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Session Overview
P4C: Integration of Tools / International Networks of Data Providers
Wednesday, 10/Jun/2015:
10:30am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Michael Witt
Session Chair: Imma Subirats
Location: Theory
100 Seats


Evaluating the Suitability and Sustainability of “Local Dropbox” Solutions to Complement a Research Data Repository

Alex Garnett, Carla Graebner

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Integration with cloud synchronization services such as Dropbox has often been touted as a means of facilitating deposit into university library repositories, but there are relatively few production examples and no turnkey plugins currently available to do this. We discuss our integration of the “local-Dropbox” solution Pydio with Islandora, noting the particular benefits and challenges associated with our approach, and provide guidance for any sites looking to undertake a similar implementation.

Garnett-Evaluating the Suitability and Sustainability of “Local Dropbox” Solutions-60.pdf

Integrating DuraCloud with DPN at Chronopolis and the Texas Digital Library

Debra A. Hanken Kurtz1,3, Bill Branan1, David Minor2, Ryan Steans3

1DuraSpace, United States of America; 2Chronopolis, United States of America; 3Texas Digital Library, United States of America

In order to provide DPN with a complete end-to-end solution for long-term access and preservation services, Chronopolis and the Texas Digital Library (TDL) each partnered with DuraSpace to offer ingestion and content management services through DuraCloud. Both systems offer offsite content backup and archiving, with an option to transfer content into DPN for long-term preservation. Chronopolis led this effort and provided guidance and counsel to the TDL.

Chronopolis and the TDL have each embarked on parallel paths to use DuraCloud as the front-end for ingesting content into a variety of cloud providers. Their shared work in DPN brought them together to work toward the common goal of providing ingestion services into DPN.

This panel will present on and lead discussion of the following topics:

• Efficacy of a DuraCloud and native Amazon architecture

• Ingestion of content via DuraCloud into native storage solutions and legacy systems

• How these organizations are working together to provide DPN First Node services

• Challenges dealing with diverse groups of users

• Differences in business models

• Best practices for preservation metadata

These groups will consult and collaborate to learn how to grow their programs individually while working collectively in the preservation ecosystem.

Hanken Kurtz-Integrating DuraCloud with DPN at Chronopolis and the Texas Digital Library-172_a.pdf

Interoperability of Open Access Repository Networks: Work of the COAR-CASRAI Working Group

Kathleen Shearer1, David Baker2

1COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), International; 2CASRAI, International

Research is becoming increasingly international. Many of today’s greatest challenges such as climate change, poverty, and health are global in nature and must be addressed in collaborative ways by researchers across regional and disciplinary boundaries. In this environment, research infrastructure should be connected, networked and developed to reflect the evolving needs of the research community.

COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) is an international organization with members from over 35 countries on 5 continents. In March 2014, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) launched a major initiative to align repository networks across the world. As a first step, COAR has launched an international, multi-stakeholder group to develop a strategy to ensure greater technical interoperability across repository networks and other platforms. COAR is the convener of the working group, and CASRAI is facilitating the process of developing the strategy. Members of the working group are representatives from major regional repository networks, and other stakeholders (COAR, CASRAI, EuroCRIS, Jisc/UK, La Referencia, OpenAIRE, and SHARE).

Shearer-Interoperability of Open Access Repository Networks-142.docx

Federated Networks of Open Access Repositories in Mexico and Latin America


1UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico; 2Corporación Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet CUDI, Mexico; 3Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla

Open Access to scientific literature through repositories has grown significantly in recent years, increasingly favoring the creation of federated networks at national or regional level. In November 2012, nine countries in Latin America signed an agreement to develop the Federated Network of Institutional Repositories of Scientific Publications- LA Referencia.

From a framework of agreements, member countries developed their national node under a common interoperable infrastructure. The participation of Mexico is represented by the Mexican Network of Institutional Repositories - REMERI, developed in 2012 by a group of six institutions with public funding. To date (February 2015), have joined REMERI a total of 89 Institutional Repositories of 49 Mexican Institutions of Higher Education, with more than 380,000 documents. In this proposal arise from the perspective and experience of the authors in the development of REMERI, strategies adopted for the standardization of the repositories , technical requirements for interoperability between federated networks, technological developments for harvest, indexing, normalization, search and retrieval of digital documents and finally some recommendations for maintenance and long-term sustainability.

VAZQUEZ TAPIA-Federated Networks of Open Access Repositories in Mexico and Latin America-212_a.pdf
VAZQUEZ TAPIA-Federated Networks of Open Access Repositories in Mexico and Latin America-212_b.ppt