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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 10/Jun/2015
8:00am - 9:00amBreakfast
Cosmopolitan AB 
8:00am - 5:00pmRegistration
Regency Foyer 
9:00am - 10:00amPLN2: Indexing repositories: pitfalls and best practices, Anurag Acharya (Google Scholar)
Regency A-D 
10:00am - 10:30amBreak
Cosmopolitan AB 
10:30am - 12:30pmP4A: Managing Research (and Open) Data
Session Chair: Holly Mercer
Regency A-D 
 

[24x7] Revisiting Self-Deposit of Scientific Data

Darren Hardy

Stanford University, United States of America

Sharing scientific data is increasingly valuable for reproducible science, furthering investigation, and innovation. To this end, repositories facilitate data sharing by making scholarly data available. We are at an impasse, however. Librarian-mediated approaches to self-deposit of scientific data are very resource-intensive, and the repository services provided to researchers are often limited. Self-deposit is quite a challenging use case as it encompasses data preparation, metadata description, upload, visualization, annotation, sharing, publication, access, rights, preservation, citation, and discovery services. This editorial suggests we revisit the value proposition we make for self-deposit and mitigate its resource-intensive workflows.

Hardy-24x7 Revisiting Self-Deposit of Scientific Data-106.pptx

[24x7] CERN Open Data and Data Analysis Preservation

Tibor Simko

CERN, Switzerland

We present newly launched CERN Open Data Portal and related long-term Data Analysis preservation activities. Using the Invenio digital library platform and taking inspiration from OAIS preservation practices, the knowledge associated with successive data analysis steps is being captured for further reuse. The aim is to preserve not only information about research datasets, but also about the underlying user software and virtual machine platforms used to study it, together with any configuration parameters and high-level physics information associated with the analysis process. The CERN Open Data portal disseminates selected primary and reduced datasets of LHC experiments and offers several high-level tools permitting general public and general data scientists to visualise and further work with the data, such as interactive event display or histogram plotting interfaces. The ultimate goal of data analysis preservation efforts is to be able to reproduce an analysis even many years after its initial publication, permitting to extend the impact of preserved analyses through their future revalidation and recasting.

Simko-24x7 CERN Open Data and Data Analysis Preservation-123.pdf

[24x7] Integration and Adoption: An ORCID story

Graham Triggs, John Fearns

Symplectic, United Kingdom

As academic engagement with institutional repositories moves from “why should I do this?” to “good idea, but how can the Library make this easier for me?”, the need for consistent and unambiguous metadata has never been greater.

Metadata consistency includes the unambiguous identification of authors, editors, supervisors and other contributors to repository objects but until the launch of ORCID, there wasn’t a common means of unambiguously identifying authors.

In this presentation, we will explain how Imperial College London - the first institution to integrate a research information management system with an institutional repository - enabled over 1,200 research active staff within a week to claim an ORCID and subsequently automate the harvest of data from ORCID helping to populate Imperial’s institutional repository with verified metadata.

Triggs-24x7 Integration and Adoption-176.pdf

Islandora as an access system for iRODS managed information packages

Kilian Amrhein, Marco Klindt

Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Germany

Accessing information packages with Islandora is straight forward, albeit not so much when they reside within a federated data management environment. In our case, dissemination information packages live in the Fedora object store for immediate access. The archival information packages are stored safely in a hierarchical storage infrastructure managed by iRODS and are only accessible for administrative and preservation action purposes. We present a data model that supports both use cases utilizing just a single Islandora instance. To integrate with iRODS, we developed an Islandora module to display and deliver data and metadata from the storage location. This solution also allows us to extend the system with further preservation workflow actions that will be required in the future.

