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24x7 session 4
Thursday, 10/June/2021:
9:00am - 9:55am

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Ready-made or tailor-made? Seeking seamless depositing solutions for multi (LMIC) country qualitative data

Moni Choudhury1, Hani Salim1,2, Hana Mahmood3, Dhiraj Agarwal4, Tathagata Bhattacharjee4,5, John Norrie1, Sanjay Juvekar4

1University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; 2Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; 3Neoventive Solutions, Pakistan; 4KEMHRC, Pune, India; 5LSHTM, United Kingdom

NIHR-RESPIRE collaboration spans across four South Asian, low-middle income countries (LMICs) of Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Pakistan, and hosted by the University of Edinburgh. One of the deliverables of RESPIRE is to deposit and share research data in an open-source repository. We explored if all RESPIRE data could be deposited into one open repository. Our methodology was organic but included: retrospective review of all RESPIRE projects’ proposals and/or protocols; remote and face-to-face discussions with the RESPIRE research project teams about data management, and ready-made data depositing solutions including repositories at the University of Edinburgh. We piloted both quantitative and qualitative data submissions into a preferred open repository: Edinburgh DataShare. Quantitative data is relatively straightforward in being de-identified and can be made available in open repositories, but qualitative data is more challenging. The data from a RESPIRE PhD project highlighted that raw qualitative data could not be deposited openly due to the sensitive nature of the data and current lack of guidance on de-identification of raw data such as images. Other raw data include original audio recordings, verbatim and translated transcripts. Similarly, discussions at the RESPIRE annual scientific meeting highlighted that qualitative data presented this challenge across all RESPIRE partners.

Interoperability as a service

Tamsin Margaret Burland, John Kaye, Paul Stokes, Howard Williams

Jisc, United Kingdom

As the use of digital research systems technology continues to grow and evolve, Research Organisations are increasingly struggling with issues of systems incompatibility and manual re-keying of information. As part of its work to build an integrated repository and digital preservation service, Jisc has built an open interoperability framework based on an open and extensible data model and open API. This framework already supports integrated workflows among a number of repositories, commercial CRISs and digital preservation services. In this talk, we will discuss how this framework could be offered as a service to institutions to provide workflow integration with other research systems, including those used to manage research grants and contracts, ethics, research impact and web content.

Would auto-translation of metadata enhance discovery and impact of research data?

Paul L. S. Stokes, Tamsin Burland, John Kaye, Howard Williams

Jisc, United Kingdom

It’s widely accepted that good quality metadata is a significant factor in discovery and reuse of digital objects. Because of the way data standards and infrastructure has evolved, much of the metadata currently in circulation is either in English and/or based upon standards formulated in English. This reduces discovery, impact (and potentially reuse) in areas of the world where English is not widely spoken. The converse is also true when it comes to the impact of non-English digital objects and metadata on the English-speaking world. There are many auto-translation tools available that lend themselves fairly well to the translation of words and short passages of text… such as keywords/phrases and abstracts. This presentation explores the potential (and difficulties associated with) the incorporation of such tools in deposit and preservation workflows.

Lessons learnt in setting up a "one person repository"

Ravi Murugesan

Auroville, India

Librarians in the developing world often work in resource-constrained contexts without substantial IT support, yet they may be tasked with implementing institutional repositories. Mature open source applications do exist for this purpose - notably EPrints and DSpace - so the issue is not about developing a repository from scratch. Instead it is about selecting a suitable open source application, understanding what costs are involved, carrying out (or supervising) the installation, and of course, depositing items. In 2019, I began to do this work for my institution in south India. I used EPrints to set up a repository that is hosted on a competitively priced cloud server (on a plan that costs less than 4 US Dollars per month). I carried out the installation by myself and I am also the only person in charge of adding items to the repository. My experience leads me to believe that a one person repository (inspired by the concept of one person library) is indeed possible on a small scale. I hope to convince librarians that they can describe and minimize the IT support and funds they need if they are looking to get started with an institutional repository.

Pavia Digital Library: enhancing and supporting interoperability within the Cultural Heritage Domain with DSpace-GLAM

Gabriele Rossini2, Paolo Nassi2, Roberto Canevari2, Massimo Aurelio2, Claudio Cortese1, Emilia Groppo1, Andrea Bollini1, Riccardo Fazio1, Matteo Perelli1, Francesco Pio Scognamiglio1

14Science, Italy; 2Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

The digital cultural heritage of the University of Pavia is characterized by its size and variety: archival materials, ancient books, museum objects and documents related to the history and activity of the University make up one of the most important heritage for the study of Italian modern and contemporaneous literature and history.

Until now, these materials could not be explored in an integrated way within a Digital Library. The differences in data models and metadata standards adopted made it impossible to guarantee interoperability between the different cultural resources. These problems have now been overcome through the use of DSpace-GLAM, an extension of DSpace specifically structured for cultural heritage management. The presentation starting from Pavia University case study will illustrate how, after mapping different data structures on DSpace-GLAM flexible data model, it is possible not only to navigate through the pages of the various documents, but also to study the historical and geographical context of the digital objects, exploring people, events and places related to them; therefore, moving the application from a Digital Library to a Digital Humanities Platform.

Breaking language barriers

Bram Luyten

Atmire, Belgium

Early localization support has been a factor in the global uptake of the DSpace repository platform. As great as it is to see regional communities really make DSpace their own, it makes it very clear that support for specific localization use cases still needs to be added to the core DSpace platform.

This presentation will highlight localization improvements and multi-language support, both in the core DSpace 7 platform, as well as in Atmire's Open Repository implementation of DSpace 7.

A National PID Landscape and Beyond

Adam Vials Moore1, Monica Duke1, Balviar Notay1, Christopher Brown1, Alice Meadows2, Josh Brown2

1Jisc, United Kingdom; 2MoreBrains Cooperative

The information landscape for infrastructure that captures and exposes scholarly communications and the associated individuals, organisations and connected entities has developed over the last several years. A set of persistent identifiers (PIDs) allow participants and their interactions and connections to be consistently captured and passed around within the infrastructure. In this presentation we look at five priority persistent identifiers, important to bring about a connected web of open and accessible scholarly information to enable high quality science and a national community of practice we are facilitating around this area – the Research Identifier National Coordinating Committee (RINCC)

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