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GT07: Sustaining Open Access & Open Science
Tuesday, 05/Jun/2018:
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Session Chair: José Carvalho, University of Minho
Location: Ballroom C

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3:30pm - 4:00pm

OpenAIRE infrastructure and services: advancing Open Science

Pedro Principe

University of Minho, Portugal

OpenAIRE has established itself as a key and sustainable infrastructure for giving access to Open Access publications in Europe and beyond, progressively providing access to datasets, software and other research artefacts. From its outset, OpenAIRE has pursued a service-driven design to engage all stakeholders and the current service portfolio (covering all e-Infrastructure layers) targets a variety of users, namely researchers, content providers, funders and research communities.

OpenAIRE infrastructure is currently able to deliver a set of relevant services for content providers managers. The OpenAIRE Literature Broker Service is a tool operating on top of the OpenAIRE information graph and supports repository managers with a web dashboard.

OpenAIRE is working closely with existing Research Infrastructures and research communities to extend its service portfolio by introducing two new services implementing the concept of “Open Science as a Service”: Research Community Dashboard and Catch-All Broker Service.

OpenAIRE-Advance continues the mission of OpenAIRE to support the Open Access and Open Data mandates in Europe. By sustaining the current infrastructure, comprised of a human network and technical services, it consolidates its achievements while working to shift the momentum among its communities to Open Science, aiming to be a trusted e-Infrastructure within the realms of the EOSC.

4:00pm - 4:30pm

Fostering Creative Collaboration to Sustain Open

Ginny Boyer1, Christopher Spalding2

1Open Library Environment; 2EBSCO Information Services

The FOLIO project is an open source software initiative striving to achieve an extensible, modular, and purpose-built, library services platform. It is also an experiment in community organization; one that focuses on sustainable technical infrastructure and deep engagement between non-profit institutions and commercial agencies that has developed and matured in tandem with the software development effort. This unorthodox pairing of commercial and non-commercial partners presents a novel concept and unique opportunity for resourcing an open-source effort. Leveraging profit-driven product development expertise with deep community knowledge and ownership, this interesting and innovative partnership aims to establish a new ecosystem that focuses on solutions for sustainable open-source software development, rather than posturing for exclusive open source orthodoxy. This presentation aims to discuss the logic behind such an approach and the advantages to pursuing a more holistic representation of the library community to sustainably build and support open-source software. We will present lessons learned throughout the evolution of this software effort, including considerations of strategy in regard to resourcing and sustaining such an enterprise; governance to guide project participation and community evolution for long-term engagement; and the powerful intersection of expertise resident in libraries and within commercial service providers.

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Up to Code: Systematically Evaluating and Standardizing Legacy Repository Content

Frances Andreu

Rochester Institute of Technology, United States of America

Rochester Institute of Technology implemented its first Open Access repository in 2002. An early effort to quickly populate and legitimize the repository, coupled with staff turnover, led to a collection of materials that was inconsistent, accompanied by insufficient metadata, and of dubious copyright status. While the system itself was re-evaluated and migrated to a new platform in 2012, much of the original content was batch imported without further inspection. In 2017, we underwent a systematic audit of all 2,500+ faculty works (student theses and dissertations were excluded from this project) to check for copyright compliance, as well as adherence to our current deposit policies. As a result, it was determined that almost half of our collection needed to be removed due to either policy violations or uncertainty about copyright permissions. Many of the articles we could retain required metadata updates in order to be complaint with publisher green Open Access policies and basic metadata standards in general. This project gave us insight into what is required to better sustain a digital repository collection in the long-term: documentation and succession planning, thorough standards and policies, consistent staff training, and attention to publisher Open Access requirements.

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