Amrhein-Islandora as an access system for iRODS managed information packages-32_a.pdf
Amrhein-Islandora as an access system for iRODS managed information packages-32_b.pptx

Databrary: A research-centered repository for video data

Andrew Gordon, Dylan A. Simon, Lisa Steiger

New York University, United States of America

As a research data repository, Databrary focuses specifically on the storage, discoverability, and sharing of video-based datasets within the developmental and learning sciences. Storing video presents its own unique opportunities and challenges, the latter of which include research subject privacy and difficulties in creating and storing metadata that comes from different research projects in a standardized fashion. Databrary has implemented policies and practices within a functioning web application that meets both the needs of researchers as well as the preservation and access needs to share these datasets into the future. The lessons learned thus far in developing Databrary stand to model a viable approach to establishing practices and workflows for gathering and organizing research data that lift the burden off of researchers and also have potential to feed into established library systems for broader findability and accessibility.

Gordon-Databrary-124_a.txt
Gordon-Databrary-124_b.pptx

The Hydra Common Data Model

Esme Cowles1, Robert Sanderson2, Jon Stroop3

1University of California, San Diego; 2Stanford University; 3Princeton University

One of the many successes of the Hydra community is the fundamental notion from which its name is derived—the concept of many interfaces (“heads”) over top of a single repository (the “body”). The recent release of Fedora 4, with its internal RDF-centric model, has spurred efforts for a community-wide model of collections and works, such that the heads can be sure that the body will behave as they expect it to. That model has been designed and vetted by the Hydra community, and its architecture and initial implementations will be presented in this paper.

Cowles-The Hydra Common Data Model-102.pdf
 
10:30am - 12:30pmP4B: Supporting Open Scholarship and Open Science
Session Chair: David Wilcox
Regency E-F 
 

Panel: Avalon Media System: Community Implementation and Sustainability

Jon W. Dunn1, Mike Durbin3, Hannah Frost4, Debs Cane2, Julie Rudder2

1Indiana University; 2Northwestern University; 3University of Virginia; 4Stanford University

Indiana University and Northwestern University, in collaboration with nine partner institutions, recently completed the last year of a three-year IMLS-funded effort to build the Avalon Media System, an open source solution for managing and providing access to digital audio and video collections, based on Fedora and the Hydra repository software development framework. As the Avalon platform reaches maturity, several institutions are in the process of implementing Avalon both to replace current time-based media access solutions and to support new use cases. In addition, new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support continued work to develop new features, grow and provide support for the community of adopters, and move Avalon towards organizational and financial sustainability.

This panel will bring together project leaders from Indiana and Northwestern, along with Avalon community members at the University of Virginia and Stanford University, to share experiences of implementing Avalon at their institutions, integrating Avalon with other local systems, and supporting Avalon to enable a variety of use cases in research, teaching, and learning. Panel members will also discuss future development plans and provide a preview of how the project intends to transition from a grant-supported endeavor to a community-sustained solution.

Dunn-Panel Avalon Media System Community Implementation and Sustainability-159_a.pptx

Prototypes of pro-active approaches to support the archiving of web references for scholarly communications

Richard Wincewicz1, Peter Burnhill1, Herbert Van de Sompel2

1University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; 2Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

The web is a fluid environment and web pages often change in nature or disappear altogether. Scholarly articles reference web pages to support the author’s arguments but these references are susceptible to ‘reference rot’ and without these references the evidence for the arguments is lost. Reference rot is a combination of link rot and content drift. Link rot occurs when the URI of a reference is no longer available and content drift is caused by the content at the end of the URI differing from what the author originally referenced.

The addition of temporal references and the pro-active archiving of references in an article provides future readers with the ability to examine the supporting evidence for an article, even if the content has ceased to exist in its original location. Ensuring continued integrity and long-term access to the scholarly record.

The Hiberlink project (http://hiberlink.org, #Hiberlink) created plugins for a number of systems that allow for pro-active archiving with the minimum of disruption to the user’s usual workflow. Plugins for Zotero and OJS have been built along with infrastructure that allows references to be archived in multiple locations.

