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Session Overview
Date: Thursday, 11/Jun/2015
8:00am - 9:00amContinental Breakfast
Cosmopolitan AB 
8:00am - 3:00pmRegistration
Regency Foyer 
9:00am - 10:00amPLN3: Closing Plenary Session
Regency A-D 
10:00am - 10:15amBreak
Cosmopolitan AB 
10:15am - 10:45amDuraSpace: DuraSpace Plenary
Session Chair: Debra A. Hanken Kurtz
Regency A-D 
10:15am - 10:45amEPR1: EPrints Interest Group 1: State of the Nation
Session Chair: William J. Nixon
Session Chair: Tomasz Neugebauer
10:45am - 11:00amBreak
Cosmopolitan AB 
11:00am - 12:30pmDSP1: DSpace Interest Group 1: DSpace Strategic Plan and Road Map
Session Chair: Sean Thomas

DSpace Long Term RoadMap / Strategic Direction

Tim Donohue1, Maureen Walsh2, Jonathan Markow1

1DuraSpace, United States of America; 2Ohio State University

Over the past few years, the DSpace project has made great strides towards establishing a longer term roadmap.

In 2013, we held a series of “Vision Discussions” to begin brainstorming the vision for DSpace's future. This resulted in a high level Vision Document, as well as a community survey of needs and uses cases to achieve that vision.

In 2014, we analyzed data from that community survey (into a very “rough” high-level plan), and the DSpace Community Advisory Team began to flesh out more detailed Use Cases that DSpace should strive to achieve.

In 2015, in conjunction with the new DSpace Steering Group and Leadership Group, we are now working towards drafting a longer term RoadMap. The goal of this RoadMap would be to attempt to schedule out a clear plan for achieving the most common community use cases, while also pointing out opportunities for institutions to collaborate on additional features or needs.

This session will summarize path we’ve taken towards achieving this long term Roadmap, as well as introduce an early draft of the long term Roadmap for community feedback. There will be an opportunity for open discussion / Q&A during this session.

Donohue-DSpace Long Term RoadMap Strategic Direction-149_a.pdf
Donohue-DSpace Long Term RoadMap Strategic Direction-149_b.ppt
11:00am - 12:30pmEPR2: EPrints Interest Group 2: Supporting Open Scholarship
Session Chair: William J. Nixon
Session Chair: Tomasz Neugebauer

Building a bijou digital archive

Timothy Miles-Board

University of London Computer Centre, United Kingdom

This presentation relates the experience of building a small open access archive of digitised documents.

I start by looking back at my ten years experience as a developer working with the EPrints digital repository platform - this experience was the foundation for my first approach which used EPrints as the basis for the archive.

I then move forward to identify the strengths and weaknesses of this approach, ultimately leading to my decision to migrate the digital archive to an alternative platform in order to provide a richer user experience.

Miles-Board-Building a bijou digital archive-92.txt

Open research repository for organic agriculture

Ilse Ankjær Rasmussen1, Allan Leck Jensen2

1International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Denmark; 2Aarhus University

The Open Access archive Organic Eprints (www.orgprints.org) has developed since the start in 2002 so that it now includes more than 16,000 items and gets more than 240,000 visits per month. The archive is open for all to use and registered users can deposit their research publications from refereed journals as well as non-refereed sources. Organic Eprints is the largest database in the world with publications about Organic Agriculture & Food Systems research. Organic Eprints have 26 national editors checking the deposits for bibliographical correctness and subject relevance. Organic Eprints has adapted the use of keywords from an external thesaurus, AgroVoc.

Rasmussen-Open research repository for organic agriculture-127_a.doc
Rasmussen-Open research repository for organic agriculture-127_b.pptx
11:00am - 12:30pmFED1: Fedora Interest Group 1: Fedora 4 Deep Dive
Session Chair: Susan Agnes Lafferty
Regency E 

Fedora 4 Update

David Wilcox


With the recent launch of Fedora 4.0 and upcoming support for Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 migrations, this is an exciting year for the Fedora community. This significant release signals the effectiveness of an international and complex community source project in delivering a modern repository platform with features that meet or exceed current use cases in the management of institutional digital assets. Fedora 4 features include vast improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, ease of use and more.

