Cetis report for HEDIIP on requirements for a new subject coding system is published

HEDIIP has today published a report on the requirements for a new subject coding system. The report by Cetis’s Wilbert Kraan with Alan Paull, summarises the findings of an extensive stakeholder engagement process to identify the requirements for this new system. The Stage 1 Report titled New Subject Coding Scheme, Impact Assessment and Requirements Definition is available on the HEDIIP site.

Cetis have now started the second stage of the project and will be undertaking further engagement with stakeholders to develop the coding structure, an adoption plan and governance model. Throughout Stage 2 the open consultation webpage will used to gather feedback on emerging aspects of design, adoption and governance.

DCMI Webinar: The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative, 19th November

 Lorna M. Campbell and Phil Barker will be presenting an ASIS&T DCMI webinar at 15:00 GMT on Wednesday 19 November which will provide an introduction to LRMI and offer the opportunity to discuss its future applications. Registration is via the ASIS&T website and is free to members of ASIS&T or DCMI and $25 to others. A recording of the webinar will be freely available after the event.


NMC Online Symposium: Future of Libraries: Emphasis on Mobile

Tomorrow (12th November) Brian Kelly will be presenting in the NMC Symposium on the Future of Libraries. (from the web site)

In this half-day event, library professionals, educators, and thought leaders will explore four major themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition: Increasing Access and Discovery Opportunities, Emphasis on Mobile, Content Management and Technical Infrastructure, and Rethinking Roles and Relationships of Librarians.


Brian’s presentation is at 9:15-10:00 Central US Time.

Registration is available at the NMC site.



Open Scotland article and video

Open Scotland is a cross-sector initiative to raise awareness of Open Education practices in Scotland and beyond. In an article for the Open Education Consortium Lorna Campbell and Joe Wilson (SQA) describe the principles of Open Scotland and what it aims to achieve.

Also available is a video interview with Lorna Campbell about Open Scotland recorded following her keynote presentation at the OER-Konferenz 2014 in Berlin in September in which she describes the project (Fifth set down the page). The slides for the talk are available on Lorna’s blog: http://lornamcampbell.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/oerde14-the-view-from-scotland/