OJAX++: Demonstrating the next generation of Virtual Research Environments

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Title: OJAX++: Demonstrating the next generation of Virtual Research Environments
Authors: Jeffery, David
Wusteman, Judith
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5890
Date: Feb-2012
Abstract: Purpose: This paper aims to introduce the OJAX++ virtual research environment (VRE) and illustrate how it can enable researchers to organise and collaborate on their research in one place while using their own choice of popular web‐based applications. Design/methodology/approach: Recent state‐of‐the‐art reports have highlighted trends in best practice VRE design: the move towards lightweight, modular, Web 2.0 VRE frameworks, and the importance of interoperability and integration of third party applications in such frameworks. Findings: OJAX++ is a practical demonstration of these trends. Practical implications: The OJAX++ VRE is freely available under an open source licence. Social implications: The aim of VREs is to facilitate the research process and the OJAX++ VRE illustrates an implementation of this goal. Originality/value: The OJAX++ VRE demonstrates best practice in VRE design, as highlighted in recent state‐of‐the‐art reports.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Emerald
Copyright (published version): 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Keywords: Virtual research environmentVREE‐researchInteroperabilityOJAX++ResearchOpen systems
DOI: 10.1108/02640471211204114
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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