Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Poster Session -- Minute Madness
Tuesday, 07/June/2022:
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: ACAD-2600 2nd floor

Capacity capped at 277

External Resource:

Integrating Biodiversity Content: ICZN -> ZooBank -> IR -> IA

Sue Ann Gardner, Paul Royster

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States of America

Background: As of 2012, the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature began to allow electronic publication of nomenclatural acts (resulting in the official naming of animal species). The correct application of this rule relies on the completion of a series of steps involving 1. registering a name in ZooBank, 2. publication in an electronic journal (often housed in an institutional repository), and 3. permanent archival deposition in a library (such as the Internet Archive) of the article that includes the proposed names.

Problem: Even though 10 years have passed since changes to the codification regarding the registration of species names, repository managers and animal taxonomists may not be collaborating to their fullest potential to leverage the capabilities in the digital environment to codify species names.

Approach: The repository managers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (the poster authors) have collaborated with the editor of the born-digital journal Manter: Journal of Parasite Biodiversity to ensure that nomenclatural acts presented in the journal are legal according to the 2012 ICZN rules for electronic publication.

Conclusion: Repository managers should be aware of the ICZN and its rules for codification of nomenclatural acts so they can be responsive to the needs of biodiversity researchers.

Researcher Approved: a Multi-institutional Survey of Depositors to Six Academic Data Repositories

Sarah J. Wright1, Wanda Marsolek2, Hoa Luong3, Sophia Lafferty-Hess4, Jake Carlson5, Susan Braxton3

1Cornell University; 2University of Minnesota; 3University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 4Duke University; 5University of Michigan

The Data Curation Network (DCN) is a collaborative network of curators advancing open research by making data more ethical, reusable, and understandable. Institutional members participate in and learn from a community of expert data curators and curate data via a cross-institutional shared staffing model. This enables institutions to submit data sets to the network when they are outside of our local expertise or when local curators are busy or absent. The collaborative network model benefits our curators; however we questioned whether there is an impact on depositors. In order to evaluate end user satisfaction with data curation services, we surveyed recent depositors over the past year and a half, regardless of whether they received curation locally or from DCN curators. The result was overwhelmingly positive: we enjoyed a high response rate and consistently laudatory feedback including many free-text responses testifying to the value of curation. In times of tight budgets and constricting services, it is good to have researcher testimonials and survey data to indicate the added value of curatorial review to the data sharing process, and evidence that a collaborative network of data curators benefits us all.

Research Data Management at TU Wien

Maximilian Johannes Moser, Tomasz Miksa

TU Wien, Austria

At TU Wien (Austria), we are building up three services in the course of the “Fair Data Austria” (FDA) project for helping with research data management: A Research Data Repository which is based on the open-source project InvenioRDM for depositing mostly static data sets, a Database Repository for storing more dynamic data (e.g. real-time measurements), and a tool for managing Data Management Plans according to the Research Data Alliance DMP Common Standard.

Further, we are working on interfaces for communication between these tools which aim to provide a seamless integration between the systems and enable the transfer of information between them.

Through this automatic interaction behind the scenes, we want to reduce the amount of manual user input from our researchers, minimizing the risk of input errors while improving the general UX of the systems.

This and additional integrations with external services help us in building trust in our research together.

Most of the software in question is still under development as open-source projects. As such, we would welcome discussions about our current implementations and visions, and invite interested parties to get in touch with us!

Recommendation and integration of bibliographical references and personal identifiers during import procedures - collaboratively with researchers

Johanna Staudinger, Steffen Illig, Florian Gantner

University of Bamberg, Germany

Supporting and engaging researchers to enter their research outputs in our current research information system (CRIS) is a difficult task itself. Therefore, it seems worthwhile to motivate our researchers to create and use persistent identifiers and above all, to share them with us.

Consequently, we want to offer services to search by name and experience the advantage of identifiers, which can be simply stored in our system during this process.

So, we would like to present the prototype of our application called RARIS, a reference analysis recommendation information system. It could be helpful for different kinds of repositories to import bibliographic references by engaging researchers to share their identifiers.

We want to describe the planned integration into our DSpace-CRIS instance and give an overview of further developments.

Information Policies of Institutional Repositories of Federal Universities in Brazil: the librarian who manages digital preservation



Institutions interested in digital preservation need to plan, invest and organize themselves, adopting guidelines and a technological infrastructure for this process. It aims to present an analysis of the role of the librarian in the digital preservation of Institutional Repositories of the National Institutes of Higher Education through their Information policies. Bardin's method was used to analyze the content of informational policies, and the research was characterized as descriptive and explanatory. The research approach will be quanti-qualitative and the research method employed theoretical foundation will be bibliographic and documentary. Policy analyzes were carried out from March to August 2020, covering 51 institutional repositories. There were 21 IFES that did not have a documented policy, with prevalence in the Southeast region. The preparation of guidelines and mechanisms to ensure the control and digital preservation of the intellectual production generated by the institution is still inexpressive in the national scenario. The digital preservation policy is not yet documented by the vast majority of national public institutional repositories, so the role of the librarian in the preservation team of the institutional repository is essential, in compliance with the fundamental guidelines for long-term preservation.

