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Building Online Exhibitions and Expert Forums Advanced Topics training module

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12-13 April 2007

  • Collection of users’ requirements
  • Creating a content model
    • defining a new content model vs. adapting an existing one
    • general considerations in building a content model
    • defining the model in XML Schema
    • translating the model to JCR syntax
    • importing the model
  • Creating a presentation template
    • Elements of a presentation template
    • reusing existing presentation templates (aggregation)
    • defining a new presentation template
    • saving presentation templates
  • Using mapping rules
    • Introduction to concepts
    • Using existing mapping rules
    • How to write a mapping rule
    • editing the generated text
  • Creating evaluation schemes
    • elements of evaluation schema
    • defining a new evaluation schema
  • Connecting to your existing Content Management System
    • Introduction to OAI PMH
    • Configuring the OAI PMH server
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Content: This course will teach the participants to write their own content models, presentation templates, and evaluation schemes for online exhibitions and expert forums, to write mapping rules that extract text (e.g. figure captions) from metadata, and to set up an OAI server for their content management system.


Partner Responsible: ONB
Partners Involved: ONB, ARC
Duration: 2 days
Registration fee: free
Location: Vienna (A), Austrian National Library
Didactic methodologies: Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on sessions with realistic examples
Editions foreseen: one
Target audience: General BRICKS Community member users; curators of museums, libraries, archives, etc.
Trainees expected pre-knowledge: Previous attendance of either the "Building Online Exhibitions with the Living Memory Online Exhibition Tool" module or of "Building Expert Forums with the Living Memory Expert Forum Tool"; experience in working with XML, XHTML knowledge helpful.
Training material offered: slides
Maximum number of trainees: 10

For further information on this module, please contact: Max Kaiser
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