[Xerte] Re: Linking to repositories

Pat L (pgogy) xerte at pgogywebstuff.com
Fri May 16 11:47:56 BST 2014

For a while the attribution tool was tied in, but what media formats are we
talking about here? So add film - search for film? Add audio - search for
It's a bit hornet's nest

On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM, Fred Riley <Fred.Riley at bcu.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi
> This is a bit of a punt, not a problem but rather a speculative query. Is
> anyone working on building a Xerte Toolkits feature to link to resources in
> learning object / digital asset repositories via SRU/SRW or even RSS? I'm
> thinking that institutions running Xerte and central repositories (such as
> Nottingham, natch) might like authors to have the option to search the
> repository for, say, images or videos, to include in a Xerte LO.
> I know that each repository resource will have a unique URI which the
> author could copy and paste into Xerte, but that requires the author (often
> very naive technically) to go off to the repo, find the resource, grab the
> URI, and return to Xerte. If the author could search directly from within
> XOT for resources that would be nice. It would have some spin-offs, such as
> the author knowing that resources are ok to use from an IPR viewpoint if
> s/he connects to a copyright-cleared collection in the repo. If the
> 'plugin' could also allow the author to upload a resource not just to Xerte
> but to the repo, that would help sharing and perhaps help build OER
> collections
> I'm also aware of XPERT. but AFAIK there's no way of directly connecting
> to it from Xerte. I've not looked at the Xerte 3 beta as yet.
> Cheers
> Fred
> www.fredriley.org.uk
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