What is CaPRéT?
and students cut and paste text from OER sites all the time--usually
that's where the story ends. The OER site doesn't know what text was
cut, nor how it might be used. Enter CaPRéT--Cut and Paste Reuse
Tracking. OER sites that are CaPRéT-enabled can now better understand
how their content is being used.
When a user cuts and pastes text from a CaPRéT-enabled site:
user gets the text as originally cut, and if their application supports
it the pasted text will also automatically include attribution and
- The OER site can also track what text was cut, allowing them to better understand how users are using their site.
to find and parse embedded license information. So if there’s license
info that we can parse, and you paste the text into a destination that
supports the rewritten clipboard, we’ll display attribution and license
The alpha has the basics working, but it *is* an alpha release so not everything’s perfect.
We need your help to:
- Test it out, does what you expect?
- Paste text from CaPRéT enabled sites into a variety of locations, does it work the way you think it should?
- Suggest additional features or customizations of the attribution and license display.
There's a demo at http://capret.mitoeit.org/demo.html.
But to demonstrate how easy it is to use, I took the CaPRéT code
snippet and inserted it on my personal blog. So if we’ve done our work
right, it should just work (to be fair I tried this after Justin at
Tatemae said he had the CaPRéT site up).