Yesterday, I posted to the JISCPress mailing list about our use of semantic technologies. It’s a useful summary of where we are. I spoke to Leigh at Talis today and he thinks it’s a good approach with many potential benefits. He’s giving us access to the Talis Connected Commons platform. http://groups.google.com/group/jiscpress/browse_thread/thread/d2e69455c72f724a
#jiscri #talis Alex has checked in his WPMU Triplify script to Google Code. http://j.mp/78ywC This creates Linked Data RDF triples (or JSON) directly from the WPMU MySQL database. I wrote about this a while back: http://j.mp/2zXiR Our next step is to automate the upload of the RDF to Talis Connected Commons for use through their API: http://n2.talis.com/wiki/Platform_API The idea is that if the JISCPress platform was populated with hundreds/thousands of documents, each of these documents could become Linked Data (http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/LinkedData.html). The content would be stored on the JISCPress platform but the RDF triples, pushed nightly to Talis.
Upgraded jiscpress.org to WPMU 2.8.3
Here’s an interesting and relevant case study of the use of WordPress Multi-User as a CMS for a non-profit company. They list benefits such as lower development costs, consistency across sites, flexibility, quick to design, easy to use and increases participation, both by content creators and the public through the use of social features.
I have just upgraded http://jiscpress.org to WPMU 2.8.1 (final)
I’ve just upgraded jiscpress.org to WPMU 2.8.1 beta. It’s plenty stable enough to develop from and uses a new widget framework, among other changes. It’s sync’d with WP 2.8.1 and you can read about changes in WP 2.8 here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.8 It’s likely that v2.8.x will be around for most if not all of the JISCPress project but we should keep an eye on v2.9 development to ensure that JISCPress remains compatible with changes in core. http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.9