My hobby-horse is data that helps users choose from many books/resources to choose what are the most recommended. I'd love to have syllabus data across many institutions to identify these. So I applaud this idea.
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of David Lowe
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Managing syllabi?
Good stuff. Yes, this sort of work needs to have more library folks involved. As the mission of scholarly communication folks is creeping (quite healthily, I would say) more into the day to day aspects of teaching, learning, and research and we look at Faculty Information Systems with other stakeholders on campus, it is clear to me that a more integrated systems approach with library involvement would have benefits across the board. As we investigate such systems locally, we are working, for example, with campus colleagues from Institutional Research who match faculty credentials with courses, so I've been thinking in FRBR terms about how course catalogs and syllabi are so closely related, yet they mostly reside in different systems. I'd say the catalog course description is equivalent to an *expression* in FRBR terms, while a syllabus is a *manifestation*, and we may need to distinguish between *items* such as the Smith syllabus versus the Jones version. I know Reserves staff in every academic library love to have advance copies of syllabi to make sure we can supply the books, articles, and videos needed, but there are lots of other good reasons for sharing and keeping these around. So, it may open lots of other cans of worms, but I'd encourage anyone interested in this topic to keep in mind the larger strategic context and try to establish contact with other stakeholding entities on campus toward collaborating on a shared system...
David B. Lowe, Data Librarian
Liaison to ECE & Systems
Evans Library, Florida Tech
On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 9:31 AM, Runyon, Carolyn <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi All,
> I am also interested in this thread. Specifically if folks have
> workflows that allow them to bulk transfer syllabi and metadata from
> LMS or registrations systems to an IR for permanent archiving, I would
> love to learn more about your process.
> All the best,
> Carolyn Runyon
> Assistant Head of Collection Services and Director of Special
> Collections University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
> 615 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403 [log in to unmask],
> (423) 425-4503 Dept. 6456, LIB 439D
> > On Aug 6, 2017, at 7:58 AM, Amichal Tulie <[log in to unmask]>
> > Hi All
> > We're looking into managing the process around the creation of
> > syllabi
> for courses allowing us to manage their status during the approval
> process as well as propagate the different parts of a syllabus (title,
> requirements) for use in other systems like moodle and our
> registration system.
> > Is anyone managing this process in a system/systems and would be
> > able to
> share their experience?
> > Thanks
> > Tulie
> > Tulie Amichal | Library Information Technologies Team Leader|
> > College Of
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