Archive for the 'What's happening' Category

Appointment of Learning Technologist

February 22, 2010

Mark Adams has joined the Project Team at Worcester as a Learning Technologist. His role will be to work with authors of materials to help them prepare electronic resources and show them and encourage them to upload them to the repository.


Revised project schedule

January 19, 2010

Revised project schedule has been approved by JISC Programme Manager, filed on this web site under documents.

First implementation of WLBR

September 10, 2009

Pilot repository arrived today! Hot off the press:

Educational Repository Exchange Community Start up meeting 1-2nd September 2009, University of Southampton

September 10, 2009


1st September 2009 – Day 1

6:30 Meet for dinner at the Dock o’ the Bay Restaurant (until late)

69, The Avenue,

SO17 1XS

Tel: 023 8033 9901

2nd September 2009 – Day 2

Location: Building 32, Access Grid Room 3073, University of Southampton (Building 32 has a shiny glass front and faces the main road through the University; Room 3073 is on the third floor towards the middle)

9:00 coffee

9:30 How can we capture and exchange the knowledge we build and lessons we learn

10:15 working in small groups – routes to stakeholder engagement

  • what does each stakeholder want to get out of having an educational repository?
  • what might they lose, or fear they might lose?
  • what are their motivations?

11:30 Principles underpinning EdShare and Language Box

  • discussion: reflect, challenge, lessons to take forward

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Educational repository sustainability (ePrints team)

  • support into the future
  • sustainability
  • business models

14:30  Academic and Stakeholder engagement

  • Andrew Rothery, WLBR
  • Anna Comas-Quinn, LORO

15:15  The way forward for the edR exchange community

  • motivations
  • mechanisms ( meetings, communications methods etc)

16:00 Finish

August activities

August 5, 2009

Patrick is preparing an initial version of the software to be hosted at Southampton. He aims to have it ready by the end of August.

System Specification

July 31, 2009

The system specification was sent to Southampton in July 2009

Systems Specification

Discussions at Worcester

June 12, 2009

Viv and Adam met with Patrick and Yvonne at Worcester today, 12 June 2009.

A wide range of issues was discussed.

It was resolved that the new repository could be installed on the same server as our EPrints server, and this in turn means there is no immediate pressure to transfer material from CoRE straight away.

System specification was discussed and Viv agreed to draw up a detailed system specification.

Project Manager starts

May 20, 2009

The project formally started on 1 April 2009 with number of negotiations with JISC and Southampton together with making arrangements for staffing.

Viv Bell took up the job of Project Manager and started work on 20 May 2009.