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Record number 537992
Title Making a Portal for Digital Educational Resources: meet Wageningen Universities Library for Learning
Author(s) Post, Marijn
Event OE Global Conference 2018, Delft, 2018-4-26/2018-4-26
Department(s) FB BIB Collectie- en Informatiemanagement
Library DPC team Pure Sectie
FB BIB Digital production centrum
Informatie portalen
Open & Online Education
Publication type Unpublished lecture
Publication year 2018
Abstract Wageningen University & Research (WUR) produces an increasing amount of digital educational resources (DER) due to the introduction of MOOCs, online masters and the creation of course materials suitable for multiple courses. The DERs must be easy to find and access, however, they are scattered on different servers, networks, and personal drives. Hence, it is unknown which and how many DERs are available and where and how they can be found. As a solution WUR Library, in cooperation with ICT and the Education Support Centre, started working on a new portal to search and find DER made at the WUR. This portal, should not only be a gateway via which teachers can present their materials, but should also inspire them to re-use materials from other teachers. We named the portal Library for Learning (L4L). Within WUR a couple of repositories containing collections with DER in different data formats were already available (knowledge clips, theses and images). We were able to harvest the different repositories and transform the data into a generic data format. Via our newly created search index (L4L) teachers can search for content in the different DER collections. The DER and its metadata will be managed and stored in the native repository. Updated and new metadata records will be harvested on a regular basis. Until now, we were able to index four DER collections in the L4L: knowledge clips (source: WURTV2), MSc thesis (source: Theses online), infographics (source: Infographics ) and practical clips (Source: Groenekennis). Although we succeeded in indexing four collections, the road to success was bumpy and we faced many challenges. During our presentation we want to use the L4L as a use case for other organizations working on a similar project. We want to share our technical, communicative and metadata mapping challenges and possible solutions.
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