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Agile resources on the open web …. a global digital library

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Agile resources on the open web …. a global digital library

  1. 1. 2 November 2010 DLF, Fall Forum, Palo Alto<br />Presenter or main title…<br />Agile resources on the open web ….<br />a global digital library <br />Session Title or subtitle…<br />Rachel Bruce, Innovation Director, Digital Infrastructure, JISC<br />
  2. 2. 24/09/2011| Slide 2<br />DLF Fall Forum <br />2 November, 2010<br />What JISC is …<br />Our direction and approach to access and re-use of resources to underpin education and research <br />
  3. 3. JISC <br />Easy and widespread access to information and resources, anytime, anywhere; a vision with technology and information management at the heart of research and education.<br />Funded by seven public funding organisations, plus some charges for services<br />Governed by representatives from the education sector not by government<br />
  4. 4. JISC-funded<br />content providers<br />institutional<br />content providers<br />external<br />content providers<br />authentication/authorisation <br />(Shibboleth/SAML)<br />JISC IE service registry<br />user preferences services<br />provision<br />brokers<br />aggregators<br />indexes<br />catalogues<br />metadata schemaregistries<br />resolvers<br />fusion<br />institutional preferences<br />services<br />institutional<br />portals<br />media-specific<br />portals<br />learning management<br />systems<br />subject<br />portals<br />OpenURL<br />resolvers<br />terminology services<br />presentation<br />end-user<br />desktop/browser<br />shared infrastructure<br />Information Environment, Andy Powell, UKOLN, 2003<br />
  5. 5. Open Access<br />JISC-funded<br />content providers<br />institutional<br />content providers<br />external<br />content providers<br />authentication/authorisation <br />(Athens/SAML)<br />JISC IE service registry<br />user preferences services<br />provision<br />aggregators<br />indexes<br />catalogues<br />brokers<br />metadata schemaregistries<br />resolvers<br />Data<br />fusion<br />institutional preferences<br />services<br />institutional<br />portals<br />media-specific<br />portals<br />learning management<br />systems<br />subject<br />portals<br />OpenURL<br />resolvers<br />Disclosure<br />terminology services<br />presentation<br />end-user<br />desktop/browser<br />shared infrastructure<br />Web 2.0<br />User interaction<br />
  6. 6. Opportunities and approaches ….<br />Opening the fortress<br />Working at web scale<br />Digging deep<br />Embracing user generated content<br />Harnessing implicit intentions<br />Approaching real time <br />
  7. 7. Principles for infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Network level -leveraging scale.
  8. 8. Integrated into the Web and future global communication structures.
  9. 9. Interoperable and flexible integrated into local, national and global provision.
  10. 10. Reduce duplication of effort and be sustainable
  11. 11. Robust and scalable.
  12. 12. Capable of supporting a comprehensive (format) inclusive (content) coverage.
  13. 13. Coherent, “compelling”, useable.
  14. 14. Simple to adopt (shouldn’t confuse with applications)
  15. 15. Meet the requirements of key user groups.
  16. 16. Innovative and open to change and adaptation.
  17. 17. Achievable.</li></ul>24/09/2011| Supporting education and research | Slide 7<br />
  18. 18. Middleware<br />Middleware<br />Open metadata and linking datasets<br />ContentResources and Storage<br />Access and user facing services & tools<br />Curation<br />Learning<br />Research<br />
  19. 19. Infrastructure for library, museum and archive resources<br />Full list of members at:<br />24/09/2011| Supporting education and research | Slide 9<br />
  20. 20. Vision<br />UK students and researchers will have easy, flexible access to content and services through a collaborative, aggregated and integrated resource discovery and delivery framework which is comprehensive, open and sustainable <br />
  21. 21. Open Metadata<br />Graphics courtesy of the JISC web2practice project:<br />24/09/2011| Supporting education and research | Slide 11<br />
  22. 22. Future State….<br />Integrated and seamless access to the rich resource collections held in libraries, museums and archives in UK HEIs<br />Creation of a thorough  and open aggregated layer - designed to work with all major search engines - of data about the resource collections<br />Provision of a diverse range of innovative and personalised resource discovery services to students, teachers and researchers <br />Avoidance of duplication of effort and increased efficiency<br />Existing resource discovery services encouraged to develop and innovate<br />Data will be available to commercial organisations to develop services as well<br />Data and functionality will need to be diffused to other software and websites that are used by students, teachers and researchers<br />
  23. 23. “Aggregation of supply and demand”<br />“Making our data work hard, engagement and co-creation”<br />The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After, Lorcan Dempsey<br /><br />
  24. 24. Repositories UK<br />Digital New Zealand<br />Culture 24<br />Registry of Datasets<br />A means not a <br />destination<br />Open Education Resources<br />Facilitate access & use<br />CERN Open Book Catalogue<br />Europeana<br />COPAC, Archives Hub, Suncat<br />Web of aggregated <br />data<br />Aggregation Ecosystem<br />
  25. 25. Linked Data<br />LOCAH Project, Linked Open Copac Archives Hub.<br />CHALICE, Connecting Historical Authorities with Links, Contexts and Entities.<br />OPEN Bibliography, description, authorities etc.<br />OPEN Citation, a public RDF triplestore for biomedical literature citations.<br />CUL,Cambridge University Library widgets and open catalogue.<br />LinkedBrainz, MusicBrainz, community music metadatabase.<br />LUCERO,Linking University Content for Education and Research Online, Open University.<br />
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  28. 28. BBC<br />Combines clips with<br />other sources of information<br />from around the web & within <br />the BBC.<br />URI for every species & <br />habitat to aggregate around<br />that link.<br />
  29. 29. Web Scale - Aggregation - Personalisation<br />‘The more we track and aggregate, <br />the more our suggestions will be personalised.’<br />
  30. 30. Play me music<br />I will like<br />‘… and the more we track, the better <br />we can adapt our service without your intervention.’<br />
  31. 31. ‘… we’ll even learn <br />to recommend content<br />by taking account <br />of your location, <br />habits & moods<br />and by <br />making comparisons’<br />My activity patterns<br />My GPS data<br />My Calendar<br />
  32. 32. Open Educational Resources<br />Two phases of the programme<br />7 Institutional, 14 Subject and 9 Individual <br />Release, Use and Discover <br />Integrity ------------------- reusability<br />Into the wild ------------- community based<br />Minimal metadata to ensure contribution – rich metadata to meet the needs of users.<br />Hosting – repositories, learning management systems, third party web sites e.g. Flickr, community focused web site.<br />
  33. 33. Thank you to David Kay for personalisation slides, taken from the Survive or Thrive workshop held earlier in the year Manchester.<br />