Output – SNEEP – Demonstration EPrints Repository for testing social networking plugins

Title: Demonstration EPrints Repository for testing the SNEEP social networking plugins

Date Released: November 2007

URI for Output: http://sneep.ulcc.ac.uk/eprints/

Summary of contents: The demo repository has three purposes:

  • To provide a default, generic, vanilla Eprints install to test out SNEEP install scripts.
  • To demonstrate how the SNEEP components work with EPrints.
  • To provide a download for SNEEP plugins.

The repository demonstrates the four SNEEP plugins that add the facility for comments, bookmarks, tags and notes.

Additional information:

Comments: I created SNEEP demo repository account for myself to test the repository and plugins. I successfully added tags, comments and notes to the ‘Aurora Leigh’ test item at http://sneep.ulcc.ac.uk/eprints/3/. The bookmarks feature returned an error. The functionality was straightforward and quick to use.

Output – SNEEP – Social Networking Plugins for Eprints

Title: SNEEP Eprints repository plugins

Date Released: 29th May 2008

URI for Output: http://sneep.ulcc.ac.uk/eprints/view/subjects/modules.html

Summary of contents: The SNEEP plugins add ‘key’ Web 2.0 features to the EPrints repository software. They were developed in response to recommendations by Franklin and van Harmelen that institutional repositories can be made more accessible for learning and teaching through the use of Web 2.0 technologies.

There are four plugins available to add the facility for comments, bookmarks, tags and notes which are also available as a suite.

Additional information: Requires EPrints 3.x version. A “very manual install” process is required for the beta release. An install script may exist in the future.

Comments: I created SNEEP demo repository account for myself to test the plugins. I successfully added tags, comments and notes to the ‘Aurora Leigh’ test item at http://sneep.ulcc.ac.uk/eprints/3/. The bookmarks feature returned an error. The functionality was straightforward and quick to use.

Benefits: Web 2.0 functionality may increase motivation for deposit. RSS and Atom may help embedding.

Roles: RSS and Atom may increase the availability of info for collation and be used to increase visibility.

Project – SNEEP

Project Name: Social Networking Extensions for Eprints (SNEEP)

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation

Strand: Information Environment, e-Resources, e-Learning

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/sue/sneep.aspx

Project URI: http://sneep.ulcc.ac.uk/wiki

Start Date: 1st September 2007

End Date: 28th February 2008

Governance: RPAG

Contact Name and Role: Richard Davis, Project Manager

Brief project description:”SNEEP is a 6 month “rapid development” project to develop extensions adding further key Web 2.0 features to Eprints, and demonstrate their use in an Institutional Repository. This is in part a response to the recent recommendation by Franklin and van Harmeln that projects be undertaken to investigate how institutional repositories can be made more accessible for learning and teaching through the use of Web 2.0 technologies. The project will develop and demonstrate fully working models of web software to incorporate these functions into Eprints, and report on its outcomes and findings. The output will be made openly available for reuse and further development by the community.”

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