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Development of a Service Management Framework: Spotlight at Stanford as a Use Case
Catherine Ann Aster
Stanford University, United States of America
The practice of service management is a growth area for libraries and archives, particularly for the support and sustainability of open source repository solutions and their allied applications in the digital library ecosystem. Opportunities exist to leverage practices from IT service management as well as Agile methodologies, to craft effective and innovative service frameworks we can use to support digital library applications and most importantly, our users. A good service framework also positions us to bring key value as collaborators, enabling us to work effectively with software development teams. Using Spotlight at Stanford – an application for showcasing digital content in easy-to-produce exhibits – as a service management use case, we’ll explore the inner workings of an institutional service team: our initial challenges, what it took to get us up and running effectively, our goal-setting process, our accomplishments to date, and our future aspirations. We’ll also discuss the process we undertook to help establish a Spotlight Service Community with a core group of institutional partners, and summarize the progress that has been made thus far in our first year.
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Evolution of ORCID in repositories: Where are we now and where do we go from here?
Elizabeth Krznarich, Eric Olson
ORCID, United States of America
During the past several years, new ORCID features and increased community uptake have introduced opportunities for ORCID to serve as open infrastructure for automating aspects of repository workflow. Now that the repository community has had some time to react to these developments, it’s possible examine whether the these opportunities posed by ORCID have become reality. Indeed, excellent examples of repositories that use ORCID as infrastructure for automating workflow have begun to emerge, however, out-of-the-box ORCID support in many popular repository systems remains limited. In order to allow the entire repository community to take advantage of ORCID interoperability, better ORCID support in open source and vendor systems is needed. To that end, ORCID is launching new efforts in 2018 to engage with the repository community and work toward solutions to technical challenges involved in integrating ORCID into repository platforms. This presentation will:
- Introduce examples of repository systems that utilize ORCID for workflow automation
- Review the current state of ORCID support in leading open source and vendor supplied systems
- Discuss approaches and progress toward improving out-of-the-box ORCID support in those systems
2:30pm - 3:00pm
DRAS-TIC Fedora: Evenly Distributing the Past
Gregory N Jansen, Richard Marciano, Will Thomas
University of Maryland at College Park, United States of America
Memory institutions must be able to incrementally grow a fully-functional repository as collections grow, without forklifting in new enterprise storage, performing massive data migrations, and facing performance limits that stem from a vertical storage strategy. The DRAS-TIC Fedora project, funded by a two-year grant from the IMLS, is producing open-source software, tested cluster configurations, and documentation that enables institutions to reliably host Fedora repositories with Petabyte-scale collections.
DRAS-TIC, which stands for Digital Repository at Scale that Invites Computation, was developed over the previous two years through a collaboration between UK-based storage company, Archive Analytics, and the UMD iSchool’s Digital Curation Innovation Center (DCIC), through funding from an NSF DIBBs (Data Infrastructure Building Blocks) grant (NCSA “Brown Dog”). DRAS-TIC leverages industry standard distributed database technology, in the form of Apache Cassandra, to provide scaling of storage without performance degradation. With the DRAS-TIC Fedora project we make use of the Trellis framework, developed at Amherst University, to add the LDP API over a Cassandra back-end.
The presentation will explain our partner use cases, explore the system components, and showcase our performance-oriented approach, with the most emphasis given to performance measures that will be available through the analysis dashboard on the testbed website.