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P2B: Designing interfaces with UX
Tuesday, 11/Jun/2019:
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Joseph McArthur, Open Access Button
Location: Lecture Hall B
Universität Hamburg, Main Building, Edmund-Siemers-Alle 1

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A new user-centric open repository design: A case study of INED’s institutional repository with Polaris OS

Yann Mahé1, Karin Sohler2, Manuel Guzman1, Sarah Amrani1

1MyScienceWork, France; 2French Institute for Demographic Studies (Ined), France

MyScienceWork has released in March 2018 the new open source solution Polaris OS, which seeks to find appropriate solutions to major challenges of open repositories. It was first implemented together with the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), in the framework of an institutional open repository (IOR) project carried out from September 2017 to July 2018.

In our talk we will present the features and services of Polaris OS, by using the case study of the IOR developed with INED. Our presentation will focus on three major topics:

1) Development process: we will show how inputs/feed-backs from the INED project team and researchers have helped to develop the general architecture, features and services of the technical solution, and allowed for a customized configuration to meet the specific needs of INED users.

2) User-centered design and services of the IOR: we will present and give a short demonstration of the customized tools/services implemented so far for different kinds of users (researchers, data analysts, librarians, repository managers…).

3) Outlook of the new repository solution: We will give an overview of future user involvement and development of the Polaris OS solution (user group/community; new services and features…).


Experts and Novices: redesigning user interfaces for the White Rose Repositories

Beccy Shipman1, Kate O'Neill2, Kate Petherbridge3

1University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 2University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; 3White Rose Libraries, United Kingdom

This paper will explore the impact of expert and novice user needs on the development of repository deposit interfaces. White Rose Libraries (The University Libraries of Leeds, Sheffield and York) manage two open access repositories, one for research papers (WRRO) and one for etheses (WREO). Significant development work has been undertaken over the last three years on both systems. During the process of collecting user requirements, it became clear the users of the two systems have very different levels of expertise. Those using WREO are predominantly novices, postgraduates using it once to upload their thesis. Users of WRRO are primarily experts, Library staff with substantial experience of reviewing and depositing papers. These differences in user needs will be explored further, showing the approaches we took to gathering user requirements. This paper will then set out how these requirements were translated to the development of the repositories using a design process that was both iterative and collaborative. It was vital that the redesign work met the needs of all three institutions so collaboration was central to the approach taken. The paper will conclude with lessons learned and advice for anyone embarking on a similar redesign of the submission process.


R-Shiny as an interface for Data Visualization and Data Analysis on the Brazilian Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations (BDTD)

Lucca F. Ramalho, Leonard R. Campelo, Washington Luís Ribeiro de Carvalho Segundo

Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), Brazil

This work presents a use case of building a data visualization interface for open access repositories. The case of analysis is the Brazilian Digital Library of Thesis and Dissertations (BDTD). R is a statistical tool very used among developers and programmers. One of its packages is called Shiny, that makes it easy to build interactive web apps straight from R. Through the app, the user can visualize data in a fast and customizable way. It could help them to keep track of metadata and usage statistics over the institutional repositories and can also be applied to discovering scientific information, such as bibliographic references and lists of specialists in certain research domain. These data visualization tools can stimulate others to create open repositories and join either national, regional or international repositories networks.

Paper-P2B-436Ramalho,de Carvalho Segundo_a.pptx

How to build a repository relevant for your institution, allowing the researchers to do research rather than administration

Jessica Lindholm

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

This paper presents our experiences of in-house development of a CRIS at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Which course for the future is relevant when building a new repository platform in 2019, how does is it relate to the choices made 15 years ago when many of the current repository platforms were launched?

This paper will present features that we have in place, as well as the experiences from moving out of the comfort zone and dealing with new, non-publication related data, while sustaining and enhancing existing data and current services. In the development of we have had to leave several desired features in a backlog list, whilst focusing on simply doing the most relevant features. For the main features we have implemented them as elegant as possible. For instance, we will demonstrate automatic classification, data-driven workflows between various system - all made with the motto: "Let the researchers do research, instead of administrative tasks".


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