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Slides from training session on metadata and aggregation organised for JISC's UK Open Education Resources programme. Session led by Phil Barker and myself. ...

Slides from training session on metadata and aggregation organised for JISC's UK Open Education Resources programme. Session led by Phil Barker and myself.
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  • Ask how many projects have contact with inst. Library.
  • Mention out of scopes (except where relevant to aims): IPR, copyright, creative commons; how people use OER , JORUM (next up, Thu 17 Sept).
  • Mention the blogs.
  • Stress uses of metadata mentioned in B
  • Mention contact with libraries
  • Ask who knows what OPML is.

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  • Metadata and Content Aggregation for UKOER
    • Phil Barker <philb@icbl.hw.ac.uk>
    • R. John Robertson <robert.robertson@strath.ac.uk>
    • http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk/
  • Warning!
    • Person-to-person chat is visible to session moderators
  • Introductions
    • What is your role in UK OER?
    • A: Institutional strand
    • B: Individual strand
    • C: Subject strand
    • D: Support / Management / Other
    • [vote]
  • Introductions
    • What is your role in your project?
    • A: Technical / developer
    • B: Manager
    • C: Educator
    • D: Librarian
    • [vote]
  • Session aims
    • Make sure the projects know about CETIS and our role in the UKOER programme.
    • Make sure the projects are familiar with the programme level technical & metadata requirements.
    • Get projects to think about their own metadata and technical requirements.
    • Discuss the relationship of the third of these to the first two.
  • About JISC CETIS
    • JISC Innovation Support Centre: Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards
    • provide strategic technical advice to JISC, supporting its development programmes
    • representing JISC on international standardisation initiatives
    • work with the wider educational community to facilitate the use of standards-based eLearning.
    • support various JISC Programmes, including UK OER
  • Domains and working groups
    • Domains
    • Accessibility
    • Assessment
    • Educational Content (EC)
    • E-Portfolio
    • Enterprise
    • Metadata and Digital Repositories (MDR)
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Pedagogy
    • Working groups :
    • Short life span, specific outputs, smaller in scale than SIGs.
    • Responding to needs of community
    • Some associated with a JISC project or programme
    • E.g.
      • Semantic technologies in teaching and learning;
      • widgets & mashups
      • cloud computing & institutions
      • Content transcoder
      • OER
  • Contacts
    • CETIS Web site: http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk/
    • OER resources: http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/Educational_Content_OER
    • R. John Robertson <robert.robertson@strath.ac.uk>
    • Phil Barker: <philb@icbl.hw.ac.uk>
    • Lorna M Campbell: <lmc@strath.ac.uk>
    • Sheila MacNeill: <s.macneill@strath.ac.uk>
    • Li Yuan: <L.Yuan@bolton.ac.uk>
  • CETIS OER Support
    • Programme level support for JISC and projects
    • Technical guidelines, e.g.
      • what packaging and syndication formats are used/appropriate
      • what dissemination platforms are used/appropriate
      • what resource descriptions are used/appropriate
      • why and how of resource tracking, versioning, lifecycles
    • Don’t want to be intrusive, but we have some expectation that projects will communicate with us 
    • For more details on how CETIS works see http://www.slideshare.net/philb/jisc-cetis-support-for-ukoer (Slides from UKOER start-up meeting)
  • Metadata: choose your definition?
    • A: data about data
    • B: structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource
    • C: pretty much any information about anything.
    • D: any of the above
    • [vote]
  • Activity
    • Think about what one needs to know in order to
      • identify
      • find
      • select
      • use
      • cite
      • manage
    • a resource.
    • Write down what information you think it necessary, and why, under each (some) of these headings.
  • Feedback
    • Use the chat to list share your list
    • One heading at a time please. . .
      • identify
      • find
      • select
      • use
      • cite
      • manage
  • Comments
    • You haven’t had time to finish this activity
    • You (probably) haven’t thought of all scenarios
    • What people want and what you can deliver may be different
  • UKOER Programme Metadata requirements
    • See http://blogs.cetis.ac.uk/lmc/2009/03/30/metadata-guidelines-for-the-oer-programme/
      • ukoer tag
      • Rights
      • Title
      • Author/owner/contributor
      • Date (...)
      • url
      • File format
      • Size
    • How does your list compare? Use the chat to comment on anything you don’t understand or think is not necessary.
  • Exposing metadata
    • Most platforms for sharing/managing resources show lots of metadata (even if you don’t realise it).
    • E.g.
      • http://www.slideshare.net/philb/jisc-cetis-support-for-ukoer
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/philbarker/376795274/
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRBIVRwvUeE
    • Useful for resource discovery via Google
  • Structured Metadata
    • Useful if you want computers to understand the metadata
      • Not necessary for resource discovery via Google
      • Useful for resource management
    • Using a standard structure is useful if you want to share it between computers
      • But does this happen? (vote)
  • Sharing Metadata
    • Did you think of sharing structured metadata in repository-land
      • eg LOM, DC, OAI-PMH, IMS-CP . . .
    • or in web-land?
      • eg RSS, ATOM, OPML . . .
    • (or maybe you thought of library-land
      • eg MARC, RDA, Z39.50, SRU . . .
    • )
  • How will you disseminate your resources?
    • As well as the JorumOpen, how do you plan to make your resources available?
    • A: Nothing else, just the Jorum
    • B: Our own/our partners’ website(s)
    • C: Our own/our partners’ instance of repository s/w (DSpace, ePrints, Intralibrary &c)
    • D: Sites such as Flickr, SlideShare, YouTube, Blogs, iTunes U, YouTube ... (as well or instead of own hosting)
    • (Use chat for alternative answers)
  • RSS/ATOM feeds
    • Will you be providing feeds about your resources?
    • A: No plans / not applicable
    • B: We’ll have one feed for latest resource
    • C: We’ll have feeds for key sets, e.g. all resources for given topic, or results of custom search, ...
    • D: We’ll have feeds for everything, right down to content of individual resources.
    • See OER Technical Considerations Guidance to Bidders http://ie-repository.jisc.ac.uk/280/ (slide 7)
  • Example uses of feeds
    • (hopefully you know about the obvious examples, personal feed readers, blog aggregators, podcasts, netvibes / iGoogle / PageFlakes?)
    • Journals’ Tables of Contents aggregation http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/
    • Podcast aggregation: http://podcast.steeple.org.uk/content/view/133/98/
      • See also http://www.steeple.org.uk/wiki/images/e/ef/EnsembleOverview.gif
    • Publishing to iTunesU
    • CETIS Website
    • Resource content feed: WordPress XML export/import
      • See also http://ouseful.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/single-page-rss-feeds-so-what-so-this/
  • OPML files
    • Will you be providing OPML files for your feeds?
    • A: No plans, haven’t thought about it yet.
    • B: Not applicable, there’ll just be the one feed.
    • C: Yes.
    • D: No (even though we have several feeds).
  • Summary
    • Think of your projects requirements for describing resuorces
      • Remember there are lots of contexts
    • Decide whether & how the resource description needs to be structured / machine readable
      • Remember there are lots of contexts
    • Bear in mind the programme requirements
  • Questions, comments, discussion . . .
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