This project is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
The aim of the project is to develop a toolkit to support the creation and implementation of digital asset management and preservation in the further education setting, and demonstrate its application in the setting of John Wheatley College (JWC).
The toolkit is available here.
The project will format, index, and store existing unstructured digital materials created in currently disparate processes and from the research practice create and test templates and workflow models for routine use in John Wheatley College and for application across the sector. The project will develop appropriate structures for web-based storage of information that will contribute to the end goal of improved digital preservation.
The project will examine the roles of various staff – teaching staff, librarians, administrators, technicians – in the creation of appropriate metadata and will apply quality control mechanisms to support correct application.
The project will support the establishment of routines which address issues associated with the creation of documents related to quality assurance for learning programmes and associated learning materials in terms of their metadata declaration, and the roles of, and collaboration between administrative staff, teaching and other curricular support staff and library staff. The project will examine the roles of and relationships between these staffing groups and develop workflow models and templates to support the effective creation of metadata suitable for storage and retrieval processes and also suitable for supporting managed information lifecycles.
The toolkit will be made available on the project website and in appropriate repositories, and will include :
- Support for assessment of initial college position
- Database specifications
- Metadata collection templates
- Cross-walks and mappings
- Workflow process diagrams and explanations
- Model strategy for adaptation and use by other colleges
- Project report (including case study)
- Training Programme specification
- Case Study of application of toolkit in John Wheatley College