DSpace at CUNY Kevin Reiss [email_address] City University of New York Office of Library Services NISCamp 2009 http://dspa...
CUNY Facts <ul><li>23 distinct institutions: </li><ul><li>11 Senior Colleges (Bachelor's plus Master's)
1 University Center (All CUNY PHD Programs)
6 Community Colleges
Honors College, Law School, School of Professional Studies  </li></ul><li>Approximately 480,000 full, part-time, and conti...
6,100+ full-time faculty
21 Libraries </li></ul>
CUNY Repository <ul><li>Hosted by NITLE
One single CUNY community
23 current sub-communities
Managed by the Office of Library Services </li><ul><li>Central systems management group
Library systems support unit </li></ul><li>Repository is largely a testbed at the moment
544 current objects < 486,000 plus CUNY community </li></ul>
Current Problems <ul><li>No meaningful institution-wide commitment to open-access publishing
Repository managers have little contact with CUNY Academic Communities
Batch ingests for existing collections must currently run through NITLE rather than repository administrator
Local library contacts have wildly varying levels of technical skills
Lack of CUNY-wide user directory (LDAP) limits authentication options </li></ul>
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Dspace at CUNY

  1. 1. DSpace at CUNY Kevin Reiss [email_address] City University of New York Office of Library Services NISCamp 2009 http://dspace.nitle.org/handle/10090/438 http://www.cuny.edu c
  2. 2. CUNY Facts <ul><li>23 distinct institutions: </li><ul><li>11 Senior Colleges (Bachelor's plus Master's)
  3. 3. 1 University Center (All CUNY PHD Programs)
  4. 4. 6 Community Colleges
  5. 5. Honors College, Law School, School of Professional Studies </li></ul><li>Approximately 480,000 full, part-time, and continuing eduction students
  6. 6. 6,100+ full-time faculty
  7. 7. 21 Libraries </li></ul>
  8. 8. CUNY Repository <ul><li>Hosted by NITLE
  9. 9. One single CUNY community
  10. 10. 23 current sub-communities
  11. 11. Managed by the Office of Library Services </li><ul><li>Central systems management group
  12. 12. Library systems support unit </li></ul><li>Repository is largely a testbed at the moment
  13. 13. 544 current objects < 486,000 plus CUNY community </li></ul>
  14. 14. Current Problems <ul><li>No meaningful institution-wide commitment to open-access publishing
  15. 15. Repository managers have little contact with CUNY Academic Communities
  16. 16. Batch ingests for existing collections must currently run through NITLE rather than repository administrator
  17. 17. Local library contacts have wildly varying levels of technical skills
  18. 18. Lack of CUNY-wide user directory (LDAP) limits authentication options </li></ul>
  19. 19. Current Opportunities <ul><li>DSpace can scale to our environment
  20. 20. Large community; diverse content </li><ul><li>Faculty content
  21. 21. Grey literature from CUNY research institutes
  22. 22. CUNY-published journal content
  23. 23. Theses and dissertations
  24. 24. Archival materials and digitized library collections </li></ul><li>Version 1.5 </li><ul><li>Better local community branding options
  25. 25. Behavior customization and unmediated deposit (SWORD) </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Current Main Community View
  27. 27. Current Sub-Community View
  28. 28. Current Repository Status <ul><li>Not much visibility in the wider CUNY community beyond the library system
  29. 29. Practical applications so far: </li><ul><li>Permanent storage for digitized collections
  30. 30. Warehouse for archival materials </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. NITLE DSpace 1.5 Changes Bring CUNY Changes – Summer/Fall 09 <ul><li>Interface redesign using the Manakin XML-UI
  32. 32. New CUNY-wide repository promotion and staff training program
  33. 33. Start a formal sub-community administrator program
  34. 34. New collection building opportunities with the SWORD repository deposit protocol </li></ul>
  35. 35. Rebranded Community Home
  36. 36. Rebranded Search Results
  37. 37. Repository Promotion Strategy <ul><li>Gain critical mass and get each institution to implement a test project
  38. 38. Public launch to University and CUNY Library community to highlight new Manakin-based user interface
  39. 39. Identify noteworthy test collections to highlight in our campaign
  40. 40. Staff DSpace toolkit with sample workflows and metadata templates </li></ul>
  41. 41. Staff Training Strategy <ul><li>Develop a training wiki on using DSpace at CUNY
  42. 42. Document repository best practices with respect to: </li><ul><li>Dates, identifiers, and metadata schemas </li></ul><li>Provide models for collection building </li><ul><li>Provide example metadata templates for common
  43. 43. Document the workflows behind noteworthy collections </li></ul><li>Start a CUNY DSpace mentor program </li></ul>
  44. 44. (Sub)-Community Administrators <ul><li>Formalize roles of DSpace early adopters in the library system
  45. 45. Find one single point of contact at each CUNY institution
  46. 46. Use new reference and training materials as a means to get one substantive collection mounted from each CUNY institution
  47. 47. New half-time staff member will be devoted to repository administration, outreach, and training
  48. 48. Regularly meet/contact with this new group </li></ul>
  49. 49. Collection Building at CUNY <ul><li>The standard DSpace object ingest is particularly challenging for CUNY
  50. 50. Batch loading via spreadsheet/zip file has been somewhat successful but clunky to assemble
  51. 51. Need a means to connect the repository with other collection-building tools used by libraries and other campus units
  52. 52. Need to find a way to integrate DSpace deposit directly into exiting staff workflows </li></ul>
  53. 53. Current CUNY DSpace Environment
  54. 54. Depositing Remotely with SWORD <ul><li>CUNY's diverse and distributed nature requires a robust distributed deposit solution
  55. 55. Dspace 1.5 Supports SWORD </li><ul><li>Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit
  56. 56. http://www.swordapp.org/ Current version is 1.3
  57. 57. Designed using the Atom Publishing Protocol </li><ul><li>Lightweight RSS-derived XML format for exchanging data </li></ul></ul><li>SWORD can allow third-party applications to: </li><ul><li>Deposit new objects
  58. 58. Update/delete existing objects
  59. 59. Works with built-in DSpace authentication and mediation rules </li></ul></ul>
  60. 60. SWORD-Enabled Environment

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