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Indiana University Variations3 Schedule of Completion
Year 1
TaskCategoryYearMonth StartMonth EndIMLS Direct Costs
Disseminate information on project via conference presentations and other meansGeneral1112$2,400
Participate in IMLS conferences and workshopsGeneral1112$2,000
Hire project staff: 2 programmers, 2 GA, hourlyGeneral113
Overall project managementGeneral1112
Obtain outside feedback on Variations2 data modelMetadata112$4,000
Develop revised data model/metadata spec for version 1Metadata113$6,813
IU staff create metadata recordsMetadata1112$4,090
Finalize and establish agreements with four test sitesTest Sites112
Investigate technical options for open source database and web-based UISystem Dev123$19,143
Visit and conduct interviews at test sitesTest Sites123$8,000
Engage in discussions with subscription servicesGeneral136
Conduct requirements analysis for version 1 of systemSystem Dev134$28,524
Define model for cooperative metadata creationMetadata147$6,590
Conduct design and implementation of version 1 systemSystem Dev159$64,810
Develop and conduct preliminary market research for sustainabilityGeneral1612
Develop implementation plans for each test siteTest Sites1710
Develop requirements for enhanced MARC import and import of data from other sources for version 2Metadata1810$6,590
Develop specs for integration with DRAM for version 2System Dev1912$14,262
Conduct systems testing for version 1System Dev11011$24,524
Conduct usability testing for version 1System Dev11011$5,090
Purchase and configure servers for test sitesSystem Dev11011
Develop requirements for technical and administrative metadata for version 2Metadata11112$6,045
Visit test sites to install servers and conduct trainingTest Sites11112$13,381
Indiana University Variations3 Schedule of Completion
Year 2
TaskCategoryYearMonth StartMonth EndIMLS Direct Costs
Disseminate preliminary project results via conference presentations and other meansGeneral2112$2,400
Participate in IMLS conferences and workshopsGeneral2112$2,000
Overall project managementGeneral2112
Develop set of sustainability modelsGeneral213
Evaluate metadata features implemented in version 1; develop add'l input for version 2 requirementsMetadata214$7,924
IU and test sites create metadata recordsMetadata2112$23,772
Complete high-level planning for version 2System Dev212$5,462
Support of test sitesTest Sites2112$10,924
Test sites load content into system, create metadata records, and provide access to usersTest Sites2112
Complete requirements analysis for version 2System Dev234$21,848
Solicit input from relevant communities re. sustainability modelsGeneral2410
Visit test sites to observe use and gather feedbackTest Sites248$23,842
Develop model for handling user-contributed metadata and continue to improve definitions for metadata import for version 3Metadata2512$7,924
Conduct design and implementation of version 2System Dev259$54,620
Develop specs for integration with add'l subscription services for version 3System Dev2612$10,924
Conduct systems testing for version 2System Dev21011$21,848
Conduct usability testing for version 2System Dev21011$23,772
Develop sustainability planGeneral21112
Obtain outside feedback on Variations3 data modelMetadata21112
Obtain consulting servicesGeneral2112$4,000
Test sites install version 2Test Sites21112
Visit by test site staff to IU for training on version 2 and input on V3 requirementsTest Sites21212$13,462
Indiana University Variations3 Schedule of Completion
Year 3
TaskCategoryYearMonth StartMonth EndIMLS Direct Costs
Participate in IMLS conferences and workshopsGeneral3112$2,000
Overall project managementGeneral3112
Solicit additional input from community re. sustainability planGeneral313
Evaluate metadata features implemented in version 2; develop add'l input for version 3 requirementsMetadata314$7,961
IU and test sites create metadata recordsMetadata3112$15,922
Complete high-level planning for version 3System Dev312$5,543
Continuing support of test sitesTest Sites3110$18,775
Test sites load content into system, create metadata records, and provide access to usersTest Sites3112
Conduct reqirements analysis for version 3System Dev334$22,173
Develop final sustainability planGeneral345
Visits by IU staff to test sites for observations of useTest Sites348$23,922
Continue to evaluate metadata features; conduct final evaluation of sustainability of metadata model.Metadata3512$15,922
Obtain consulting servicesGeneral3112$4,000
Conduct design and implementation of version 3System Dev359$60,973
Disseminate project results via conference presentations and other meansGeneral3612$2,400
Implement sustainability planGeneral3612
Conduct systems testing for version 3System Dev31011$22,173
Conduct usability testing for version 3System Dev31011$23,883
Visit by test site staff to IU for discussion of sustainability plan and final evaluationTest Sites31010$13,543
Develop final reportGeneral31112
Test sites install version 3Test Sites31112