As all of our information moves from print to digital objects we need new ways to validate, cross-reference, and authenticate information. The Web 3.0 is providing us the next generation tools to help connect, describe, and verify that the informational resources we are using are factually related. Like most intelligences this will be automated through AI engines, coded algorithms, resource linking, and accurate metadata. We will explore some of the current technologies (APIs, Cloud Providers,…), open access protocols (Linked Open Data, DOIs, URIs,…), and community initiatives (Semantic Web, RDF,…) The goal of this presentation is to provide an overview of current linking technologies, demonstrate possible integration for your institutional repository, and discuss the future of validation and verification.
University of Cincinnati Libraries developed various Web 2.0 tools to enhance the Users Experience and direct access to resources through their Social Networking Portals or their browser toolbars.
We developed a toolbar for Firefox and Internet Explorer.
We had widgets for MySpace, Google, and Facebook.
We also had desktop Gadgets for VIsta, Micrsofot Live, and Google Gadgets.
UCL developed it's Intranet 3.0 to use all of the Web 2.0 tools. It is a PHP application that uses nodes to manage access to a menu system. These nodes are assigned by users and their Job Titles. Their is email notifications, approval workflows, and plugable modules.
There are equipment management, help call management, ARL Stats, Printer Management, HR, and Lockers.
BrowseEverything is a Gem which provides developers with an API and a set of user interface components for uploading files from cloud storage services and Samvera repository applications. As a core component, this Gem is actively maintained by members of the Samvera Community, and within the past year has had an interest group chartered in order to provide some set of guidance around its continued use and development.
While previous releases of BrowseEverything have proven to be robust and sufficient in providing file upload functionality to Samvera applications (most notably, various releases of Hyrax), there exist a number of architectural changes for the codebase which have long been considered necessary in order to improve the user experience provided by the user interface components for the Gem. These will include standardizing the API in order to facilitate those who wish to develop additional drivers for currently unsupported cloud storage solutions.
This presentation aims to outline the future proposed changes to the Gem itself, as well as to demonstrate the upcoming design changes for the user interface components. Insight and direction from attendees will be welcome, as we invite all interested parties in shaping the roadmap for this Gem.
Of particular interest to: Design/UX people, Developers