This presentation will provide an update on the Fedora project, both in terms of the community and the software. This includes important information on community growth, the new governance model, support for Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 migrations, and the roadmap for the next year. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with the Product Manager and Technical Lead and find out how they can participate in upcoming Fedora project initiatives.

Wilcox-Fedora 4 Update-170.pdf

Fedora Technical Working Group - Assessment of Fedora 4

Declan Fleming1, Esmé Cowles1, Zhiwu Xie2, Adam Soroka3

1University of California, San Diego; 2Virginia Tech; 3University of Virginia

Last year’s production release of Fedora 4.0.0 (F4) came with significant capability improvements from previous Fedora versions. However, given the newness of the internal application stack, F4 also came with a variety of questions and concerns. It was not clear to many Fedora stakeholders whether F4 held fast to the project’s historic values of preservation and durability, and if the future-facing features performed as expected. It was out of these questions that the Fedora Leadership team formed a working group chartered to analyze and assess the current state of F4 and its suitability as a platform to meet the community’s future needs.

This team, termed the Fedora Technical Working Group, established nine areas of which the top four were selected for an in-depth assessment. The areas of assessment were as follows:


- Clustering

- Preservation-worthiness

- Performance

An assessment was produced for each of these four areas which then resulted in specific outcomes and recommendations.

Fleming-Fedora Technical Working Group-63.pdf

Upgrading? Migrating? There’s a portmanteau for that!

David Wilcox1, Michael Friscia2, Nick Ruest4, Adam Wead3

1DuraSpace; 2Yale University; 3Penn State University; 4York University

Fedora 4, the new, revitalized version of Fedora, boasts a feature set that includes improvements in scalability, linked data capabilities, research data support, modularity, and more. Since the launch of Fedora 4.0, a number of institutions have begun the process of upgrading their existing Fedora 3 repositories to Fedora 4 and migrating their content (thus the portmanteau "upgration"). Upgration will be different for every institution, but the common thread is the wealth of new opportunities Fedora 4 provides, both in terms of data modeling and application integrations.

This presentation will focus on planning a move to a new repository platform and the opportunities provided by the new Fedora 4 feature set. In particular, the Linked Data Platform implementation provides some exciting capabilities for enhancing metadata and building semantic relationships between objects both within the repository and on the open web. By engaging in upgration projects now, the panelists are making sure their use cases are supported, as well as paving the way for full scale migrations later this year. Attendees considering their own upgration projects will have a chance to learn from the experience of the speakers and get excited about the new opportunities provided by Fedora 4.

Wilcox-Upgrading Migrating There’s a portmanteau for that!-169.pdf
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
Cosmopolitan AB 
1:30pm - 3:00pmDSP2A: DSpace Interest Group 2A: DSpace 5 / Managing Research (and Open) Data
Session Chair: Maureen Walsh

Introducing DSpace 5

Kim Shepherd1, Hardy Pottinger2, Tim Donohue3

1The University of Auckland, New Zealand; 2University of Missouri; 3Duraspace Ltd

This presentation will cover the recent release of DSpace 5.0, its contributors, new features, improvements and significant bugfixes, as well as a look towards future plans.

DSpace 5.0 was released on January 21st 2015 after months of hard work by the release team, DSpace developers and committers, DCAT, Duraspace and the entire DSpace community.

New features and improvements will be discussed and demonstrated, such as:

* A new responsive web theme for JSPUI: Mirage 2

* Improved, streamlined update process for DSpace repositories

* Batch import items via the web UI

* PDF coverpage generation

* Integration with systems such as ORCID, SHERPA/Romeo

* REST API improvements

...and much more!

As well as highlights of contributions and contributors, time will be set aside for an extended Q&A session where the audience and attending contributors can ask questions and start discussions about new features, upgrades, and ideas for future releases.