Wincewicz-Prototypes of pro-active approaches to support the archiving of web references-153_a.pptx

Repository Power: How Repositories can support Open Access Mandates

Pedro Principe1, Najla Rettberg2, Jochen Schirrwagen3, Eloy Rodrigues1, José Carvalho1, Paolo Manghi4, Natalia Manola5

1University of Minho, Portugal; 2University of Goettingen, Germany; 3University of Bielefeld, Germany; 4Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy; 5National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Many funding agencies have Open Access mandates in place, but how often are scientific publications as outputs linked to funding details? The benefits of linking funding information to publications as part of the deposit workflow can assist in adhering to Open Access mandates. This paper examines how OpenAIRE – Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe – can ease monitoring Open Access and reporting processes for funders, and presents some results and opportunities. It also outlines how it relies on cleaned and curated repository content, a vital cog in the ever turning wheel of the global scholarly landscape, and the benefits it brings.

Principe-Repository Power-166_b.pdf
 
10:30am - 12:30pmP4C: Integration of Tools / International Networks of Data Providers
Session Chair: Michael Witt
Session Chair: Imma Subirats
Theory 
 

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

ROSALINA VAZQUEZ TAPIA1, ANTONIO FELIPE RAZO RODRIGUEZ2,3

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
 
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch
Cosmopolitan AB 
1:30pm - 3:30pmP5A: Building the Perfect Repository
Session Chair: Richard Green
Regency A-D 
 

[24x7] Reimagining Institutional repositories through Inclusiveness and Collaboration

Kayla Siddell, Katie Sutrina-Haney

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.

Siddell-24x7 Reimagining Institutional repositories through Inclusiveness and Collaboration-104.pptx

[24x7] Metadata Enrichment

Steven Carl Anderson, Eben English

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.

Anderson-24x7 Metadata Enrichment-179.pdf

The Once and Future Repository, HKU's Scholars Hub

David T Palmer1, Pablo de Castro2, Andrea Bollini3, Michele Mennielli3

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.

Palmer-The Once and Future Repository, HKUs Scholars Hub-119_a.pptx

Large Scale Repository Auditing to ISO 16363 – The Final Audit

Eloy Rodrigues1, Miguel Ferreira2, José Carvalho1, Pedro Príncipe1, Luís Faria2, Hélder Silva2, João Moreira3

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.

Rodrigues-Large Scale Repository Auditing to ISO 16363 – The Final Audit-147_b.pptx

The Evolving Repository Landscape: Identifying Motivations for Library DAMS Migration

Ayla Stein1, Santi Thompson2

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.

Stein-The Evolving Repository Landscape-173_a.pptx
Stein-The Evolving Repository Landscape-173_b.pptx
 
1:30pm - 3:30pmP5B: Metadata / Exploring Metrics and Assessment
Session Chair: Elin Stangeland
Regency E-F 
 

User Search Terms and Controlled Subject Vocabularies in an Institutional Repository

Scott Hanrath, Erik Radio

University of Kansas, United States of America

Controlled vocabularies are an important mechanism for ensuring consistency in a repository and necessary for maximal collocation for searching by subject. The University of Kansas Libraries' is in the process of implementing FAST as a subject vocabulary for its institutional repository, KU ScholarWorks. Of the metadata fields used for retrieval, subjects are particularly valuable, allowing for a type of collocation less easily achieved through titles or abstracts. However, the quality of subject terms can vary based on policies guiding their selection. If controlled vocabularies present a solution for reducing metadata 'noise', one must also consider the search behavior of the user. How well do user queries align with a controlled vocabulary, and what's the level of effort required to reconcile legacy subject terms with a new vocabulary? Our analyses uses search queries which led users to items in our repository. These queries are reconciled against FAST terms, legacy subject terms, and more broadly across repository records to determine the potential effects on search behavior. The effort required to reconcile legacy metadata will be considered as the repository seeks to reconcile its history of uncontrolled language with a more systematic and extensible vision for the future.

Hanrath-User Search Terms and Controlled Subject Vocabularies-202_b.pptx

Metadata at a crossroads: shifting ‘from strings to things’ for Hydra North

Sharon Farnel

University of Alberta Libraries, Canada

At the University of Alberta Libraries we are currently developing a Digital Asset Management System (‘Hydra North’, built on Hydra and Fedora 4) to bring all of our digital assets into one platform for discovery, access and preservation. The metadata underlying these repositories has been created according to many standards (DC, MODS, EAD, etc.) and varies in level of fullness and overall quality. We find ourselves at a ‘metadata crossroads’ as we attempt to bring this disparate metadata together. We see a solution in a move to RDF and the application of the principles of linked data. In this presentation we will discuss some of the initial questions we asked ourselves as we tried to fully grasp what the move to RDF and linked data would mean for our existing metadata; outline some of the decisions we made along the way, and why, and what the impact has been; provide concrete examples of the thought processes and workflows involved in moving from existing non-RDF metadata to RDF, based on the principles of linked data; provide an update on progress to date; reflect on lessons learned and outline next steps.

