Archive for the 'Digital Repositories' Category

CUNY: "Scraping BePress: Downloading Dissertations for Preservation"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) on February 18th, 2020

https://journal.code4lib.org/articles/15016

"Persistent Identifiers for Heritage Objects"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Metadata on February 18th, 2020

https://journal.code4lib.org/articles/14978

University of Toronto Libraries: "Where Do We Go From Here: A Review of Technology Solutions for Providing Access to Digital Collections"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digital Repositories, Open Source Software, Research Libraries on February 18th, 2020

https://journal.code4lib.org/articles/15000

"Popular Preprint Servers Face Closure Because of Money Troubles"

Posted in Digital Repositories, E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on February 14th, 2020

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00363-3

"Enhancing Content Discovery of Open Repositories: An Analytics-Based Evaluation of Repository Optimizations"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Open Science, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on February 10th, 2020

https://doi.org/10.3390/publications8010008

OA Book Platform from Knowledge Unlatched: "Open Research Library Launches, Aiming to Bring Together Open Access Content in One Platform"

Posted in Digital Repositories, E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books on January 30th, 2020

http://www.stm-publishing.com/open-research-library-launches-aiming-to-bring-together-open-access-content-in-one-platform/

EE, CS, and Related Technologies: "IEEE Introduces TechRxiv, a New Preprint Server for Unpublished Research"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, E-Prints, Open Access, Self-Archiving on January 30th, 2020

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ieee-introduces-techrxiv-a-new-preprint-server-for-unpublished-research-300992982.html

Canadian Association of Research Libraries: Institutional Repository Statistics: Reliable, Consistent Approaches for Canada

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Scholarly Metrics, Self-Archiving on December 18th, 2019

http://www.carl-abrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/orwg_report1_irstats_en.pdf

Open Source: "Making It Easier to Be Open: Johns Hopkins Engineers Innovative Platform for Repositories"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Open Source Software, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on December 11th, 2019

https://sparcopen.org/news/2019/making-it-easier-to-be-open-johns-hopkins-engineers-innovative-platform-for-repositories/

Source code: https://github.com/OA-PASS

"A Discussion of Value Metrics for Data Repositories in Earth and Environmental Sciences"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Scholarly Metrics on December 11th, 2019

http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2019-058

Requires ALA Login: "Metadata Revisited: Updating Metadata Profiles and Practices in a Vendor-Hosted Repository"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Metadata, Research Libraries on November 11th, 2019

https://journals.ala.org/index.php/lrts/article/view/6867

"How to (Easily) Extend the FAIRness of Existing Repositories"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories on November 8th, 2019

http://www.data-intelligence-journal.org/p/44/

University of Virginia: Hyku Open Source Institutional Repository Development Partnership Awarded $1M Arcadia Grant to Improve Open Scholarship Infrastructure

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Repositories, Grants, Institutional Repositories, Open Source Software on October 18th, 2019

https://news.library.virginia.edu/2019/10/15/hyku-open-source-institutional-repository-development-partnership-awarded-1m-arcadia-grant-to-improve-open-scholarship-infrastructure/

"Institutional Repositories and the Item and Research Data Metrics Landscape"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Scholarly Metrics, Self-Archiving on October 2nd, 2019

Paul Needham and Jo Lambert have published "Institutional Repositories and the Item and Research Data Metrics Landscape" in Insights.

Here's an excerpt:

The success of COUNTER in supporting adoption of a standard to measure e-resource usage over the past 15 years is apparent within the scholarly communications community. The prevalence of global OA policies and mandates, and the role of institutional repositories within this context, prompts demand for more granular metrics. It also raises the profile of data sharing of item-level usage and research data metrics. The need for reliable and authoritative measures is paramount. This burgeoning interest is complemented by a number of initiatives to explore the measurement and tracking of usage of a broad range of objects outside traditional publisher platforms. Drawing on examples such as OpenAIRE, IRUS-UK, Crossref's Distributed Usage Logging and Event Data service and COAR Next Generation Repositories, this article provides a brief introduction and overview of developments in this area.

