Conference Agenda

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Presentations including '4Science'

Workshop: Getting Started with DSpace 7.0: Basic Training
Time: 07/June/2021: 1:00pm-3:50pm

Workshop: Getting Started with DSpace 7.0: Basic Training

Tim Donohue1, Art Lowel2, Andrea Bollini3

1LYRASIS, United States of America; 2Atmire, Belgium; 34Science, Italy

DSpace 7.0 is a major step in the evolution of the DSpace platform and repositories in general. While retaining its ease-of-use, out-of-the-box goals, DSpace 7.0 features a brand new, client-side, responsive user interface (built on Angular), a full-featured, self-describing REST API, and a powerful new configurable object model (featuring entities with relationships).

This 3-hour workshop will provide basic training on DSpace 7.0, due to be released in Q1 or Q2 of 2021. Attendees will learn about the installation / upgrade process and new configuration options. All new features will be discussed or demonstrated (including the new public, submitter and administrative user interfaces and new REST API). The workshop will conclude with step-by-step examples of branding/theming the new user interface (which could be followed for a “hands on” tutorial).

The workshop will wrap up with a brief overview of new features to look forward to in 7.1, 7.2, etc.

24x7 session 1
Time: 09/June/2021: 8:00am-8:55am

8 Terabytes of Music to Explore with DSpace-GLAM and IIIF: the Digital Library of the Milan Conservatory

Marta Crippa2, Claudio Cortese1, Emilia Groppo1, Andrea Bollini1, Riccardo Fazio1, Francesco Pio Scognamiglio1

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.

24x7 session 1
Time: 09/June/2021: 8:00am-8:55am

Publications Router: populating repositories automatically

Steve Byford1, Adam Rehin1, Andrea Bollini2, L. Andrea Pascarelli2, Susanna Mornati2

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.

Minute Madness
Time: 09/June/2021: 12:00pm-12:55pm

PeruCRIS: A National Research Information Infrastructure based on DSpace-CRIS

Cesar Olivares1, Francisco Talavera1, Abel del Carpio1, Susanna Mornati2, Andrea Bollini2, Claudio Cortese2, Corrado Lombardi2, Alfonso Maza3, Ana Puente de la Puebla3

1Concytec, Peru; 24Science, Italy; 3Semicrol, Spain

PeruCRIS is the Peruvian project for setting up and operating a National Information Network on Science, Technology and Technological Innovation. It is based on open source software and open standards, especifically as an extension of the already existing network of Peruvian open access repositories. The network is designed to be interoperable with CRIS systems and Open Access Repositories, and also to allow for direct submission into the National central hub (PeruCRIS Platform) from institutions and researchers. PeruCRIS Platform goes beyond mere aggregation, supporting data normalization, enrichment and curation for collected data, and direct editing in the Directorios. These roles are reserved for Concytec staff, and serve as a means for ensuring data completeness, accuracy and general quality. A particular CERIF profile and a set of controlled vocabularies are being developed in order to accommodate for particular information needs of national scope. An initial partial release of main directories is scheduled for Q2 2021.

Minute Madness
Time: 09/June/2021: 12:00pm-12:55pm

Introduce Impact-Pathways in a CRIS – support societal impact orientation in research projects and funding processes

Birge Michaela Wolf1, Doris Lange1, Thorsten Michaelis1, Andrea Moser1, Stefanie John1, Andreas Abecker2, Stefan Lossow2, Lucia Hahne2, Andrea Bollini3, Giuseppe Digilio3, Susanna Mornati3

1University of Kassel, Germany; 2Disy; 34Science

Societal challenges require research contributions to solve them. Accordingly, societal impact assessment is an object of increasing interest in publicly funded research. Some countries have build elaborated national systems, applied on the level of research institutions. The approach of the SynSICRIS project (Synergies for Societal Impact in Current Research Information Systems) focuses on societal impact creation and assessment in research projects. Therefore, a repository/CRIS system is being built with additional entities related to societal impact and functionalities to record the information during funding processes.

Our system is built upon the open source software DSpace-CRIS. The additional entities include process-oriented indicators that represent an increase in the likelihood of societal impact. The additional functionalities, allow planning, documenting and structuring contributions of a project to societal impact via interfaces to build impact pathways and working plans. The development built on a synthesis of existing approaches, participatory requirements analysis and agile software development.

Using such a system at the funding body enables to assess information related to societal impact without additional documentation burden for researchers, allows to manage sensitive project information and supports the dissemination, reusing and sharing of outputs and information tailored to actors in practice and society.

