Leeds Met Open Search - towards an integrated solution for research and OER

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Leeds Met Open Search - towards an integrated solution for research and OER

  1. 1. Leeds Met Open Search – towards an integrated solution for research and OER Nick Sheppard – Repository Development Officer Mike Taylor – Web Developer Simon Thomson – Unicycle project manager Jakki Sheridan-Ross – Learning Technologist (Unicycle)
  2. 2. The Leeds Met Repository <ul><li>Initial focus was Open Access repository for research outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Clear mandate to be extensible to a broader range of material including OER </li></ul><ul><li>Solution = IntraLibrary + SRU interface </li></ul><ul><li>Unicycle project – JISC ukoer programme (May 2009 – April 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>http://unicycle-leedsmet.ning.com/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leeds Met Open Search <ul><li>IRISS Learning Exchange Open Search </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iriss.org.uk/openlx/ </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted to provide an Open Search interface for both OA research and OERs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced search/Browse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying material by content type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentially formatting research by type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search results – persistent URI for metadata records </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SEO/Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Some RSS headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing development </li></ul>
  4. 5. Identifying material by content type <ul><li>All research material goes into 6 collections (by faculty) </li></ul><ul><li>Utilise AP based on Dublin Core </li></ul><ul><li>OER go into own collection utilising a different AP derived from ukoer guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Research classified by LCC </li></ul><ul><li>OER classified by HEA subject centres and JACS </li></ul><ul><li>Template(s) to ensure consistent metadata entry </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Tokens differentially applied to research and OER </li></ul>
  5. 6. Differentially formatting research by type <ul><li>Differentiated by “Type of Resource” </li></ul><ul><li>Level of granularity? </li></ul><ul><li>17 terms in research vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Citation is built programmatically </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency to ensure accurate citation </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow woes! </li></ul><ul><li>N.B. 36 terms in OER vocabulary all formatted the same </li></ul>
  6. 7. SEO <ul><li>Improved by individual metadata pages for each record (I think!) </li></ul><ul><li>Useful information from Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Full text indexing? </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent download location link </li></ul><ul><li>Public URL in metadata </li></ul><ul><li>More workflow woes! </li></ul>
  7. 9. Some RSS headaches <ul><li>Only first description field published </li></ul><ul><li>Research template – abstract in second description field </li></ul><ul><li>Title only </li></ul><ul><li>URL exposed by IL feed points to system generated public URL </li></ul><ul><li>We require it to point to Open Search metadata page </li></ul><ul><li>Used Yahoo Pipes to redirect </li></ul><ul><li>Build RSS from SRU query instead? </li></ul>
  8. 10. Ongoing development <ul><li>Unique author ID </li></ul><ul><li>Number of resources in browse tree </li></ul><ul><li>Package preview for OER </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Comments / tags / star-rating? </li></ul><ul><li>All supported by intraLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot be added from the Open Search interface </li></ul>

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