Linking Digital Libraries and Virtual Learning Environments Paul

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Linking Digital Libraries and Virtual Learning Environments Paul Bailey Programme Manager, JISC Development Group

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

Outline • Introduction and overview of the Di. VLE Programme, Paul Bailey, JISC Programme

Outline • Introduction and overview of the Di. VLE 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) Supporting Further and Higher Education

Acronym breakdown • JISC: Joint Information Systems Committee • Funded by the FE and

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 – £ 60 m annual budget Supporting Further and Higher Education

Virtual Learning Environments The term Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) refers to the component(s) within

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. Supporting Further and Higher Education

Digital Libraries • A Digital Library may be defined as an organised collection of

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. Supporting Further and Higher Education

Background • Investigating Portals for Information Resources And Learning (INSPIRAL) project (March - October

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 2002 - July 2003) Supporting Further and Higher Education

The INSPIRAL Report Vision • fully integrated online learning environment • seamless, one-stop access,

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. Supporting Further and Higher Education

Di. VLE Programme • Theme A. Practical exploration of linking digital libraries and VLEs

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

Project “Tools” • Link Resolvers - locating resources • Learning Object Repositories - holding

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. Supporting Further and Higher Education

Supporting Further and Higher Education

Supporting Further and Higher Education

Organisational Issues • Cross-institutional cultures (academic, library, IT, learning technologist, etc. ) • Traditional

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 Supporting Further and Higher Education

Technical Issues • handling multiple 'item' level schemas MARC, DC, IMS/LOM, UKCMF etc. •

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

Contact details Paul Bailey, Programme Manager paul. bailey@bristol. ac. uk Final Reports after July

Contact details Paul Bailey, Programme Manager paul. [email protected] ac. uk Final Reports after July 2003 http: //www. jisc. ac. uk/index. cfm? name=programme_divle Further information http: //www. jisc. ac. uk/mle/ Supporting Further and Higher Education

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

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

Activity • Explore the activities at http: //www. jisc. ac. uk/index. cfm? name=mle_divle_patras •

Activity • Explore the activities at http: //www. jisc. ac. uk/index. cfm? name=mle_divle_patras • Record answers to the questions for discussion Supporting Further and Higher Education