Conference Agenda

General track 14: Open knowledge infrastructures
Thursday, 29/Jun/2017:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Kathleen Shearer, COAR - Confederation of Open Access Repositories
Location: Ballroom B
Hilton Brisbane

1:30pm - 2:00pm

The LA Referencia Software and the Brazilian Portal of Scientific Open Access Publications (oasisbr)

Washington Luís Carvalho-Segundo1, Lautaro Julián Matas2, Alberto Cabezas2, Bianca Amaro1, Gabriel Lima Gomes2

1Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), Brazil; 2Red de repositorios de accesso abierto a la ciencia (LA Referencia), Chile

After 8 years of the creation of the Brazilian Portal of Open Access Scientific Publications (oasisbr)

this system just had added a small part of brazilian contingent in terms of open access scientific documents, just 440 thousand records. In the end of 2014, the IBICT team started a project of a technological update of oasisbr, with a replacement of its harvester, metadata validator, transformer, provider and meta-searcher. That project finished in July 2015, and the result was a new website, based on a platform provided by LA Referencia. The LA Referencia software brought a smooth metadata transformation and a validation UI, and harvesting statistics. After the technological update, the number of harvested open access sources was gradually growing which have added more than 1 million and 700 thousand documents between articles, theses, dissertations and others scientific documents.

2:00pm - 2:30pm

The Repository of Textbook Research – Integrating all Open Data on Textbooks into a Middleware with Multilanguage Accessability

Ernesto William De Luca, Tim Hartung, Lena-Luise Stahn

Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Germany

The proposed presentation provides an overview of the Repository of Textbook Research, a project that aims to make all open textbook-related data, across all formats, languages and alphabets, available worldwide via a single interface. There is multiple data in various formats hosted by numerous institutions worldwide. The Georg Eckert Institute as a key institution has initiated projects leading to the creation of the Repository of Textbooks with its principles openness, usability and internationality. The main challenge the project is facing is to create a multilingual, multiaphabet and interoperable hub to all open data in the field. The presentation focuses on the project management view of the Repository showing how long term proejcts can be divided in to smaller milestones, that operate independantly and merge in the last project phase. Furthermore the presentation shows how users will benefit from the new way of gathering and presenting knowledge on textbooks and textbook research.

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Open repositories and open government: APO and the potential of policy and practice knowledge infrastructure

Amanda Lawrence

APO, Australia

Research and information for public policy and practice is produced by all sectors of society, academia, government, civil society organisations, industry and the private sector. Open democratic processes rely upon access to well-managed, curated collections. APO ( is an award-winning, curated repository of public policy and practice documents and data (grey literature) designed to support the diverse and increasingly complex publishing and information needs of researchers, practitioners, analysts and policy makers. APO is celebrating its 15th year in 2017 with an ambitious program of business, design and technical review and renewal, supported by the Australian Research Council, ANDs and various partner organisations. This presentation will explore the ways in which APO is working to improve discovery, access, analysis and management of data and documents for public policy and practice, in Australia, New Zealand and internationally. And will demonstrate how APO has expanded its scope and capabilities by creating new collections of born-digital and digitised resources, providing linked, contextual metadata for resources, actors and organisations, creating a publishing platform, distribution system and metrics to deliver and monitor impact and developing a range of new tools and functionality.