Shepherd-Introducing DSpace 5-110_a.pdf
Shepherd-Introducing DSpace 5-110_b.pptx

Durable Item Relations for DSpace 6

Tom Van Gulck1, Jan Lievens1, Bram Luyten2

1Flemish Government department of Environment, Nature and Energy; 2mire, Belgium

The hierarchical DSpace datamodel has long been recognized as a limiting factor for using DSpace in contexts other than typical institutional repository services. This proposal presents a new contribution to the DSpace 6 development facilitating the creation of durable item relations in DSpace. The contribution allows repository managers to break away from the tightly defined hierarchical structure and enables a variety of new use cases for the DSpace platform.

Unlike past proposal with similar ambitions, including the DSpace 2 prototype work​, the proposed approach and contribution has been fully developed and is operational today. The functionality was established in such a way that backwards compatibility with the standard DSpace datamodel has been preserved. As a result, the inclusion of the work into the DSpace codebase does not present the community with new constraints or limitations that would hinder adoption.

These developments have been undertaken by the Flemish Government Department of Environment, Nature and Energy. The main motivation for these developments was the need for representing complex objects in DSpace, while preserving the possibility to apply granular access controls on items and bitstreams.

Van Gulck-Durable Item Relations for DSpace 6-94_a.pdf

What does it take to add data to my repository?

Ryan Scherle

Dryad Digital Repository

Researchers are increasingly motivated to make their data available for future use. Repositories are an ideal location to store such data. However, data is now being placed in repositories that were not designed for data, and in some cases, the repositories were explicitly designed for other purposes. Repository staff do not always have the necessary training or tools to handle data, and repository policies do not always reflect the realities of data.

This talk will review the challenges unique to storing and managing data within a repository. In particular, it will focus on the factors that repository staff must consider when determining the policies that govern acceptance of new data for their repository and long-term management of data in their repository.

Scherle-What does it take to add data to my repository-209_a.pptx
1:30pm - 3:00pmDSP2B: DSpace Interest Group 2B: Supporting Open Scholarship / Exploring Metrics
Session Chair: Sarah Potvin
Regency E 

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
1:30pm - 3:00pmDSP2C: DSpace Interest Group 2C: Case Studies / Tools & Tweaks
Session Chair: Valorie Hollister
Regency F 

24x7: Local and Interoperable Digital Libraries of Theses and Dissertations: The New Brazilian Scenario

Washington Ribeiro de Carvalho Segundo, Tainá Batista de Assis, Milton Shintaku, Diego José Macêdo, Márcio Ribeiro Gurgel do Amaral, Alan Christian de Lima Oliveira

Brazilian Institute of Information Science and Technology (IBICT), Brazil

It is true that the advances in information technology have brought about significant changes in the production processes, and the dissemination and the use of the results of scientific research. The impact of these changes also led to a direct impact in the dissemination of the thesis or dissertation typology and so, despite being commonly called as "gray literature", may still be considered to belong to the class of scientific objects. Thus, these documents now where stored in its own information systems, mostly specific digital libraries for theses and dissertations, allowing the community access, particularly to the full text. This software is termed as Publishing System of Theses and Dissertations (TEDE) developed by IBICT and passed on to teaching and research institutions. In the final year of 2014, a new version of TEDE (called TEDE2) was developed and launched by the Institute, based on a customization of sofware DSpace 4.2, in order to keep up with new technological tools used for disseminating scientific output of institutions, and according to the conditions of open access to scientific information. The project can be accessed on https://github.com/ibict-br/TEDE. The key features addest the original DSpace project were (http://bit.ly/TEDE2keyfeatures)

de Carvalho Segundo-24x7 Local and Interoperable Digital Libraries of Theses and Dissertations The New_a.pptx
de Carvalho Segundo-24x7 Local and Interoperable Digital Libraries of Theses and Dissertations The New_b.pdf

24x7: Moving from service provider to collaborator: DSpace demonstration project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Kimberly A Tryka

National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States of America

This talk will discuss the experience of a library in setting up a demonstration DSpace repository at a mid-sized governmental agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In particular it will cover why the demonstration project is important for NIST, the reasons for collaborating with NIST’s information technology department on the project, how we were able to work with another DSpace instance at NIST, and the lessons that we have learned which we hope will allow us to become a resource for other NIST employees interested in setting up their own DSpace instances in the future.

