Resources for content creators

This page contains the forms, checklists and links to other material that we used during the commissioning phase of the project. Some of the organisations participating in the project have gone on to use these when creating other resources outside the project itself. They are available for use by anyone creating open learning content. Forms and checklists are in Word; guides and other documents are PDFs.


EDITORIAL AND PUBLISHING PROCESS AND FORMS
Here are the editorial and support guidelines (PDF) and the advice we gave to the project participants. There were three stages to the publishing process:

  1. Internal sign-off
    Once the content has been tested, proof-read and the key areas (metadata, rights, accessibility, production values) are signed off.
    Use the publishing checklist (Word doc) and Jorum metadata guide and form as you go along, to ensure you cover everything. The metadata guide (PDF) and form (Word doc) reflect the screens you will see when you come to upload the signed-off content. Use the accessibility checklist (Word doc) and other documents below to help you during the content-creation process. And get in touch with your mentor for any clarification.
  2. Quality assurance by the mentor
    Once you have completed the publishing checklist and Jorum metadata form.
    Allow your mentor access to your content and submit the forms, allowing plenty of time.
  3. Final go-ahead to upload the content to Jorum

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The Jisc logo and the tag “In partnership with Jisc” was required on the credits pages of all commissioned content on the credits page. The usage guidelines (PDF) were provided to the commissioned organisations and mentors were on hand to provide further advice.

MANDATORY FORMS

CHECKLISTS AND OTHER TEMPLATES


RIGHTS AND LICENSING
Jason Miles-Campbell’s Jisc Legal presentation about Creative Commons from the November briefing is available on slideshare:

Jisc Legal copyright presentation

This presentation itself is CC BY, and downloadable, and so can be shared as you see fit.

Jisc’s legal experts can be contacted via the Customer Contact Centre customerservices@jisc.ac.uk

 

 


METADATA AND DISCOVERABILITY

Screenshot 2015-01-05 11.20.17Here’s Siobhán Burke’s presentation on how to upload content to Jorum. The content commissioned by the project needed to be signed off by the Jisc team prior to publication on Jorum. This presentation shows how easy it is, but the project participants agreed that creating metadata and the resource description should not be rushed.


CONTENT-CREATION PROCESS AND PRODUCTION VALUES
The Jisc website, in particular Jisc Digital Media, has a wealth of information to help with content creation. For example, the guide to planning your video production.


LINKS TO OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTATION

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