|Here we mean
InterOperation not only from system to system, but from entire domain to
another: the world of teaching in higher education and that of the libraries.
™ with lowercase ‘i’ and ‘o’, and tongue-in-cheek “TradeMark,” is meant to
signify “First Level” of interoperability, namely, that of moving packages of
content around successfully.
|First Level is
all that this project claims to achieve.
|•Second Level of interoperability might be that the
semantics of what is received are understood, able to be processed.
|•Third Level might be that the pedagogical design of the
prepared materials is (or can be made to be) coherent and suitable to
incorporate with other materials in the collection. Learning Design and similar topics in
which we don’t claim expertise.
|Also - Higher Ed
Tech sees need increasingly to Archive and to Preserve and to get Persistent
URLs to material.
|Also - Simply
the “born digital” nature of Teaching materials today is large driver to ask
of Libraries/Repositories to manage it (cf. in past - no one conceived of
Libraries holding course materials on paper, overhead slides, etc.)
|CUE NEXT SLIDE
|So, the growing
intersection of interests and activity between these two domains creates some
NEW OPPORTUNITIES for development
… TURN (New Ground)