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Topics: Discovery, use, and impact, Beyond the repositoryKeywords: Open Research Data, Scientific Resources, Sharing Knowledge, Interdisciplinary, Linked Open Data
Context is as important as content — the Bridge of Knowledge platform as a comprehensive ecosystem of research information
Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
In 2010, Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and creator of Semantic Web, proposed the Linked Open Data (LOD) concept. The 5-star LOD scheme is a set of principles that make data available to everyone and ready for reuse and distribution. This presentation aims to show how the platform Bridge of Knowledge, which was developed by Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), fulfils LOD requirements. The platform consists of several services, including an institutional repository of GUT publications, an open data repository (Bridge of Data), an inventions module and a projects module. In addition, researchers can create profiles that include information about their scientific output, achievements and research activities. Processed data are retrieved mainly from internal GUT services and organized in ways that support contextual navigation in the system. Each object is described by schema.org with JSON-LD formatting, and semantic relationships among objects foster easy navigation from one object to another, allowing Bridge of Knowledge users to discover interlinked information. This web of connections among modules makes searching more effective, not only for humans but also for machines.
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Topics: Supporting open scholarship and cultural heritage, Policies, licensing and copyright lawKeywords: open monographs, textbooks, repository collection, licenses
Helda Open Books - A repository-based service bringing sold-out monographs and textbooks back to life
Helsinki university library, Finland
We present a 2020 project to publish sold-out textbooks and other monographs in the Helsinki university open repository Helda (Dspace). The project is related to a larger open monograph initiative Helda Open Books which is a collection of open monographs in the university repository where books are given persistent identifiers, their visibility is promoted and the book pages in the repository are provided with social media sharing links and altmetric tools.
The background in the project is in the new acquisition policy of Helsinki University Library, emphasizing open availability of teaching materials. The problem has been that there are not enough library copies for all course students and ebooks are not necessarily available. Therefore the project strived to offer both new original open monographs for teaching as well as opening printed, but sold-out textbooks. We will concentrate on the latter objective and challenges concerning rights acquiring, scanning, publishing and metadata are discussed. Finally, we reflect on the success of the project, consider the resources required for it and report some future challenges.
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Topics: Supporting open scholarship and cultural heritage, Beyond the repositoryKeywords: Digital Libraries, Music and Musicological studies, DSpace-GLAM, International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)
8 Terabytes of Music to Explore with DSpace-GLAM and IIIF: the Digital Library of the Milan Conservatory
14Science, Italy; 2Conservatorio "G. Verdi" di Milano, Italy
A flexible and extensible data model to enhance the relationships between digital objects and a framework to share and compare images also coming from different repositories, these are the tools provided by the DSpace-GLAM open source platform that the Milan Conservatory is using to make its Digital Library a fundamental tool for music and musicological studies. The presentation will highlight how Conservatory’s scholars took advantage of DSpace-GLAM features to build a “cultural galaxy”, comprising a vast set of different types of musical bibliographic resources linked and made explorable by means of their relationships and of the International Interoperability Framework (IIIF) to share and analyse thoroughly all the components of such galaxy.
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Topics: Discovery, use, and impact, Policies, licensing and copyright lawKeywords: OpenDOAR, Funder policy, Repository requirements, Good practice
OpenDOAR’s repository assessment service (RAS)
At Jisc we have been working on ways OpenDOAR can further extend its support to the repository community. It is well-known that repositories are key facilitators in research impact and knowledge dissemination for all. Key to this is the repository infrastructure and standards which are highly important in ensuring that repository content is discoverable and interoperable. With this in mind, providing tools to offer support and encourage good practice is a priority for OpenDOAR. As such, we have developed a new scalable and flexible infrastructure that can help repositories assess and seek guidance on international incentives and standards. This 24/7 presentation demonstrates the first iteration of our latest offering, the Repository Assessment Service (RAS).
The RAS enables repositories to self-validate their level of compliance with funder requirements. Repository managers can login to the RAS to carry out their repository self-assessment by answering a series of questions. Users are presented with scores to check their current status and receive helpful guidance on how to improve their score. In this presentation, we will take an exciting tour through the RAS’s infrastructure, key features and how we envisage it being embedded into repositories’ operational workflow.
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Topics: Policies, licensing and copyright law, New connections, global conversationsKeywords: International collaborations; journal policies, service improvement
Sherpa Services – global collaboration for an enhanced and improved service
Jisc, United Kingdom
Jisc’s Sherpa Services team are working to enhance, increase and improve the coverage and accuracy of our data at an international level – and we are finding that the best way to ensure full and accurate records for any given place is to be working with the local experts. We are currently running a number of collaborations with groups around the world to input, edit and curate data relating to journals and publishers in their country – in this session we aim to give an overview of some of this work and show how it is helping to add to our services.
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Topics: Beyond the repositoryKeywords: DSpace, Publications Router, RIOXX, REF, Interoperability
Publications Router: populating repositories automatically
1Jisc, UK; 24Science, Italy
Institutions around the world have wrestled with how to be as efficient as possible in making their researchers’ articles openly available on their repositories. They use a variety of systems and workflows to try to achieve this.
For UK institutions, Jisc’s Publications Router service works with publishers to capture articles, match them to their authors’ institutions and deliver them directly into the relevant repositories. It is now interoperable with a wider range of systems that institutions use, including research information management systems and CRISs, as well as repositories.
Collaboration with 4Science, who have developed the relevant patches for the latest DSpace versions, means that Router can now deliver the full richness of RIOXX metadata fields (as well as full-text articles) into recent versions of DSpace. Parallel work includes compliance with the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the UK, demonstrating the value of institutional repositories for research evaluation as well.
Although currently aimed at UK institutions, Jisc would like to enable Router to serve institutions in additional territories. We’ll look at some of the challenges and opportunities this will entail.
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Topics: Policies, licensing and copyright lawKeywords: User experience design, Compliance, Supplier relationships, Researcher engagement
Compliance without complaints
Haplo, United Kingdom
Historically repository managers have found supporting researchers to comply with a myriad of conflicting funder policies a challenge. In this presentation, Haplo will describe how they redesigned their repository system to make it easier for researchers to comply and easier for repository managers to ensure compliance. Working with repository managers and researchers in several institutions in the UK, they redesigned the submission process and interface researchers used to deposit. The overall affect resulted in a process which made compliance easy, appealing and, crucially, achievable without any additional effort on behalf of researchers.