Digital learning objects and metadata

Saravani, Sarah-Jane (2009) Digital learning objects and metadata. In: Handbook of research on digital libraries: Design, development and impact. Information Science Reference, New York, pp. 16-26. ISBN 9781599048796

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This chapter describes a learning object repository case study undertaken at the Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand, during 2005 to 2006. The project, known as the open source learning object repository (OSLOR), involved establishing a functional learning object repository, using open source software, able to be populated with digital resources from across the various education communities. Input from librarians was deemed a critical success factor; high quality metadata determine the searchability, durability, and ultimate value of the repository. The metadata application profile developed was specific to a learning object repository but was also designed to be both reducible and extensible. It was also interoperable to ensure future viability. Close consultation with the National Library of New Zealand was an additional prerequisite. The author hopes the decisions underpinning the application profile design will inform others involved in describing digital resources for a specific community.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Title of the chapter as per the book website: Access and Control; Digital Libraries; Information Ethics; Privacy; Security
Keywords that describe the item:metadata, application profile, learning object repository, OSLOR, Open Source Learning Object Repository, EPrints
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions:Corporate > Library
ID Code:326
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Deposited On:13 Jul 2009 06:43
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