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TF03: Infrastructures & new open technologies and standards
Wednesday, 06/Jun/2018:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Peter Sefton, University of Technology Sydney
Session Chair: Claire Knowles, University of Edinburgh
Location: Ballroom C

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Cracking the PubMed Linkout System

Paul Royster, Sue Gardner

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States of America

The institutional repository at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has managed to participate in The National Library of Medicine's PubMed LinkOut program to place links to our Green OA content in the nation's premier scientific citations database. The result is that article metadata pages in PubMed display an icon with "Free full text @ Nebraska IR" alongside the icon linking to a publisher's paywalled version. This brief presentation describes how and why we worked to be included and what extended effects the integration of those systems (our IR + NLM's PubMed) can provide.

More than a sum of its parts: Institutional repositories and identity curation

Erik Moore

University of Minnesota, United States of America

This 24x7 presentation will review the identity of faculty contributors beyond their scholarly works deposited in institutional repositories. It will review available scholarly content in an IR and will then demonstrate the availability of additional information about these individuals including their non-scholarly contributions to the institution such as university governance, media quotations, awards received, and courses taught. This broader perspective of the continuous contributions researchers provides their institutions beyond their scholarly works is an unexplored resource when discussing organizational identity management.

Evaluating the Performance of OAI-PMH and ResourceSync

Petr Knoth1, Martin Klein2

1KMi, The Open University, United Kingdom; 2Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

This work introduces a study evaluating the performance of OAI-PMH and ResourceSync under several harvesting/synchronisation use case scenarios and along a number of evaluation dimensions. The analysis is being conducted by a joint project of the Open University with Los Alamos National Laboratory funded by the European Open Science Cloud which started in December 2018.

Jisc Research Data Shared Service – Integrating Platforms for Open Science

John Paul Kaye, Dom Fripp, Daniela Duca, Paul Stokes, Tamsin Burland, Tom Davey

Jisc, United Kingdom

Jisc is developing a solution for researchers and support staff within universities to enable them to deposit and preserve research data and digital objects for the long-term. Whilst general management of research data is not a new problem area, it has been of growing importance due to several issues, such as: are reproducibility, better research, more collaboration, funder requirements.

Many higher education institutions in the UK have thought about research data management and have implemented data policies, some have tendered or created solutions and as a result are running data repositories or combined data and publications repositories. Preservation is still a rare happening for research data. We are working with 16 of these institutions to build the research data shared service (RDSS).

Jisc are developing 3 major building blocks for the RDSS end to end offer: repository, preservation and analytics. Currently we are in the alpha stage of development and are going into beta in 2018 before launching the service in summer 2018. We are working with more than a dozen vendors that are either supplying their systems or or supporting the development of the service and the integration of open source and licensed platforms within the service

Migrating the National Library of Naples digital heritage to DSpace-GLAM

Gennaro Alifuoco1, Claudio Cortese2, Emilia Groppo2, Andrea Bollini2, Susanna Mornati2, Riccardo Fazio2, Matteo Perelli2

1Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, Italy; 24Science, Italy

The National Library of Naples is the third largest library in Italy. In 2007 a digital library system was created in order to enhance the immense cultural heritage stored in its warehouses. Today, after 10 years, the Library chose to move its Digital Library Management System to DSpace-GLAM. DSpace-GLAM is a specific DSpace-CRIS configuration for the description, management, analysis and preservation of digital cultural heritage. The choice of a solution built upon DSpace, the most used open source Digital Asset Management System in the world, supported by a large community and by the Duraspace foundation, is mainly related to sustainability issues.

During the first half of 2018, digital contents will be migrated into the new system. The presentation will illustrate the migration workflow and the expected results.

OpenAIRE Metrics Service: Usage Statistics

Dimitris Pierrakos1, Pedro Principe2, Jochen Schirrwagen3

1ATHENA Research & Innovation Center, Greece; 2University of Minho, Portugal; 3Bielefeld University, Germany

The key challenge for usage statistics as a contribution to impact evaluation is the generation of comparable, consistent, standards based usage statistics across publishing platforms that take into account different levels of scholarly information: the usage of data sources, the usage of individual items in the context of their resource type, the usage of individual web resources or files and the usage of resources among different repositories.

The main topic of this presentation is the Usage Statistics Service developed in the context of the OpenAIRE Infrastructure. OpenAIRE usage statistics service aims to facilitate monitoring and analyzing usage data of a network of repositories and exploiting a number of usage metrics like downloads and metadata views. The service offers an integrated infrastructure for assessing scholarly information.

OpenAIRE, the Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe, is offering the Usage Statistics Service via its Dashboard for Content Providers available for all repository managers with repositories registered in OpenAIRE.

OpenAIRE, Metrics, Usage Statistics, Interoperability, Standards

Piloting Audio and Video in the Cloud

Carissa Egan

LYRASIS, United States of America

Throughout the fall and winter of 2017 and early 2018, LYRASIS led two cloud-based, hosted audiovisual pilot projects using the Avalon and Islandora open source software platforms. LYRASIS partnered with twelve institutions to conduct testing, exercise real world use cases, analyze existing functionality, and identify gaps in features for each platform. Partners represented a broad range of institution types and sizes, including public libraries, private archives, state libraries, and small, medium, and large academic libraries. Internally, LYRASIS compared the deployment, architecture, maintenance, and cost for both platforms to further augment the findings of the pilot partners. This presentation will share an overview of the way the two pilot projects were conducted and include: the key observations made by pilot participants, a summary of the comparison of the two platforms, and recommendations for sustainable future improvements for both platforms in order to meet the needs of a broader community of users. A specific focus of the session will be on how to organize and conduct a pilot project in order to elicit meaningful and actionable testing, analysis, and feedback.

Creating sustainable workflows for captioning A/V content

Colleen Elizabeth Lyon, Christopher Deems

University of Texas at Austin, United States of America

Repository managers work hard to recruit open access content that can showcase the wide range of research and scholarship being done at their institutions. At our institution, the initial focus was on increasing the amount of content that was available to the public, but that focus is shifting towards making that content both available online and accessible to anyone who may want to use it. Many audio and video (A/V) files in institutional repositories lack either transcripts or captions. This can make them unusable to users who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who don't use sound when watching videos. We knew we had thousands of A/V files in our repository and we wanted to come up with a sustainable workflow for making those files accessible and for processing newly submitted content. This presentation will outline the steps we've taken to ensure that the public audio and video content in our repository is useful for all users.

IIIF Authentication API: access control and sustainability of open digital library projects

Andrea Bollini, Claudio Cortese, Emilia Groppo, Susanna Mornati

4Science, Italy

As said in the IIIF Authentication API Documentation, “Open access to content is desirable, but internal policies, legal regulations, business models, and other constraints can require users to authenticate and be authorized to interact with some resources”. In this context IIIF Authentication API has been developed to start an interaction with an access control system to acquire the credentials needed to see restricted content. The proposed presentation will illustrate how we implemented the Authentication API within our IIIF add-on module for DSpace and moreover how it can interact not only with access control systems but also with e-commerce modules. This is very important because, mainly in the cultural heritage domain, the selling of digitized documents for research purposes is one of the few ways for institutions to maintain and increase the content of their Digital Library beyond grants. Therefore, 4Science developed an e-commerce add-on module for DSpace, based on the open source plug-in for Wordpress, Woocommerce, also interoperable with the IIIF Authentication API.

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