Farnel-Metadata at a crossroads-206_a.pdf
Farnel-Metadata at a crossroads-206_b.pptx

"How much?": Aggregating usage data from Repositories in the UK

Ross MacIntyre1, Paul Needham2, Jo Alcock3, Jo Lambert1

1Jisc, United Kingdom; 2Cranfield University, United Kingdom; 3Evidence Base, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

IRUS-UK is a national standards-based statistics aggregation service for repositories in the UK provided by Jisc. The service processes raw usage data from repositories, consolidating those data into COUNTER-compliant statistics by following the rules of the COUNTER Code of Practice – the same code adhered to by the majority of scholarly publishers. This will, for the first time, enable UK repositories to provide consistent, comparable and trustworthy usage data as well as supporting opportunities for benchmarking at a national level. This talk provides some context to development, benefits and opportunities offered by the service, an institutional repository perspective and future plans.

MacIntyre-How much-5_a.pptx

Incorporating COUNTER compliant download statistics into an EPrints repository

Alan Stiles

The Open University, United Kingdom

Researchers are taking repository download statistics more seriously than ever before, and are citing them in funding bids as evidence of previous impact. The repository staff are receiving more enquiries relating to download statistics as time goes on, so having the most accurate and reliable statistics available is becoming clear. Having them available in a way that requires the least intervention of repository staff would allow for more efficient dealings with other repository tasks, such as deposit review, etc.

In this paper, I look at the issues faced with incorporating, into the repository, statistics from IRUS-UK (Institutional Repository Usage Statistics, UK based) – a JISC supported, centralized system which collates the download statistics for 75 UK repositories, ensuring better than COUNTER compliance. I also consider the choices to be made with regards to comparisons to locally derived statistics (IRStats2) and how to obtain and present them without overburdening the central system.

Finally I look to what opportunities the near future may hold, with reference to my participation on the IRUS-UK community Advisory Group and the NISO SUSHI-Lite Working Group to establish a light-weight RESTful standard for SUSHI services and how these might be incorporated into the repository.

Stiles-Incorporating COUNTER compliant download statistics into an EPrints repository-25_a.pptx
Stiles-Incorporating COUNTER compliant download statistics into an EPrints repository-25_b.docx
 
1:30pm - 3:30pmP5C: Digital Preservation
Session Chair: Julie Speer
Theory 
 

Considering Open Access - Digital Preservation of arts research data: AKA Managing your “stuff”

Robin William Burgess

The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom

Research data management (RDM) for open access (OA) involves maintaining, preserving and adding value to research data throughout its lifecycle. OA to data and research outputs in the visual arts is complex due to the non-standard nature of visual arts research and the practiced based approaches to research adopted. So how can visual artists comply with the ever-changing open access policies and funder requirements for open access, and suitably manage their “stuff” – a way that data in the arts can defined? This paper aims to highlight the complexities of data management in the visual arts, the management of one’s “stuff”, and relate this to the issues surrounding open access of data and data preservation.

Burgess-Considering Open Access-11_a.docx
Burgess-Considering Open Access-11_b.ppt

We Don’t Make Your Preservation Program, We Make Your Preservation Program Better

Greg Colati, Jennifer Eustis

University of Connecticut, United States of America

The Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) http://ctdigitalarchive.org is a preservation repository open to Connecticut-based non-profit archives, libraries, cultural, educational, and memory institutions. A service of the University of Connecticut Libraries in collaboration with the Connecticut State Library, the CTDA has adopted a service catalog, use-only-what-you-need approach to providing repository services. Participating institutions may use as few or as many CTDA services as they see fit. With a low barrier to entry and no up-front repository costs, both small and large institutions are able to participate in digital preservation as well as larger presentation and discovery services. The CTDA’s approach is built on developing flexible and extensible services driven by participants’ needs. A continually evolving dialog between repository staff and participants means that repository staff work to tailor services, training, and documentation for participants, keep documentation current, and continually develop on a number of fronts simultaneously. By dis-integrating repository services, we allow each institution to create its own version of perfection.

