On 2015-09-24 10:00, Thomson, Simon wrote:
> Thanks Pat for the detailed info. Yes, sorry about the Leeds Met
> change (due to a university name change).
> I think you make a good point about permanency of the resource access.
> At Leeds Beckett (Met as it was) we actually deposited the resource in
> Jorum (not just a link to the resource in our repository) for that
> very reason.
> I think that Jorum (or any other national open repository) is valuable
> because it can hold a physical copy of that resource permanently (and
> overcome issues where institutions change their name!??)
From a vague recollection, the Leeds Beckett OAI feed had a weird
characteristic and I had to code in a change so it could pick up your
youtube videos. So perhaps some lived on youtube? Nick could confirm.
I think holding a physical copy of something is perhaps too content
focused on what an OER is. I get a lot of WordPress blog posts as OER,
and these do not tend to being a single physical copy, lest you PDF the
page or some such on submission? Also, then, sooner or later what of
revisions and so on - each change leads to a replacement, or a new
deposition? Something akin to the Xpert / XOT relationship? Or possibly
This is perhaps a problem with repositories - they are perhaps more
built for a static end product than a living evolving thing.
I suspect the space required to host all the content would be huge - not
sure how much AWS would cost, or even if amazon would be something we'd
wish to support in using their products.