Achimota Government Hospital And Patients Data Relationship At The Hospital

Kwame Opoku Sakyiamah

Student, Ghana

Research Purpose

In the past, Data is created and transcribed in the textual records. hardcopy books and note are some of the major channel which share the data. In the data explosion era, the World Wide Web

provides another new channel which even spread the news, data and informating in a faster and quicker way. While the hospitals in the old days mainly keeping hard copy file, modern hospitals

also soft copy data.

Research Methodology

The study was based on both qualitative and quantitative approaches, questionnaires were administered to some selected staffs, and interview some patients at various departments, using

purposive and simple random sampling techniques.

Findings from the study indicate that the different department and the patients of the hospital in Ghana government hospital, patient can see a doctor he or she needs to go through long process such as going for receipts at the billing unit and pay at pay point that is the bank at facility, sometimes the patient has to join long queue at the payment centre. After doctors prescription the patient go back to the same before he or she take medicine from the hospital pharmacy.

Audiovisual Accessibility Builds a Bridge to Diverse User Communities

Melissa Morrow1, Kristi L. Park2, Courtney C. Mumma2

1Texas Tech University Library; 2Texas Digital Library

A cross-institutional team from the Texas Digital Library consortium has developed a webinar series to address the need for awareness of accessibility for audio/video digital collections and to offer solutions for repository managers. The series presents the basics of improving the accessibility of digital audio and video (AV) collection materials hosted in the digital repositories of libraries and archives within the TDL membership. Supplemented by a birds-of-a-feather session at the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries (TCDL) 2022, the webinars provide a deeper understanding of the many benefits—aside from simply satisfying legal requirements—of providing alternative media such as captions/transcripts and other accessibility remediations. Additionally, they aim to demystify key concepts and share common approaches and practical first steps to adapting the accessibility of digital (digitized and born-digital) AV holdings, as well as discussing strategies for making the business case for accessibility. This poster is intended to report on our model for collaborative learning around accessibility issues for A/V collections and share outcomes of the series.

The EOSC DIH “ELD Advance“ project

Andrea Bollini1, Irene Buso1, Susanna Mornati1, Giuseppe Digilio1, Luca Giamminonni1, Androniki Pavlidou2

14Science, Italy; 2OpenAIRE A.M.K.E.

The poster will provide an overview of the ELD ADVANCE project supported by the European Open Science Cloud Digital Innovation HUB (EOSC DIH).

In spring 2021, as part of the OpenAIRE ELD project 4Science released two new services: the Data Correction (based on the OpenAIRE Notification Broker), to enrich repository data by exploiting the vast amount of information made available by OpenAIRE, and the Publication Claim (based on the OpenAIRE Graph), to ensure that the repository stays up to date by automatically discovering new content produced by the institution’s researchers in the OpenAIRE Graph, thus reducing the manual input from researchers.

This new project aims to achieve full impact extending these services to plain DSpace repositories making them available out-of-box in the latest releases of DSpace as it was already done in DSpace-CRIS.

Moreover, additional technical improvements will be introduced to streamline the adoption and set the basis for future extensions of the services.

Episciences: enhancing interoperability and metadata between an overlay journal platform, linked repositories and OpenAIRE open sciences tools and services

Raphaël Tournoy1, Silvio Peroni2, Jose Benito Gonzalez Lopez3

1CNRS; 2University of Bologna; 3CERN

Episciences is a platform to publish diamond open access overlay journals.

It offers an alternative to the monolithic system of scientific publication dominated by private publishers. The ambition is to provide the scientific communities with the technical means to produce high quality journals, at an efficient cost, compliant by design with FAIR principles, by relying on existing open archives and repositories (e.g. arXiv, Zenodo, HAL, CWI).

The platform is currently being integrated in the OpenAIRE service catalogue and the European Open Science Cloud portal thanks to the OpenAIRE Nexus project.

Episciences is tightly coupled with open repositories and does an extensive use of APIs and open protocols. Integrating the platform with other OpenAIRE services is a great opportunity to be part of a wider range of trusted open science services. These new collaborations pave the way for a new set of services for researchers and communities involved in open access journals. The platform workflows are integrating new APIs as a producer and as consumer of metadatas with new services. The metadata originally provided by the repositories are enriched by the journal publication process and other OpenAIRE services, eventually resulting in more rich metadata being made available to the open repositories.

