AdmInfo: Administrative Information project

[Folder icon] AdmInfo Papers
[Document icon] Project Proposal: Student Record Data Warehouse [Ray Burnley, 18-Jun-2003]
[Document icon] Data Warehouse Technical Options Draft [Ray Burnley, 20-May-2003]
[Document icon] Data Warehouse Project (2) Notes of Meeting 14 May 2003 [Sue Milward, 19-May-2003]
[Document icon] Key Information for School Webmasters [Ray Burnley, 13-Feb-2003]
[Document icon] Student Records Data Warehouse Project Notes [Sue Milward, 28-Mar-2003]

[Folder icon] Specific "applications" roadmap [as none are so far developed]
[Document icon] Module "template" webpages [á-la SHiPSS]
[Document icon] Maths datafeed
[Document icon] Student Module/Programme Feedback [SHiPSS]
[Document icon] Teaching/Tutorial Group Timetables [ex-SAM3 Schools]

[Folder icon] Development Resource Links
[Document icon] XML -- W3C Recommendation
[Document icon] <?xmlhack?> developer news from the XML community
[Document icon] Apache XML Project
[Document icon] XML Schemas: Best Practices
[Document icon] XSL Formatting Objects from XML Bible
[Document icon] Oracle's XML Center
[Document icon] Cover Pages markup language technologies watch
[Document icon] Markup Languages for Names and Addresses
[Document icon] IMS XML Bindings and DTDs from IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc.

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Updated: 30-May-2003
Author: R.D.Burnley

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The AdmInfo project has been constituted to provide data feeds from the University's administrative IT systems to School-based IT systems and web-pages. This project fulfills an interim need for Schools with specific requirements which can't, at present, be provided within SITS. It is expected that future developments with SITS and eVision will obviate the need for this project in it's present form

At this juncture data will be extracted mainly from SITS and minimal data from the Personel system. The project can be envisaged as a "data warehouse" system for the University's administrative data. The data will be "read-only" and probably refreshed on a nightly basis.

The core "technology" would be, I hope, an XML data dump with XSLT transforms of the data for the specific client applications. Transforms can be developed to present the data as: comma-seperated value records; HTML (web) pages; and even Adobe Acrobat reports! A couple of links to introductions to XML: