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PINEAPPLE Newsletter #2

The PINEAPPLE team are pleased to announce our second newsletter covering our progress up to February 2010. It can be viewed here.

Next steps

The team is proposing to undertake the following activities:

Analyse RefWorks folder structure, workflows and architecture
Start investigation of EZproxy
Finalise selection of courses and user groups
Continue with user requirements investigation
Investigate how RefWorks will interact with the Structured Authoring system and how this will work with the VLE
Run a follow-up to the first Learning and Teaching Librarians’ workshop – this will take place on 6th July with all L&T Librarians.

The story so far…

The project began in November 2008 and is scheduled to run until the end of February 2010. The project team based at The Open University has now been recruited, with the final member of the team joining at the beginning of June. The project plan has been finalised and approved and the project schedule created.
In terms of activity, the project team has been gathering information and analysing systems and processes relevant to TELSTAR. We are currently identifying courses and users who will be able to participate in testing the system prototype and we has recently designed walk-through models of what TELSTAR would potentially look like – these have been based on the scenario outlined in the business case – to help us to demonstrate to stakeholders what we are aiming to do and enable us to generate feedback

Breaking news…

 The TELSTAR team will be meeting with two representatives from RefWorks on Thursday 4th June. Senior Manager of Client Services, Stephanie Faulkner and Diane Hoffman will be visiting the Library. The aim of the meeting is to discuss current progress on the project and present the walk-throughs of the system.



 The aim of this page is to provide regular updates on developments relating to the JISC-funded TELSTAR project being run by The Open University Library and Learning and Teaching Solutions, in collaboration with RefWorks COS.

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