The University of Southampton

Patrick Mcsweeney


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I did my undergrad at Southampton. Worked with Les Carr on my final project and ended up as a research assistent after I graduated. I worked for a variety of people including David Millard and Les Carr. I have developed the EdShare plugin suite for EPrints. I am responsible for 4500 (jul 2010)open educational resources and growing across the various EdShare installations which I manage . These resource are spread across,,, and Im also interested in other developments I can add to EPrints including research data management, readinglist managerment and linked data functionality. I have done a number of projects with Hugh Glaser and Ian Millard designing and building tools for creating and curating linked data sets. I worked on the co-reference editor and generic parsing tool for converting high volume xml structures into RDF and other linked data formats. More recently I have started working on havesting news to create Personalised Academic News Feeds.




BSc Computer Science First Class Hons

Conferences attended

Open Repositories 2008

Repository Fringe 2008

Open Repositories 2009

Repository Fringe 2009

Hypertext 2010

Open Repositories 2010

Open Repositories 2011

Web Science 2011


Milllard, David E., Davis, Hugh C., Howard, Yvonne, McSweeney, Patrick, Yorke, Chris and Solheim, Heidi (2011) Towards an institutional PLE. At Perosnalised Learning Environment Conference 2011 Perosnalised Learning Environment Conference 2011, United Kingdom. 11 - 13 Jul 2011. 14 pp.

Millard, David, Howard, Yvonne, McSweeney, Patrick, Borthwick, Kate, Arrebola, Miguel and Watson, Julie (2009) The Language Box: Re-imagining Teaching and Learning Repositories. At International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Latvia. 14 - 18 Jul 2009.

McSweeney, Patrick (2009) Language Box: Every Day Learning Objects in EPrints. At Open Repositories 2009 Open Repositories 2009, Georgia.

Millard, David, Howard, Yvonne, McSweeney, Patrick, Arrebola, Miguel, Borthwick, Kate and Varella, Stavroula (2009) Phantom tasks and invisible rubric: The challenges of remixing learning objects in the wild. Cress, U., Dimitrova, V. and Specht, M. (eds.) In Learning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines. EC-TEL 2009. vol. 5794, Springer.. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04636-0_14).

Millard, David E., Davis, Hugh C., Howard, Yvonne, McSweeney, Patrick, Francois, Sebastien, Morris, Debra, Ramsden, Marcus and White, Su (2010) MePrints: Building User Centred Repositories. At 5th International Conference on Open Repositories 5th International Conference on Open Repositories, Spain. 06 - 09 Jul 2010.

McSweeney, Patrick, Borthwick, Kate, Hargood, Charlie, Millard, David and Howard, Yvonne (2011) The Mechanisms and Impact of Encouraging Community Engagement in Teaching Repositories. At Open Repositories 2011 Open Repositories 2011. (Submitted)

McSweeney, Patrick, Prince, Rikki, Hargood, Charlie, Millard, David and Carr, Les (2011) Aggregated Erevnametrics: bringing together alt-metrics through Research Objects. At Alt Metrics Workshop 2011 Alt Metrics Workshop 2011. (Submitted)

Millard, David, Davis, Hugh, Howard, Yvonne, McSweeney, Patrick, Morris, Debra, Solheim, Heidi and Yorke, Chris (2011) Towards an Institutional PLE. At The PLE Conference 2011 The PLE Conference 2011, United Kingdom. 11 - 13 Jul 2011.

Millard, David E., Borthwick, Kate, Howard, Yvonne, McSweeney, Patrick and Hargood, Charlie (2013) The HumBox: changing educational practice around a learning resource repository. Computers & Education, 69, 287-302.

Field, Adam and McSweeney, Patrick (2014) Micro data repositories: increasing the value of research on the web. At Open Repositories 2014 Open Repositories 2014, Finland. 09 - 13 Jun 2014.


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