Thursday, November 3, 2011

UOW Share World collection, information for use


Open Educational Resources (OER) (eTeaching Systems: IS137 )
UOW Share World collection

Access from

The EQUELLA application is a UOW content repository internally known as the Resource Centre. The Resource Centre is organised into institutional collections one of which is an open access collection titled Share World.

The purpose of the Share World collection is to share teaching and learning resources publicly for non- commercial purposes.

A resource may only be contributed to Share World if it is UOW Teaching Material or external/joint resources and all authors or creators of the resource have agreed to share the resource publicly under the terms of a specified Creative Commons Australia licence. No other resources may be contributed, including UOW Administration Material.
Only UOW employees can contribute to Share World and they must familiarise themselves with UOW policies and technical and legal responsibilities before making a contribution.

Harvesting
To enable public access, Share World metadata is harvested to an open access repository hosted by Pearson-EQUELLA. The hosted environment is titled Content Without Borders (CWB). Harvested metadata is displayed in CWB and Item Summary and resource links point to a UOW server.


Contributions

UOW server
CWB Item Summary and resource links point to a UOW server
Share World metadata harvested to CWB
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The Harvester is set up as a scheduled task to harvest items within 24 hours of contribution and checks for new items in Share World since the last harvest. If a new item is added to Shared World today it will be harvested tonight and the age of the item will be referenced as today inside CWB.
If an item is edited in Share World, that item title will remain the same in CWB as the day it was harvested, however the link back to the item will always be to the latest version and content of that item, including description and attachments.
The Harvester will only pick up ‘live’ items and ignore draft, archived or suspended items or items stored in My Content.

Agreements

Contributor
Contributors to Share World must accept a contribution agreement to save an item to the collection. Details of the agreement are provided in the attached Glossary under the heading ‘Agreement – Contributor’.

End-user
Before Share World items can be viewed in CWB, end-users must accept a licence agreement that sets out the terms and conditions for the use of attached resources. Details of the licence agreement are provided in the attached Glossary under the heading ‘Agreement – End-user’.

How to ...

Contribute items
1. Log on to UOW staff Intranet https://intranet.uow.edu.au 2. Click Home tab 3. Under eLearning@UOW, click Resource Centre 4. Under Resources on Navigation Panel, click Contribute 5. Under Collection category, click to expand Share World 6. Click Share World
7. Check a Contribution agreement option 8. Click Next to continue 9. Complete contribution wizard and click Save

Remove duplicate items
If an item’s title has been edited since harvesting, then the item will appear in CWB as two items, one with the initial title and a new item with the edited title. It is the item owner’s responsibility to report duplicated items by submitting a support request (see technical support for details). Duplicated items will be deleted from CWB and a re-harvest activated.

Access Share World items
Internal
1. Log on to UOW staff Intranet https://intranet.uow.edu.au 2. Click Home tab 3. Under eLearning@UOW, click Resource Centre 4. Under Search on Navigation Panel, click Content Without Borders 5. Click Browse by Contributing Institution
6. Click University of Wollongong or
7. Click Browse by Country 8. Click Australia 9. Use Sort and Filter options to locate an item
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External
1. In browser address box, enter http://oer.equella.com/access/home.do 2. Click Browse by Contributing Institution 3. Click University of Wollongong
or 4. Click Browse by Country 5. Click Australia 6. Use Sort and Filter options to locate an item

Support/ Contacts /Resourceso
ntact
Technical, operational and instructional
Resource Centre HelpDesk 1. Log on to UOW staff Intranet https://intranet.uow.edu.au
2. Click Home tab 3. Under eLearning@UOW, click Help! Request support 4. Complete and submit request form 5. A Support Specialist will contact you directly to provide assistance

Copyright Copyright basics Copyright takedown notice

Library Copyright Officer
http://www.library.uow.edu.au/copyright/info/index.html http://www.library.uow.edu.au/copyright/takedownnotice/index.html

Intellectual Property
Contact person listed on the Policy
http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058689.html
Creative Commons Australia
http://creativecommons.org.au/contact
Share World Collection (Resource Centre)
https://intranet.uow.edu.au
Content Without Borders (Pearson-EQUELLA)
http://oer.equella.com/access/home.do
UOW Authorship Policy
http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058654.html
UOW Copyright Policy
http://www.library.uow.edu.au/copyright/policies/UOW026670.html
UOW Intellectual Property Policy
http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW058689.html
UOW Privacy Policy
http://www.uow.edu.au/about/policy/UOW038289.html
Creative Commons – Licence the work
http://creativecommons.org/choose/
Creative Commons Australia – Licences
http://creativecommons.org.au/learn-more/licences
Creative Commons – Marking resources
http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Marking/Creators
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Further information 
TERMS
Harvest
Extract metadata from one application and upload in another.

