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P5A: Building the Perfect Repository
[24x7] Reimagining Institutional repositories through Inclusiveness and Collaboration
Indiana State University, United States of America
Many college and university institutional repositories (IRs) were initially established to archive and provide access to students’ scholarly works by means of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). However, not all students’ culminating projects are written works, resulting in a lack of representation in college IRs. IR content on college campuses often exclude art students’ portfolios, performance portfolios, and exhibition projects due to IR’s narrow definition of scholarly work as written work. By adapting IR technology to include images, video, and other non-written formats, and collaborating with underrepresented groups, Indiana State University (ISU) is expanding its IR to fully represent the graduate students of the university. The expanding of Indiana State University’s institutional repository collection focus allows the university to better serve the student community while also making the IR more robust and inclusive.
[24x7] Metadata Enrichment
Boston Public Library, United States of America
The Digital Commonwealth harvests information from over a dozen institutions that have varying metadata practices. Rather than “dumb down” metadata to the lowest common denominator, we have built a bunch of tools to instead make it more intelligent. From geographic parsing against linked data sources to standardizing of dates, we have successfully created rich records from disorganized sparse ones. This talk is about our combination of tools and practices we use to make this happen.
Beyond a look at the tools we have developed or use ourselves, we will be showing samples of the cool stuff one can do once the metadata has been enhanced. For example, demonstrating how well parsed geographic data can now be used on an interactive map with records from 100+ institutions and not result in absolute chaos.
The Once and Future Repository, HKU's Scholars Hub
1University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R. (China); 2euroCRIS, GrandIR Ltd; 3Cineca
The HKU Scholars Hub (the Hub) began service as a traditional institutional repository of The University of Hong Kong (HKU). However this format was not compelling to HKU researchers. Fortunately a subsequent reformation of the HKU statement on university mission and vision infused new life and purpose into the project. Over the next five years, in partnership with the Italian University Consortium, Cineca, the HKU Libraries transformed the Hub from an IR to a Current Research Information System. We expect that future development will see the Hub further transformed into a research information management system supporting both internal decision support and external public discovery. We will present new work developed recently to further these goals.
Large Scale Repository Auditing to ISO 16363 – The Final Audit
1University of Minho; 2KEEP SOLUTIONS; 3FCT/FCCN
This paper describes an audit process carried out on 26 digital repositories according to the recently approved standard ISO16363 (Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories). The 26 repositories share a common infrastructure hosted by RCAAP (Open Access Scientific Repository from Portugal), a free hosting service provided to research institutions in Portugal. It addresses the process and the strategic alignment with the project objectives integrated with other developments related to digital preservation of institutional repositories. After the preliminary audit, this work presents the final results of the analysis of the three topics: Organizational Infrastructure, Digital Object Management and Infrastructure and Security Risk Management.
The Evolving Repository Landscape: Identifying Motivations for Library DAMS Migration
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2University of Houston
The presentation will highlight results from a survey that traces institutions’ motivations for migrating from one DAMS to another. It will discuss themes and features desired in future DAMS, outlining specific topical areas that will inform future system and work flow development, as well as governing body/vendor relations. The presentation will also discuss preliminary reflections on the comparison between initial system selection and requirements for selecting and migrating to a new system. Researchers will conclude the presentation by reviewing lessons learned from the research methodology as well as discussing future areas of research related to this study.