement.
3. Right now it is necessary to find the second INTAS
member, so we need Your help if it is possible.
4. With the partners from our side we're working out the
project proposal. Here is the draft prerelease of it:
SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT: "A model for a virtual scientific
DURATION: 24 months (starting date - Sep-97)
PARTICIPANTS: Germany (B. Eversberg, co-ordinator,
Braunschweig), INTAS member (??), Ukraine (V. Shirokov,
A.Kostyshin, V.Manako - Kiev; O. Saban - Lviv), Russia (possibely
Ya. Schreiberg - Moscow).
The goal of the proposed project is the development of the
detailed model of a Virtual Scientific Library (VSL) - a new
electronic information infrastructure for store, publish and
disseminate the products of scientific research.
According to the general model of the VSR
(1) individual academic institutions and universities becomes
electronic publishers of their own research products. These
document-like collections are stored in a local-site depositaries;
(2) a document is published when its details appears in a central
national cataloguing database. Authors and publishers have to
provide an abstract and minimum number of metadata elements for
each document in a form that automated resource discovery tools
(3) end-users have access to this central database via Internet.
The team's approach includes the following objectives of the
a. the development of the detailed model VSR including
architecture, infrastructure, locator information, new access and
usage services, new organizational relationships and mechanisms,
legal and economic issues, modes of conversion, emerging common
standards, technologies and best practices, etc.;
b. localization and internationalization of the model VSR;
c. integration of VSR into library and information technology
d. the development of a rapid prototype strategy for NIS;
e. description of managing process of a VSR building;
f. validation of the VSR and creation of a VSR WWW-Host.
The research activities of the project lies in the
integration of existing standards and technologies in the field of
networking and electronic publishing and consolidation of results
of current national and international pioneer projects.
The expected results of the project are:
1. "Description of the detailed model VSR";
2. "Strategy of building a rapid prototype VSR for NIS";
3. description of the common standards, technologies and best
practices for VSR in NIS;
4. a list of potential participants for building VSR in NIS.
5. a collection of information VSR WWW-Server including our
project, reports, publications, working papers etc.;
As I had mentioned above, this is a very draft prerelease of the project, but
our team is hardly workin on it. If You can, help us to find the other project
participant from INTAS-member country. Sure You can show to this person this
material and the other, we'll send You as soon as possible.
I hope to cooperate with You & Your colleagues in this field, thanx in
| Alexey M. Kostyshin, Ukrainian Lingvo-Information Fund NASU |
| Head of networking Departament |
| E-mail: alex at umif.freenet.kiev.ua | Phone: 380-44-229-5156 (daytime) |
| umif at olinet.isf.kiev.ua | 380-44-244-1802 (private) |
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e-mail B.Eversberg at tu-bs.de
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