RedFeather (Resource Exhibition and Discovery)
Currently there are significant barriers to individuals or smaller groups publishing OER materials. They can upload their work to a website, but rich media is effectively dark to search engines without adequate metadata, in addition they may forget important licensing information, and materials published this way are invisible to national indexers like Jorum or Xpert.
RedFeather (Resource Exhibition and Discovery) is a proposed lightweight repository server-side script that fosters best practice for OER, it can be dropped into any website with PHP, and which enables appropriate metadata to be assigned to resources, creates views in multiple formats (including HTML with in-browser previews, RSS and JSON), and provides instant tools to submit to Xpert and Jorum, or migrate to full repository platforms via SWORD. RedFeather will require no significant technical expertise and no database, but will provide a simple and effective repository solution for smaller projects, individuals, or those seeking to demonstrate OER in order to justify a more significant investment in an organisational repository. RedFeather will be demonstrated and evaluated in collaboration with the University’s Archeological Computing and Digital Economy Research Groups.
- Dr. David Millard, School of ECS, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK SO17 1BJ, tel. 023 8059 5567 firstname.lastname@example.org