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DSP2C: DSpace Interest Group 2C: Case Studies / Tools & Tweaks
24x7: Local and Interoperable Digital Libraries of Theses and Dissertations: The New Brazilian Scenario
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)
24x7: Moving from service provider to collaborator: DSpace demonstration project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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.
24x7: The DSpace Submission Process: How to Make Your IR Behave More Like a User Would Expect
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.
24x7: A Page-Turning Document Viewer for DSpace using FlexPaper
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.
24x7: Attractive and Effective Data Sharing
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.
Driving Change with Interactive Admin Tools for DSpace
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.