We have developed a curriculum portal as a MIMIR application. It's called the Mimir Insight Reading List (MIRL). The application helps users (eg the academic publishers) to get a full overview of the curriculum at the various universities and colleges. The application contains information about the individual book and the individual course.
MIRL gives the user the opportunity to create the reports that are most interesting. Since MIRL is based on "live" data, the user can follow developments within their disciplines or for specially selected syllabus elements. As an editor, you can see which syllabi "your" book is registred on. MIRL also has a lot of key data that makes it possible to find interesting new projects
Functionality in MIRL
MIRL has tables with many filtering options and advanced search functionality. In some reports it is useful to present key figures for a quick overview. Which study programs have the most students in this selection? Which publishers are best represented? Which individual topics are most important to work on to get "my" book on the syllabus list?
In the table you can then delve into the details. Which books have the various universities and colleges put up on the syllabus in the various subjects? Which books are most used?
Two important things for us when we build MIMIR applications, such as MIRL, is that the customer should get as true a picture as possible of what he or she is interested in. In MIRL, this has e.g. made us rely on live data. If there is a change in a syllabus in the higher education sector, MIRL is updated in the same second. At the same time, the information must provide good process support. We have continuous development iterations with the publishers to ensure that we provide the information they need, in such a simple way that it provides an actual value. It sounds simple, but it requires close cooperation and a deep understanding of customers' everyday work and processes. And, one can not be afraid to try and fail. Only then will you find the right way to do it.