Conference: Open Repository, Indianapolis, 8-12 June 2015
Presenters: Andrea Bollini, Michele Mennielli
We would like to share with the DSpace Community some useful tips, starting from how to embed DSpace into a larger IT ecosystem that can provide additional value to the information managed. We will then show how publication data in DSpace - enriched with a proper use of the authority framework - can be combined with information coming from the HR system. Thanks to this, the system can provide rich and detailed reports and analysis through a business intelligence solution based on the Pentaho’s Mondrian OLAP open source data integration tools.
We will also present other use cases related to the management of publication information for reporting purpose: publication record has an extended lifecycle compared to the one in a basic IR; system load is much bigger, especially in writing, since the researchers need to be able to make changes to enrich data when new requirements come from the government or the university researcher office; data quality requires the ability to make distributed changes to the publication also after the conclusion of a validation workflow.
Finally we intend to present our direct experience and the challenges we faced to make DSpace easily and rapidly deployable to more than 60 sites.