A Feedback System on Institutional Repos…

A Feedback System on Institutional Repository :

« Repositories are playing an important role in the idea of open access to scholarly information. To increase the number of repositories and the contents in each repository, the effectoveness of repositories should be clear for researchers, that is, providers of the contents. This paper proposes a system which analyzes the access log to the contents in an institutional repository and returns the result to the authors as a feedback from readers. However, the results of detailed analyses with respect to a particular researcher tend to include individual data, therefore the accesses to the results must be controlled. The proposed system solves the problem by connecting with the researcher database in the institution. »

URL : https://qir.kyushu-u.ac.jp/dspace/handle/2324/18911/

Repurposing MARC Metadata for an Institu…

Repurposing MARC Metadata for an Institutional Repository: Working with Special Collections and University Press Monographs :

« This paper describes the processes and workflows that transform Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) records found in The Ohio State’s University’s library catalog into Dublin Core records for digital resources batch loaded into the Knowledge Bank, The Ohio State University’s institutional repository. Two projects are described to illustrate the processes and workflows: the open access monographs of The Ohio State University Press and the oral history collections of The Ohio State University Byrd Polar Research Center Archival Program. »

URL : https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/47564

A Study of Institutional Repository Serv…

A Study of Institutional Repository Service Quality and Users’ Loyalty to College Libraries in Taiwan: The Mediating & Moderating Effects :

« The evolution of information technologies has produced changes in learning, creating ubiquitous learning. This paper presents a case study on institutional repository service quality and users’ loyalty to College Libraries in Taiwan. Hierarchical regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses. (1) Institutional repository service quality has a direct positive prediction on users’ loyalty. (2) Institutional repository service quality has an indirect positive prediction, through the mediation effects of user satisfaction on user loyalty. (3) Users’ perceived value has a moderating effect between user satisfaction and user loyalty »

URL : http://www.aicit.org/jcit/ppl/10-JCIT1-605208.pdf

Ktisis: Building an Open Access Institut…

Ktisis: Building an Open Access Institutional and Cultural Repository :

« The unique value of cultural heritage has long been recognized together with the need for accurate and detailed information in order to preserve and manage cultural heritage material. Any organization whose mission includes promoting access to information is aware of the value of digital collections. For the last few years, digital technology has become very familiar in cultural organizations, providing enhanced access to the content. This paper gives information about Ktisis (http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy), the institutional repository of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). Ktisis was developed by the Library and Information Services of CUT. The paper reflects on the technical issues that the Library had to face in the preparation of this project and the strategy that had to be defined in order to tackle them. Such issues, among others, include the file and metadata format, the design and implementation software, etc. »

URL : http://www.euromed2010.eu/e-proceedings/content/project/504.pdf

The Role of an Entity Registry in Schola…

The Role of an Entity Registry in Scholarly Communication: Exploring Creative Uses of Research Activity Data :

« The Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) is the University’s open access repository for research outputs. To simplify deposit in ORA, a registry has been created containing data harvested from existing sources to be used as repository metadata. The registry stores publicly available research activity data, that is, data about research including people, projects, and funders. Data held in the registry are available for purposes beyond the repository, particularly as the registry uses semantic web technologies which expedite data sharing. Value is added by aggregating disparate data for discovery, by making creative use of data such as revealing connections between entities and recording data provenance. This article describes the entity registry, its role within ORA, and as a tool to support scholarly communication. The advantages of storing data as entities and gathering, aggregating, and displaying research activity data to assist dissemination of research are explained. Examples of use of the registry and its data are provided that enable easy discovery of researchers and their activities and reveals hidden connections between them, thereby, encouraging communication and collaboration between different subject areas. Development of the registry and examples has been underpinned by extensive stakeholder analysis and user testing. »

URL : http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a928391042~frm=titlelink

Obligation de dépôt de la documentation …

Obligation de dépôt de la documentation Ifremer dans Archimer :
« Le 1° septembre 2010, l’Ifremer a mis en place une obligation de dépôt de sa documentation dans Archimer, son Archive Institutionnelle. Cette obligation concerne sa littérature grise (rapports, compte rendu de campagne, avis…) et ses publications.

Objectifs :
* Assurer la conservation et donc l’accessibilité sur le long terme à la documentation scientifique et technique produite par l’Ifremer,
* Automatiser et fiabiliser le calcul des indicateurs bibliométriques définis entre l’Ifremer et ses ministères de tutelle dans le cadre de son contrat quadriennal, ainsi que l’élaboration des comptes rendus d’activité,
* Faciliter le partage de la documentation interne entre les équipes de l’Ifremer,
* Améliorer la visibilité de la production de l’Ifremer, et notamment de ses publications internationales, en les diffusant gratuitement sur Internet, dans le respect des règles de copyright des éditeurs. »

URL : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/depot.htm

The University of Alicante’s institutio…

The University of Alicante’s institutional strategy to promote the open dissemination of knowledge :
« Purpose : Information and communication technologies have became pervasive in people’s lives and in this changing world education cannot remain anchored in old-fashioned models which ignore the evolution through which society is going. This paper seeks to present the gamble made by the University of Alicante (Spain) on the promotion of open knowledge.

Design/methodology/approach : The educational environment cannot continue to be fixed, closed and isolated, where students – assuming a basically passive role – receive standardised teaching. It must consequently experience a fast and decisive transformation which allows it, amongst other things, to respond to the new challenge posed by society: the need for all of us to share the knowledge we generate, so that further progress can be made.

Findings : The Institutional Repository (RUA) and the OpenCourseWare of the University of Alicante (OCW-UA) were conceived from the very beginning as related projects that could constitute consecutive phases in the open publication of knowledge. In this way the aim of presenting the promotion of open knowledge not as a series of discrete projects but as a global strategic gamble of the institution was achieved. In addition to the most visible educational benefits, this policy has had the virtue of favouring the assumption by the University of its role as an online provider of quality (scientific and teaching) content.

Originality/value : RUA is the storage place of all the teaching materials published by the University of Alicante’s teaching staff, which are retrieved from OCW-UA, while OCW-UA serves as an organisational model of teaching content self-archived by the teaching staff in RUA. The connection between the projects has allowed the presentation of the promotion of open knowledge as a global strategic gamble of the University, which has contributed to a greater acceptance by the teaching staff. This work is original in that it shows a successful experience of involvement by one university and its members in the promotion of open knowledge. »

URL : http://rua.ua.es/dspace/handle/10045/14319