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1 A centre of expertise in digital information management UKOLN: providing support to the RSCs. Dr Liz Lyon, Director RSC Managers Meeting 3 rd June, 2003

2 A centre of expertise in digital information management Overview What are we? –About UKOLN What can we do for you? –Share our portals expertise –Promote DL/VLE integration of resources –Provide Web best practice guidance –Offer events management service Questions and discussion

3 A centre of expertise in digital information management About UKOLN (1) a centre of expertise in digital information management JISC Development Service a strategic think-tank for the JISC ……and Resource – regional agenda

4 A centre of expertise in digital information management About UKOLN (2) Our audiences include: –HE / FE (L&T, research, admin) –Cultural heritage (museums, public libraries, archives) –National libraries (British Library) –e-government (Office of the e-Envoy) –NHS / health sector (through Common Information Environment work) –International digital library research community

5 A centre of expertise in digital information management About UKOLN (3) University of Bath 30 staff Mix of technical support and development, advisory and research activities –JISC Information Environment technical support and development, IE Service Registry –Dublin Core metadata standards, –Open Archives Forum, e-prints-UK, –Collection level descriptions –e-Science / Grid joint activities e.g. Metadata schema registries and ontologies workshop –Digital Preservation Coalition support, web archiving study –e-journals (Ariadne & Cultivate-Interactive)

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8 A centre of expertise in digital information management JISC Fair PORTAL project Exploring a wide range of issues relating to institutional portals, and the integration of national resources with institutional information and services. Overview of institutional portal functionality Survey >600 responses + f2f consultation Stakeholder requirements Review of metadata standards for portal users e.g. eduPerson, IMS LIP uPortal guide to follow shortly

9 A centre of expertise in digital information management Ariadne Issue 33, 2003 Portals PORTALS Everywhere

10 A centre of expertise in digital information management Ariadne Issue 35, 2003 Syndicated content….

11 A centre of expertise in digital information management Subject Portals Project JISC 5/99 project Searching across JISC and non-JISC content Modular portlet approach Aggregated newsfeed/conference channels Technical presentations 2003

12 A centre of expertise in digital information management Ariadne Issue 35, 2003 Access management….

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14 A centre of expertise in digital information management NOF portal – EnrichUK National launch March 12th NOF-digi Programme UKOLN Skills set –Technical (database technology, server side technology) –Metadata / semantics Pete Dowdell

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22 A centre of expertise in digital information management Embedding RDN resources summary Working with the RDN –RDN-include and RDNi-Lite –> 100 downloads –RDN-Channel-Lite Embedding RDN services into VLEs

23 A centre of expertise in digital information management Creating more RDN resources for FE RDN4FE project (JISC X4L funding) Record enhancement tool Backend feature to increase records tagged for FE community FE tagging –FE notes –FE subject (LearnDirect scheme) –FE level FE colleges can extract their own records Testing in April

24 A centre of expertise in digital information management VLE / Digital Library integration Integrating information resources into VLEs Bringing together the JISC IE architecture and IMS Digital Repositories Interoperability JISC IE Architecture Study systems/jisc-ie/arch/dner-arch.html Common standards SOAP, OAI, OpenURLs Content standards DC (IE) and IMS metadata (DRI) Working with CETIS Provide IE support to JISC Development team

25 A centre of expertise in digital information management Provide Web best practice guidance (1) UK Web Focus – Brian Kelly Promotes standards and best practice to the FE and HE communities JISC W3C representative Ariadne regular column –Web testing tools –Web Watch survey of server software –HTML standards compliance

26 A centre of expertise in digital information management Ariadne Issue 35, 2003 A standards-based culture….

27 A centre of expertise in digital information management Provide Web best practice guidance (2) Workshops for RSCs –Web site benchmarking (RSC Eastern and RSC South-west) Future topics –Accessibility and accessibility policies (with TechDis) –Quality Assurance for Web sites –Relevance of Web Services for the FE community What would you like??

28 A centre of expertise in digital information management Provide Web best practice guidance (3) Annual Institutional Web Management Workshop Supporting our Users University of Kent 11-13th June Themes –e-Learning –User issues –Information management –Resourcing issues >170 delegates Programme now available

29 A centre of expertise in digital information management Events management International / national conferences e.g. JISC/CNI Workshops e.g. Z39.50 Sara Hassen, Events Manager

30 A centre of expertise in digital information management Questions……. What else can we do to help you? What further support do you need? Where are the gaps? ………..discussion


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