CETIS Conference: OER Technical Roundtable

Only four days to go until the CETIS Conference and we’re already starting to draw up a list of issues to explore at the OER Technical Roundtable. The aim of this session is to give OER Projects techies and other interested folk an opportunity to come together to discuss technical issues that they have anticipated, encountered and possibly even resolved.

Issues we expect to turn up include:

  • Metadata, resource description and tagging.
  • Version control – Does it really matter? If so, what can be done about it?
  • Tracking – What? How? Why?
  • Working with different repositories.
  • Aggregating and linking resources distributed across multiple services and applications.
  • Using and managing feeds.
  • Bulk upload.
  • Encoding license information.

The Steeple Project have already raised some additional issues:

  • Subject classification – mapping between proprietary subject classification codes and JACS.
  • Approaches to describing “levels of difficulty” and “intended use”.
  • Consistent CC license description in audio, video and feed metadata.

We want to know what works for you and what doesn’t? What technical problems have you banging your head on the desk in frustration? Or have you discovered an elegant technical solution to a thorny problem that you’re willing to share?

Members of JISC, CETIS and other community experts will be on hand to offer advice and explore potential solutions.

We would welcome more suggestions of issues you’ve encountered so please add your comments here and we’ll add these to the list of topics to discuss.

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