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Date: Monday, 08/Jun/2015
9:00am - 12:30pmWorkshop 04: Symplectic Repository Tools: Repository Integration
Regency F 

Symplectic Repository Tools: Repository Integration

Graham Triggs1, Sarah Molloy2

1Symplectic, United Kingdom; 2Queen Mary University London, United Kingdom

To minimise the administrative burden placed on academic staff during their research - this is the driving force of Symplectic that has led to Elements (research information management system) being integrated with all the major open source repositories: DSpace, EPrints and Fedora.

Creating a good user experience requires good customer feedback. In the UK, a self-organising group of repository administrators (SyRTUG) has regular in-person meetings to identify common issues, exchange solutions and best practices and stay in touch with product developments.

Symplectic, along with the organisers of the UK user group, would like to extend the opportunity to users of the Elements repository integration around the world to meet up, share experiences, and help define the future requirements of repository integration.

Triggs-Symplectic Repository Tools-187.pdf
1:30pm - 5:00pmWorkshop 09: Enhanced Research Data Management and Publication with Globus
Regency F 

Enhanced Research Data Management and Publication with Globus

Steve Tuecke, Vas Vasiliadis

University of Chicago, United States of America

The management and publication of large research datasets presents challenges for researchers, librarians, and campus data center providers alike. While existing campus data providers typically have large storage allocations they are limited in their reach and utility due, in part, to unreliable tools and a wide variety of storage systems with sub-optimal user interfaces. Further, they do not yet support the high-level workflows and submission and access policies required for data publication. In this session, participants will learn how to use the data management and publication capabilities provided by Globus to publish large research datasets.

Unlike other approaches, Globus provides research data management and publication capabilities as a hosted service, available to the broader research community. Globus can therefore be leveraged by researchers across the globe to seamlessly manage, transfer, synchronize, share and publish datasets without needing to manage the low-level technical challenges associated with such activities independent of data location, size or heterogeneity.

Attendees will be introduced to Globus and have the opportunity for hands-on interaction with these systems. We will describe how Globus services for public cloud storage integration and data publication can be used by institutions to meet an increasingly common need by campus libraries.

Tuecke-Enhanced Research Data Management and Publication with Globus-38.pdf

Date: Thursday, 11/Jun/2015
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
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