Colati-We Don’t Make Your Preservation Program, We Make Your Preservation Program Better-81.pdf

Bit Preservation at the Digital Repository of Ireland

Peter Tiernan, Kathryn Cassidy

Trinity College Dublin

The Digital Repository of Ireland is the national digital repository for Ireland's social and cultural data. The goal of the DRI is to build an interactive trusted digital repository (TDR) by following the Trusted Repository Audit Checklist (TRAC)1 and gaining Data Seal of Approval (DSA) certification. To achieve this, it was necessary to build a preservation infrastructure that could address the requirements of TRAC and the DSA. These include the need to have a robust Archive Information Package (AIP) format, independent replicated and fault tolerant storage pools, georeplicated copies, tape cold storage, integrity testing/auditing, disaster recovery and high standards of systems security . Problems encountered included how to deal with versioning and how to implement a delete policy in a preservation infrastructure. Here we present some of our experiences as a guide to others developing a preservation infrastructure.

Tiernan-Bit Preservation at the Digital Repository of Ireland-148_a.pdf

Archivematica Integration: Handshaking towards comprehensive digital preservation workflows

Courtney Mumma

Artefactual Systems, Inc., Canada

The open repository ecosystem consists of many interlocking systems which satisfy needs at different points in content management workflows, and these differ within and among institutions. Archivematica is a digital preservation system which aims to integrate with existing repository, storage and access systems in order to leverage the resources that institutions have invested towards building their repository over time. The presentation will cover every integration the Archivematica project has completed thus far, including Dspace and DuraCloud, LOCKSS, Islandora/Fedora, Archivists' Toolkit, AccessToMemory (AtoM), CONTENTdm, Arkivum, HP Trim, and OpenStack, as well as ongoing projects with ArchivesSpace, Dataverse, and BitCurator. Each of these projects has had its own set of limitations in scope because of the requirements of the project sponsor and/or the limitations of other system, so in many ways several of them are not, and may never be 'complete' integrations. The discussion will explore what that means and strategies for expanding the functional capabilities of integration work over time. It will address scoping integration workflows and building requirements with limitations on functionality and resources. We will examine how systems can be built and enhanced in ways that accommodate diverse workflows and varied interlocking endpoints.

Mumma-Archivematica Integration-174_a.pdf
 
3:30pm - 4:00pmBreak
Cosmopolitan AB 
4:00pm - 5:00pmP6A: Repository Rants and Raves
Session Chair: Simeon Warner
Regency A-D 
 

Sharing with purpose: A rant about rights statements

Mark Matienzo, Rachel Frick

Digital Public Library of America, United States of America

Sharing with purpose: A rant about rights statements


Rant: Are we engaging in market segmentation? And is this a good thing?

Linda D. Newman

University of CIncinnati, United States of America

We are familiar with market segmentation, the business practice to go after several subsets of the same market, in the belief that the market subsets will total to more than the original undivided market. Sometimes however, the competition is so intense that it puts out of business the product that was formerly the strongest, and the company loses the market entirely.

In our institutions, the explosion of research services in what is broadly called ‘digital scholarship’ has spawned programs in the digital humanities, data management, digital publishing, digital forensics, web archiving, online records management, etc. We have different platforms tailored to these efforts. We may be building different standards emerging from disparate practices. Is this a healthy diversity or dangerous competition for scarce resources?

Are we in danger of creating an incoherent brand, and competing among ourselves for a small market of digital content creators who cannot between them feed all of our services?

I will not posit that we should serve all digital content from one interface, but that we do need to put more effort into seamless connections between systems that will encourage repositories to be a unifying layer, so we do not fail in our preservation mission.

