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DSP2B: DSpace Interest Group 2B: Supporting Open Scholarship / Exploring Metrics
Thursday, 11/Jun/2015:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Sarah Potvin
Location: Regency E
50 Seats


Supporting Federally Funded Research Requirements with DSpace and SWORD

Hui Zhang, Michael Boock

Oregon State University, United States of America

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy requires that final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts sponsored by the agency are freely available in PubMed Central (PMC) no later than 12 months after the official publication date. Furthermore, NIH requires that researchers who apply for grants must include a PMC reference number (PMCID) when citing their papers that were supported by NIH funds. To meet the rising demands from researchers to provide support for fulfilling the NIH public access mandate and article submission requirements, the Oregon State University Libraries & Press implemented a web application to facilitate article deposit using DSpace and the SWORD protocol.

Zhang-Supporting Federally Funded Research Requirements with DSpace and SWORD-68_a.pptx

Visualizing Open Access: building a scalable infrastructure to showcase the reach of MIT research

Richard Rodgers, Matt Bernhardt, Michael J Graves, Sean Thomas

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America

The MIT Libraries recently launched a public reporting system to display how items in the MIT Open Access Articles collection have been downloaded over its history. Our presentation describes the project to build this platform, including: the need to build a system capable of scaling to tens of millions of downloads; the significant work to improve the collection itself, with particular attention paid to author and department identities; the construction of a data processing pipeline to augment and summarize download logs from the DSpace@MIT service; and the design of a series of interfaces to visualize this information for the public, contributing departments, and individual faculty members. We also describe the lessons we learned through this process, and detail some planned next steps.

Rodgers-Visualizing Open Access-181_a.pptx

Metadata based usage statistics for DSpace

Art Lowel, Lieven Droogmans


The DSpace infrastructure for logging page-views and downloads has been limited to aggregations on communities, collections and items. While this already provides a wealth of aggregated information that is impossible to retrieve using Google Analytics, it still does not assist a repository manager in addressing questions such as:

“How many downloads did Professor X get through Google Scholar last month?”

Because authors are represented as metadata on items, tackling this challenge effectively means opening the potential to aggregate pageview and download statistics on any metadata field in the repository.

By the time of the conference, functionality that addresses this need will be available as part of @mire’s Content and Usage analysis module. The metadata based usage statistics were realized in co­development with the World Bank.

Lowel-Metadata based usage statistics for DSpace-112_a.pdf