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For repositories to succeed they have to end. Reflections on (not just) the UK repository scene
British Library, United Kingdom
Starting with an assessment of the UK open access repository environment, this presentation asks broader questions about the state of the open repository landscape globally. In response to a report to the UK government on open access, Universities UK have set up a repositories working group to identify issues where common benefit can be delivered and actions that can be taken. In this talk I will combine my own assessment of the repository landscape with a summary of the work of the working group and its recommendations. The presentation will also introduce work underway at the British Library to address some of the issues the working group has identified, including an assessment of a national OA preservation solution and a shared-services repository infrastructure. I will make the case that to realise the benefits of open repositories we need to move away from the model of locally hosted repositories.
Labours of Love & Convenience: Dealing with Community-Supported Knowledge
The Art Institute of Chicago, United States of America
This case study summarizes the Art Institute of Chicago Collections team’s engagement in Open Source communities since the start of the LAKE project (an institutional repository, DAMS and publishing API for the AIC Collections) in 2013. As a large museum dealing with complex content models and system integration, as well as with preservation concerns, AIC embraced software, standards and models maintained by scholarly communities. This has proven so far to be a solid long-term strategy that is fraught with many short-term challenges.
The author intends to share the experience gathered so far in the process of pushing a museum IT team closer to the Libraries and Archives environment, and more actively engaging with community-supported software and standards development, than the majority of its peers.
Over the course of the last 5 years the AIC team has gained experience about what is convenient to develop collaboratively, and how to invest in this collaboration; and what is considered a better fit for in house development, which can eventually be shared with the community.
The author will describe the inter-dependent projects that make up the LAKE ecosystem from a strategic standpoint and the community-related approach taken for each of them.
Towards a Global Comprehensive Dataset of Open Access Papers for Text Analytics
Petr Knoth, Lucas Anastasiou, Samuel Pearce, Matteo Cancellieri, Nancy Pontika
KMi, The Open University, United Kingdom
This work analyses the challenges in systematically gathering research papers from repositories and publishers’ systems and assembles a 10.5 million full texts large global dataset of papers to facilitate text mining and analytical tasks. We offer new solutions to the harvesting of full texts from non-standardised systems of major publishers and create a new seamless machine access layer over this content using ResourceSync.