What does the OKhub.org do? What does this look like in practice?
Our first case study shows how the international development research portal Eldis uses the OKhub.org to source content for it’s own services. Eldis uses the OKhub.org Content Explorer where it can find newly updated research documents in one place rather than searching on lots of different websites and research portals.
1. A research item is published on the ELLA web portal. They contribute to the OKhub.org via a feed that automatically updates and adds new content to the OKhub.org.
3. The research item is identified by the Eldis editorial team and a copy of the item is added to the Eldis database – Eldis editors also add additional keywords, add their own taxonomic references and write their own abstract of the research item. This is then displayed on the Eldis website, with accreditation that it was sourced from ELLA via the OKhub.org
This is an excellent example of how the OKhub.org can make finding new content easier. It also illustrates that, as both a consumer and a contributor, the content gets enhanced and improved.