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Yvonne Howard (Southampton Univ.) – Campus ROAR


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Presentation given by Yvonne Howard of Southampton University at Repository Fringe 2011 (

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Yvonne Howard (Southampton Univ.) – Campus ROAR

  1. 1. EdShare Chasing Campus ROAR, In Pursuit of Usable Repositories Yvonne Howard, Pat McSweeney, Andy Day Language Box HumBox EdShare SLE Wiki LORO Resources Students Sharing Teachers Digital Identity ECS, University of Southampton Tutors Tags Profiles Web 2.0 Collections RSS Lecturers REST Wisdom of Crowds Researchers
  2. 2. What to do with a problem like scholarly discourse?
  3. 3. Where does Scholarly Discourse take place? Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY The Royal Society in the 19 th Century and in 1935
  4. 4. Where does scholarly discourse take place in a Web 2.0 world? In 2011
  5. 5. Scholarly works have a living Cycle The Scholarly materials Lifecycle Publishers World Researchers
  6. 6. What is a Repository? <ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Storing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permanent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Official </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indexing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitored </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Now we are older and wiser we worry, are scholarly works so very different? …
  8. 8. What is a Research Repository? <ul><li>Archiving? </li></ul><ul><li>yes… but this too </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>article </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discourse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Scholar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>showcase </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How can repositories support scholarly discourse better? Syndicate new research Showcase researchers Attention metadata (most downloaded, most commented) Commentary on resources … in an engaging format using what we’ve learned in EdShare Commentary Inline Preview
  10. 10. Hosting Photo Image Yvonne Howard Inline Preview Discourse
  11. 11. Community Identity Home Awareness
  12. 12. Emerging Web 2.0 tools for publishing Extending the concept of the Web (RSS) feed providing engaging magazine-style products based on content syndicated through RSS and Twitter feeds and other information resources (e.g. Flipboard, Pulse, FLUD FLUD for iPad Pulse for iPAD FLUD for iPhone
  13. 13. How do real repository users respond to the idea of using RSS? “ I’ve heard of RSS but it’s for geeks isn’t it? I don’t know what it’s for or what to do with it to make it work.” “ I like twitter, that’s really easy” “ I did set up RSS but I got fed up with the torrent of stuff I never read.”
  14. 14. Campus ROAR: editorially mediated Institutional Publication Repository Contents RSS tools and tools for tracking and management
  15. 15. Campus ROAR: what are we doing? Agile co design with editors and users of source repositories *ROAR: Registry of Open Access Repositories PANFeed : a tool for users to personalise news feeds based on their interests - WebScience journal JoDI Journal of Digital Information Perpetual Beta deployment: find out what people think then do some more EPrints publisher: RSS feed tools for EPrints repositories and repositories in Southampton hosted ROAR* Editorial Tools to support publishing in a magazine format Any EPrints repository
  16. 16. How can you make your own Campus ROAR? Campus ROAR tools EPrints publisher will be available as an EPrints Bazaar package PANFeed Distributed through EPrints Bazaar
  17. 17. Where will you read your Daily EPrints? Photo Images Yvonne Howard
  18. 18. EdShare Chasing Language Box HumBox EdShare Bloodhound SSC Wiki LORO Resources Students Sharing Teachers Digital Identity Tutors Tags Profiles Web 2.0 Collections RSS Lecturers REST Wisdom of Crowds Yvonne Howard, Pat McSweeney, Andy Day ECS, Soton (ymh, pm5, ad10g08) Thank You! Researchers