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GT26: 50 Shades of DSpace
Thursday, 07/Jun/2018:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Michele Mennielli, DuraSpace
Location: Room 233

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DSpace Reimagined: On the Road to DSpace 7

Tim Donohue

DuraSpace, United States of America

In 2016, after a detailed technology analysis and prototyping phase, the DSpace Steering Group approved creating a new UI for DSpace based on Angular (Javascript) technologies. Since then, a DSpace 7 UI Working Group has been developing an Angular User Interface which will replace the existing UIs (XMLUI and JSPUI) in DSpace 7. This effort also includes a redesigned REST API, which both supports this new UI and provides a rich, RESTful integration point for third-party services and tools.

While DSpace 7 is not yet released, this talk will provide an update on the roadmap and a live demonstration of the latest Angular UI.

When a local project becomes beneficial for the whole community (and vice versa?)

Marc Goovaerts1, Jelle Breban1, Dirk Leinders1, Eline Schoeters1, Andrea Bollini2, Giuseppe Digilio2, Luigi Andrea Pascarelli2, Susanna Mornati2

1Hasselt University, Belgium; 24Science, Italy

The Document Server@UHasselt, the repository of Hasselt University, was set up by the University Library in 2003. The development of the Document Server@UHasselt is based on the Open Source Software DSpace, but the platform had to be extended to fulfil the extra requirements needed by the University Library and the Research Coordination Office.

Despite the aim to share enhancements, Hasselt University Library was unable to finalize the contribution of customizations to the main code base. At the beginning of 2017 Hasselt University decided to outsource a new round of development seeking for a solution to the long term sustainability. This happens in the year of a big transition for the DSpace platform toward a new UI technology.

The case at Hasselt University shows at the same time the complexity and the possibility of integrating local developments in community efforts. Local resources can be made available to extend community efforts, for the benefit of all institutions that adopt the same open-source solution. Evolution and innovation of non-commercial solutions is only possible by collaboration and sharing.

Bringing it all together: Building an open digital preservation workflow using DSpace, Archivematica, OwnCloud, and LOCKSS

Corey Davis

COPPUL, Canada

This session will highlight the practical implementation of an end-to-end digital preservation solution for an institutional repository that uses entirely open source tools, operates on non-commercial infrastructure, and is driven by community-led collaborations. The University of Victoria has partnered with a number of allied organizations, including the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL) and Artefactual, to develop a digital preservation solution in support of our DSpace institutional repository that includes the use of Archivematica, OwnCloud, and LOCKSS. Simple automation tools have been developed to enable content from DSpace to be automatically exported and processed through an instance of Archivematica hosted on community-owned cloud infrastructure at the University of British Columbia. The resulting archival information packages (AIPs) are then sent to an OwnCloud directory integrated with COPPUL’s WestVault LOCKSS Network to automatically ingest content, via LOCKSS-O-Matic, into a distributed preservation storage service. This enables us to replicate content across five independently administered, geographically distributed, and jurisdictionally diverse university data centres in Western Canada. The entire workflow is based on community-led collaborations, open-source tools and customizations that are publically available, and operates entirely on non-commercial infrastructure at public universities.

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