Contributors
(a) Must be a UOW staff member, but not necessarily the item owner or the resource author.
(b) Must familiarise themselves with UOW Authorship, Intellectual Property, Copyright and Privacy policies and technical and legal responsibilities before making a contribution to the Resource Centre.
(c) May Contribute external resources on behalf of a UOW student or someone from another organisation providing appropriate consents have been obtained and UOW policies and technical and legal responsibilities have been met.

Agreement – Contributor
The following Agreement must be accepted to save items to the Share World collection: By accepting and contributing resources, contributors confirm that: 1. the resource(s) are:
(a) UOW Teaching Materials which have been created by UOW employees; and/or
(b) external/joint teaching resources which have been created by persons who are not UOW employees (e.g. UOW students or someone from another organization), or have been created jointly by UOW employees and persons who are not UOW employees.
2. appropriate permissions and/or licences have been obtained from all authors/creators and/or owners of the resource(s).
3. the resource(s): (a) are not UOW Administration Materials; (b) may be shared publicly under the Creative Commons Australia licence
specified in the Item Summary of the resource(s); (c) do not infringe the intellectual property rights (including copyright) of a
third party; (d) do not contravene any applicable law or UOW policies (where applicable); (e) are not defamatory, misleading or deceptive; and (f) do not include content which is indecent, obscene, vulgar, pornographic
or offensive.

Agreement – End-user
End-users must accept the following terms and conditions to view Share World resources in CWB:

Terms of use
The following rights agreement specifies the rights granted to you the end users of this item.
By clicking the Accept button you agree to only use UOW Share World collection resources in accordance with the Creative Commons licence terms under which the resources have been made available. Licence terms are displayed by clicking the link under Creative Commons licence on the Item Summary.
In particular, you:
1. 2.
agree to acknowledge, reference or attribute authorship and/or ownership when you use a resource as specified in the Item Summary; and agree to the following additional terms of use:
(a) you will not remove any identifier of ownership or terms of use associated with a resource;
(b) you recognise that resources are provided without any warranty by the University of Wollongong regarding quality, accuracy, completeness, currency, relevance or suitability for any particular purpose and that you use the resources at your own risk; and
(c) to the fullest extent permitted by law, the University of Wollongong excludes all liability to any person for any consequences, including but not limited to all losses, damages, costs, expenses and any other compensation arising from your use of any resource.

UOW Teaching Material
Includes all works in which copyright subsists which are used by a UOW staff member for teaching purposes and includes all information, documents, materials or digital items in any form created or used for the purposes of teaching and education at UOW. This includes but is not limited to lecture notes that are made available to students, computer-generated or overhead projector presentations (such as PowerPoint presentations), assignments, tutorial problems and solutions, photographs, images, sound recordings, video recordings, musical scores, and the
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related contents of course websites.
In the absence of any agreement to the contrary, UOW staff member(s) own copyright subsisting in their Teaching Material. If there are multiple authors/creators, those authors/creators jointly own copyright in the Teaching Material. Source: Intellectual Property Policy, Policy Directory@UOW, May 2011

UOW Administration Material
Includes any material or documentation in any format (such as policies, procedures, business plans, contracts, subject outlines, course outlines, course handouts, examination documents, funding applications, reports, promotional brochures, performance evaluation, marketing and legal services.
UOW, and not individual UOW employees, owns intellectual property rights in any Administration Material, and, with some exceptions, in most other material developed by a UOW staff member during the course of their employment at UOW.
Source: Intellectual Property Policy, Policy Directory@UOW, May 2011

External/joint resources
A teaching resource created by persons who are not UOW employees (e.g. UOW students, or someone from another organisation) or created jointly by UOW employees and persons who are not UOW employees may only be contributed to the collection if all authors or creators of the resource have agreed to the resource being shared publicly under terms of a specified Creative Commons Australia licence.

Responsibilities
Technical
A contributor is responsible for: (a) technical and editorial quality of items and resources; (b) appropriateness of content and resources; (c) licensing of the resource and adding the licence to the metadata; (e) re-assignment of item ownership if acting on behalf of another; and (f) marking resources with a Creative Commons licence. Legal A contributor must ensure that any resource contributed does not: (a) infringe the intellectual property rights (including copyright) of a third party; (b) contravene any applicable laws; (c) include defamatory material or is misleading or deceptive; or (d) include content which is indecent, obscene, vulgar, pornographic or offensive.

Licensing the work
Items cannot be saved without licensing of resources and the licence being added to metadata. Click on the ‘Steps’ link on the Share World wizard ‘Licence’ tab for further details.

Marking a resource
“... it is important to properly note the licence you have chosen so that others know what they can and can’t do with your work. No matter what the context, CC licences should be clearly cited to enable their full potential as a legal tool.”
Source: Creative Commons Australia, May 2011

File upload
Maximum file upload limit is 1 GB.
Click on the ‘File upload guidelines’ link on the Share World wizard ‘Resource’ tab for further details.
An additional Glossary is available from the ‘UOW Guides’ link on the Navigation Panel within the Resource Centre application.

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