Newman-Rant Are we engaging in market segmentation And is this a good thing-222.pptx

Rave: The Development of a Research Data Management Training Programme Tailored to the needs of Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate Students in the Visual Arts

Robin William Burgess

The Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom

Research data management in the visual arts can be seen as complex and diverse with actual research data being tangible and intangible; digital and physical; heterogeneous and infinite; and complex and complicated, it does not always fit into the natural scheme of data management. Therefore the development of policies for arts related data management and systems/infrastructure and training packages should be aware of thinking outside the box, and lending themselves to being more iterative and open to interpretation. With the help of funding from JISC and the AHRC The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has been able to partner with other arts institutes to look at the concept of RDM in the arts, and develop training packages and toolkits to help support researchers and postgraduate students. The projects were KAPTUR, which ultimately brought about VADS4R, both of which were led by the Centre for Digital Scholarship, a research centre at the University for the Creative Arts.

Burgess-Rave The Development of a Research Data Management Training Programme Tailored-13.ppt

Rave: Integrating the Institutional Repository with the Learning Management System

Terrence W Brady

Georgetown University Library, United States of America

The Georgetown University Library migrated a collection of 150,000 image records from a legacy Cold Fusion system to the institutional repository (IR). The legacy system allowed faculty to prepare course-related documents with links to relevant images from the collection.

The institutional repository accommodated the images and image records very well. The course-specific content was not an appropriate addition to the item records in the IR. During the migration, the university Learning Management System (LMS) was targeted as the home for course-related links to the image item records. This plan leveraged an existing enterprise solution for course-related content.

The Georgetown University Scholarly Systems team build an extension to Blackboard to facilitate the creation of links to content in the IR. A "DSpace mash-up tool" was created allowing faculty to search and select items for inclusion into a course document.

This project drove the development of a number of useful features within Georgetown's IR that have proven useful for other new collections. The LMS/IR integration had an additional benefit of raising the profile of the IR for faculty and students.

Brady-Rave Integrating the Institutional Repository with the Learning Management System-14.pptx

Rave: Repository Enlighten-ment: A Ten Year Rave!

William J. Nixon, Susan Ashworth

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

This repository rave will celebrate the success and the development of the University of Glasgow's institutional repository service, Enlighten over the last 10 years. 10 years which have seen the repository become a key part of the University's online presence, new roles develop for staff, new opportunities emerge for the library to work with the wider university community and new international conferences like Open Repositories to let us share our experiences.

During these 10 years, the repository has also evolved to support the needs of funders and national assessment exercises (UK REF2014) and been nimble enough to implement new trends like altmetrics.

It will look back at early decisions which shaped Enlighten's initial development and enabled it to become an embedded institutional repository service. It will then look forward to its ongoing development as it becomes a suite of linked repositories supporting not only Open Access, theses and research publications but also research data, digital collections, dissertations and even Tweets.

It will draw out lessons for its past success and caveats for its future challenges.

Nixon-Rave Repository Enlighten-ment A Ten Year Rave!-164.pdf

Rave: Repositories and ETDs - a success story from Finland

Jyrki Ilva

National Library of Finland, Finland

Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are one of the major content types in the open repositories worldwide. Although green Open Access and research data have been receiving more widespread attention in recent years, many repositories have actually been far more successful with ETDs.

The work on ETDs started out in many institutions in the late 1990s, before the development of the current repository software platforms. In a way this has been a parallel movement happening at the same time with the article-oriented Open Access movement, although many of the same people have been involved in both fields.

In Finland theses and dissertations currently account for more than two thirds of all repository content. The adoption of repository software platforms for the management of these materials has been a success story, which has had a large influence on the public visibility of these materials and the processes associated with them.

Ilva-Rave Repositories and ETDs-215.pptx
 
4:00pm - 5:00pmP6B: Ideas Challenge
Session Chair: Adam Field
Session Chair: Claire Knowles
Regency E-F 
6:00pm - 9:00pmSOC2: Conference Banquet (buses from Hyatt main entrance starting at 5:30)
Indianapolis Museum of Art