Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Getting Married! :)

I am off now for two weeks, getting married and very excited! I have passed on a number of tasks to the team, including starting their own blogs up, I will link to them when I get back.

The other tasks include focusing on the scope of the project, what is wanted by employers, tutors etc. After a meeting this morning had some good overlap between project goals and the university plans including setting up a CRM database for employers. This will link to work already being started by the Corporate Information team. We have to put a specification together around the requirements of the project to see how it can all fit together. I can definitely see that once the information is in a central place how it could be queried by different people for different things.

Monday, 5 February 2007

Harvest Road Training

Last week was spent mostly in Harvest Road Hive training, looking at the issues of implementing a repository not only in the university but sharing it across SURF for the purpose of the project. There were a number of issues raised, including some of the same issues seen at all repository installations such as meta data, version control, permissions and managing copyright. Initial thoughts would be that access to the repository for SURF WBL-Way will be purely through web page interfaces. We have to think about the users accessing the portal, and therefore the repository, and what type of access we should give them, this could include the very restrictive option of being able to search the repository, see the summary of the materials, but not actually view the materials themselves. Other options for displaying information from Hive include being able to pull information out of the repository as rss feeds, or creating widgets.