CREW (Collaborative Research Events on the Web) aims to improve access to research event content by capturing and publishing the scholarly communication that occurs at events like conferences and workshops. The project is developing tools to enable presentations and similar sessions to be recorded and annotated and enable powerful searches across distributed conference and related research data. Searches will yield results within written documents such as abstracts and papers and also in rich audio-visual content, such as clips from presentations or questions asked at a talk.
The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, Bristol and Wales, Bangor and is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) through the second phase of the Virtual Research Environments (VRE) programme. The project builds upon the success of Iugo and Memetic by developing and integrating these technologies and embedding them in a variety of authentic research settings, including Intute, a national JISC service to provide access to web resources for research to UK universities, the Institute of Health Sciences, which promotes health sciences research in Manchester and scientific visualization research groups.
- DOAP – Description of a Project.
- Google Code at: http://code.google.com/p/crew/
- Demonstrator Playback system: http://crew.rcs.manchester.ac.uk/Crew/
- Website at: http://www.rcs.manchester.ac.uk/research/collaborativeresearcheventsontheweb
- Project administrative wiki: http://wiki.rcs.manchester.ac.uk/community/CREW/
- Release 5 ppt is available on slideshare: includes other items.