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Wednesday, 09/June/2021:
3:00pm - 3:55pm

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Elevating Open Data: Building an Accessible Environment for Data Stewardship in Research Libraries with CADRE

Jaci Wilkinson1, Jamie V. Wittenberg2, Patricia L. Mabry3, Valentin Pentchev4, Robert Van Rennes5, Ethan Fridmanski1

1Indiana University Libraries; 2University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder; 3HealthPartners; 4Indiana University Network Science Institute; 5Big Ten Academic Alliance

Libraries that can afford to purchase big datasets often cannot provide infrastructure to store, secure, and maintain data--or provide a viable data-mining interface for users who are not proficient coders.

The Collaborative Archive & Data Research Environment (CADRE) aims to address these issues with a cloud-based infrastructure that integrates a shared repository of big bibliometric data into a science gateway with standardized text- and data-mining capabilities. CADRE facilitates collaboration and elevates open practices by developing an open source science gateway that provides access to a repository of open and non-consumptive datasets, GUI querying capabilities, shared data-analysis tools, and reproducible research. This community-built cyberinfrastructure is supported by 11 university libraries across two academic consortia.

Now in its beta phase, the CADRE project is in the final stages of a sustainability plan, ensuring a complete tiered-pricing plan and sustainability model will be available for interested researchers at the Open Repositories 2021 conference.

Using Research Profiles as a Service (RPaS) to Populate an Institutional Repository

Agnes Gambill

Appalachian State University, United States of America

Populating an institutional repository at any academic university can be a challenge. Doing so in the middle of a global health crisis adds further complexities. So, how can librarians and repository managers create momentum and interest in IRs during COVID-19?

One solution includes offering Research Profiles as a Service (RPaS). RPaS was developed at Appalachian State University to help faculty members build their online presence and increase their awareness and engagement with the university’s institutional repository. Response rates to RPaS service inquiries were dramatically more than response rates to article ingest submissions. Furthermore, RPaS requests led to more article ingest submissions than compared to traditional methods of IR outreach. This presentation will discuss the reason for creating RPaS and illustrate how and why it works.

Swallow Beyond the Repository: Development of a Custom Metadata Management Software

Tomasz Neugebauer, Francisco Berrizbeitia

Concordia University, Canada

Swallow is a custom-built open source software solution that facilitates a common need in digital collections projects: the aggregation of metadata describing digital objects of cultural or scientific significance held at many sources. The software was developed out of the goals of the SpokenWeb SSHRC Partnership Grant research network to digitize, process, describe, and aggregate the metadata of a diverse range of sound collections documenting literary and cultural activity in Canada since the 1950s. In this presentation, we introduce Swallow, the principles that drove its development, and briefly outline the context of documentary literary sound recordings and some recent developments with literary events moving online due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Repository Migration: How it started, How it’s going

Nicholas Homenda, Juliet L. Hardesty

Indiana University Libraries, United States of America

Indiana University is in the process of migrating digital collections from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4. Since our 2018 presentation “The Ecosystem of Repository Migration,” we have learned that the services and application are even more front and center to repository migration than we originally thought. For us, this has looked like launching new Digital Collections and Archives Online services and contracting with a software development company, Notch8. We will share the lessons learned that starting simple does not just involve the least complicated digital objects, it also applies to keeping service and application upgrades to the minimum needed for a viable product.

Increasing the A in OA: How accessibility work in repositories should influence publisher agreements

Sadie Roosa

MIT Libraries, United States of America

The majority of publishers, even those making articles open through gold or green OA routes, are only making those articles open to a portion of the public: those who can read PDFs as they are displayed on a screen or printed on paper. As more and more academic libraries negotiate with publishers on agreements to transform scholarly publishing, we have an opportunity and responsibility to push for increased accessibility of open access content that publishers provide.

To highlight the impact agreements with publishers could have on the accessibility of open content in our institutional repositories, I’ll share results of an analysis of DSpace@MIT’s Open Access Articles collection. This analysis will show the accessibility status of content deposited both directly and indirectly from publishers between 2009 and 2020. I will then focus in on multiple changes that would benefit green OA, tying them in with other trends in publisher agreements, like auto-deposit and open licensing. I’ll lay out multiple hypothetical agreements and how each one would improve the numbers and percentages of accessible articles in our repository.

We’ve got a Digital Repository: now what do we do with it?

Kent Douglas Reynolds, Bianca Parisi, Cindy Rigg

Niagara College Canada, Canada

Until this pandemic, Niagara College’s digital repository was primarily an institutional archive. We thought of it as a place to put “things that needed a home.” Niagara College owns one instance of CORe, a multi-site Islandora repository, shared by seven Canadian colleges. Initially, Niagara College library began populating its repository with historical artifacts and other items of significance. The librarians reached out to various departments, yet despite great interest, little happened.

Then, the pandemic changed everything. The last day of in-person service at our library was March 13, 2020. Services like course reserves that required the physical presence of workers to digitize and manage resources for students and faculty were gone, and instructors were scrambling for online teaching and learning tools. We reached out to our faculty again offering the repository, this time, as a solution for teaching and learning during the pandemic. The result was rapid ingesting of learning resources. We all started thinking about our repository as a resource to fill the gaps in physical services. The pandemic provided us all with an opportunity to re-think our digital repository, re-purposing it to meet the sudden and urgent demand to support acadmic teaching and learning online.

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