It’s a busy few months on the HERALD project. In March the final project design was agreed and work commenced almost immediately on the first major milestone: the creation of the ADS Library.
There’s been considerable interest in what is happening next, so we thought it would be a good idea to circulate the HERALD Stage 2 Project Design, so that people can see what has changed since we circulated the draft design last October.
Broadly speaking the timetable for the redevelopment project is as follows:
1. BIAB search interface and data entry interface – Autumn 2016.
2. Agreement of final functional specification for OASIS – Jan 2017.
3. Main OASIS form created – Winter 2017.
4. OASIS PLUS modules created – Spring 2018.
5. First testing release (ALPHA) – Summer 2018.
6. Beta Release – Autumn 2018*
As ever, questions and comments can be sent to the HERALD Project Manager, Jo Gilham. Or use the comments below.
As part of the HERALD project we are looking at how we communicate with people about OASIS, what is does and how it can be used and giving updates of progress with the new system.
We’ve added a subscribe option to the blog so you can receive emails to your inbox each time a new post is published – we do already add these to the OASIS login page and send it out on the OASIS ANNOUNCE JISCmail list.
We’ve joined twitter and so will be tweeting about OASIS as @oasis_data
We are also still looking at fine tuning the workflows and design of the new system so we will be blogging soon about particular sections of the form and hoping that you can let us know your thoughts.