Middleware Component Specification: Library Item Availability Service (LIAS)

Introduction As part of the Sir Louie project we need to display availability information for items in a reading list. The reading list will be rendered as normal by WebLearn (Sakai) but then once the page is ready in the … Continue reading

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Owen Stephen’s post about Sir Louie

see: http://www.meanboyfriend.com/overdue_ideas/2010/08/sir-louie/

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Proposed COiNS metadata for use in Sakai’s Citation Helper reaing lists

As part of the Sir Louie project, we intend to enhance the Citations Helper tool within the Sakai VLE by adding COiNS metadata to an on-line reading list. COiNS stands for ContextObjects in Span and is a way of “hiding” … Continue reading

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Press release now available

The Sir Louie project website now contains a press release for the project. Links Sir Louie website Press release

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Benefits of the Sir Louie Project

At the moment there is fairly poor integration between the library software services and the reading list tool within institutional VLE (WebLearn). From within WebLearn, it is currently only possible to search OXLIP+ (an implementation of Ex-libris ‘Metalib’) which is … Continue reading

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What is the Sir Louie Project?

Sir Louie – System for Integrating Reading Lists within the Oxford University Information Environment The project will enhance two academic and administrative systems, WebLearn (VLE), (based on the Sakai open source platform,) and the University‚Äôs library search interface SOLO, (based … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Sir Louie Project

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16180154@N07/4791812979/

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