Project Partners The University of Edinburgh –The Library –Media and Learning Technology Service (MALTS) –College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Learning Technology Section (CMVM-LTS) The Open University –The Library –Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Towards embedding services Library content into VLEs WebCTEEMeCeDesktop
DEVIL-WebCT WebCT: University of Edinburghs Institutional VLE –Successful pilot & strong view to progress to service level provision –Close collaboration between MALTS and DEVIL –DEVIL services integrated into VLE
DEVIL-EEMeC EEMeC: Edinburgh Electronic Medical Curriculum –Successful pilot & strong view to progress to service level provision –Open services approach –Little technical input from DEVIL into VLE linkup
DEVIL-Promises eDesktop Promises eDesktop: one of many VLE type tools at the Open University –Prototypes yet to be fully implemented –Institutional level interest ???
Clues to success factors ?
Participation and expectation Project partners at UoE: Library, MALTS and MVM-LTS entered project with expectation of service level project results Involvement + Expectation = Results
Communication!! Inter-disciplinary Inter-organisational Across hierarchies
Other areas of integration Metadata work informing organisations involved Library tech projects learning from our experience (ENCompass resource management tools)
Lessons No Cookbook! –Follows evidence in theories on organisational change Huczynski & Buchanan (2000)
Lessons 2 Involvement & Commitment to project from service providers DEVIL is not just for VLEs –Portlets to library resources anywhere