DSpace Helps Irish National Learning
  Repository to Change its’ Focus

                 Catherine Bruen
                 ...
Contents

   The Context
   Introduction to the NDLR
   Open Educational Resources
   The Repository
   The Future
The Context

   National Partnership
   Rapid Change
   Diverse Stakeholders
Introduction to the NDLR

   All of Irish Public-Sector HE
   The NDLR Service Model
    –   NDLR Board
    –   Communit...
Open Educational Resources I

   Protective attitudes are disappearing
   The “Librarians” are the contributors
   Tech...
1st Repository

   Commercial off the shelf product
   Quick and effective start-up solution
   Ultimately did not answ...
The Gamble

   Convert 80% of our licensing spend into R&D
   Develop a solution and open-source it
   Continue to inve...
What we needed

   Open Architecture
   Search, retrieve & deposit from multiple clients
   Federated Access Control
 ...
What we needed II

   Dynamism and Agility
    –   Low ongoing cost of ownership
    –   High R&D spend
    –   Community...
Development Ethos

                  Collaboration




      Standards                   Modularity
Standards Compliance

   Driver Guidelines for Metadata
   ISCED Classifications for Subjects
   Controlled Vocabularie...
Modularity & Collaboration

   Peer Approval and Collaboration
    –   JORUM
    –   You !
   Something about modularity
Future Plans I

   Upgrade to v1.6.2
   Statistics Module
   Mahara & DSpace Twitter
   DSpace Del.ico.us
   Object L...
Future Plans II

   EasyDeposit
   SWORD Moodle push
   SWORD Mahara push
   SWORD Sakai/Blackboard API
   S&R Moodle...
Conclusions

   DSpace is an excellent platform for us
   We can develop at the rate our users want
   We can afford R&...
Acknowledgements and Thanks

   OR 2010
   JORUM



   Our Partners
Contact Details

   Catherine Bruen
    –   cbruen@tcd.ie
   Bob Strunz
    –   bob.strunz@ul.ie
   Gavin Henrick
    –...
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National Digital Learning Resources DSpace Repository Presentation

  1. 1. DSpace Helps Irish National Learning Repository to Change its’ Focus Catherine Bruen University of Dublin (TCD) Gavin Henrick Enovation Solutions Bob Strunz University of Limerick (UL)
  2. 2. Contents  The Context  Introduction to the NDLR  Open Educational Resources  The Repository  The Future
  3. 3. The Context  National Partnership  Rapid Change  Diverse Stakeholders
  4. 4. Introduction to the NDLR  All of Irish Public-Sector HE  The NDLR Service Model – NDLR Board – Communities of Practice – the NDLR engines
  5. 5. Open Educational Resources I  Protective attitudes are disappearing  The “Librarians” are the contributors  Technology  COTS Repositories
  6. 6. 1st Repository  Commercial off the shelf product  Quick and effective start-up solution  Ultimately did not answer our user-needs  No clear path was present for the future  Tiny bespoke modifications, too expensive
  7. 7. The Gamble  Convert 80% of our licensing spend into R&D  Develop a solution and open-source it  Continue to invest in R&D on an ongoing basis  Offer the solution to other users in the space
  8. 8. What we needed  Open Architecture  Search, retrieve & deposit from multiple clients  Federated Access Control  Ability to index other repositories Meta-Data  Ability to publish own Meta-Data
  9. 9. What we needed II  Dynamism and Agility – Low ongoing cost of ownership – High R&D spend – Community-Source tempers our agility a little !
  10. 10. Development Ethos Collaboration Standards Modularity
  11. 11. Standards Compliance  Driver Guidelines for Metadata  ISCED Classifications for Subjects  Controlled Vocabularies  SWORD, SRU, OAI, SiteMaps, LOM etc.  Modularity
  12. 12. Modularity & Collaboration  Peer Approval and Collaboration – JORUM – You !  Something about modularity
  13. 13. Future Plans I  Upgrade to v1.6.2  Statistics Module  Mahara & DSpace Twitter  DSpace Del.ico.us  Object Location Mod  Google Analytics & Tools  Sitemap
  14. 14. Future Plans II  EasyDeposit  SWORD Moodle push  SWORD Mahara push  SWORD Sakai/Blackboard API  S&R Moodle  Bulk Uploads / Staging area
  15. 15. Conclusions  DSpace is an excellent platform for us  We can develop at the rate our users want  We can afford R&D  Partnership between institutions and industry is vital and mutually beneficial
  16. 16. Acknowledgements and Thanks  OR 2010  JORUM  Our Partners
  17. 17. Contact Details  Catherine Bruen – cbruen@tcd.ie  Bob Strunz – bob.strunz@ul.ie  Gavin Henrick – gh@enovation.ie
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