Tryka-24x7 Moving from service provider to collaborator DSpace demonstration project-137_a.pdf

24x7: The DSpace Submission Process: How to Make Your IR Behave More Like a User Would Expect

Lisa R. Johnston, Erik A Moore, Eric Larson

University of Minnesota, United States of America

“Thanks for signing-in to DSpace. A repository staff member will contact you shortly.”

The submission workflow for new submitters in a DSpace-based institutional repository (IR) is clunky, at best. For example, DSpace organizes content into “Communities” and “Collections” which, by design, require a manager to take (time-intensive, non-immediate) action to authorize a user to become a “Submitter” for a particular community of collection. However, as typical user-experience in web-based deposit systems allows for immediate action and functionality (eg. Dropbox, YouTube, Imgur, etc.), our IR barriers may appear as a turn-off to some users who -- once committed to the task of logging-in and making a submission but are instead denied completion of the transaction at the get-go -- may never return. Therefore, to combat this new-user conundrum, as well as prepare for a new Open Access Policy on campus that went into effect January 1, 2015, the University of Minnesota Libraries set out to improve and test the user experience of our submission workflow and better understand any barriers to upload.

Johnston-24x7 The DSpace Submission Process How to Make Your IR Behave More Like a User Would Expect-58.doc

24x7: A Page-Turning Document Viewer for DSpace using FlexPaper

Terrence W Brady

Georgetown University Library, United States of America

In order to properly present special collections materials such as rare books, DigitalGeogretown required a page-turning document viewer for DSpace. A number of document viewer solutions exist, but few solutions simulated page turning. FlexPaper was chosen as a solution, and it has provided an elegant solution to this problem: https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/handle/10822/559458

Deploying FlexPaper within DSpace introduced a number of interesting implementation options

* Dynamic rendering of the document viewer vs precompiling viewer assets

* Rendering the viewer in Flash vs HTML5

* Batch compilation of viewer assets

* Desktop compilation of viewer assets

* Handling irregularly sized PDF's

* Storing viewer assets within DSpace or external to DSpace

This presentation will describe the options that were explored, the solution that was selected, the challenges encountered during implementation, and the suite of tools designed to support the solution.

Pre-compilation of assets raises some interesting use cases related to the DSpace asset store.

At the conclusion of this presentation, there will be a dialog about the applicability of the solution for other institutions. That dialog can continue at https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/FlexPaper+Document+Viewer+for+XMLUI.

Brady-24x7 A Page-Turning Document Viewer for DSpace using FlexPaper-15_a.pdf
Brady-24x7 A Page-Turning Document Viewer for DSpace using FlexPaper-15_b.pptx

24x7: Attractive and Effective Data Sharing

Jozef Mišutka, Amir Kamran, Ondřej Košarko

Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Our experience show that submitters of data to our repository request specific features in contrast to the established ones. We have identified four such features which we implemented into our repository based on DSpace. Three features are described in this paper in more detail. The last one is described in a separate paper.

Mišutka-24x7 Attractive and Effective Data Sharing-136_a.pdf

Driving Change with Interactive Admin Tools for DSpace

Terrence W Brady

Georgetown University Library, United States of America

The DSpace admin interface provides static reporting on usage and repository statistics. The DSpace curation system permits a collection administrator to launch an analysis task against an item, collection, or community. These existing reports do not offer the end user the ability to configure a query, to refine a result set, or to drill into the data behind a report.

DigitialGeorgetown is a repository built upon DSpace. Our repository team found the existing DSpace reporting tools to be of limited value for our collection administrators. Without the ability to configure query parameters for these reports, it was difficult for collection administrators to understand and to trust the content behind these reports.

This presentation will highlight 3 self-service reporting tools that the DigitalGeorgetown team has implemented and the value that the team has gained from this interactivity. These reporting tools have empowered collection owners to understand and manage their content.

