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GT03: Improving Access & Reuse through Infrastructure
Tuesday, 05/Jun/2018:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Adam Field, Jisc
Location: Ballroom C

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11:00am - 11:30am

Asclepias: An infrastructure project to improve software citation in astronomy

August Muench1, Alberto Accomazzi2, Lars Holm Nielsen3, Sergi Blanco-Cuaresma2, Edwin A. Henneken2, Alexandros Ioannidis3, Krzysztof Nowak3, Jose Benito Gonzalez Lopez3, Julie Steffen1

1American Astronomical Society; 2Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; 3CERN, Switzerland

Our goal is to promote scientific software into an identifiable, citable, and preservable object. We are focusing on the needs of two of the most important roles researchers play in the scholarly ecosystem: authors of scholarly manuscripts and developers of scientific software. We are building a technical framework and promoting a set of social practices that will help to manage some of the problems associated with software citations, which include software versions, release specific authorship, synonymous object identifiers, and best practices for journal references markup.

11:30am - 12:00pm

Positioning a repository as campus research infrastructure

Thomas Morrell

Caltech, United States of America

Researchers want to build innovative tools and web resources that showcase their work. However, the variability of researcher created web sites and data storage systems makes it very difficult for institutions to preserve and maintain these important data resources. Institutional repositories have the potential to serve as infrastructure to support custom applications. This requires the repository to be API-enabled and for the institution to have staff to educate researchers on how the repository can power their applications. Utilizing a repository enables data to be managed and preserved in a standard way, without having to manage different custom services. Persistent urls play a key role in preserving and accessing content and enable researchers to see the impact of their data. Utilizing a repository can also enable consistent data licensing and provides credit to the researchers involved in the project. CaltechDATA, an Invenio 3 data repository, demonstrates how a repository can function as campus research infrastructure. CaltechDATA has been used to host a custom data service that was previously hosted at a different institution, supports software archiving, and powers a map interface for theses. By building a researcher-focused repository, we have supported both basic research data storage and custom applications.

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Sustainable Library Publishing: Spin-offs to support open repository for Neuro-Ophthalmology

Nancy T. Lombardo1, Christy Jarvis1, Bryan Hull1, Kathleen Digre2

1University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library, United States of America; 2University of Utah, Moran Eye Center, United States of America

The Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) and the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS) built a discipline specific open repository, the Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL), to support international education and research. NOVEL has become the primary educational platform for NANOS. Working together since 2003 has led to strong relationships between EHSL and NANOS. All submissions are peer-reviewed by the NANOS Editorial Board. Materials accepted into NOVEL can be cited by authors as an online educational publication. Authors retain rights to their content. After grant funding was exhausted, and years of financial support from NANOS, representatives of EHSL and NANOS negotiated a contract with a health sciences publisher to produce an illustrated curriculum and textbook to provide funding for the open repository. The Library's role is to manage the repository, solicit new content and oversee the peer-review process. The Society's role is to create the content, provide discipline-specific expertise, serve as editorial reviewers and establish the curriculum framework. The Publisher's role is to provide the platform and manage the licensing, subscriptions, revenue collection and marketing of the products. Royalties from product subscriptions will create sustainable income to support growth and development of the open library-society digital repository, NOVEL.

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