APS Updates

AX-S Widget – update

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The OU sample data has now been updated from XCRI-CAP 1.1 to XCRI-CAP 1.2 and the courses classified with JACS codes.  This was achieved primarily through use of Altova Mapforce although there was some data manipulation which required manual processes and use of scripts.

We have taken the decision to use JACS 3 as this is set to be the new standard after this year.  The courses were previously classified using LDCS codes and this provided an interesting comparison of the two classification systems.  The two systems have been developed with very different structures, and each provide their own challenges when trying to apply them to real courses.

Updating to JACS 3 has also meant that the thesaurus, which is the basis for our functionality, has needed to be updated and this is almost complete.  It has also given us the opportunity to go through methodically and ensure that the thesaurus covers all areas covered by the coding system.

Next steps:

  • Finish updating the thesaurus to JACS 3
  • Begin first major iteration of development

Written by jennifermdenton

September 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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