* Metadata/Item Quality Control

* Usage Statistics across Communities and Collections

* System Test Plan/Use Cases

These tools currently exist outside of the DSpace code base. For each tool that is presented, there will be a discussion of how the DSpace code base could evolve to support this functionality.

Brady-Driving Change with Interactive Admin Tools for DSpace-16_a.pdf
Brady-Driving Change with Interactive Admin Tools for DSpace-16_b.pptx
1:30pm - 3:00pmEPR3: EPrints Interest Group 3: Institutional Stories
Session Chair: Tomasz Neugebauer
Session Chair: William J. Nixon

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.

1:30pm - 3:00pmFED2: Fedora Interest Group 2: Fedora 4 Adoption
Session Chair: Stefano Cossu
Regency A 

Finding Your Inner Metadata

Aaron Coburn

Amherst College, United States of America

The quality of metadata in a repository is one of the most significant factors affecting its usefulness. In some cases, however, the amount of structured metadata is so minimal to be of little practical value. This talk will discuss a project at Amherst College to archive over ten years of digital photographs in a Fedora4 repository, a collection representing nearly one million objects and over 20 TB of data. Because approximately 90% of the collection has little to no descriptive metadata, the project is also experimenting with a series of machine learning algorithms to find patterns in the images themselves -- patterns that will be used to enhance the metadata in an semi-automated fashion. This talk will also describe how we are making extensive use of the RDF-based data model provided by Fedora4 to partition different categories of metadata into distinct levels of trustworthiness.

Coburn-Finding Your Inner Metadata-167.pdf

A Fedora 4 Repository from the Ground Up at the University of Maryland

Joshua A. Westgard

University of Maryland Libraries, United States of America

The digital collections repository of the University of Maryland Libraries celebrated its 10th anniversary in January 2015. While this homegrown system -- built on Fedora 2 and supported by two locally developed metadata schemas -- has served us well, after 10 years it is clearly showing its age. Over the years a combination of staff turnover and other, higher departmental priorities have conspired to prevent the upgrade to Fedora 3 from becoming a top priority. With the release of Fedora 4 this year, however, the stars seem to have aligned to give us the opportunity to re-envision our digital collections repository and make a fresh start with the new system.

In this presentation I will describe our ongoing efforts to design and implement a Fedora 4 based repository system in 2015. By the time of the conference in June, we will be roughly halfway through an initial year-long development process. The objectives of this project are: (1) to leverage the repository improvements of Fedora 4, (2) to migrate some existing services and applications to the new system, and (3) to develop new features that were unrealized in the development of the previous repository and its interfaces.

Westgard-A Fedora 4 Repository from the Ground Up at the University-71.pdf

Islandora and Fedora 4; The Atonement.

Nick Ruest1, Daniel Lamb2, Melissa Anez3

1York University; 2discoverygarden; 3Islandora Foundation

In the context of repository platforms, Islandora has a fair bit of age, and with that a fair bit of cruft. In the early winter of 2014/2015 the Islandora community began working on a project plan to outline what would be needed in a version of Islandora that would work with of Fedora 4, and what resources would be needed to build it. This presentation will provide an overview of the project, as well as an in-depth technical overview and demonstration of the new functionality.

Ruest-Islandora and Fedora 4 The Atonement-100.pdf
3:00pm - 3:30pmBreak
Cosmopolitan AB 
3:30pm - 5:00pmDSP3A: DSpace Interest Group 3A: Review Workflow Workshop
Session Chair: Bram Luyten

DSpace review workflow: the next generation

Andrea Schweer

The University of Waikato, New Zealand

This interactive session invites managers of DSpace repositories to share how they are using the DSpace review workflow currently, what issues they encounter around the review workflow and what areas of functionality are missing or not quite right in the current implementation. DSpace developers are invited to attend the session to learn from their end users.

