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Presentation Sue Manuel, University of Loughborough on the PEDESTAL project at joint JISC CETIS EC/MDR meeting, 29 June 2007

Presentation Sue Manuel, University of Loughborough on the PEDESTAL project at joint JISC CETIS EC/MDR meeting, 29 June 2007

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  • 1. PEDESTAL Platform for Exchange of Documents and Expertise Showcasing Teaching At Loughborough http://pedestal.lboro.ac.uk/ Sue Manuel
  • 2. Rights and Rewards in Blended Institutional Repositories Project
    • Funded under the 2005 JISC Digital Repositories Programme
    • Three project partners - based at Loughborough University
      • Department of Information Science
      • EngCETL (Engineering Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning)
      • The University Library
    • What is PEDESTAL?
    • Demonstrator repository for teaching and learning resources
    • User requirements – survey, interviews, existing tools (repository and social systems)
    • Informal/social approach to sharing resources
    • Structured around users not the content
  • 3.
    • Curiosity – what are colleagues doing in their teaching?
    • Discover – new ways of creating resources and new teaching methods
    • Exchange – ideas, information and skills
    • Share – teaching resources with colleagues
    • Comment - provide feedback on resources
    Key concepts
  • 4. PEDESTAL
  • 5. Key features – Open Access
    • Search - search across a number of university services – repositories and websites
    • Tags - communities, groups, people, folders, files, blogs - around interests or projects
    • Communities - join communities and groups around interests or projects
    • Comments - give feedback on resources – what was useful, how it was used, what was amended
  • 6. Search
    • Tags – people, folders, weblogs
    • Google Mini Search Appliance – cross-search, or individual collections - PEDESTAL, Institutional Repository, Image bank, VLE, websites
  • 7. Search results
    • Tags
    Google
  • 8. File access
    • Download – link to download and record of number of downloads
    • Read comments – link to read comments and display number of comments on a file
  • 9.
    • Personal Profile Page – Information automatically pulled in. Supplement this with additional detail
    • Weblog - discuss teaching interests, resources and events
    • Comments - add a comment to describe resources for others
    • Community - join communities and groups around interests or projects
    Key features – Loughborough University staff
  • 10. Profile
    • Brings together current role, biography, teaching and research
    • Opportunity to describe teaching interests
    • List of research outputs from the University’s Publications Database – links to Library Catalogue and Institutional Repository
    • List of folders – resources on PEDESTAL
    • Link to a personal weblog
  • 11. Create a profile
    • Web form to input details
    • File upload for image
    • Tags to describe expertise and interests
    • Select ‘Special Interests’ - communities
  • 12. Create folders
    • Range of access permissions – Public, Logged on Users (L’boro staff), Restricted or Private
    • Metadata – folder name, description, keywords
    • Tag – group / community
  • 13. Upload files
    • Browse to file – upload button
    • Read and accept licence terms and conditions
    • Amend file name and add descriptive information
  • 14. Blog
    • Import an existing weblog
  • 15. Favourites
    • Manage links to regularly accessed resources
      • Add people, folders or files
      • Delete at a later date
  • 16. PEDESTAL activity – April - June 2007
    • 45 people have added to their profile
    • 46 folders created
    • 104 files uploaded
    • 9 weblogs imported
    • 202 tags
    • 346 downloads
    • 62 files have comments added
    • 21 favourites
    • Advertising PEDESTAL – began end April 2007
    • Current activity:
  • 17. Further information
    • PEDESTAL developer
    • Melanie Bates – [email_address]
    • Project Director
      • Charles Oppenheim - [email_address]
    • Research assistants
      • Sue Manuel - [email_address]
      • tel: 01509 227187
      • Steve Loddington - [email_address]
      • tel: 01509 227187
    • Project website: http://rightsandrewards.lboro.ac.uk/
    • PEDESTAL website: http://pedestal.lboro.ac.uk/