JorumOpen - customising DSpace for a national repository of Open Educational Resources

  • Ryan Hargreaves
  • Gareth Waller
  • Christine Rees
  • Laura Shaw
Keywords: OR2010, Learning Resources, Library and information sciences, DDC: 020


Jorum, a JISC-funded service in development begun in 2002, has been committed to collecting and sharing learning and teaching materials within the UK Further and Higher Education community. With the growing interest in and increase in "open" content, Jorum released a new option in January 2010 - JorumOpen, which provides a focus to find nationally hosted learning materials developed by the UK Further and Higher Education sector. JorumOpen allows any user, from any country, free and unrestricted access to learning materials licensed under a Creative Commons licence. The central component of JorumOpen is an open source digital repository based on a modified version of DSpace 1.5.2.