What was the project about?

The Total Recal project developed ?My Calendar?, a new space-time service for university staff and students. Work was undertaken by Alex Bilbie and Nick Jackson in the ICT Online Services team and Joss Winn in the Centre for Educational Research and Development.

Why did we undertake the project?

The work undertaken by the Total Recal project will improve the student experience by providing end-users with a cutting-edge, centrally supported calendaring service driven by existing aggregate services at the University of Lincoln. The plugins, full documentation and further libraries and code examples for the service will be offered to the JISC community for use by their own institutions.

What did the project achieve?

Building on Student as Producer, a university-wide initiative to improve collaborative, undergraduate research, this student-driven project discussed, documented and developed API plugins for a number of common corporate applications in the HE sector. The plugins expose space-time data in an open, standardised format that can then be queried and aggregated by a student-centred calendaring service: My Calendar.

When did the project take place?

August 2010 to February 2011.

What did the project cost?

Total project cost: £35,345.30. Funding received: £28,274.24.

Where can I find more information?

Project website

My Calendar website