Move on up!
TCD TARA & the Benefits of Dspace 1.6

    Niamh Brennan, Trinity College Dublin
     Gavin Henrick, Enovation...
Trinity College Dublin


TARA 2005-2009

 Tight Integration with Oracle based systems
   • TCD RSS - CERIF Compliant CRIS...
CURRENT RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM
- CV-driven
- Fully integrated with complementary systems
- initial population from Hu...
Research Profile on College Staff Directory
       Trinity College Dublin
Personal URL/Research Webpage
Live feed on to School webpages
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin




  •   Research publications
  •   Etheses
  •   Epublishing/Grey Literature
  •   Images
Repository with Added Value
Trinity College Dublin


                           Link to Researcher’s Profile




         ...
TARA Institutional Repository - in an Integrated Environment

                                                            ...
Trinity College Dublin
Research Support System with Fulltext Links
Trinity College Dublin
RSS/TARA
    Trinity College Dublin E-Thesis Submission Workflow
            Student:
            Adds metadata
          ...
TARA was getting old...



   DSpace 1.3.2
   Based on old server stack
   Didn’t adequately support local community ad...
Trinity Irish Art Dublin
       Trinity College Research Centre
• Digital Image Projects
• Self-managed – more devolved
  ...
Trinity College Dublin


TARA – National Portal: RIAN

During upgrade RIAN.ie was being developed
(also by Enovation Solut...
Trinity College Dublin



The Project - Scope
Project was multi-purpose
 Upgrade TARA to DSpace1.6 if released on time
  ...
Trinity College Dublin


TARA - Upgrade

Tara was DSpace 1.3.2 and had a range of changes
 Single Sign On with the RSS
 ...
Trinity College Dublin


TARA - Infrastructure

TARA servers were nearing end of life
 New virtual infrastructure in TCD
...
Trinity College Dublin


TARA - Testing

Implement rigorous test cases to ensure successful migration of:
 Data
 Workflo...
Trinity College Dublin


TARA – Go Live preparations

Preparations coming up to Go Live date
 New virtual hosting commiss...
Trinity College Dublin



TARA – re-Launch Day
The day of go live was a waterfall of mini projects
 DSpace 1.6 final rele...
Trinity College Dublin


The Team



Trinity College Dublin      Enovation Solutions

 Niamh Brennan              Gavin He...
Trinity College Dublin


The Benefits
Benefits for Autonomous Communities
   Trinity College Dublin
                             Community administration
     ...
Implemented Open Search for TARA/Microsoft RIC querying
     Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin


RIAN COMPLIANCE

National Portal www.rian.ie
 Showcase of Irish Open Access published research
...
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
• Fulltext search of TARA for ‘SFI’, ‘Science Foundation Ireland’
• Export Trinity College Dublin
           metadata of s...
Trinity College Dublin

Batch edit to include Funder names
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity College Dublin


Upcoming Changes

Phase 2 of upgrade planned for Q3 2010
 Enhanced embargo feature
 Advanced re...
Trinity College Dublin



Contacts Details


Niamh Brennan               Gavin Henrick
niamh.brennan@tcd.ie        gavin.h...
Trinity College Dublin Tara DSpace Repository upgrade project presentation - Open Repositories 2010
Trinity College Dublin Tara DSpace Repository upgrade project presentation - Open Repositories 2010
Trinity College Dublin Tara DSpace Repository upgrade project presentation - Open Repositories 2010
Trinity College Dublin Tara DSpace Repository upgrade project presentation - Open Repositories 2010
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Presentation on the upgrade project for the DSpace Repository "TARA" for Trinity College Dublin.

http://www.tara.tcd.ie/

Presented at Open Repositories 2010 by Niamh Brennan TCD, Gavin Henrick Enovation Solutions

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Trinity College Dublin Tara DSpace Repository upgrade project presentation - Open Repositories 2010

