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Balancing Multiple Roles of Repositories: Developing a Comprehensive Institutional Repository at Carnegie Mellon University
David A. Scherer1, Lisa Zilinski1, Dan Valen2
1Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America; 2figshare
Many institutions today maintain multiple separate repositories operating on different systems and platforms to accommodate the needs and governance of the materials they house. Often times, these institutions may also support multiple repositories as the systems and platforms are not able to accommodate the broad range of materials that an institution creates and makes accessible, which include materials traditionally deposited into an institutional repository and research datasets. Announced in 2017, the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Libraries implemented a new repository solution and service model.
Built upon the figshare platform, the KiltHub repository has taken on the role of a traditional institutional repository as well as an institutional data repository. This presentation will review how the CMU Libraries implemented KiltHub, and how the Institution’s repository services and policies were re-developed to provide a more encompassing solution for traditional institutional repository materials, as well as research datasets.
Attendees can expect to hear how the CMU Libraries reviewed the current repository landscape, how the decision to implement figshare for Institutions as a comprehensive institutional repository was made, how the previous repository service model was revised to accommodate the influx of new material types, and what needed to be developed for campus rollout.
4:00pm - 4:30pm
The Sustainability of Open Source Institutional Repositories at Small Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions
Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
While the adoption of institutional repositories (IR) over the past fifteen years has increased to the point that it is common for educational institutions of all sizes to have some form of an IR, the question of sustainability and Open source (OS) IR is one that has mostly been addressed to larger post-secondary institutions; the experiences of small academic institutions using OS IRs has been unexplored, save for individual case studies.
This presentation will highlight a systematic approach to exploring the experiences of small Canadian academic institutions (<10,000 students) to determine if current best practices in adopting, developing, and maintaining OS IR are relevant to small institutions, or if divergent practices occur due to fewer resources and/or different priorities. Both qualitative and quantitative perspectives will be explored in order to demonstrate how small institutions successfully--or unsuccessfully--maintain an OS IR, their unique needs and resources, and if current best practices are realistic attainments for smaller institutions. This presentation will address the decision-making processes of small institutions adopting OS IR software; the challenges they face (financial, expertise, time, etc.); and what supports are needed to successfully sustain an Open source institutional repository at a small academic post-secondary institution.
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Historical Transition of Repository Functions and Latest Trends of Repository System Architecture
1National Institute of Informatics, Japan; 2National Institute for Materials Science, Japan; 3National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Japan; 4Hokkaido University, Japan; 5Kyushu University, Japan
The digital repository is moving to the next stage with the proposal of COAR's Next Generation Repositories(NGR). In different from the previous digital repositories, COAR’s NGR will be connected with various services and will be creating new values of the digital repository. In development of a new repository, the repository developers need to select the digital repository software in consideration of technical trends and future prospects. However, in previous researches, they mainly compared the functions of a specific version of digital repository software without the release history. In this research, we compare functions and release history of ten types of digital repository software and clarify technical trends and future prospects. In order to compare the functions and release history of digital repository software, we extracted functions of each digital repository software from their all release notes and their version control system and mapped the extracted functions to one timeline. In addition, we evaluated functions and system architecture for selected digital repository software. As a result, the core five technology trends are revealed and are speculated an important position in future digital repository software development. In particular, we believe that micro service architecture will be an important technology in COAR's NGR.