New version of Sakai course management software in planning phase

Fondren Library, Rice University, has been actively increasing our participation in our activities in Sakai at Rice. In the Spring, we tested out a "librarian role" to mixed success.

Earlier this week, we participated in a planning meeting with Sakai developers. Along with librarians from other institutions, and programmers, the design phase is underway!

This is an exciting time for Sakai–planning, testing, and "persona"
development will lead to a complete overall of Sakai.

It will incorporate a ton of Web.0 tools, including the ability of
students to post comments on articles, and will allow faculty, while
"surfing" the literature, to bookmark an article and easily add it in to
the Sakai site without uploading the file.

Fondren Library is actively participating  in the Sakai planning process. I encourage you to be a part of the process!

One of the core design principle books being used is: About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design by by Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann and Dave Cronin. At Rice, I have added this to our Safari bookshelf.

The demo for Sakai 3 is at:

A white paper is located at:;jsessionid=E3DB09CD1CAA97E8BEC35A8A68BCCC12

About effervescentlibrarian

UX Librarian at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
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