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A presentation done for ASERL on December 1, 2011

A presentation done for ASERL on December 1, 2011

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  • Repositories and the issues surrounding them are not unlike this image of an island. What looks straightforward on the surface can take you down once you start looking below the surface. It is my goal with this presentation to share our Kentucky story and how we are moving incrementally to what we feel is a sustainable solid solution for our campus.
  • Not a new issue for us. We started working on this a long time ago!I personally had this as my project with the Frye Institute in 2003!UK Libraries formally charged a group to work on this in 2007Needed campus participation and buy in!
  • This is the model for a repository that we included in that report. Many kinds of content sitting in one repository structure with various ways that content would be served out to users.Essentially we had it right. We just didn’t really know how to execute it. It was really clear this was NOT a library project – it was really big and required skills that we did not have internally
  • We started looking at options and settled on Digital Commons as an interface and user facing product that would meet many needs.
  • Allowed us to have a real conversation with faculty
  • Forced to migrate. Let’s do it right!Content: books, images, maps, finding aids… all straightforwardAdd in newspaper content, oral history interviews – audio, high def videoEric Weig, our Director of Digital Library Services sabbatical project to look at options
  • Micro-services are an approach to digital curation independent, but interoperable, services that Since each of the services is small and self-contained, they are collectively easier to develop, deploy, maintain, and enhance. Equally as important, they are more easily replaced when they have outlived their usefulness. Although the individual services are narrowly scoped, the complex function needed for effective curation emerges from the strategic combination of individual services.
  • One search across all contentFaceted discovery
  • Allow a different interface for UK content – Explore UK
  • Allowing us to start the conversations and develop partnerships on campus
  • Try to control this moving constantly changing landscape!
  • Each partner brings strengths
  • Agreed to start to actively pursue an enterprise wide repository
  • New CIOFed grant requirementsBudget squeezing everyoneMore awareness
  • Trusted Digital Repository – holds all types of content in secure system supported by policies and procedures to ensure sustainability. Needs to be scalable and extensible.Mix of spinning disc, tape and cloud storage – various requirements for data security
  • The Hydra Project - Hydra's ultimate objective is to produce a community-sourced, sustainable application framework that provides rich and robust repository-powered solutions as an integrated part of an overall digital content management architecture.
  • Trusted Digital Repository – holds all types of content in secure system supported by policies and procedures to ensure sustainability. Needs to be scalable and extensible.

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  • 1. High Water Raises All BoatsLeveraging Partnerships on Campus to Build a Repository Mary Molinaro University of Kentucky Libraries
  • 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnuckx/5040689842/
  • 3. More Than a “Library” Issue Worked on IR issues since 2003 Opening Doors to Open Scholarship (white paper)  http: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/libraries_reports/1/  2007 Advocated for campus-wide support
  • 4. Repository Model (2007)
  • 5. We have to do something!
  • 6. Digital Commons and Be Press Hosted solution Indexed by Google and Google Scholar OAI compliant Persistent URL Creation of peer reviewed journals Content can be delivered back to us
  • 7. What we are putting into UKnowledge? Electronic Theses and Dissertations Articles Books Presentations University press materials
  • 8. Concurrently…
  • 9. Kentucky Digital Library Migration DLXS to what? Has to accommodate multiple kinds of data Not simply a CMS Use all open source tools Blacklight as the discovery layer Settled on a Micro-Services based repository
  • 10. Why Micro-Services? Nimble Flexible Modular Easily replaced Supports our overall strategy https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/Curation/Home
  • 11. At the same time a storm is brewing… New data management requirements from federal granting agencies (NSF, NIH, etc) Various solutions popping up around campus
  • 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/torek/3675252198/
  • 13. Partners: Specialized Expertise Library  Digital preservation  Metadata Information Technology  Hardware Infrastructure  Cloud Storage solutions Research  Proposal development  Agency requirements
  • 14. Educating partners Working from a position of strength Leverageour expertise and experience Confidence in the approach
  • 15. Benchmark Survey/Comparison Georgia Institute of Technology  University of Maryland - Ohio State University College Park Pennsylvania State University  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Rutgers University - New Brunswick  University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Texas A & M University  University of North Carolina at The University of Texas at Chapel Hill Austin  University of Pittsburgh - University of California - Pittsburgh Campus Berkeley  University of Virginia University of California - Davis  University of Washington - University of California - Los Seattle Campus Angeles  University of Wisconsin – University of California – San Madison Diego  University of Florida University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign  North Texas University University of Illinois
  • 16. Options Contract with a vendor Leverage D-Space Bring up a Fedora repository Look for a new approach
  • 17. Enter Micro-Services! Again. Nimble Flexible Modular Easily replaced Support our overall strategy http://www.cdlib.org/services/uc3/curation/
  • 18. Timing is Everything
  • 19. NSF & NIH E-Print Electronic UKnowledge Digital Digital OtherResearch Records Media Library ResearchGrant Content DataAssociatedData Hydra to address front-end repository functions Common Metadata Store Micro-Services to address back-end repository functions Hybrid Cloud Storage – File & Object Based
  • 20. Our basic strategy  Hydra Front-End – Think front-end website  Archivematica – workflow engine  CDL Micro-Services for the back-end services  Ingestion  Storage  Fixity  Identity  Preservation  Indexing
  • 21. NSF & NIH E-Print Electronic UKnowledge Digital Digital OtherResearch Records Media Library ResearchGrant Content DataAssociatedData Hydra to address front-end repository functions Common Metadata Store Micro-Services to address back-end repository functions Hybrid Cloud Storage – File & Object Based
  • 22. Scope - Initially Service Research data management needs providing meaningful & robust services to researchers – specifically, NSF & NIH requirements  Workflow  Metadata Management  Federation – Security & Identity  Curation  Storage – Lowest Cost
  • 23. Scope - Future ProvideEnterprise Repository Services for much of UK from a data management & research perspective
  • 24. Infrastructure Considerations Overlap with High Performance Computing & Cloud storage space Virtualized Infrastructure
  • 25. Partner Roles Library  Technical lead  Metadata schema  Data management plans Information Technology  Storage solutions – spinning disc, tape, cloud  Virtualized infrastructure  Security and authorization Research  Policies  Governance  Proposal development with researchers
  • 26. Next steps Policies and governance Meetings with research stakeholders Funding models Data management tool
  • 27. Personnel (Tech Leads) EricWeig – eweig@email.uky.edu Jason Conley – jason.conley@uky.edu
  • 28. Resources Hydra https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/hydra/The+Hydra+Project Microservices - https://confluence.ucop.edu/display/Curation/Home Blacklight http://www.lib.virginia.edu/digital/resndev/blacklight.html Archivematica - http://archivematica.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page DMPTool -https://dmp.cdlib.org/
  • 29. Sustainable preservation strategiesare not built all at once, nor are theystatic. Sustainable preservation is aseries of timely actions taken toanticipate the dynamic nature ofdigital information.- Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to DigitalInformation. Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Preservation and Access.February 2010.http://brtf.sdsc.edu/