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IWMW 2002: Avoiding Portal Wars - a JISC/DNER View

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Panel session on “Avoiding Portal Wars” given at the IWMW 2002 event.

See http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2002/talks/panel/

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IWMW 2002: Avoiding Portal Wars - a JISC/DNER View

  1. 1. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk What is JISC? • The Joint Information Systems Committee promotes the innovative application and use of information systems and information technology in further and higher education across the UK
  2. 2. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk Old definition of a portal… • A portal accepts requests from users and itself interrogates information services it believes may hold appropriate resources. It sends queries to those services and accepts result sets. It then processes those result sets (eg. by removing duplicates) and presents them to the user. In essence the user never leaves the portal. … from 5/99 Learning & Teaching Programme 2000
  3. 3. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk New user-based definition • A portal is an online service that provides a personalised, single point of access to resources that support the end-user in one or more tasks (resource discovery, learning, research etc). The resources made available via a portal are typically brought together from more than one source. …taken from the new Portal FAQ … and …
  4. 4. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk From the Information Environment (formally DNER) • Portals typically focus on supporting the end-user in their learning and/or research activities by providing personalised discovery services across multiple, heterogeneous content providers. • The key technologies that support interoperability between JISC IE portals and content providers are Z39.50 and OAI Protocol.
  5. 5. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk JISC Portal portfolio We are building:  Subject Portals  Data Format-based Portals  Community-based Portals We are working with:  Institutional Portals  VLE/MLE’s
  6. 6. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk Subject Portals Project Portal Framework Other community tools and content Account ManagementCross-SearchAlertsUser Profiling SOSIG EEVL BIOME HUMBUL PSI-Gate Other hubs Subject Portals JISC funded content
  7. 7. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk The SPP challenges • Not to ‘compete’ with other portals • Offer a menu of ‘portlets’ • Consider different ‘frameworks’ • Help facilitate integration of services • Subject based approach • Future-proof our work • Consider new/existing technologies
  8. 8. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk EEVL – The Hub
  9. 9. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk EEVL – Some additional services ideas… Sorry about the pink!!!
  10. 10. A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk EEVL – Some additional services ideas… Sorry about the pink!!!

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