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P1C: Re-using Repository Content
[24x7] A basic tool for migrating to Fedora 4
University of Virginia Library, United States of America
This short presentation will cover the design and features of a simple tool developed to migrate content from earlier version of Fedora to Fedora 4. While focused principally on moving and reformatting metadata, considerations regarding feature compatibility will be touched upon.
[24x7] Virtual Local Repositories
Boston Public Library, United States of America
A viable repository system is often out of reach for smaller cultural institutions due to the financial costs and technical expertise usually associated with such software. But does every institution actually need its own local repository? Why not instead reap the benefits of contributing digital objects to a larger regional system and use APIs and other tools to create a "virtual" local repository? This talk will look at the case of Digital Commonwealth (http://www.digitalcommonwealth.org), a statewide repository system which hosts and aggregates content from over 100 libraries, archives, and museums across Massachusetts, and the turn-key "virtual repository" application that allows member institutions to re-use that content locally.
The primary examples shown in the talk will be on customized, branded virtual repositories for the Boston Public Library and Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, two institutions that have digital objects hosted within the Digital Commonwealth repository. While their data may exist within a statewide system designed to leverage economies of scale with regards to preservation and access, the content has been integrated it into each institution’s web presence as if it was stored locally.
While conceptually not limited to a specific technology, our implementation is based on Fedora/Hydra/Blacklight.
[24x7] The Food Map - Adding Value to Re-Purposed Data
University of Guelph, Canada
Private industry, government, academic researchers and society at large have needs for the specialized expertise that resides on our campuses. The research accomplishments of our scholars are buried in myriad closed or narrowly-defined data stores. By collating this existing information in an openly-available, comprehensive catalogue of research activity we serve as brokers between 'need' on one hand and 'expertise' on the other, enabling partnerships that can result in the creation of new knowledge. As a major research theme at the University of Guelph, food research is a multidisciplinary field that crosses many boundaries. Despite the prevalence of this theme, there was previously no single authoritative source of information on food research. After identifying this need, the Food Institute and the University of Guelph Library partnered to create the Food Map, a project designed to leverage existing data already present in the institutional repositories and numerous other data stores distributed throughout the institution. Further, the Food Map adds value to project metadata through augmentation and by providing a focused, indexed, and searchable interface. Through these strategies the Food Map facilitates the formation of new connections between researchers, industry, government, the public, and the media.
Leverage DSpace for an enterprise, mission critical platform
We would like to share with the DSpace Community some useful tips, starting from how to embed DSpace into a larger IT ecosystem that can provide additional value to the information managed. We will then show how publication data in DSpace - enriched with a proper use of the authority framework - can be combined with information coming from the HR system. Thanks to this, the system can provide rich and detailed reports and analysis through a business intelligence solution based on the Pentaho’s Mondrian OLAP open source data integration tools.
We will also present other use cases related to the management of publication information for reporting purpose: publication record has an extended lifecycle compared to the one in a basic IR; system load is much bigger, especially in writing, since the researchers need to be able to make changes to enrich data when new requirements come from the government or the university researcher office; data quality requires the ability to make distributed changes to the publication also after the conclusion of a validation workflow.
Finally we intend to present our direct experience and the challenges we faced to make DSpace easily and rapidly deployable to more than 60 sites.
10 years of „Bielefeld Academic Search Engine“ (BASE): Looking at the past and future of the world wide repository landscape from a service providers perspective
Bielefeld University, Germany
The conference paper will describe the challenges for repositories from a service providers perspective. OAI-PMH and OAI-DC were successful in increasing the number of repositories and the dissemination of their documents in the web. BASE as the biggest OAI-PMH service provider world wide has accompanied this development for more than 10 years, but now the limits of this approach are obvious. Based on the analysis of the provided data formats and the content of more than 3,300 repositories we will illustrate the need for the further development and interoperability of repositories and external services. Data and service providers have to think about improved protocols, extended metadata formats and the increasing number of external linkable data sources, if they want to play a key role for supporting scholarly communication in the future.