A Farewell to VIDaaS, or, What VIDaaS Did Next

The VIDaaS Project is at an end. All that remains now is for the team to review the draft final report and then check that the JISC are happy with our conclusions and recommendations. Whilst the project may have ended … Continue reading

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The VIDaaS / DataFlow workshop, and the visibility of data management costs

Last Friday the UMF-funded VIDaaS and DataFlow Projects staged their joint workshop at the Saïd Business School, Oxford. For DataFlow it was a chance to officially launch their DataStage software, for us in VIDaaS it was a chance to publicly … Continue reading

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VIDaaS/DataFlow workshop on the 2nd March

On Friday 2nd March the VIDaaS Project will be staging a joint workshop with our colleagues from the DataFlow Project at the Saïd Business School in Oxford. The day will run from 10:30 am until 5pm, and feature demonstrations of … Continue reading

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VIDaaS Project Update, 24th January 2012

After meeting our Project Steering Group for the final time yesterday, now seems like a good time to give a brief update of where VIDaaS is at, and what we’ll have in place when we go to service in April. … Continue reading

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Naming the ‘Online Research Database Service’

Just a quick announcement that the service name for the DaaS at the University of Oxford will be the ‘Online Research Database Service’, or ORDS for short. This was felt to be reasonably descriptive of what we’re offering whilst not … Continue reading

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International Data Curation Conference 2011

Maybe I’m just becoming increasingly specialised, but this year’s International Data Curation Conference seemed more varied than ever. Last year’s divide between delegates interested in improving library practices and delegates interested in supporting researchers was less in evidence, with research … Continue reading

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VIDaaS User Requirements to Technical Priorities

The VIDaaS Project has now concluded its requirements-gathering interviews and conducted a national survey of researchers and IT staff engaged in supporting research. The time has therefore come to take our findings and translate them into technical requirements which our … Continue reading

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VIDaaS Project Plan now available

If you are interested in finding out in a bit more detail what we are doing in the VIDaaS Project, now you can. We’ve published our Project Plan, which is available from the website at http://vidaas.oucs.ox.ac.uk/outputs.xml. We’ve actually already been … Continue reading

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The first VIDaaS JISC Review

The VIDaaS Project’s first review by our funders, the JISC, provided us with a good opportunity to take stock of what we’ve achieved so far and where we need to go from here. As we’ve almost completed our full Project … Continue reading

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Welcome to VIDaaS!

We are delighted to be able to announce that JISC and HEFCE have agreed to fund the ‘Virtual Infrastructure with Database as a Service’ Project (or VIDaaS for short). VIDaaS will continue to develop the Database as a Service (DaaS) … Continue reading

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