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Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK)

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  1. Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK) Internet 2, Medical Middleware October 15, 2003 David A. Damassa Chair, TUSK Steering Committee Dean for information Technology

  2. What is TUSK? • Database-driven information and knowledge management system • Open-source tools & open standards • Supports integrated curricula of the Medical, Dental and Veterinary Schools • In full production for more than 5 years • 170,000 log-ins and 3 million content hits during the ’02-’03 academic year • Projected doubling in use for ’03-’04

  3. Course Information Search and Indexing UMLS, Full text, etc. Curricular Support Schedules Quizzes Evaluations Discussion Groups Personal Folders with annotation of objects Content Storage and Delivery XML, HTML Steaming Video and Audio ManagementTools Content Upload XML authoring UMLS keyword link Admin. System Interfaces Selected Features of TUSK

  4. Usage of TUSK by Class Year

  5. Development Goals for TUSK • Adopt standards to facilitate content sharing and the management of content access • Shibboleth (Internet2/MACE) • Intellectual property rights management systems • Development of interfaces to digital resources • Digital libraries (FEDORA, etc.) • Medical content repositories (HEAL, etc.) • Electronic publishers   • Incorporation of concept mapping & instructional design features

  6. TUSK installations at Tufts and NY Medical College

  7. TUSK Susan Albright Mike Kruckenberg Tarik Alkasab John Hammond (NYMC) Martin Glassman (NYMC) University & Fedora Saul Tannenbaum David Kahle Greg Colati Bob Chavez Anoop Kumar Nikolai Schwertner Shibboleth Planning Team

  8. Immediate Next Steps • TUSK as Shib origin • NYMC as Shib target (after AD 2003 upgrade?) • Fedora as Shib Target with release of version 2.0