is another RSLP project. Despite the different content of the
projects, it was recognised from the bidding stages that the data
components were very similar between the NAHSTE and GASHE
projects and both have worked closely on identified areas of
common interest. Data creation and IT delivery requirements have
been the main focus as it was recognised that financial benefits
could be gained from pooling IT development resources.
Data and Information Access (EDINA) provides a national online
services for the UK tertiary education and research community.
They carry out a range of projects in fields such as networked
information, information management, data capture, and
geographical information, both to support its own development and
in support of other agencies, academic departments, and
government bodies. In terms of the NAHSTE project they have
created free text and index controlled searching facilities based
on the underlying structure of the XML formatted data. They have
also built in simple navigation between the various data
components and an easy means of updating existing data.