Agile resources on the open web …. a global digital libraryPresentation Transcript
2 November 2010 DLF, Fall Forum, Palo Alto Presenter or main title… Agile resources on the open web …. a global digital library Session Title or subtitle… Rachel Bruce, Innovation Director, Digital Infrastructure, JISC
24/09/2011| Slide 2 DLF Fall Forum 2 November, 2010 What JISC is … Our direction and approach to access and re-use of resources to underpin education and research
JISC Easy and widespread access to information and resources, anytime, anywhere; a vision with technology and information management at the heart of research and education. Funded by seven public funding organisations, plus some charges for services Governed by representatives from the education sector not by government
Open Access JISC-funded content providers institutional content providers external content providers authentication/authorisation (Athens/SAML) JISC IE service registry user preferences services provision aggregators indexes catalogues brokers metadata schemaregistries resolvers Data fusion institutional preferences services institutional portals media-specific portals learning management systems subject portals OpenURL resolvers Disclosure terminology services presentation end-user desktop/browser shared infrastructure Web 2.0 User interaction
Opportunities and approaches …. Opening the fortress Working at web scale Digging deep Embracing user generated content Harnessing implicit intentions Approaching real time
Principles for infrastructure
Network level -leveraging scale.
Integrated into the Web and future global communication structures.
Interoperable and flexible integrated into local, national and global provision.
Reduce duplication of effort and be sustainable
Robust and scalable.
Capable of supporting a comprehensive (format) inclusive (content) coverage.
Coherent, “compelling”, useable.
Simple to adopt (shouldn’t confuse with applications)
Meet the requirements of key user groups.
Innovative and open to change and adaptation.
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Middleware Middleware Open metadata and linking datasets ContentResources and Storage Access and user facing services & tools Curation Learning Research
Infrastructure for library, museum and archive resources Full list of members at: http://rdtf.jiscinvolve.org/scope-and-terms-of-reference/ 24/09/2011| Supporting education and research | Slide 9
Vision UK students and researchers will have easy, flexible access to content and services through a collaborative, aggregated and integrated resource discovery and delivery framework which is comprehensive, open and sustainable
Open Metadata Graphics courtesy of the JISC web2practice project: http://www.netskills.ac.uk/content/projects/2008/JISC-web2practice/index.html 24/09/2011| Supporting education and research | Slide 11
Future State…. Integrated and seamless access to the rich resource collections held in libraries, museums and archives in UK HEIs Creation of a thorough and open aggregated layer - designed to work with all major search engines - of data about the resource collections Provision of a diverse range of innovative and personalised resource discovery services to students, teachers and researchers Avoidance of duplication of effort and increased efficiency Existing resource discovery services encouraged to develop and innovate Data will be available to commercial organisations to develop services as well Data and functionality will need to be diffused to other software and websites that are used by students, teachers and researchers
“Aggregation of supply and demand” “Making our data work hard, engagement and co-creation” The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After, Lorcan Dempsey http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue46/dempsey/
Repositories UK Digital New Zealand Culture 24 Registry of Datasets A means not a destination Open Education Resources Facilitate access & use CERN Open Book Catalogue Europeana COPAC, Archives Hub, Suncat Web of aggregated data Aggregation Ecosystem
Linked Data LOCAH Project, Linked Open Copac Archives Hub. CHALICE, Connecting Historical Authorities with Links, Contexts and Entities. OPEN Bibliography, description, authorities etc. OPEN Citation, a public RDF triplestore for biomedical literature citations. CUL,Cambridge University Library widgets and open catalogue. LinkedBrainz, MusicBrainz, community music metadatabase. LUCERO,Linking University Content for Education and Research Online, Open University.
BBC Combines clips with other sources of information from around the web & within the BBC. URI for every species & habitat to aggregate around that link.
Web Scale - Aggregation - Personalisation ‘The more we track and aggregate, the more our suggestions will be personalised.’
Play me music I will like ‘… and the more we track, the better we can adapt our service without your intervention.’
‘… we’ll even learn to recommend content by taking account of your location, habits & moods and by making comparisons’ My activity patterns My GPS data My Calendar
Open Educational Resources Two phases of the programme 7 Institutional, 14 Subject and 9 Individual Release, Use and Discover Integrity ------------------- reusability Into the wild ------------- community based Minimal metadata to ensure contribution – rich metadata to meet the needs of users. Hosting – repositories, learning management systems, third party web sites e.g. Flickr, community focused web site.
Thank you to David Kay for personalisation slides, taken from the Survive or Thrive workshop held earlier in the year Manchester.