Conference Agenda

Session Overview
24x7 presentations 3: Global integration and publishing
Thursday, 29/Jun/2017:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Peter Sefton, University of Technology Sydney
Location: Queen's Ballroom
Hilton Brisbane


Repository as Swiss Army Knife, how to set up a good enough OA scholarly publishing system

Anton Angelo

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

The University of Canterbury Research Repository has become our platform of choice for scholarly publishing. In six months we created six Open Access journals using our lightweight scholarly publishing service. This talk will explain how to create a fast, cheap, publishing service that does the job.

Integrating research indicators for use in the repositories infrastructure

Drahomira Herrmannova, Petr Knoth

KMi, The Open University, United Kingdom

The current repository infrastructure, which consists of thousands of repositories, does not make an effective use of research indicators largely exploited by commercial players in the area. Research indicators, including citation counts and Mendeley reader counts, enable the development and improvement of functionality on top of the global repositories network, which has the potential to provide, for example, improved information retrieval and research analytics, including the analysis of research trends and research collaboration networks. We believe that there is a strong case for making a better use of these indicators within the repositories infrastructure to provide better functionality. In the talk we discuss the technical challenges presented by integrating research indicators into existing systems and present a solution implemented in CORE.

FutureTDM: Mining the Repository

Freyja van den boom

open knowledge international, United Kingdom

The FutureTDM project seeks to improve uptake of text and data mining (TDM) in the EU by actively engaging with stakeholders such as researchers, repositories, publishers and SMEs.

We will present the results identifying the legal, technical, economic and skill barriers and invite repository managers and other stakeholders to provide feedback on our identified barriers to help us develop best practices and guidelines how repositories can help improve the uptake of TDM by researchers

These will feed back into the next phase of the project developing guidelines that offer informed recommendations to practitioners from various disciplines, and propose solutions to overcome legal and policy barriers impeding TDM opportunities.

OpenAIRE Literature Broker Service: supporting repository managers by taking advantage of the OpenAIRE enriched information graph

Pedro Principe1, Paolo Manghi2, Natalia Manola3

1University of Minho, Portugal; 2CNR-ISTI, Italy; 3University of Athens, Greece

The OpenAIRE enriched information graph offers a great opportunity for managers of institutional repositories to improve their collections. Objects collected from data sources are aggregated, de-duplicated and enriched by inference algorithms to form the OpenAIRE Information space graph. The OpenAIRE infrastructure is in the process of realizing a Literature Broker Service, via the implementation of a subscription and notification mechanism supporting repository managers who are enhancing the content of their repositories by taking advantage of the OpenAIRE information space. The Service will allow repository managers to subscribe to (potential) "enrichment" and (potential) "addition" events occurring to the OpenAIRE information space graph with respect to the scope of their repository. The broker service will be available via a specific dashboard for OpenAIRE data providers.

An Australian and New Zealand repositories working group on maximizing interoperability

Virginia Barbour

Australasian Open Access Strategy Group

Despite Australia having a large number of repositories, which were largely set up at the same time [1] —including at every publicly funded university—there is no central coordination. A wide diversity of policies and practices have evolved in how these repositories function. This diversity is problematic, because it inhibits easy sharing and reuse of research outputs within Australia and has a profound effect on their discoverability —the most basic function of a repository—nationally and internationally.

In 2016 an Australasian Repositories working group was set up as a joint initiative between The Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) and the Research Advisory Committee of The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL). The working group includes representatives of these groups as well as of the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), and repository practitioners from Australia and New Zealand. As well as the main group a subcommittee was set up to specifically work on the technical aspects of interoperability.

The working group aimed to identify key issues of importance to the functioning and interoperability of repositories in Australasia, to collect information on costs, to identify specific issues relating to interoperability and to make recommendations to maximize interoperability national and internationally.  

Developing human and machine readable IR metadata

Leila Belle Sterman

Montana State University, United States of America

In many repositories, subject terms are applied to items based on traditional cataloging practices, describing the item as specifically as possible. As a result, many digital collections are cluttered with thousands of Library of Congress Subject Heading terms or like controlled vocabularies. The granularity of these terms is useful for cataloging specific items, but fails to aggregate content into categories that aid browse, or semantic understanding of a collection. Subjects become less useful as a digital tool for discovery when there is a single item attached to each term. The application of such granular metadata constitutes a great deal of the time spent preparing objects for the repository. Especially for our ETDs that arrive in large batches this bottleneck in the workflow is inefficient and frustrating for authors. This presentation outlines the process to develop and apply a controlled vocabulary that may help both humans and indexing bots make sense of the varied content in one Institutional Repository, expedite the metadata application process, and provide browsable, indexed content that will be easily found and consumed.