Schweer-DSpace review workflow-89.pdf
3:30pm - 5:00pmDSP3B: DSpace Interest Group 3B: DSpace-CRIS Workshop
Session Chair: Tim Donohue
Regency E 

DSpace-CRIS Workshop

Andrea Bollini1, Luigi Andrea Pascarelli1, Michele Mennielli1, David Palmer2

1Cineca, Italy; 2Hong Kong University

The 90-minute workshop will introduce attendees to the latest version of the DSpace-CRIS module, covering its functional and technical aspects.

DSpace-CRIS is an additional open-source module for the DSpace platform. It extends the DSpace data model providing the ability to manage, collect and expose data about any entities of the research domain, such as people, organizational units, projects, grants, awards, patents, publications, and so on. Before OR2015 a new version of the system will be released to follow the new DSpace 5.0 version. The new version contains, among other things, important enhancements of its integration with ORCID.

The DSpace-CRIS extensible data model will be explained in depth, through examples and discussion with participants.

Other main topics are DSpace-CRIS "components", management of relationships and network analysis functionalities.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

- understand the DSpace-CRIS data model

- evaluate if DSpace-CRIS fits the requirements of their institution

- use the DSpace-CRIS User Interface

- change the default configuration, adapting it to a specific data model.

Bollini-DSpace-CRIS Workshop-132.pdf
3:30pm - 5:00pmEPR4: EPrints Interest Group 4: Consultancy, Collaboration and Community
Session Chair: Tomasz Neugebauer
Session Chair: William J. Nixon
EPrints Training Consultancy: Drop-in consultancy/training session
3:30pm - 5:00pmFED3A: Fedora Interest Group 3A: Islandora
Session Chair: Nick Ruest
Regency A 

Islandora Foundation and the Terrific Twos: An Islandora Community Update

Melissa Anez1, Mark Leggott1,2

1Islandora Foundation, Canada; 2University of Prince Edward Island

Two years have passed since the formation of the Islandora Foundation was announced at Open Repositories 2013. Since that time, the project has welcomed more than a dozen supporting institutions, hosted Islandora Camps all over the world, and completed two fully community-driven software releases with dozens of new modules built and contributed by the Islandora community.

The Islandora project has made the journey from a grant-funded project incubated in a University library, to a vibrant and global community facilitated by a non-profit that exists only by symbiosis with the community it serves. This presentation will provide a general overview of that journey and the current status of the Islandora project and community.

Anez-Islandora Foundation and the Terrific Twos-65_b.pdf

Developing Open Oral Histories in Islandora

Lingling Jiang1, Kim Pham1, Kirsta Stapelfeldt1, Edward Garrett2

1University of Toronto; 2Pinedrop

The I​slandora Oral Histories Solution Pack​ingests, transcribes, and annotates audio and video files (with all separate elements being permissible and available to other Islandora modules). It was developed to address the increasing demand to make recorded oral histories web-accessible, searchable, SEO-Friendly and more engaging. The increase in the volume of audio and video recordings being produced require appropriate stewardship to ensure long-term preservation and easy public access. Scholars and researchers also want the ability to choose different areas on those recordings to produce multi-faceted content and metadata such as annotation, transcription, publication, and to associate oral histories with other repository content including (but not limited to) documents, other media files, citations, and images.

The module supports HTML5 video, including built-in closed caption/subtitles and interactive transcript/annotation display. The module reflects our research and understanding of existing tools, open standards, and best practices for audio/video annotation.

Jiang-Developing Open Oral Histories in Islandora-109_a.pdf

The Learning in Neural Circuits Research Environment: Managing Living Specimens and Laboratory Data in Islandora

Lingling Jiang, Kim Pham, Kirsta Stapelfeldt, Blake Richards

University of Toronto

Learning In Neural Circuits (LINC) is a new repository and virtual research environment for the department of biological sciences research cluster at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. The system serves the Blake Richards neuroscience research lab, which is comprised of early career researchers (ECRs) who would benefit from training and practices in research data management. The repository is designed to institute best practices for research data management with this audience in mind as well as foster new insights by replacing traditional paper and spreadsheet based systems with a more complex relational metadata system and robust Solr index.

