APMS – Closer Still

Since my last post there has been a lot of working making final tweaks and fixing bugs that were found during testing. We already did a ‘technical’ launch of APMS which means we are now populating programme information directly into the live system.  We’re now getting ready for the full launch of the system to the rest of the University, which will take place in a few weeks.

All of the programme information needed to produce Diploma Supplements for this year’s graduates is now in the system, and work will be continuing for some time to enter all of the other information about remaining programmes. Temporary staff that were helping with that task are now concentrating on entering all of the current marketing information about our programmes. That marketing information will then be output in the form of an XCRI-CAP feed to replace the current one on our public website, and XML and PDF files that will feed the programme pages.

Worktribe have done the work to take reading lists in real time from our new reading list system (Talis Aspire) and released it to us for testing on our test system. Depending on how things work out, this could either go in the live system before we fully launch or slightly afterwards.

Worktribe has also now provided access to the APIs on the test system, which give programmatic read access to the information stored in APMS. For ON Course, this means we can start to look at using live data from APMS to feed outputs from ON Course.

Photo by Steven Depolo, available under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

We are doing a final push to get all the outstanding items finished, and then we’ll be ready to hit the metaphorical launch button (if only the button really existed like that!). I am on holiday for 2-weeks shortly, so the launch should happen very soon after I’m back.