Below is a handful of case studies from the early days of XCRI-CAP. These case studies look at the technical, procedural and political issues faced when implementing the standard, which remain as relevant now as they were then.
University of Bradford: Initiated via the West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network, the University of Bradford's case study investigates the challenges of starting out on an XCRI-CAP implementation project.
Bolton University: Creation of a new XCRI-CAP enabled database so that schools could directly enter their own marketing information with appropriate authentication and structures, while the Marketing team retained overall control. This was a 'start to finish' XCRI-CAP implementation.
Leeds Trinity University College: Initiated via the West Yorkshire Lifelong Learning Network, Leeds Trinity University College completed a bespoke XCRI-CAP based development to ensure the internal team had control over the structure and content of the system and were able to develop in line with the institutional needs and strategy.
New College Nottingham: Designing the new course management system around XCRI-CAP structures and vocabularies improved both the structure of the underlying database as well as the accessibility of course information from the website.
Open University: The University has worked extensively with XCRI-CAP. The outputs are used by a number of aggregators via a range of bespoke transformations. The OU case studies cover policy, management and technical aspects of the work.
While the case studies have not been written to a pre-specified template, the authors had been asked to include the following material:
The type, nature, size of the organisation
Current or previous systems and processes
Problems or issues with previous systems or processes, data quality, information or content management strategy
Key issues the organisation wished to address
Drivers for change
How the organisation found out about XCRI-CAP
How relevant decision-makers were found and influenced
How decisions were made
Perspectives from different parts of the institution
Who was involved in implementation
What problems there were, and how they were overcome
Older Case Studies
The following pages contain case studies or links to live feeds from those who have already worked with and/or implemented XCRI-CAP.