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P2D: Repositories all around the world
Tuesday, 11/Jun/2019:
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Kazutsuna Yamaji, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Location: Lecture Hall J
Universität Hamburg, Main Building, Edmund-Siemers-Alle 1

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Efforts for Promoting Open Access Repositories in Palestine

Rawia Fawzi Awadallah, Iyad Mohammed Alagha

The Islamic University of Gaza, Palestinian Territories

Developing countries have begun to take strong steps in open access publishing through open repositories, however, they face significant challenges that may differ from those in developed countries, most notably the lack of resources at the institutional level, as well as the political and geographic constraints that reduce the incentive for open repositories adoption. Developing countries also have special needs at the user level, specifically with regard to the language used in open repository systems. The existence of solutions at the national or perhaps regional level will contribute to encouraging institutions in these countries to adopt open repositories, especially if these solutions come to remove most of the burden on institutions to develop, customize, and maintain these open repositories. In this presentation, we will introduce ROMOR, a project funded by the Erasmus+ program, as one of the initiatives for building open institutional repositories in Palestine. We will discuss with the conference participants ROMOR's future vision for a national solution to support open access publishing.

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Enhancing and connecting repositories in Africa: NREN-repository collaboration

Omo Oaiya1, Iryna Kuchma2, Kathleen Shearer3

1WACREN, Nigeria; 2EIFL, International; 3COAR, International

The value of repositories increases significantly when they are connected through value added services. Research and education networks (RENs) provide connectivity for university communities and are also building so-called ‘above-the-net’ services such as secure network access and identity federation services (e.g. eduroam and eduGAIN). In Africa, the research and education networks are already playing a role to support open science and add value to African repositories and they are interested in increasing and expanding this role in collaboration with libraries. The LIBSENSE project is exploring collaborations between repositories and RENs in order to support the aims of both communities. As a first step, a workshop was organized by WACREN (West and Central Africa Research and Education Network) with support from COAR, OpenAIRE, EIFL and UbuntuNet Alliance in November 2018. The workshop brought together representatives from 17 African countries representing national repository networks and NRENs. This was the first in a series of meetings to develop a more cohesive strategy for strengthening and building repository networks in Africa through the adoption of value added services for repositories by NRENs.


The implementation of national research data repository in South Africa

Mbuyiselo Mqondisi Ndlovu

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

In South Africa, some research institutions do not have IT capability to provide digital storage for their research data. As a result, there has been an increasing need to look at how all institutions can be supported by offering them a central repository system that they can use in storing their research data so that it can be secure and retrievable for future use. The provisioning of competent and user friendly application to help researchers interact with centralized data repository is essential. The identification of an application that is capable of collection management, metadata extraction, metadata templates and metadata management has been done. The main systems that were identified are Dell EMC Metalnx as well as the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa is on the journey to implement reliable, persistent and easily accessible resource to safely share data. This integrated solution is intended to be made available to SA’s research community.

The objectives of this presentation is to present the National Data Repository that has been developed by DIRISA for South African researchers. The presentation will assist the researchers to gather inputs in terms of work done and foster future collaborations.


Building NED: National edeposit for Australia

Barbara Lemon

National and State Libraries Australia, Australia

Australia is a big country. So big that our rail tracks were built to different measurements in different states. Similarly, our state and territory libraries have operated with separate legislation to collect materials published in their jurisdictions, with the National Library in Canberra responsible for collecting copies of all Australian publications.

That made some sense when publications were in print form. In 2016, however, Australia’s legal deposit provisions were finally extended to cover electronic materials.

Nine state and territory libraries agreed to a world-first collaboration to build one system that could provide for deposit, management, storage, preservation, discovery and delivery of published electronic material nationwide. A system that could cater to commercial, non-profit, academic, and community-based publishers alike – allowing them to deposit once or in bulk, nominate access conditions, have copies automatically transferred to relevant libraries, and track usage statistics. A system capable of capturing and preserving the digital documentary heritage of Australia for the future, while providing an excellent user experience today for publishers (easy deposit mechanism), libraries (more efficient workflows), and the public (broader access to Australian publications).

This presentation shares our approach to the significant challenges of satisfying nine sets of technical requirements and legislation, balancing open access principles and copyright law with content security and protection of commercial viability, in order to launch NED as an open repository for Australia in May 2019.


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