Building Social Networks from Institutional Repositories An…

Building Social Networks from Institutional Repositories :

« An Institutional Repository may o er a .set of services. to its local users, supporting the publication of research. More importantly, the repository also forms a key component in the global scholarly communications environment. In this presentation we investigate the role of the repository on a global scale by witnessing the e ects on a changing economy and also show how worldwide collaboration networks can be predicted using the strong social links found in repository metadata. »


Curation Micro Services A Pipeline Metaphor for Repositories…

Curation Micro-Services: A Pipeline Metaphor for Repositories :

« The effective long-term curation of digital content requires expert analysis, policy setting, and decision making, and a robust technical infrastructure that can effect and enforce curation policies and implement appropriate curation activities. Since the number, size, and diversity of content under curation management will undoubtedly continue to grow over time, and the state of curation understanding and best practices relative to that content will undergo a similar constant evolution, one of the overarching design goals of a sustainable curation infrastructure is flexibility. In order to provide the necessary flexibility of deployment and configuration in the face of potentially disruptive changes in technology, institutional mission, and user expectation, a useful design metaphor is provided by the Unix pipeline, in which complex behavior is an emergent property of the coordinated action of a number of simple independent components. The decomposition of repository function into a highly granular and orthogonal set of independent but interoperable micro-services is consistent with the principles of prudent engineering practice. Since each micro-service is small and self-contained, they are individually more robust and collectively easier to implement and maintain. By being freely interoperable in various strategic combinations, any number of micro-services-based repositories can be easily constructed to meet specific administrative or technical needs. Importantly, since these repositories are purposefully built from policy neutral and protocol and platform independent components to provide the function minimally necessary for a specific context, they are not constrained to conform to an infrastructural monoculture of prepackaged repository solutions. The University of California Curation Center has developed an open source micro-services infrastructure that is being used to manage the diverse digital collections of the ten campus University system and a number of non-university content partners. This paper provides a review of the conceptual design and technical implementation of this micro-services environment, a case study of initial deployment, and a look at ongoing micro-services developments. »


Approaches to Marketing an Institutional Repository to Campus…

Approaches to Marketing an Institutional Repository to Campus :

« Marketing is an activity that is integral to the growth and use of a campus
institutional repository (IR). But what kinds of marketing activities do libraries engage in to advertise the new services associated with an IR? This chapter summarizes basic marketing principles and describes the application of those principles as they relate to marketing an institutional repository within a higher education setting. »


Les services pour les archives ouvertes:…

Les services pour les archives ouvertes: de la référence à l’expertise :

« En vingt ans, les archives ouvertes sont devenues des dispositifs significatifs de la communication scientifique dans de nombreux domaines. L’attention se porte aujourd’hui vers le développement de services avancés pour les archives ouvertes. L’étude présentée ici se propose, après une première partie sur les principaux enjeux associés au développement de services pour les archives ouvertes, de dresser dans une seconde partie un état de l’art des services actuellement disponibles sur les archives ouvertes. Les sept dispositifs sélectionnés, répondant à des critères de fiabilité, de masse critique et de couverture géographique, typologique et disciplinaire, ont été étudiés au travers d’une grille d’analyse fonctionnelle. Outre les fonctionnalités premières d’alimentation, de validation, d’identification, de consultation et d’accession aux références et/ou documents, cette étude distingue les fonctionnalités émergentes ou services innovants de personnalisation, de publicisation, de contextualisation des références, de communication et de collaboration entre usagers. Partant du constat que les services associées aux archives ouvertes se déportent peu à peu des seules références et/ou document pour mettre la figure de l’auteur au cœur des données d’information, la troisième partie de l’article interroge plus spécifiquement cette dimension servicielle. On discute notamment l’opportunité d’exploiter ces dispositifs pour renouveler les circuits de mise en visibilité et d’appel à contribution des évaluateurs, rapporteurs ou experts d’un domaine scientifique. »