ICE-Theorem was a joint project between the University of Cambridge (UC) and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) funded by the JISC.
At USQ, there was a team involved in this work: Oliver Lucido, Ron Ward, Linda Octalina, Bronwyn Chandler and Duncan Dickinson all assisted in programming and project management.
At Cambridge, Nick Day was the main man, with support from Joe Townsend.
Is it applicable? Is it useful?
What are the different ways of using ORE?
How do SWORD and ORE combine?
ORE as a manifest (with resource included)
ORE as a shopping list (target orders all the resources)
this is what we implemented
ORE as a recipe (tells you how, but you don't have to get the resources)
Interoperability for easier integration.
The distributed IR “It's a state of mind”
Promoting embargo of sensitive chapters might accelerate publication of the remainder of the thesis.
How can embargo metadata be passed between systems? When should it be created? Where and how should it be stored? How can candidates be tracked once they've graduated.
Open source code – available from USQ.
A demonstration virtual machine with the project's outcomes on it for download (7GB) In VirtualBox VDI format (can be converted to use with VmWare)
And ICE can extract the metadata:
Allows description of aggregate objects like theses.
Can specify the relationship between two renditions of the same thing, such as HTML and PDF for a chapter.
Can include external things like data files as part of an object.
(Currently repositories such as ePrints and DSpace do not do this at all well, content models for repository items are usually implicit.)
ICE-TheOREM has followed existing academic workflows
Embargo administered by the student's OpenId
Provides a proof-of-concept for true born digital web-eThese
Small scale trials with PhD candidates happening at USQ now
Conversion of recent theses into ICE at USQ now underway
Finish daily 'pull' of non-embargoed material from thesis repository to IR (work was started but not finished).
ATOM or ORE to show changes to embargo status
Dynamic building of Thesis PDF files omitting embargoed chapters.
SWORD + ORE as manifest with resources included.
Work on managing thesis examination process with possible online submission of reports (at USQ OJS has been used for this in the Maths and computing department).
OAI-ORE + SWORD gives us part of the puzzle but agreed content models for theses, journals etc are still needed.
Investment is required in the Graduate Studies repository and its workflows.
Solutions needed for allowing repositories to optionally provide added-value services (like 3d molecules) while degrading gracefully.