About RUcore: What Will RUcore Include?
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will provide a permanent, open-access digital archive for the information resources originating at Rutgers University. It will include:
- primary source materials (photographs, data sets, digital video and audio, preprints, technical reports, grant reports, etc.)
- Theses and dissertations created at Rutgers University
- Significant special collections from Rutgers University Libraries, including New Jerseyana, materials from the Institute of Jazz Studies, labor collections, and the papers of significant statesmen and politicians from New Jersey.
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In addition to collections, over the next two years, RUcore
will provide web-based tools that are easy and intuitive to employ, including:
- A web-based digital workflow management system to allow faculty to add resources to RUcore and to customize metadata for indexing the resources.
- A script and indexing page to allow any project to easily add collection searching to a project website, so that project resources housed in RUcore can be searched and displayed from the project website.
- A web archiving toolkit, which will periodically create snapshots of websites, maintaining the website's hierarchical structure, according to a timetable established by the website owner, to provide an historical "audit trail" for the website.
- An Open Archives Initiative (OAI) facility to support sharing resources with other initiatives via harvesting from RUcore.
- An e-journal platform for creating, managing and publishing e-journals.
- Integration with Sakai, for pulling RUcore resources into Sakai courses.
- A SCORM-compliant course management system to create courses and educational resources that can be exported to any SCORM-compliant course management system (WebCT, Blackboard, etc.)
- A concept map utility for clustering RUcore resources into personal collections, based on concept maps.