Finding the Right Fit: Streamlining Self-Archiving to Support Author Success

Hope Craft

Iowa State University, United States of America

Encouraging and supporting sustainable self-archiving practices for authors that are busy with departmental responsibilities and overwhelmed by the buffet of pathways to open is a challenge that every repository manager and subject librarian faces. So what if there was an easy way to help authors focus their needs and identify a solution that would work for them? This poster will cover a brief analysis of two authors who utilized dramatically different self-archiving strategies to increase to visibility of their scholarship. Leveraging that data, this poster will outline the development of a “visibility enhancer” quiz constructed using Twine that repository managers and subject librarians can share with authors to help them easily assess their needs and comfort level to find the self archiving solution and direct them to library professionals and/or library services, thereby building better and more collaborative relationships with authors.

SQaaS - Ensuring Software, Service and Data quality automatically in open repositories

Fernando Aguilar1, Pablo Orviz1, Isabel Bernal2


The amount of research outputs in different types and formats is continuously growing and open repositories need to deal with big amounts of data while its behavior is expected to be optimal in performance. Therefore, the quality of the software and the services themselves need to be ensured thanks to objective metrics, which can be automated adopting modern approaches like DevOps. Within the EOSC-Synergy project a system to ensure Software, Service and Data Quality is being developed. It relies on a DevOps pipeline that automates the testing, deploying and the integration of applications including Open Repositories, which can benefit from this new approach to enrich the behavior for the final users and even the performance. This presentation will show this framework and will explain how software like DSpace or similar ones can be integrated in modern and scalable systems.

IMLS Grant Update - Fedora Migration Paths and Tools: A Pilot Project

Arran Griffith1, Robin Ruggaber2

1LYRASIS, Canada; 2University of Virginia

In 2020 the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded LYRASIS a grant titled, “Fedora Migration Paths and Tools: a Pilot Project” with the purpose of creating much-needed migration support tooling and documentation to bring all older versions of Fedora forward to the newest version, Fedora 6.0. The Fedora Program and two partner institutions, the University of Virginia and Whitman College, were tasked with developing, piloting and creating these tools and documents to upgrade their Fedora 3.x repositories. With support reaching end of life for Fedora 3.x, the community identified a gap in what was currently available and saw this as an opportunity to help bring users forward. Continued community reliance on Fedora 3 puts the stability, security, accessibility, and functionality of these repositories at risk.

This presentation will outline and highlight the Grant work and representatives from each party will share their user stories and lessons learned. We will also explore the migration tooling created as a result of the Grant work, and demonstrate it’s value in ensuring the digital protection and preservation of repository content. Finally we will help attendees understand the documentation now available to assist with migration from all older versions of Fedora to 6.0.

Everyone makes mistakes: Building trust and psychological safety in a shared digital object management system

Brian Luna Lucero, Esther Jackson

Columbia University Libraries, United States of America

This presentation will highlight the work of the Hyacinth User Group (HUG) at Columbia University Libraries. The group has members from many divisions of the library including Application Development, Cataloging, Digital Collections, Institutional Repository and Digital Conversion. These staff members have come together as product owners to administer Hyacinth, Columbia’s shared metadata and content management application.

The group has been working together for the last four years. Over that time, we have built trust around reporting mistakes and collaborating to address the consequences of mistakes and developing systematic and procedural guards to prevent them from recurring. This has created a healthy culture of mistake recovery that helps produce better repositories supported by constantly updated documentation.

Programmable Data Repositories

Cheng-Jen Lee, Tyng-Ruey Chuang

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

We present some of the recent development at the depositar, a research data repository built on top of CKAN. We will talk about our work in incorporating Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) to the depositar. We will also discuss how existing CKAN APIs can be used to realize an interactive workflow of data analysis and visualization. This leads to interactive and reproducible data repositories and further integrates them into the larger computing infrastructure for collaborative research.

How can Artificial Intelligence increase the accessibility of electronic documents?

Łukasz Kobyliński, Łukasz Skonieczny

Sages sp. z o.o., Poland

An important aspect of open repositories that is often overlooked is making them accessible to all interested communities and groups, including the disabled. While much of the discussion around making content accessible concentrates on web sources and mobile applications, the documents distributed through repositories are often a road block that the disabled community faces in their everyday work. Making documents accessible is a tedious and costly work that needs to be done by a skilled operator, who annotates the document to make it complaint with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These recommendations are widely used worldwide, and on 15 October 2012 the WCAG guidelines version 2.0 became the international standard ISO/IEC 40500:2012. Annotation of a single document usually translates to 10+ hours of manual work. Making repositories consisting of thousands of documents accessible is thus in most cases impossible. In this presentation we would like to propose an AI-based approach to annotating electronic documents, which is complaint with WCAG. The proposed solution not only recognizes the structure of the documents and the reading order, but also is able to provided text equivalents of non-textual content, such as illustrations, charts and tables included in the document.