With the Ryerson DSpace instance up and running, the Ryerson CCS Applications Services team is now working in close collaboration with the BCcampus to assist them in their migration from the proprietary Equella system (the SOLAR website) to DSpace, the open source repository solution.
This joint effort will allow the Ryerson working group to collect experience and hands-on experience, and support the BCcampus team in their efforts. This exercise will also allow the team to learn more about the Open Textbook application (available on GitHub) aka “The Brad App” and its work with DSpace.
BCcampus just started the migration process away from Equella about a month ago (May 2017). The Ryerson Library team will be supporting the CCS infrastructure team in its work to determine the DSpace schema, based on a discussion with Ryerson Library of the key metadata standards.
This cross-functional team has some great talent and resources to bring to bear on this project. They are confident that this work can really elevate innovation in the Open Education Resources (OER) thanks to the collaboration with BCcampus. All of the work and effort on this project will be shared out with the open community.