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"How to Use Software Heritage for Archiving and Referencing Your Source Code: Guidelines and Walkthrough"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories on September 26th, 2019

Roberto Di Cosmo has self-archived "How to Use Software Heritage for Archiving and Referencing Your Source Code: Guidelines and Walkthrough."

Here's an excerpt:

Software source code is an essential research output, and many research communities strongly encourage making the source code of the artefact available by archiving it in publicly-accessible long-term archives. Software Heritage is a non profit, long term universal archive specifically designed for software source code, and able to store not only a software artifact, but also its full development history. It provides the ideal place to preserve research software artifacts, and offers powerful mechanisms to enhance research articles with precise references to relevant fragments of your source code. Using Software Heritage for your research software artifacts is straightforward and involves three simple steps. This document details each of these three steps, providing guidelines for making the most out of Software Heritage for your research.

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"Metadata Documentation Practices at ARL Institutional Repositories"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Metadata, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on September 3rd, 2019

https://preprint.press.jhu.edu/portal/article/metadata-documentation-practices-arl-institutional-repositories

"Ten Years of Research on ResearchGate, a Scoping Review Using Google Scholar 2008-2017"

Posted in Digital Repositories, E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on August 27th, 2019

Juan Jose Prieto-Gutierrez has self-archived "Ten Years of Research on ResearchGate, a Scoping Review Using Google Scholar 2008-2017."

Here's an excerpt:

Objective. To analyse quantitatively the articles published during 2008_2017 about the academic social networking site ResearchGate. Methods. A scoping bibliometric review of documents retrieved using Google Scholar was conducted, limited to publications that contained the word "ResearchGate" in their title and were published from 2008 to 2017. Results. The search yielded 159 documents, once a preliminary list of 386 documents retrieved from Google Scholar was filtered, which eliminated about 60% of the results that were bibliographic citations and not documents. Papers in journals were the most numerous type of documents (n 73; 46%), followed by conference papers (n 31; 19.5 %). Contributing eight publications, two Spanish scholars (Delgado Lopez-Cozar and Orduna Malea, who were coauthors in each case) were the most prolific authors writing on this topic during the ten-year period. The keywords most used in the documents were "ResearchGate" and "Altmetrics". The publications were cited frequently since 2014 (more than 90% of the total cites fell in that period), and those with more than one author were the most cited ones. The authors of the documents were mainly librarians and information science professionals, who wrote primarily as co-authors with colleagues from their own institutions, mostly published in English. Conclusions. Interest in ResearchGate has grown since 2015, as evident from the number of articles published and the citations they received.

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"Evolution of an Institutional Repository: A Case History from Nebraska"

Posted in Digital Repositories, E-Prints, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Research Libraries, Self-Archiving on August 21st, 2019

Paul Royster has self-archived "Evolution of an Institutional Repository: A Case History from Nebraska."

Here's an excerpt:

The 13-year history of the institutional repository (IR) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is recounted with emphasis on local conditions, administrative support, recruitment practices, and management philosophy. Practices included offering new services, hosting materials outside the conventional tenure stream, using student employees, and providing user analytics on global dissemination. Acquiring trust of faculty depositors enhanced recruitment and extra-library support. Evolution of policies on open access, copyright, metadata, and third-party vendors are discussed, with statistics illustrating the growth, contents, and outreach of the repository over time. A final section discusses future directions for scholarly communications and IRs in particular.

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ITHAKA: "Bruce Heterick Named Senior VP of Open Collections & Infrastructure"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Open Access, People in the News on July 23rd, 2019

ITHAKA has released "Bruce Heterick Named Senior VP of Open Collections & Infrastructure."

Here's an excerpt:

In his new role, Bruce will lead our efforts to work with libraries and consortia to accelerate the availability and utility of openly accessible collections by enabling them to digitize, upload, catalogue, publish, and preserve their materials on the JSTOR platform. Our goal is to help libraries leverage the community-wide investment in JSTOR by placing their own collections on one of the most heavily used research platforms in the world. This will create new opportunities for research and learning by assembling related content from across institutional boundaries, together with the vast collection of high-quality books, journals, and images already available on JSTOR.

