Social Networking Extensions for EPrints

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Presentation at JISC RSP Repository Software Day, Manchester Science Museum, 19th March 2009. A version also presented at EPrints User Group, OR09, 20th May 2009)

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Social Networking Extensions for EPrints

  1. 1. SNEEP Social Networking Extensions for EPrints Richard Davis, ULCC RSP Repository Software Day, 19th March 2009
  2. 2. SNEEP • JISC-funded “Rapid Innovation Project” • 6 months, October 2007 - April 2008 • Open source plugin for EPrints 3: • Comments • Tags • Bookmarks
  3. 3. ORIGINS • “Flickr for EPrints.” Jill Walker, DSUG 2006 (jilltxt.net) • “...institutional repositories can be made more accessible for learning and teaching through the use of Web 2.0 technologies.” Franklin & van Harmelen, 2007 (tinyurl.com/ccwc8u)
  4. 4. ORIGINS • “A book which has been annotated can give us a direct insight into the interface between author and reader, can show not only that a text was definitely read and absorbed but also perhaps how it was received.” David Pearson, 2007. (http://eprints.rclis.org/ archive/00012026/)
  5. 5. ORIGINS
  6. 6. ORIGINS
  7. 7. ORIGINS • Who needs Commenting, Bookmarking and Tagging functions within the repository? What about Del.icio.us, Connotea, Zotero, A.nnotate, Diigo, etc.? • Large repositories and meta repositories with substantial user community • Non-textual repositories - images, multimedia • Already specified as a requirement by some IRs • Keeps potentially valuable added information within the Repository management system - rather than giving it away!
  8. 8. ORIGINS www.linnean-online.org
  9. 9. THE PROJECT dablog.ulcc.ac.uk
  10. 10. THE PROJECT
  11. 11. THE PROJECT sneep.ulcc.ac.uk
  12. 12. THE RESULT
  13. 13. THE RESULT
  14. 14. THE RESULT
  15. 15. THE RESULT files.eprints.org
  16. 16. THE TEAM Richard Davis, Rory McNicholl, Ben Wheeler University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) r.davis@ulcc.ac.uk Andy McGregor, JISC Programme Manager

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