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November 19, 2008

Releasing the metadata prototype

November 19, 2008

I’m was intending on releasing the first version of the prototype this week, I suspect it will be end of next week now. Came across a few problems. Well the first isn’t really a problem but it is time consuming and must been done right. The question is what Rights package are we going ...

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November 12, 2008

Linking to intraLibrary

November 12, 2008

Today I started looking at the repository in more detail. There are several jobs that need to be done in order to ensure that metadata produced by the automatic generator prototype will be successful integrated. The first of these is to define the subset of LOM that is to be applied to all LOs. Having ...

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What’s in it for them?

November 12, 2008

An interesting discussion at the Repository Day on Monday with one of our X-stream (VLE) team leaders. His question to us could we give him a 10-word summary of the benefits the Repository would bring to an average overworked academic. For the research side it is fairly cut and dried. Research assessment is in future ...

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November 10, 2008

Repository Tools Taster Day

November 10, 2008

Today the Streamline project final got to show of the Metadata prototype to none-project members. As part of a joint taster session with the Repostory and PERsONA projects, we invited members of LeedsMet staff to enjoy a presentation and get hands on with various tools. Over the course of the day various groups were entertained ...

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October 29, 2008

e-framework workshop from John (Heap)…..

October 29, 2008

  I, along with a lot of other bright people, have just attended the JISC e-framework workshop in London.  Well, we thought we were bright when we turned up …. but now we’re not so sure.   We just know we’re confused.    The workshop was not what most of us expected.  We thought we were going to ...

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September 18, 2008

Search method proposals

September 18, 2008

Mark and I meet earlier this month to discuss where we wanted to go regarding the search prototype. We decided that we would utilise the work already done by Mike on the SRU interface for the research aspects of the repository. This would provide us with an Input Interface for querying the repository. Mark would come ...

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September 05, 2008

Colour coded output 2

September 05, 2008

In a previous post I discussed using colour to identify for the user the sources for the generated metadata. Whether it had come from the documents they had passed into the application or from one of the data collections. While I liked the idea I felt it was to complex which effectively defeated the ...

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August 24, 2008

Extracting Metadata (basic)

August 24, 2008

Discussed with Mark Thursday 24th ish before going on holiday. The basic interface and functionality of the automatic metadata generator is almost complete. As identified in the report on eCat’s use of metadata there are three potential sources of metadata. The Learning objects (LOs) content and supporting documentation. Persistent collections of data – data that can ...

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July 08, 2008

Crossovers with the Repository Project and PERSoNA

July 08, 2008

Streamline aims revolve around tools that can be integrated into staff workflows with the minimum of disruption. The tools themselves should, in some way, make a computer based job easier. The first tool we have decided to develop is aimed at reducing the job of thinking and producing metadata for Learning Objects. Having examined previous ...

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June 23, 2008

JISC EMERGE Day 1

June 23, 2008

Having never done an online conference before (I’ve used web cams and voice over IP with family and friends) and I was anticipating a new experience. Aside from this I was alos looking forward to finding out the views of the Emerge community on Web 2.) applications and their potential. The first day started with ...

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