The EVIE Project Embedding a VRE in an Institutional Environment
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University of Leeds Library

The University of Leeds is a world-class research university.

The Library is committed to providing high quality user-focussed services and has a strong track record for innovation in the use of IT to support service deployment.

British Library The national library of the United Kingdom. It provides world class information services to academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. Developers of an open source VLE. The system has been in widespread use on the University of Leeds campus since 1997. It currently supports over 800 modules, and provides an extensible framework where new tools and services can be developed and incorporated in a modular fashion.
Virtual Knowledge Park The VKP is a web-based collaborative working environment, designed to support collaborative research activities.

VREs Portals and Projects

VRE TWiki The Wiki for the JISC Programme on VREs.
eScience portal Wiki Another Wiki, with links to various portal resources.
University of Leeds Portal Project The project to develop and implement a portal for students.
University of Nottingham, ELVI JISC VRE project at Nottingham. Should be a good port of call for advice on implementing a research portal.
RDN subject portal project, JSR168 Interesting work is being carried out at Oxford to explore JSR168 (see also)

Standards and Accessibility The authoritative reference for the AA accessibility standard (adopted by the University of Leeds) Many online validators / accessibility checkers require a doctype description in order to work. Keyboard access is necessary for accessibility If frames are an integral part of the system they should be labelled so that users know which part of the screen they are accessing.
Content can be presented in colums by the use of CSS. The W3c site itself is a good example of css layout. Lots of examples of how to code HTML objects Jaws Screen reading software

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