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Session Overview
EPR3: EPrints Interest Group 3: Institutional Stories
Thursday, 11/Jun/2015:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Tomasz Neugebauer
Session Chair: William J. Nixon
Location: Theory
100 Seats


Looking Back, Moving Forwards: The continued development and enhancement of RADAR, the research repository at The Glasgow School of Art

Robin William Burgess

The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom

This paper aims to describe the continued developments that have been made to RADAR, the research repository at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA), utilizing EPrints technology. The paper will reflect on the journey that GSA has been undertaking to get to where we are now, illustrating best practice and support for repository development. In 2012 GSA reported at the Open Repositories Conference that they were engaged with EPrints for the development of a new research repository, moving away from the clunky filemaker database they previously were using. At the conferences in 2013 and 2014, discussions were held as to how RADAR was being used for data management and re-use of information. Now in 2015 we are able to present where we are now with a focus on staff profiles, dissemination of data/information and statistics/reporting.

Burgess-Looking Back, Moving Forwards-12_b.ppt

New implementations of and inquiries in features for BORIS

Dirk Verdicchio

University of Bern, Switzerland

BORIS is the institutional repository of the University of Bern, which has only existed since 2013. Our presentation deals with the steps taken to enhance the user experience of our EPrints repository. We focus on four new implementations – three successfully implemented new features and one feature we had to withdraw because it did rather worsen the user experience. While we present the features we also explain the rationale for working on the features.

Concretely, we present our solution for branding downloads made in BORIS, which is be done by applying watermarks. The second feature is a fix for the time code problem in Eprints which turned out to affect users of the repository. As a third new feature we will show our implementation of a notification service for changes made in the live archive. The fourth feature which we had to reverse is the display of Sherpa/Romeo information within the repository. We conclude our presentation with a short preview of the ORCID implementation in BORIS.

Verdicchio-New implementations of and inquiries in features for BORIS-95_a.pdf
Verdicchio-New implementations of and inquiries in features for BORIS-95_b.pdf

Enlighten: Supporting Research Data Management

William J. Nixon

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

An overview of the implementation of a range of EPrints plugins to support research data management and to ensure compliance with funder mandates for research data Management. These plugins include ReCollect for Research Data fields, DataCite for Minting DOIs and ORCID for author identification/disambiguation and Arkivum for storage. The presentation will cover the launch of the service, our work with users and and the integration of the repository within the broader institutional IT infrastructure to enable the population of staff profiles and authentication via LDAP.