Presentations session 10
Time: 10/June/2021: 8:00am-8:55am

Results from the OpenAIRE Call for Innovation: Enrich local data via the OpenAIRE Graph

Andrea Bollini1, Susanna Mornati1, Giuseppe Digilio1, Jordan Piščanc2, Michele Artini3, Claudio Atzori3

14Science, Italy; 2University of Trieste, Italy; 3ISTI-CNR, Italy

In the context of the OpenAIRE Open Innovation programme, 4Science proposed the project named “Enrich local data via the OpenAIRE Graph” to develop two data products for the repository community, and more specifically for the DSpace and DSpace-CRIS platforms. The solutions were built on top of the OpenAIRE Research Graph and the OpenAIRE Broker Service to enrich the data locally available and identify new data of interest reducing the friction of deposit.

The Open Innovation programme selects innovative projects in the field of Open Science to develop products and services linked to scholarly works, repositories, data management, OpenAIRE infrastructure and OpenAIRE services.

The 4Science proposal was awarded in 2020 and went through an accurate process of design, validation, prototyping and finalization of the solution, in continuous dialogue with the OpenAIRE team and gathering feedback from the repository community as well. In Feb 2021 the project was completed after a pilot phase with the University of Trieste, and the implemented solution was released as free open source.

This presentation aims to show the developed solution and discuss how collaboration between large initiatives such OpenAIRE and repository platforms can enrich both.

Presentations session 10
Time: 10/June/2021: 8:00am-8:55am

ORCID and OpenAIRE Compliance for DSpace

Courtney Earl Matthews1, William Roy1, Andrea Bollini2, L. Andrea Pascarelli2, Susanna Mornati2, Kathleen Shearer3, Pierre Lasou4

1Queen’s University Library, Canada; 24Science, Italy; 3COAR; 4Université Laval

Members of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Open Repositories Working Group (CARL-ORWG) have a common goal of making research outcomes generated at their universities openly available to the global knowledge commons. In 2018 a subset of CARL-ORWG led by Queen’s University pooled their resources and hired 4Science to develop code to make aggregation from DSpace current versions (5 & 6) into OpenAire possible. In discussions with 4Science it was proposed and decided that this development work include a patch for adding ORCIDs to the required OAI-PMH feed. This presentation will provide background on this completed work including the principles and goals for open research shared by CARL members and 4Science and the details of the ORCID patch. DSpace is the most popular open source repository platform in the world and this implementation will bring benefit to the vast global community using the latest versions of DSpace, besides providing guidance and inspiration to other communities.

Presentations session 11
Time: 10/June/2021: 9:00am-9:55am

DSpace-CRIS 7 is here!

Andrea Bollini, Mykhaylo Boychuk, Pasquale Cavallo, Claudio Cortese, Giuseppe Digilio, Riccardo Fazio, Damiano Fiorenza, Luca Giamminonni, Corrado Lombardi, Alessandro Martelli, Luigi Andrea Pascarelli, Matteo Perelli, Francesco Pio Scognamiglio, Susanna Mornati

4Science, Italy

Open Repository 2021 will sign the momentum of the DSpace and DSpace-CRIS 7 release. This presentation will demonstrate the key features of DSpace-CRIS explaining how it differs from a plain DSpace in providing a full fledged open source CRIS system promoting open science.

Indeed, other than allowing to record data about any kind of entities and their relation DSpace-CRIS focus on end-to-end functionalities to support business processes and expectations such as

- the self management of researcher profiles with a full bidirectional ORCID integration;

- project, funding and awards management providing the ability to track and organize them over time adding more details and information when needed;

- simplify the administration, improve the data quality and reduce the administrative burden;

- extended interoperability supporting the most richer exchange formats such as OpenAIRE CERIF.

DSpace-CRIS 7 is a production-grade, ready-to-use, CRIS solution under real usage and data load, with early adopters also at National scale.

The DSpace-CRIS 7 is not just a revamp of the features already available in previous versions but taking the opportunities offered by the new modern architecture provides completely new features and integrations.

Migration path from previous versions will be discussed.

Presentations session 11
Time: 10/June/2021: 9:00am-9:55am

DSpace 7 - Enhanced Submission & Workflow

Andrea Bollini, Giuseppe Digilio, Claudio Cortese

4Science, Italy

After more than 4 years of development, thousands of commits and hours spent in developing the new version DSpace 7 is finally close to being released and expected to be presented at Open Repository.

One of the core components [1] of DSpace is the submission and workflow process that was largely redesigned and improved in the new version.

The presentation will provide a deep dive into the new Enhanced Submission and Workflow features of DSpace 7, including how to configure, customize & use this feature (and differences with DSpace 6 and below) showing how to take advantage of the offered flexibility taking examples from customization and extensions developed by early adopter projects.

This presentation is a renewed version of a similar presentation held at OR2019 [2] updated to reflect the final status of the features for DSpace 7, include details about the transition from the Bibliographic Transformation Engine (BTE) [3] used in previous DSpace version to an updated Live Import Framework [4] and inspirational examples from running projects.

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

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.