Output – IESR – Latest Additions RSS feed

Title: IESR Latest Additions RSS feed

Date Released: Unknown

URI for Output: http://iesr.ac.uk/feeds/latestadditions.xml

Summary of contents:

Allows applications or users to subscribe to the 10 latest resources added to IESR.

Additional information:

Comments:

Output – CLAReT – Concept map

Title: CLAReT Language Learning and Teaching Concept Map

Pages: online interactive diagram

Date Released: not known

URI for Output: http://clare3.eprints.org/wiki-concepts.html

Summary of contents:
This is a nested concept map for the domain of language learning which supports structured resource browsing. There are 10 core concepts each typically expanding down two or three levels, and each level typically has four nodes. Each concept can retrieve all the resources from its sub-nodes.

Comments:
This offers an alternative browse structure and innovative user interface to support the discovery of unknown content. It is not known how transferable or widely available this interface is.

Project – CLAReT

Project Name: CLAReT (Contextualised Learning Repository Tools)

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand: Information Environment

JISC Project URI: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/reppres/tools/claret.aspx
Project URI: http://www.claret.ecs.soton.ac.uk/index.htm

Start Date: 1 Oct 2006
End Date: 31 Oct 2007

Governance: JIIE

Contact Name and Role: Dr. Yvonne Howard, Project Manager

Brief project description:
“CLARET will develop a  prototype web service that can enable visual exploration and the use of social bookmarking of contextual metadata in a repository context.
The CLARET project will also explore the relationship between Learning Object Contextual metadata and the teaching and learning context as defined by working with practitioners. ”

Name of Trawler: John

Outputs:

Comments
Faroes
Please note this project led to the subsequent FAROES project

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 – Rioja

Repository Interface for Overlaid Journal Archives

Short Project Name: RIOJA

Programme Name: Repositories and Preservation Programme

Strand:Tools and Innovation
JISC Project URI:
Project URI: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ls/rioja/

Brief project description:
” The RIOJA project will investigate the overlay of quality assurance onto papers deposited to and stored in eprints repositories… The partner institutions are:
* UCL [lead]
* University of Cambridge
* Cornell University
* University of Glasgow
* Imperial College London

RIOJA will create a tool to support automated interactions between journal software and public repositories. The project will also build a pilot “overlay journal”, which will demonstrate interactions between the arXiv subject repository and OJS journal software, facilitated by the RIOJA tool. Additionally, RIOJA will explore some of the social and economic aspects of building certification onto repositories. A large-scale survey of researchers from the field of Astrophysics and Cosmology will be carried out, and a feasibility study on the costs and sustainability of an overlay journal in this field will be published. ”

Outputs:

  1. RIOJA software outputs http://arxivjournal.org/rioja/
  2. RIOJA Project final report http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/12562/
  3. Repository Interface for Overlaid Journal Archives: costs estimates and sustainability issues http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/11927/
  4. Repository Interface for Overlaid Journal Archives: results from an online questionnaire survey http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/5102/
  5. Rioja APIs http://cosmologist.info/xml/APIs.html
  6. There is also an extensive list of publications http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ls/rioja/dissem/

Name of Trawler: John
Start Date:2007-03-01

End Date:2008-06-30

Governance:Integrated Information Environment Committee (JIIE)

Contact Name and Role: Martin Moyle Project Manager

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.”

Outputs: