About Content Repository

Content Repository is a tool that allows digital storage of didactic materials and creation of new materials based on existing components. The tool was developed to solve the problem of electronic storage of large amounts of resources. Content Repository is a piece of software working in WWW environment. It is designed to create content repositories in SCORM standard (version 1.2 and 2004). It can be used to create monographic or multi-topic repositories. Content Repository has a flexible system of rights to determine user entitlement so as to reflect the specificity of a repository under construction and of organizational conditions of an organization that maintains this repository. Thus it is possible to restrict resource access only to logged-in users or to grant the right to publish contents exclusively to author.

A basic function of Content Repository is to create new structures of knowledge based on existing components. The system enables this in an approach that is analogous to editing, in which editor selects interesting and relevant contents. In Content Repository this activity consists of finding materials in the system and incorporating them into existing structures. This tool allows for processing only those components that have been earmarked by the author as didactically useful. This is done in the tool by ascribing a didactic interpretation to the component and by creating an artifact called Processable Unit (PU).

Content Repository tool was created at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. Software is distributed under the BSD license.