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LabTrove/SharePoint Connector System

  1. 1. LabTrove/SharePoint Connector System <br />Andrew Milsted27th September 2011 – All Hands Meeting 2011<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />The need to discuss/collaborate/record<br />Discuss work with other researchers<br />Collaborate with people from different sites/institutions<br />The discussion needs to be recorded as part of the research record.<br />flickr.com/julia_manzerova<br />
  3. 3. What is LabTrove<br />A light weight Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)<br />Web based, using the Blog methodology<br />Can be used by research groups to collaborate/discuss results.<br />For open science work, the blog can publish its content to the public domain via standard protocols (Sitemaps, RSS Feeds)<br />Open Source – Users can host their own instance(http://www.labtrove.org)<br />3<br />
  4. 4. What is LabTrove<br />4<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Implementation of e-lab book<br />Users can create links between items allowing then to create semantics <br />Aim to ultimately be interpretable by machine and human<br />5<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />LabTrove: beyond the blog<br />Version control of content to record the full historic record.<br />Metadata framework to enable effective classification of content.<br />Plug-in based architecture, for easy customisation.<br />
  7. 7. Viewing LabTrove<br />7<br />http://www.simile-widgets.org/<br />
  8. 8. SharePoint<br />An Enterprise Web Application platform<br />Web content management<br />Document Management<br />Blogs/Wikis<br />8<br />
  9. 9. LabTrove Functionality in SharePoint <br />Create a LabTrove ‘Feature’ within SharePoint<br />Required to re implement LabTrove.<br />Only would work the case of LabTrove<br />What if the was a more generic way<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Using SharePoint’s WebParts<br />Scenario: Researcher has a personal SharePoint website provided by Institution and wants to publish his LabTrove lab book.<br />Using the standard RSS output from LabTrove to ingest content into SharePoint<br />10<br />
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  12. 12. 12<br />RSS<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />LabTrove<br />Connector<br />RSS<br />RSS<br />RSS<br />RSS<br />
  14. 14. Using SharePoint’s WebPartsAdvantages<br />Can easily link their content to their SharePoint instance.<br />Can provide separation from LabTrove (eg for Security)<br />14<br />Disadvantages<br />Not very extendable with out of the box WebPart, into the realm of features<br />
  15. 15. DeepZoom<br />15<br />http://zoom.scisharp.org/?id=2<br />
  16. 16. Adding DeepZoom to SharePoint<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Integration, One Step Further - OData<br />Open Data Protocol (OData) is a standard data querying protocol from Microsoft<br />Part of Microsoft Open Specification Promise<br />Provides integration with many tools including Excel and SharePoint<br />Easy to implementation, as it is XML Atom based<br />17<br />
  18. 18. OData<br />18<br />Exampe: http://malaria.ourexperiment.org/odata/tcmdc_ap<br />
  19. 19. OData - Excel<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Conclusions<br />SharePoint is very accessible to the common researcher<br />Web Parts provides rapid rollout of features<br />ODatais a flexible protocol, enable effective integration of different platforms.<br />20<br />
  21. 21. Acknowledgements<br />Jeremy Frey<br />Richard Boardman<br />Neil O’Brien<br />Steve Johnston<br />Kenji Takeda<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Questions?<br />LabTrove - http://www.labtrove.org<br />Andrew Milsted – a.j.milsted@soton.ac.uk<br />27th September 2011 – All Hands Meeting 2011<br />

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