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talking to Ripple projects about technical issues for oer

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  1. 1. Repositories for OER<br />R. John Robertson<br />Ripple and Triton project workshop, OUCS, Oxford<br />December 16th 2010<br />This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.<br />
  2. 2. UKOER Context<br />2<br />
  3. 3. JISC CETIS<br />JISC CETIS is one of JISC’s Innovation Support Centres (ISC), supporting the sector through: <br />participating in standards bodies, <br />providing community forums for sharing experiences in using particular technologies and standards<br />providing specific support for JISC funded development programmes such as the UKOER programme. <br />
  4. 4. UKOER Programme<br />The Open Educational Resources Programme is a collaboration between the JISC and the Higher Education Academy.<br />The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) provided £5.7 million of funding for a pilot programme and a further £5milllion for phase 2.<br />CETIS provides technical advice and support to the programme through interaction with projects and technical synthesis.<br />
  5. 5. UKOER technical context<br />
  6. 6. pilot phase experience<br />
  7. 7. pilot phase experience<br />
  8. 8. Prod <br /><br />
  9. 9. Some things to think about...<br />9<br />
  10. 10. organisational issues<br />how will OER integrate with other repositories/ collections?<br />Workflows: <br />who is part of the deposit process?<br />Workflow tasks<br />identifying content for OERs<br />clearing rights<br />creating metadata- who?<br />labelling content? <br />What technical changes/ types of changes can you make to your platform?<br />when do you need other tools/processes?<br />
  11. 11. Metadata issues<br />Metadata<br />What do you need?<br />At what granularity?<br />What do others want?<br />Rss<br />Oai-pmh<br />Oai-ore<br />Packaging standards<br />Complex objects/ content packages<br />
  12. 12. Programme requirements<br />Programme tag<br />Project tag <br />Title <br />Author / owner / contributor <br />Date <br />URL .<br />Licence information <br />Language information <br />Subject classifications <br />Additional Tags .<br />Comments <br />Descriptions<br /><br />
  13. 13. UKOER specific issues<br />Repository as storage platform – how will you disseminate content? How will you share?<br />With users<br />With discovery services<br />Coming up: a list of places to put stuff<br />What’s in your feed? <br />What’s in your endpoint?<br />Upload to JorumOpen – what’s your approach?<br />Cover pages?<br />
  14. 14. technical issues<br />Granularity - what are you storing? <br />Courses<-> Images<br />Are you sharing a mix?<br />Or standardise level and disaggregate/ aggregate?<br />identifiers? <br />Stable URLs<br />Content Players & preview functionality<br />
  15. 15. technical issues<br />Repositories may be great for storing and managing but disseminating?<br />Can you use them as tools to push your content (or information about your content) elsewhere? – Peter talking about this next<br />Upload – do you want to put your primate photos on flickr as well?<br />Social environments / tools/ features?<br />‘Paradata’ – how do you find track, store, disseminate qualitative and quantitative feedback?<br />Tracking – Ben talking about this later<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Further Information<br /><br /><br />Contact details<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  17. 17. possible platforms<br />Custom<br />DIY Repository<br />Open Source<br />ePrints, DSpace, Fedora, +?<br />Hosted open source<br />Paid for support, customisation and/ or hosting<br />Commercial<br />Intralibrary<br />Equella<br />Harvest Road Hive<br />+?<br />
  18. 18. Are learning materials different?<br />