This document gives a draft proposal for the half-day session on "Metadata - Has The Time Arrived?".
The session is expected to attract 15-20 participants.
Abstract: An important role of the institutional web site is to attract new students. Political changes together with the growth of the Internet is resulting in increasing competition for students - we can no longer rely on 18 year-olds automatically attending a UK University. The UK HE Mall aims to provide an entry point to UK Universities for potential students. It will help students choose not just the right university but also help in choosing the right course.
The HE Mall will require more than a simple HTML page with links to UK University web sites. It is likely that the Mall will make use of metadata to provide rich and effective browsing and searching capabilities.
Institutions will also gain benefits from the provision of metadata on their web sites, as this will enable more effective local searching, browsing and management services to be provided.
This session will provide an opportunity to find out more about the HE Mall and to discuss the implications for institutional web managers.
Workshop Session Aims: The aims of the session are:
Participants involved in organising the session are Brian Kelly, Chris Harris and Alan Robiette. In addition the following may also contribute: Paula Shutkever (editor of StudentUK), Ed Zedlewski (NISS), and Charlotte Jenkins.
|2.00-2.15||Introduction||Discussion of aims of session:
Slides [HTML] - [Powerpoint]
|2.15-2.35||Group exercises||A - Discovering Your Web Site:
|2.35-2.40||Report back||Report back from groups||Rapporteurs|
|2.40-2.55||The UK HE Mall||Talk||Alan Robiette (TBC)|
|2.55-3.25||Challenges Facing The UK HE Mall||B - Group exercises in MS Word format:
Management Challenges - Implementing Solutions - Technical Solutions
|3.25-3.30||Report Back||Report back from groups||Rapporteurs|
|3.45-4.15||Solutions to the challenges||C - Group exercises in MS Word format
24 Hour Museum - Business Models - Automated Feeds - Portal Management Systems - LinkBank - Open Source versus Licensed Solutions - Automated Classification (not available) - Metadata Generation
|4.15-4.30||Report Back||Report back on group work.||Rapporteurs|
|4.30-5.00||30 mins not yet allocated||-|
|5.00-5.30||"Where To From Here?"||Group Discussion|
The following Draft programme for the individual sessions is proposed. Comments welcome.
The workshop session will require a PC cluster and a networked PC with Powerpoint and a web browser with a projection device and an OHP for use by the speakers. Flipcharts will be needed for the discussion groups. The workshop session should be based in a PC cluster for the hands-on session.
Note that it is not possible to install additional software in the cluster.
The following should be approached:
It is suggested that the following topics are covered.
See the hemall-discussion Mailbase list.
Scoping Study and Steering Group pages.