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Create Online Open Source Curriculum for public online high scho

Create Online Open Source Curriculum for public online high schools.

 

This would be a collaborative project to create online curriculum as an alternative to for-profit platforms currently available, such as Aventa Learning, Odysseyware, NovaNet. Making it available to a community will make it more flexible to incorporation of new technologies as well as learning modules, such as the FADS developed at BEAR.

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The Repository is about re-engineering institutional business processes

The concept of the repository is difficult to distinguish from other kinds of institutional services which might be offered (digital archiving for example), unless the original context of the idea is considered, which was (and is) the scholarly communications crisis. Within the context of the scholarly communications crisis, the original purpose of repositories was to provide a way in which universities could enable ...more »

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nouns are for numpties

Should we regard Repository as yet another noun of uncertain parentage that is searching for meaning. R is for Repository in the same way that P was for Portal, O was for Ontology and M was for Metadata. N? Nothing just yet, or maybe N is for Network. Fortunately, the other nouns have had some prior usage. Repository has less common usage except as a place to store furniture. Personally I've always preferred verbs, ...more »

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Allow the user fine-grained disclosure/access control to repository objects

If the repository is to become anything other than a final destination for public objects, then the user needs control over access. This control must be able to ALLOW access to the objects by colleagues, wherever they work, as well as prevent access by others.

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The repository should be more like "part of the web"

This is the Andy Powell worry; we have made the repository too much of a "special thing" operating under "library rules". Make it more like Slideshare. I'm going to express this another way...

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The repository should have more "web 2.0" features

Again, the Andy Powell idea. This one, I think, more about sharing, embedding, mashups. Think Flickr. Think sneep.

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The repository should provide authoring support

This is a refinement of the current top-rated idea, based on one of my blog posts on research repository systems. Authoring support should include version control, collaboration, possibly publisher liaison, and be integrated with the repository deposit process. It does need object disclosure control, see below. Version control would support ideas, working drafts, pre-prints, working papers, submitted drafts undergoing ...more »

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The repository/library should provide support in the publishing process

Another from the Research repository System (RRS) blog posts: Publisher liaison is maybe controversial. But why shouldn’t the RRS staff (or your library) support you in dealing with publishers? The RRS wants your articles and your data, and should help you negotiate and reserve the rights so that they can get them. So publisher liaison would include rights negotiation, submission to the publisher on your behalf of a ...more »

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The repository should be a full OAIS preservation system

We should at least have this on the table. I think repositories are good for preservation, but the question here is whether they should go much further than they currently do in attempting to invest now to combat the effects of later technology and designated community knowledge base change...

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The repository should be meshed into a more sophisticated system of researcher identity management

Again from the RRS blog posts: We don't think about identity management as part of the repository, although a really annoying early experience of DSpace related to the requirement for a completely separate identity. This seems to have been overcome by getting the librarian to do mediated deposit for you, but I don't have the feeling that the repository is well integrated into the institutional identity system. It should ...more »

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Repository is associated with a persistent storage system

OK, I'll go the whole hog in relation to the RRS blog posts: At a very basic level, the RRS should [be associated with] a Persistent Storage service. Completely agnostic as to objects, Persistent Storage would provide a personal, or group-oriented (ie within the institution) or project-oriented (ie beyond the institution) storage service that is properly backed up. There’s no claim that Persistent Storage would last ...more »

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