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DSP2A: DSpace Interest Group 2A: DSpace 5 / Managing Research (and Open) Data
Thursday, 11/Jun/2015:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Maureen Walsh
Location: Network
100 Seats


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