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P3A: Integrating with External Systems
[24x7] ORCID Integration: Services to Create and Use ORCID IDs at KAUST
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
As ORCID IDs become accepted as a global standard, the potential benefits to researchers and institutions of making use of them are multiplying. At King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) we adopted the first institutional open access policy in the Arab region in June 2014 and are integrating with ORCID as part of services to researchers that improve the preservation and dissemination of their research. We started by using ORCID IDs to identify authors in our institutional repository. Our next step was to join ORCID as an institutional member and then set up a plan to support our faculty, researchers and students in the creation and use of ORCID identifiers. This presentation will look at the choices made and lessons learned during this process, focusing on the tools we developed to interact with the ORCID member API and the ways in which introducing ORCID has complemented other repository initiatives, such as the implementation of our institutional open access policy.
[24x7] From archives to repository: an archival collection management system and repository integration case study
Tufts University, United States of America
At the Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) at Tufts University we have designed, built, and integrated our archival collection management system and repository’s administrative interface to facilitate ingesting archival objects into our Fedora based repository. This 24x7 session briefly explores the assumptions and functional requirements we have used to guide this development work. The DCA’s unique position as an archives that is one of the key stakeholders and users of the Tufts institutional repository has enabled us to meet this integration challenge. The session describes how the integration of our archival collection management system and our repository relies on the ability to flexibly move metadata from one system to another.
[24x7] 77 Lines of XSLT and a Roll of Duct Tape: ArchivesSpace as Metadata Hub in a Multi-Repository Environment
University of Denver Libraries, United States of America
ArchivesSpace is enjoying increasing adoption among archives and special collections units as a collection management system. Its API supports a variety of metadata exports, making it a tempting place for archives engaged with digitization and digital repository management efforts to create and manage metadata for those projects. While the API is powerful, the differences in exports among the various content modules can make building this shared metadata infrastructure difficult, especially in a hosted environment.
This talk will focus on efforts at the University of Denver Libraries to build metadata pipelines connecting ArchivesSpace to other data repositories, particularly our XTF finding aid database and our Islandora-based institutional repository. Challenges we encountered along the way, successes, and ongoing thorns in our side will be addressed. An objective of this talk is to start, or contribute to, a conversation among other ArchivesSpace institutions about how we can improve its support for repository initiatives in archives and special collections.
Making Connections: The SHARE Notification Service and the Open Science Framework
Center for Open Science, United States of America
The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit technology startup seeking to enhance the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. One way COS approaches this mission is by building infrastructure to facilitate good scientific practice, disseminate scholarly communication and scientific research, and facilitate the accurate accumulation of scientific knowledge. COS looks to connect all parts of the research lifecycle: planning, execution, reporting, archiving, and discovery. Its free, open source, flagship product, The Open Science Framework, leverages application programming interfaces (APIs) from various services to unite resources and increase the efficiency of researchers. In partnership with the Association of Research Libraries, COS is building the SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) Notification Service. This talk will detail how the Open Science Framework connects various services and repositories and incorporates the SHARE notification service. It will include information about future connections, and how the community can influence these connections.
“Headless” Metadata for Library Discovery: NYU’s Ichabod Project
NYU, United States of America
From DSpace to Drupal, NYU has a variety of systems to ingest and display curated digital content. To make this content discoverable centrally, we developed a tool for metadata ingest, transformation, and discovery based on a popular open-source software stack: Fedora, Hydra, Solr, and Blacklight. Called “Ichabod,” this tool has allowed us to ingest, normalize, and enrich metadata from diverse systems of record and make it consumable by our main discovery tool, which is powered by the Ex-Libris product Primo. We developed Ichabod using the Agile methodology and involving developers from three distinct NYU Libraries groups. The software will lay the groundwork for future innovation in the areas of metadata management and discovery for repository content. The relationships we established have already made it possible for a similar collaboration arrangement on two other projects, with more to come in the future.
Integration with external systems and services: challenges and opportunities
Jisc, United Kingdom
Services that support open access need to interoperate effectively with each other and with external systems if they are to succeed in their mission to help institutions to become as effective and efficient as possible in capturing and sharing their research. Jisc, which provides shared services along these lines to UK institutions, has identified this as a particular challenge. It works with a number of partner organizations, including the University of Nottingham (Sherpa Services), EDINA, Mimas and the Open University (Knowledge Media Institute), in developing these services.
Achieving integration between these partner services and institutional systems has provided a number of benefits and opportunities, and has also highlighted a number of challenges. These include how best to integrate with local workflows, technical compatibility, reliance on data from publishers and, in turn, questions of trust in the services built on this data. This presentation looks at these issues from the point of view of a provider of shared services, but also includes examples from the institutional perspective.