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Presentation for Metadata Forum in York - Friday 10th December 2010

Presentation for Metadata Forum in York - Friday 10th December 2010

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  • 1. Metadata and Me
    Nick Sheppard – Repository Developer
    Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 2. Metadata and Me
    • Lightening bio
    • 3. Context - Repository Projects at Leeds Met
    • 4. UKOER project - Unicycle
    • 5. An Application Profile for UKOER
    • 6. Interoperability?
    • 7. ALPS CETL repository project (ACErep)
    • 8. Xpert for ACErep
    • 9. Harvest by OAI-PMH / Deposit by SWORD
    • 10. SWORD and metadata
  • Lightening Bio
    • BA English Literature
    • 11. Worked in a bookshop for a bit
    • 12. Worked in Mental Health for a bit
    • 13. Worked in a library for a bit
    • 14. Joined Leeds Met in 2007
    • 15. JISC funded repository start-up
    • 16. NOT a qualified librarian
    • 17. NOT a qualified cataloguer
  • Repository Projects at
    Leeds Metropolitan University
    Multiple Application Profiles for different
    resource-types. IEEE LOM mapped to DC for research material—extracted by SRU and formatted programmatically
    JISC funding awarded for PERSoNA to investigate social networking to facilitate connection between institutional functions and individuals’ own use of repository
    July 2008 .
    Cross-institutional project (ACErep) - searching and depositing health related Learning Objects into
    multiple repositories
    January 2010 .
    JISC funding awarded for Repository Start-Up to serve prioritised set of needs
    - to manage a broad range of material
    October 2008 .
    June 2009 .
    JorumOpen released - all UKOER resources must be uploaded to national JISC
    supported repository
    Development begins on Open Search
    - building on the work of IRISS and
    utilising SRU
    March 2007
    January 2008
    May 2010
    Organisational structure
    –collections by type (LO/research). SRU access managed by tokens
    JISC funding awarded for Bibliosight to extract metadata from Web of Science using WoS web-services API
    Future Developments
    • Improved workflows for OA research/OER deposit (SWORD)
    • 18. Ongoing development to Open Search (eg. improved browse)
    • 19. Dynamic bibliographic feeds to author web-pages
    • 20. VLE integration
    • 21. Build on Bibliosight & Streamline
    • 22. Search Engine Optimisation
    Work closely with Jorum on bulk upload of IMS from Leeds Met to JorumOpen
    Open Search Version 2.0 - Research / OER,
    advanced search, browse, records formatted by type, individual HTML page for each record
    CLA archive - link to resources directly from the VLE
    JISC funding awarded for Streamline to develop tools to create metadata for resource discovery (Learning Objects)
    JISC funding (UKOER) awarded for Unicycle to develop prototype mechanism for the export and import of Open Educational Resources at Leeds Met
    Consultancy across projects identifies
    intraLibraryas most suitable platform -
    software implemented
    April 2007
    March 2010
    July 2008
    Jorum able to download .zip of all resources for bulk import
    June 2008
    November 2009
    May 2009
    CLA digitisation service very successful - widely used across institution with over 1000 resources uploaded to date
    Multiple taxonomies for different types of resources
    Repository Developer: Nick Sheppard
  • 23. UKOER project - Unicycle
    • Funded under JISC ukoer(phase 1)
    • 24. Develop process by which staff able to contribute to and draw upon a central repository of OER
    • 25. Very granular approach to OER
    • 26. “Resources” rather than “Courseware”
    • 27. Simple Application Profile – ukoer guidelines
    • 28. Mediated deposit
    • 29. Leeds Met repository, Jorum Open and other suitable outlets
  • 30. An Application Profile for UKOER
    • Discussion coordinated by CETIS
    • 31. Keep it simple
    • 32. Mandatory fields
    • 33. Recommended fields
    • 34. Individual projects should think about their own metadata requirements
    • 35. Interoperability
  • Mandatory Metadata
    (Licence info soon became mandatory!)
  • 41. Recommended Metadata
  • 47. Interoperability?
    • Leeds Met – intraLibrary (IEEE LOM)
    • 48. JorumOpen – DSpace (Dublin Core)
    • 49. Harvest ukoerprojects by RSS (link only)
    • 50. Bulk upload of IMS Content Package (Resource + imsmanifest.xml)
    • 51. Virtual Maths resource in JorumOpen
    • 52. Little point in metadata not supported by Jorum (or is there?)
  • ALPS CETL repository project (ACErep)
    • Search across multiple platforms for ALPS resources
    • 53. Download resource from any of the platforms into the working arena of their choice
    • 54. Adapt existing resource to suit local use
    • 55. Deposit original/adapted resource into one or more of the repositories maintained by CETL partners
  • ALPS CETL repository project (ACErep)
    • Different software uses different metadata standards/Application Profiles
    • 56. ALPS may require different metadata than UKOER
    • 57. Explicit priority from user group: resources presented in context of specific learning/assessment outcomes
    • 58. Can Jorum accommodate this?
  • The solution – Xpert?
    • 59. Distributed repository of e-learning resources
    • 60. Harvest by RSS and OAI-PMH
    • 61. APIs available - Xpert Labs
    • 62.
  • Harvest OAI-PMH/search using Xpert API
    YSJ Digirep
    “There it was. Title. Link. Item. Description. Enclosure. Author. Category. Pub date. It were a simple format, you didn’t need anything else. Ask yourself, what more do you need?” Winston Jingo on RSS harvest
    The Plight of Metadata (2010)
    May require bespoke metadata for ACErep
    e.g. resources presented in context of specific learning/assessment outcomes
    Winston meet OAI-PMH
  • 63. Possible scenario for SWORD deposit
    Deposit Form
    (ALPS metadata)
    Selective SWORD deposit depending on user-affiliation
    All deposits to JorumOpen
    What about resource duplication?
    YSJ Digirep
  • 64. SWORD and metadata
    • intraLibrary accepts IMSCP by SWORD
    • 65. JorumOpen (DSpace) accepts METS by SWORD
    • 66. Digirep – no SWORD yet (expect IMSCP)
    • 67. LUDOS – no SWORD yet (expect METS)
    • 68. Need to package metadata as IMSCP and METS