LINC is the locus of development for a new Islandora Living Research Lab Solution Pack developed in UTSC Library’s Digital Scholarship Unit (DSU). The code is currently available on the DSU github, with the hope that the module can be contributed to the Islandora project in 2016. The solution pack

D​igital Scholarship Unit

primary use case is to a record living specimen and to reveal the related experimental data associated with that specimen.

Jiang-The Learning in Neural Circuits Research Environment-108_a.pdf
3:30pm - 5:00pmFED3B: Fedora Interest Group 3B: Hydra and Others
Session Chair: Michael Giarlo
Regency F 

24x7: Digital Preservation of the NLM Digital Collections

Doron Shalvi1,2, John Doyle1, John Rees1, Ben Petersen1, Felix Kong1

1U.S. National Library of Medicine; 2CSC, United States of America

This presentation will cover the topic of digital preservation with respect to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Digital Repository. The presentation will describe our overall preservation goals and requirements, the aspects of preservation satisfied by our current system, and where we plan to enhance our system in the future to further meet these preservation goals. We will describe the architecture of our system and the detail of components that provide preservation services, and how they are implemented. Specific topics to be reviewed include the current and potential implementation of services for identification, fixity, auditing, replication, and interface to other systems. We will relate these services to our current Fedora 3-based system and how these functions could be implemented in a Fedora 4-based system. The presentation should serve as a useful example to other organizations with systems of similar size and complexity that are looking to implement preservation services within their systems.

Shalvi-24x7 Digital Preservation of the NLM Digital Collections-223_a.pdf

24x7: Learning to use Fedora 4 as a BIBFRAME Linked Data Platform

Jeremy Nelson

Colorado College, United States of America

As the primary developer of a BIBFRAME Catalog for the Library of Congress; Jeremy Nelson uses Fedora 4 as the critical core Linked Data Platform for storing and managing subject RDF graphs of BIBFRAME Linked Data. With BIBFRAME Catalog's user interface created by Aaron Schmidt of Influx Library Experience Design, a flexible approach for was needed not only for this project, but for other work being done by Jeremy Nelson for Colorado College. This requirement for a supporting multiple user and institutional demands, follows a "pull platform" approach that lead to the creation of an open-source integration architecture project simply called a Semantic Server. The Semantic Server provides a REST API to Fedora 4, Elastic Search and Fuseki that allows for CRUD management of RDF resources supporting BIBFRAME, MARC21, Schema.org, and other vocabularies as needed different user communities - including staff and administration - of library and cultural heritage organizations.

This talk will demonstrate and explore how as Fedora 4 has matured towards production, the strategies and approaches for providing searching and displaying of BIBFRAME RDF graphs using Elastic Search and Fuseki has changed while other uses are being actively developed as a semantic server.

Nelson-24x7 Learning to use Fedora 4 as a BIBFRAME Linked Data Platform-165.docx

Making the SHiFt: Using Sufia with Hydra/Fedora for collection management and access

James Halliday, Juliet L. Hardesty

Indiana University, United States of America

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries is involved in two new projects to digitize and store content and related metadata. Each of these projects presents unique challenges. We want to use the same technology stack for both, however, so we are choosing Fedora as a storage mechanism, with Hydra-based Sufia as a repository front end. We will discuss our decision, show advantages of this Hydra/Fedora framework, and discuss advantages of moving to Fedora 4. We will also contrast this framework with the way we might have approached these projects in the past with previous versions of Fedora and before Sufia or Hydra were options.

Halliday-Making the SHiFt-99_b.pptx

Avalon at the Crossroads: Metadata Strategies for Time-based Media Blues

Juliet L. Hardesty

Indiana University Libraries, United States of America

Avalon Media System requires support for complex structure and modular descriptive metadata management. Use cases and examples will examine options for Avalon in Fedora such as the RDF data model in Fedora 4, static XML datastreams, and external data stores to determine which path best fits structural and descriptive metadata needs for time-based media.

Hardesty-Avalon at the Crossroads-93_b.pptx