Creating an open linked data model for Research Graph using VIVO Ontology

Michael Conlon1, Amir Aryani2

1Duraspace, United States of America; 2Australian National University

Research Graph is an open collaborative project that builds the capability for connecting researchers, publications, research grants and research datasets (data in research). VIVO is an open source, semantic web platform and a set of ontologies for representing scholarship. To provide interoperability between Research Graph data and VIVO systems we modelled the Research Graph metamodel using the VIVO Integrated Semantic Framework. To evaluate the mapping, we used the model to connect figshare RDF records to data collections in Research Data Australia using Research Graph API. In addition, we are working toward loading Research Graph data into a VIVO instance. VIVO provides a search capability, and pages for first class entities in the Research Graph model -- researcher, dataset, grant, and publication. The result provides a visualisation solution for co-authors, co-funding, timeline, and a capability map for finding expertise related to concepts of interest. The resulting linked open data will be made freely available and can be used in other tools for additional discovery.

Digital Assets Management using Archonnex@ICPSR

Harshakumar Ummerpillai, Thomas Murphy, Matthew Richardson

ICPSR, United States of America

ICPSR recently made its first public release of new digital assets management platform, Archonnex@ICPSR. We will showcase the new software features and share some of the underpinning technologies with the larger community. This release primarily included OpenICPSR, a self-publication repository software that is freely available to public and aims to support open repositories and data sharing practices. Presentation will highlight the new features like, feature rich workspace, collaboration tools, improved versioning, data encryption, integrated business process modelling and workflow. We will highlight the open source technology stack and message based integration of various software/tools into the system including integration with external research data management systems like SEAD. We are hoping to share ideas and insights that can help institutions looking into building new digital assets management systems based on Fedora Repository V4.X software. Some of the technology integration highlights are virus scanning with ClamAV & Sophos, usage of forensic tool Bulk_extractor, custom built SPSS Analyzer & Variable extraction, and Format Identification for Digital Objects (FIDO) usage. This platform is based on industry standards for archival systems (OAIS - Open Archival Information System), W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and Web 2.0.

Do we need an Australia PubMed Central (PMC)?

Lisa Marie Kruesi1, Hero Macdonald2

1Monash University, Australia; 2University of Melbourne

How could an Australia PubMed Central (PMC) open repository contribute to the Australian health and medical research sector? Do Australian health and medical researchers, repository managers and health librarians perceive a need for an Australia PMC? Using Alper and Haynes’ (2016) evidence-based health care pyramid model of five hierarchical levels of access to clinical evidence as its theoretical model, this presentation will report on a research project undertaken to examine the perceptions of Australian open access leaders, medical researchers, repository managers and health sciences librarians on the value and viability of an Australian PMC. The report will summarise key points made by Australian research communities on their perceived need to establish and develop a PMC node and the potential value of such a development. The findings suggest that an Australian PMC would enhance evidence-based practice in Australia, and also make an important contribution to preservation of Australian health and medical research. Translational medicine is another likely benefit of an Australia PMC based on the integration of open biomedical data and open science.

Analysis of the organizational infrastructure of trustworthy digital repositories in Brazil

Laura Vilela Rodrigues Rezende1, Sonia Aguiar Cruz-Riascos2, Daniela Francescutti Martins Hott3

1Federal University of Goias, Brazil; 2Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil; 3Brazilian Chamber of Deputies

In the last few years, Brazil has seen the implantation of digital repositories, which have been conducted in isolation, without action at the national level that would provide them with the best practices, standards, guidelines and recommendations. This paper aims to present a panorama of Brazilian initiatives by surveying modeling and implementation guidelines for digital repositories in universities and research institutions, considering quality standards and reliability. The investigation is guided by an international parameter: ISO 16363, considered a reference in recommendations for audit and evaluation of trusted digital repositories. This is an exploratory, descriptive, qualitative approach that uses the category “Organizational Infrastructure“ of the standard related to management, processes, policies and human resources. As a result, the research presents an analysis of the evaluation of aforementioned digital repositories, observing, above all, the organizational scope under the following criteria: governance and organizational viability, organizational structure and staffing, procedural accountability and preservation policy framework, financial sustainability, contracts, licenses and responsibilities. The research presents the Brazilian trustworthy digital repositories scenario, thus contributing for the leverage of information services provided by the libraries that have these digital repositories, in addition to producing Brazilian scientific information on the subject.