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1 Supporting Further and Higher Education Linking Digital Libraries and Virtual Learning Environments Paul Bailey Programme Manager, JISC Development Group

2 Supporting Further and Higher Education Outline Introduction and overview of the DiVLE Programme, Paul Bailey, JISC Programme Manager (15 mins) Overview of the ENCORE Project, Melanie Keady, University of Derby and introduction to copyright issues, Linda Swanson, University of Derby (20 mins) Hands-on activity and discussion (25 mins) Detailed explanations of issues arising in ENCORE and/or Copyright (30 mins)

3 Supporting Further and Higher Education Acronym breakdown JISC: Joint Information Systems Committee Funded by the FE and HE funding councils in the UK Leads to UK further and higher education sectors in the innovative use of technology –Funds the UK-wide network that connects FE and HE to the internet –Funds many services including advisory services; licensing deals for electronic content; delivers thousands of electronic objects to FE and HE –Funds development programmes that work with FE and HE to explore key technologies –£60m annual budget

4 Supporting Further and Higher Education Virtual Learning Environments The term Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) refers to the component(s) within an MLE that provides the “online” interactions of various kinds which can take place between learners and tutors, including online learning.

5 Supporting Further and Higher Education Digital Libraries A Digital Library may be defined as an organised collection of digital resources accessible by means of an electronic catalogue or other form of finding aid. A Digital Library system is the software environment that underpins the library catalogue and other resources.

6 Supporting Further and Higher Education Background Investigating Portals for Information Resources And Learning (INSPIRAL) project (March - October 2001) (http://inspiral.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/) Linking Digital Libraries and Virtual Learning Environments Programme (October July 2003)

7 Supporting Further and Higher Education The INSPIRAL Report Vision fully integrated online learning environment seamless, one-stop access, all library functions online, individualisation for the learner, flexibility for the teacher, universal accessibility and ease of use.

8 Supporting Further and Higher Education DiVLE Programme Theme A. Practical exploration of linking digital libraries and VLEs Theme B. Learning and teaching implementation pilots Theme C: Programme Evaluation Project

9 Supporting Further and Higher Education Project “Tools” Link Resolvers - locating resources Learning Object Repositories - holding learning resources Packaging tools for learning content - to ensure portability Cross-searching tools - single point and contextualised search Access management - SSO and contextualised access.

10 Supporting Further and Higher Education

11 Organisational Issues Cross-institutional cultures (academic, library, IT, learning technologist, etc.) Traditional reading lists vs e-Resource lists New models of learning Access for off-campus students Scalability of solutions

12 Supporting Further and Higher Education Technical Issues handling multiple 'item' level schemas MARC, DC, IMS/LOM, UKCMF etc. metadata schema for 'reading/resource lists' Link resolvers - OpenURLs in learning objects Lack of support in existing products.

13 Supporting Further and Higher Education Contact details Paul Bailey, Programme Manager Final Reports after July Further information

14 Supporting Further and Higher Education ENCORE Project Melanie Keady and Linda Swanson ENCORE Project University of Derby

15 Supporting Further and Higher Education Activity Explore the activities at Record answers to the questions for discussion


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