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  • Emerge

    1. 1. The Leeds Met Repository Streamline PERSoNA (Personal Engagement with Repositories through Social Networking Applications) Nick Sheppard John Gray
    2. 2. The Leeds Met Repository <ul><li>Serve a prioritised set of needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An open access research archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A repository for learning objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A showcase for students work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital images of heritage collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A managed environment for the deposit of internal documents </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Streamline and PERSoNA <ul><li>Streamline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking at the work flow associated with the use of learning object repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a suite of tools and practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce the administrative impact on teaching and research staff. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PERSoNA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Engagement with Repositories through Social Network Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedding social networking tools within the repository. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage users to comment on their use of our repository and make recommendations amongst each other leading to the onward discovery of further resources. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The Solution <ul><li>intraLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>Originally designed as a specialised LO repository </li></ul><ul><li>Platform behind JORUM </li></ul><ul><li>Will require extensive customisation </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Problem “ Build them and they will come.” BUT they haven’t!!
    6. 6. However… <ul><li>Scholars ARE using online tools </li></ul><ul><li>Can we: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reproduce/formalise their online experience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate with the Leeds Met repository? </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. A new approach? “ Old fashioned” repository! Multi-purpose environment Work flow Modular repository Habit/inertia Terminology Usability Widget technology Dynamic environment Social tagging SlideShare Web 2.0 Flickr
    8. 9. PERSoNA <ul><li>Iterative cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Testing, feedback, modification </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement! </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Need intraLibrary online! </li></ul>
    9. 10. Moving forward <ul><li>The individual’s workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to inertia </li></ul><ul><li>What is your information path? </li></ul><ul><li>Elicit stories, patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Inform a Web 2.0 repository environment </li></ul>
    10. 11. What’s your story? Need copyright free image!
    11. 12. (A tentative) conclusion <ul><li>Scholars: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ARE using online tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARE sharing resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ARE forming social networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But they are not using open access repositories </li></ul><ul><li>IF we can develop a “multi-purpose environment” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THEN they will come… </li></ul>
    12. 13. To Be Continued…

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