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Fez Repository Community Update


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Webster, Keith G. and Kortekaas, Christiaan (2009). Fez Repository Community Update. In: SUN PASIG 2009 Fall Meeting, San Francisco USA. October 7-9. …

Webster, Keith G. and Kortekaas, Christiaan (2009). Fez Repository Community Update. In: SUN PASIG 2009 Fall Meeting, San Francisco USA. October 7-9.

Fez is an open source content management system for Fedora. This presentation will provide an update on many of the exciting new features and integrations in the latest Fez codebase, focusing on how its lead development team at The University of Queensland, Australia is deploying them at UQ. Archival and preservation services for iTunes U workflows, Google Maps for download statistics visualisation, Thomson Web Services integration and KIRTAS book scanner workflow integration will be detailed and demonstrated. The presentation will conclude with an outline of the future direction of the Fez software and the Fez open source community.

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  • 1. Fez Update Keith Webster 8 October 2009
  • 2. What is Fez?• Fez is a PHP / MySQL content management system for the Fedora repository software. It is developed and extended by the University of Queensland Library• Fez Wiki:• Fez available on Sourceforge
  • 3. Overview• Fez as a research management tool• Fez as a tool for library workflows• Future evolution
  • 4. Research management
  • 5. Research assessment• UK Research Assessment Exercise (1980s)• New Zealand Performance Based Research Fund (2003)• Australia ERA (2007/2009/2010)•
  • 6. ERA and Fez• UQ eSpace data team managing upwards of 50,000 research outputs• Bulk imports from academic or school Endnote files• Feeds out to Research Office, Business Objects (data reporting warehouse), UQ Researchers• Feeds in from ‘ERAdactyl’ and from the HR system for new staff
  • 7. What ERA has done• Made the university more aware of the importance of assessment of research performance - quality as well as quantity• Highlighted issues of name disambiguation
  • 8. Thomson ReutersResearcherID and Fez• Auto creation of Researcher IDs for Fez authors• Auto metadata and object import from RID and Thomson Reuters Web of Science• Important for internal assessment of research “quality” in addition to quantity
  • 9. RID signup
  • 10. RID auto creation auto population in Fez
  • 11. Thomson WoS integration• Create metadata form searches Fez for existing / duplicate of new record• Also searches Web of Science and can auto import metadata if match found (demo)• Auto assigns Fez Author ID to distinct author name on publications
  • 12. My Pubs• UQ username alias, choosable alias, like Facebook and Twitter, shows Thomson Researcher ID badge•
  • 13. Workflows
  • 14. KIRTAS workflow• Fez server samba share mounted onto KIRTAS operating PC• KIRTAS creates subdirectories containing PDF, MODS xml from barcode library catalog lookup/scan• Fez imports objects from subdirs, automatically creates object metadata from MODS xml
  • 15. iTunes U• Lectopia recorded lectures and seminars• Converted into H264 video mp4, Matroska video object, audio FLAC/AAC/MP3• Storing archival format in Fez, iTunes versions in dedicated server
  • 16. Theses
  • 17. Other stuff
  • 18. • Great for Image & Video collection dissemination• Now integrated into Fez:
  • 19. Google Maps download statistics visualisation
  • 20. New storage solution
  • 21. New storage solution• SUN Storage Tek 6140• ~43 TB of storage (give or take a Terabyte)• SAMFS & ZFS• Multipurpose, including UQ eSpace
  • 22. Fez community• Deakin, Charles Darwin, RMIT, Catalyst• Catalyst (large open source support business) assisting another anonymous Australian university migrate from VTLS Vital with help of CAIRSS• UQ ‘Fez Partner’ program - including priority support• Fez 2.2 with Fedora 3.x API support
  • 23. Multisites, one Fez• Communities can have their own URL, own front page, own branding, own search interface, own default list view, own OAI- PMH feed• Digilib Image collection: •
  • 24. Future developments• Support for COINS/OpenURL for better Zotero citation software support• Addition of ERA/HERDC forms and SQL tables for additional metadata that really doesn’t belong in the object itself. Will be stored much like current HERDC author affiliation data in SQL tables. Allowing direct ad-hoc reports and backend bulk changes to this data by RRTD (research office).
  • 25. Copyright workflows• Planning revision of how copyright management workflow is carried out through the system • Switch to plain English (eliminating ‘legalese’) • Short sentence 3 point max statements, utilising creative commons where possible
  • 26. Coming attractions• Upgrade of Solr search engine to version 1.4 for better performance/efficiency, especially with search faceting• Integrating new SWF Uploader (flash based) to provide uploads for large files and show a progress bar.• OAKLaw/OAKList (QUT) & Sherpa/Romeo (UK) integration for data entry/update form direct visibility of publisher copyright agreements
  • 27. Data management• See next presentation on ANDS• We store small data sets• We will be metadata/acces point for all datasets at UQ, irrespective of storage location
  • 28. The development team
  • 29. Keith Webster uqkeithw