The FAILTE project is building a database of engineering, web based learning and teaching resources. FAILTE is building on previous work by three United Kingdom Higher Education projects within the engineering subject area. These are EEVL, LTSN Engineering and EASEIT-Eng. The database is intended to be used by academics and will be searchable online, via a World Wide Web interface, accessible from the EEVL and LTSN Engineering web sites.
This document begins with a description of how a resource is selected for inclusion in the FAILTE database. Guidelines for completing a record are then presented.
The record fields are based upon a metadata set, which was compiled through comparison of Dublin Core metadata (http://purl.oclc.org/dc), IMS metadata (http://www.imsproject.org), and EEVL database fields. The metadata set was first described in the Draft guidelines document, which formed the basis of this version.
In the guidelines below, instructions for completing a FAILTE database record are presented field by field. The database fields are described in the order in which they appear in the draft database.