  1. 1. Move on up! TCD TARA & the Benefits of Dspace 1.6 Niamh Brennan, Trinity College Dublin Gavin Henrick, Enovation Solutions Garret McMahon Ciarán Walsh (Project Mgr) Kevin Kiely Pere Villega Stephen Ryan Phillip Franks Donal Lyons Christian Stynes OR 2010, Madrid July 8th 2010 1
  2. 2. Trinity College Dublin TARA 2005-2009  Tight Integration with Oracle based systems • TCD RSS - CERIF Compliant CRIS • Student Records Systems • Authentication systems  DSpace version 1.3.2 • Heavily customised • Running on Oracle • End of life servers 2
  3. 3. CURRENT RESEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM - CV-driven - Fully integrated with complementary systems - initial population from Human Resources records - updated & enhanced ‘live’ by researcher, - mediated input on-demand (Library-based service)
  4. 4. Research Profile on College Staff Directory Trinity College Dublin
  5. 5. Personal URL/Research Webpage
  6. 6. Live feed on to School webpages
  7. 7. Trinity College Dublin
  8. 8. Trinity College Dublin
  9. 9. Trinity College Dublin • Research publications • Etheses • Epublishing/Grey Literature • Images
  10. 10. Repository with Added Value Trinity College Dublin Link to Researcher’s Profile Link to live ISI Citation Record
  11. 11. TARA Institutional Repository - in an Integrated Environment Library Research Support System • Bibliographic metadata Web Services (ISI, etc.) Human Institutional • Research Expertise Resources Repository • Project tracking Physical FTP server Resources DMZ DMZ Financials Web server External Bodies • The web / •Search engines etc. • OAI harvesters eg External Bodies External Bodies Student • RIAN: Ireland’s • Thesis Print-Shop • Portal Reviewers Administration •Open Access Research Portal
  12. 12. Trinity College Dublin
  13. 13. Research Support System with Fulltext Links Trinity College Dublin
  14. 14. RSS/TARA Trinity College Dublin E-Thesis Submission Workflow Student: Adds metadata Uploads file/s Applies restriction (if any) Agrees to Licence Supervisor: Checks - Reject Correct file Restriction/Stay Keywords Citations/Sponsors Approve Student: Approve Adds note & contact details Reject Graduate Studies Office/Dean: Issues command to print the 1. Approves/disapproves thesis application for stay Theses Centre: Prints thesis Contacts student
  15. 15. TARA was getting old...  DSpace 1.3.2  Based on old server stack  Didn’t adequately support local community administration  Metadata tidying was slow and laborious  Statistics were not strong 17
  16. 16. Trinity Irish Art Dublin Trinity College Research Centre • Digital Image Projects • Self-managed – more devolved Insert TRIARC slide administration required
  17. 17. Trinity College Dublin TARA – National Portal: RIAN During upgrade RIAN.ie was being developed (also by Enovation Solutions)  National Research Portal  Had custom harvesting requirements  Included Funder information  Required metadata normalisation 19
  18. 18. Trinity College Dublin The Project - Scope Project was multi-purpose  Upgrade TARA to DSpace1.6 if released on time • Option to upgrade to DSpace 1.5.2 as fallback plan  Maintain and extend the customisations for increased functionality.  Migrate to new server infrastructure  Build test cases to cover old and new codebase  Implement compliance changes for national portal 20
  19. 19. Trinity College Dublin TARA - Upgrade Tara was DSpace 1.3.2 and had a range of changes  Single Sign On with the RSS  Custom authentication permissions with LDAP  Custom E-theses submission system  Hiding empty collections  Integration 21
  20. 20. Trinity College Dublin TARA - Infrastructure TARA servers were nearing end of life  New virtual infrastructure in TCD  New server configuration including OS  Replica infrastructure needed for test development  Tight cooperation between IT and Dev teams 22
  21. 21. Trinity College Dublin TARA - Testing Implement rigorous test cases to ensure successful migration of:  Data  Workflow  Customisation  Integration 23
  22. 22. Trinity College Dublin TARA – Go Live preparations Preparations coming up to Go Live date  New virtual hosting commissioning, backup/recovery process validation  System Upgrade and Data Migration dry runs to assess Go Live duration & down time for users  Bulk of bitstreams copied to new system in advance so Go Live only required sync of changes/additions  Integration testing with RSS & LDAP test systems  Testing against DSpace 1.6 Release Candidates  Modular code packages for rapid deployment 24
  23. 23. Trinity College Dublin TARA – re-Launch Day The day of go live was a waterfall of mini projects  DSpace 1.6 final released  Lock live site  Snapshot live site to the new server  Perform the upgrade on new setup  Re-apply all customisations  Run automated tests and rerun manual tests  Update server/domain configs  Turn it on
  24. 24. Trinity College Dublin The Team Trinity College Dublin Enovation Solutions Niamh Brennan Gavin Henrick Garret McMahon Ciarán Walsh (Project Mgr) Kevin Kiely Pere Villega Stephen Ryan Phillip Franks Donal Lyons Christian Stynes
  25. 25. Trinity College Dublin The Benefits
  26. 26. Benefits for Autonomous Communities Trinity College Dublin  Community administration  Meta data import/export TRIARC  New statistics opportunities 28
  27. 27. Implemented Open Search for TARA/Microsoft RIC querying Trinity College Dublin
  28. 28. Trinity College Dublin
  29. 29. Trinity College Dublin
  30. 30. Trinity College Dublin
  31. 31. Trinity College Dublin RIAN COMPLIANCE National Portal www.rian.ie  Showcase of Irish Open Access published research  Content from 7 Irish Universities and Dublin Institute of Technology  Harvesting normalised metadata including • Funder • Peer review status 34
  32. 32. Trinity College Dublin
  33. 33. Trinity College Dublin
  34. 34. Trinity College Dublin
  35. 35. • Fulltext search of TARA for ‘SFI’, ‘Science Foundation Ireland’ • Export Trinity College Dublin metadata of search results • Add ‘Science Foundation Ireland’ to dc.contributer.sponsor • Import the metadata
  36. 36. Trinity College Dublin Batch edit to include Funder names
  37. 37. Trinity College Dublin
  38. 38. Trinity College Dublin
  39. 39. Trinity College Dublin
  40. 40. Trinity College Dublin Upcoming Changes Phase 2 of upgrade planned for Q3 2010  Enhanced embargo feature  Advanced reporting  Significant UI changes  Rebuild of Minho stats on 1.6 base  Implementation of Author alerts 45
  41. 41. Trinity College Dublin Contacts Details Niamh Brennan Gavin Henrick niamh.brennan@tcd.ie gavin.henrick@enovation.ie Enovation Solutions www.enovation.ie
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