[Olpc-open] Question for Sameer about Moodle and repository software (library)

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Dec 8 13:51:33 EST 2007

Bryan Berry wrote:
> Sameer, 
> I am setting up the LMS and e-library for Nepal's pilot of OLPC.
> I have been playing around w/ Moodle and have been quite annoyed to find
> that it doesn't have a built-in or standard repository server. All
> resources are specific to a particular course and it seems hard to share
> them across courses.
> What is SF State using for its repository?
> What are you using for your repository server. I have been looking at
> fedora (not the linux distro) and been quite impressed www.fedora.info
> appreciate your comments.
> Bryan W. Berry
> Open Learning Exchange Nepal, www.olenepal.org
Hi Bryan,

We have a similar problem with the lack of a good repository structure
within Moodle. We have a project (currently internal to SF State) called
DIVA (http://diva.sfsu.edu/). There are plans to release DIVA under an
open source license in the near future. Some of our courses have large
media files and reusability would be a great feature to have for such
situations. In general though, the current Moodle install has a MySQL db
of about 6+ GB and content files adding up to 200+ GB. Storage wise,
that's not much. Availability wise though, it becomes a management problem.

I am copying Andrew Roderick, the project manager for DIVA in case you
have any specific questions.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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