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The report provides information on an Russian educational Internet project"Single-Entry Window" (http://window.edu.ru). The main aim of the project –integration of open educational resources of Russian universities and othereducational institutions. Introduction and a brief history of creation and development ofRussian federal educational portals Portal "Single-Entry Window": general information Electronic catalogue of educational Internet resources Digital library of learning and methodical materials of Russianuniversities
2002-2004 – creating of a system of federal educational Internet portals Federal Portal "Russian Education" (www.edu.ru) Thematic portals for various disciplines, fields and educational levels:• Economics, Sociology and Management (www.ecsocman.edu.ru)• Law (www.law.edu.ru)• ICT in education (www.ict.edu.ru)• Secondary education (www.school.edu.ru)• Unified State Exam, EGE (www.ege.edu.ru), …Coordination of the works was performed by the State Institute of InformationTechnologies and Telecommunications "Informika"
State Institute of Information Technologies and Telecommunications "Informika"(www.informika.ru) was created in 1998 to provide all-round development andadvancement of new ICT in the fields of education and science of Russia. RUNNet (Russian UNiversity Network) – federal research and educationcomputer network (more than 400 universities and scientific institutions in 56regions of Russia) Information systems for science and education and digital educationalresources (federal educational portals, databases) ICT training methods for teachers and certification of ICT competency ICT consulting services for Russian educational institutions
Educational portal " " – http://window.edu.ru Developed since 2005 with support of the Ministry for Education andScience of the Russian Federation (2005-2010) The main goal – integration of open educational resources from federaland regional educational portals, websites of universities and otherinstitutions, specialized educational projects and individual teachers Universal "window of access" to Russian educational resources
of Russian educational Internet resources –metadata of over 56 000 resources Open of learning and methodical materials – more than31 000 resources of science and education (rubricator fields, context/full-text search) (forum, questions/answers, resources evaluation)– special sections of the portal with lists of selectededucational resources on different topics and for different target audience:• federal/regional education authorities• state educational standards• electronic catalogues of libraries of universities• ICT in education• resources for enrollees• resources on different subjects for secondary/higher education• …
• attributive search according to rubricator fields (target audience, subject fields,resource type, education level)• context search in descriptions of resources (by text fields - title, author name,words in abstracts, key words, year of publication, ISBN, URL, etc.)• attributive search by university - publisher/owner of resource, by region of Russia• full-text search in publications from digital library (PDF-files)
contains metadata of educational resources (> 56 000): Descriptions of materials of the digital library (> 31 000) External resources published at other portals and websites (> 25 000)More than 10 000 of resources – educational websites:• universities and their faculties / departments• scientific research institutes• libraries and publishing houses• primary and secondary vocational schools• research and educational Internet projects• electronic periodicals• exhibitions, conferences, olympiads• …The rest of the resources in the Catalogue – open educational resourcespublished at different websites in Russian Internet: digital books, databases,encyclopedias, lecture courses, virtual workshops, etc.
includes over 31 000 full-text electronic versions of learning andmethodical materials developed in more than 300 Russian universities and otherresearch and educational institutions: textbooks and manuals course materials lecture notes workbooks methodological materials learning materials for practical trainings instructional guidelines curricula reference books monographs conferences proceedingsThe main sources of materials in the DL – open digital libraries of higher schools,websites of faculties and departments, personal pages of teachers (materialshave mostly limited editions for "internal using" in educational institution).
• title• authors• abstract• year of publication• bibliographic description• ISBN• source (university/faculty/department, library,etc., and region of Russia)• rubricator fields (level ofeducation, target audience,resource type, subject field)• hyperlink to full-textdocumentevaluation and commentingof publications, social networks widgets
• bulk uploading of resources (XML-import)submitted by university structural units• offering of single resources by individualteachers using a web interface of the portal
Individual authors can submit their materials to the portal for publication inopen access Electronic materials published in open access at the websites of theirauthors/owners can be included in the DL after receiving permission from theauthors/owners Permissions for publication of materials are requested by e-mail fromauthors and officials (chairs, heads of departments, project coordinators, etc.) The relations with the organizations providing their materials are regulatedby the agreements on transfer of non-exclusive rights The materials published should be designed for educational purposes (notfor commercial purposes) Printed and selling books are not converted to the digital format by thePortal Editorial Board The DL does not contain printed books digitized and published in openaccess without receiving the permission from their authors/owners
Dynamics of visits to the portal:60-80 thousand users per dayIndexing of the content: Google – over500 000 pages, Yandex (leading Russiansearch engine) – over 900 000 pages200,000150,000100,00050,0000visitors hits
The portal "Single-Entry Window" which contains resources for all levelsof education in open access had been designed and functioningsuccessfully since 2005 State Institute "Informika" is the head organization that is in charge ofportal design, hosting, technical maintenance, information support Resources for the digital library are provided by hundreds oforganizations (higher education institutions, research institutes, furthertraining institutions, publishing houses, noncommercial and commercialorganizations) and thousands of individual teachers Portal resources are in high demand:• about 60-80 thousand unique visitors per day• "total digital circulation" of the portal materials - above 5 million copiesper year 2008 – Russian Federation Government Prize in the field of education
http://www.informika.ru, email@example.comMoscow, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, Ph.D., Head of Information System Department ofSt. Petersburg Branch of "Informika", Saint Petersburgabramov@run.net, Ph.D., Head of the Educational Resources Department of"Informika", Moscowbulakina@informika.ru, Dr.Sc., First Deputy Director of "Informika", Moscow,firstname.lastname@example.org, Ph.D., Deputy Director of St. Petersburg Branch of"Informika", Saint Petersburgsigalov@run.net