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"Roles and Jobs in the Open Research Scholarly Communications Environment: Analysing Job Descriptions to Predict Future Trends"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Open Access, Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication on July 22nd, 2019

Nancy Pontika has published "Roles and Jobs in the Open Research Scholarly Communications Environment: Analysing Job Descriptions to Predict Future Trends" in LIBER Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

During the past two-decades academic libraries updated current staff job responsibilities or created brand new roles. This allowed them to adapt to scholarly communication developments and consequently enabled them to offer efficient services to their users. The global calls for openly accessible research results has shifted the institutional, national and international focus and their constant evolvement has required the creation of new research positions in academic libraries. This study reports on the findings of an analysis of job descriptions in the open research services as advertised by UK academic libraries.

METHOD: From March 2015 to March 2017, job advertisements relating to open access, repositories and research data management were collected.

RESULTS: The analysis of the data showed that the primary responsibilities of the open research support staff were: to ensure and facilitate compliance with funders’ open access policies, maintain the tools that enable compliance, create reports and collect statistics that measure compliance rates and commit to continuous liaising activities with research stakeholders.

DISCUSSION: It is clear that the open research services is a complex environment, requiring a variety of general and subject specific skill sets, while often a role may involve more than one area of expertise.

CONCLUSION: The results of this study could benefit prospective employees and universities that wish to embed open research skills in their curriculum.

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"Technical Considerations for arXiv Compliance with Plan S"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Disciplinary Archives, E-Prints, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on July 19th, 2019

https://blogs.cornell.edu/arxiv/2019/07/18/technical-considerations-for-arxiv-compliance-with-plan-s/

"Diverting Leakage to the Library Subscription Channel"

Posted in Digital Repositories, License Agreements/Contracts, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on July 17th, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/07/16/diverting-leakage-to-subscription/

"Springer Nature and ResearchGate Extend Content Sharing Pilot Following Positive Feedback"

Posted in Digital Repositories, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on July 12th, 2019

http://www.stm-publishing.com/springer-nature-and-researchgate-extend-content-sharing-pilot-following-positive-feedback/

"The MASi Repository Service—Comprehensive, Metadata-Driven and Multi-Community Research Data Management"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, Metadata on July 12th, 2019

Richard Grunzke et al. have published "The MASi Repository Service—Comprehensive, Metadata-Driven and Multi-Community Research Data Management" in Future Generation Computer Systems.

Here's an excerpt:

Here, we present the architecture and developments of the Metadata Management for Applied Sciences (MASi) project that is currently building a comprehensive research data management service. MASi extends the existing KIT Data Manager framework by a generic metadata programming interface and a generic graphical web interface. Furthermore, MASi is OAI compliant and supports the OAI-PMH protocol while providing support for provenance information using ProvONE, a well-established and accepted provenance model. To illustrate the practical applicability of the MASi service, we present the adoption of initial use cases within geography, chemistry and digital humanities.

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"Understanding Connections: Examining Digital Library and Institutional Repository Use Overlap"

Posted in Digital Libraries, Digital Repositories, Institutional Repositories, Research Libraries on June 28th, 2019

Mark E. Phillips, Pamela Andrews, and Ana Krahmer have published "Understanding Connections: Examining Digital Library and Institutional Repository Use Overlap" in Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

The University of North Texas Libraries; Digital Collections are situated as a unified whole within their preservation infrastructure, with three separate user interfaces serving the content to different audiences. These separate interfaces are: The UNT Digital Library (DL), The Portal to Texas History, and The Gateway to Oklahoma History. Situated within each interface are collections, and hosted within these collections are digital objects. One collection, the UNT Scholarly Works Repository, specifically serves UNT's research and creative contributions and functions as the Institutional repository (IR) for the University of North Texas. Because UNT Scholarly works is seated as a collection amongst other collections, users can access faculty research, not just out of an interest in research from specific faculty members, but also as it ties into the user's broader understanding of a given topic. With flexible infrastructure and metadata schema that connect collections beneath the umbrella of the wider preservation infrastructure, the UNT DL employs full-text searching and interlinked metadata to strengthen and make visible the connections between objects in different collections. This paper examined how users navigated between other collections within the UNT IR, as well as within the UNT DL. Through this examination, we observed patterns between how users navigated between objects, understood which collections may have related to one another, examined why some unique items were used more than others, and viewed the average number of items used within a session.

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