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Session Overview
P4B: Supporting Open Scholarship and Open Science
Wednesday, 10/Jun/2015:
10:30am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: David Wilcox
Location: Regency E-F
150 seats


Panel: Avalon Media System: Community Implementation and Sustainability

Jon W. Dunn1, Mike Durbin3, Hannah Frost4, Debs Cane2, Julie Rudder2

1Indiana University; 2Northwestern University; 3University of Virginia; 4Stanford University

Indiana University and Northwestern University, in collaboration with nine partner institutions, recently completed the last year of a three-year IMLS-funded effort to build the Avalon Media System, an open source solution for managing and providing access to digital audio and video collections, based on Fedora and the Hydra repository software development framework. As the Avalon platform reaches maturity, several institutions are in the process of implementing Avalon both to replace current time-based media access solutions and to support new use cases. In addition, new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support continued work to develop new features, grow and provide support for the community of adopters, and move Avalon towards organizational and financial sustainability.

This panel will bring together project leaders from Indiana and Northwestern, along with Avalon community members at the University of Virginia and Stanford University, to share experiences of implementing Avalon at their institutions, integrating Avalon with other local systems, and supporting Avalon to enable a variety of use cases in research, teaching, and learning. Panel members will also discuss future development plans and provide a preview of how the project intends to transition from a grant-supported endeavor to a community-sustained solution.

Dunn-Panel Avalon Media System Community Implementation and Sustainability-159_a.pptx

Prototypes of pro-active approaches to support the archiving of web references for scholarly communications

Richard Wincewicz1, Peter Burnhill1, Herbert Van de Sompel2

1University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; 2Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

The web is a fluid environment and web pages often change in nature or disappear altogether. Scholarly articles reference web pages to support the author’s arguments but these references are susceptible to ‘reference rot’ and without these references the evidence for the arguments is lost. Reference rot is a combination of link rot and content drift. Link rot occurs when the URI of a reference is no longer available and content drift is caused by the content at the end of the URI differing from what the author originally referenced.

The addition of temporal references and the pro-active archiving of references in an article provides future readers with the ability to examine the supporting evidence for an article, even if the content has ceased to exist in its original location. Ensuring continued integrity and long-term access to the scholarly record.

The Hiberlink project (http://hiberlink.org, #Hiberlink) created plugins for a number of systems that allow for pro-active archiving with the minimum of disruption to the user’s usual workflow. Plugins for Zotero and OJS have been built along with infrastructure that allows references to be archived in multiple locations.

Wincewicz-Prototypes of pro-active approaches to support the archiving of web references-153_a.pptx

Repository Power: How Repositories can support Open Access Mandates

Pedro Principe1, Najla Rettberg2, Jochen Schirrwagen3, Eloy Rodrigues1, José Carvalho1, Paolo Manghi4, Natalia Manola5

1University of Minho, Portugal; 2University of Goettingen, Germany; 3University of Bielefeld, Germany; 4Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy; 5National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Many funding agencies have Open Access mandates in place, but how often are scientific publications as outputs linked to funding details? The benefits of linking funding information to publications as part of the deposit workflow can assist in adhering to Open Access mandates. This paper examines how OpenAIRE – Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe – can ease monitoring Open Access and reporting processes for funders, and presents some results and opportunities. It also outlines how it relies on cleaned and curated repository content, a vital cog in the ever turning wheel of the global scholarly landscape, and the benefits it brings.

Principe-Repository Power-166_b.pdf