KMi receives resources to provide CORE as a service

KMi is to receive resources from Jisc to support 3 full time personnel to continue working on CORE and deliver it as a service. The Jisc decision to continue supporting CORE resulted from a few events. First, the Open Mirror feasibility study commissioned by Jisc last year and published in June 2014 recommended to sustain CORE. In parallel, Jisc asked KMi to create a Service Delivery Plan analysing the costs of sustaining CORE as a service. This Service Delivery Plan served as a basis for consequent negotiations between the OU and Jisc in London in May 2014 about the implication of each service delivery option. The result of this meeting was an agreement on exploring the possibility of delivering CORE as a joint OU and Jisc service starting from the second half of 2015. The meeting also created the basis for the specification of the work to be done from July 2014 to June 2015. This work is financially supported by Jisc and covers 3.2 full-time members of KMi staff. 

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