The Open Ecosystem: Issues and challenges for Institutional Repositories

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The Open Ecosystem: Issues and challenges for Institutional Repositories

  1. 1. The Open Ecosystem Issues and challenges for Institutional Repositories H Anil Kumar Librarian, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad INFLIBNET, January 31, 2014
  2. 2. OUTLINE • • • • • • IR@VSL The Ecosystem of OA Why we need IRs? Importance of IRs Issues and Challenges Suggestions on Shodhganga and way forward
  3. 3. IR in 2010
  4. 4. After 3 years…
  5. 5. Technical Details Earlier Currently Dspace 1.5.1 (later to 1.8.1) DSpace : 3.2 Operating System: Fedora Java: 1.5. Maven: 2.0.8 Ant: 1.6.2 Apache Tomcat: 6.0 PostgreSQL: 8.1 Operating System: CentOS Java : 1.7.0_45 Maven : 3.1.1 Ant : 1.9.2 Apache Tomcat : 7.0.47 PostgreSQL : 9.3 • Migration issues – – – – Existing backup of database Customized files (layout, email etc) Metadata Cron job
  6. 6. Repository Contents Full Text Resources Bibliography Only Thesis and Dissertation (291) Books (480) Working Papers (2028) Book Chapters (875) Annual Reports (48) Journal /Magazine articles (2629) News Paper Clippings (195) Monographs (388) Conference Proceedings (130) Research Projects (855) Video Archives (1) Cases and notes (2262) Student Projects (0) Newspaper Articles [749] 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 2010 2014 Thesis and Dissertation Working Papers Conference Proceedings IIMA Publications
  7. 7. Discovery Search
  8. 8. Metadata customization
  9. 9. Video Archives
  10. 10. Future Plan • • • • • Up gradation to New Version (4.0) Video Archives Individual Author Page Harvesting data from other IIMs Student Projects
  11. 11. The Ecosystem of OA • • • • • • • • • • • Open Society Open Government Open Institutions Open Access Open Data Open Source Open Scholarship Open Publishing Open Peer Review Open Education Open Talent
  12. 12. www.opensocietyfoundations.org/
  13. 13. www.opengovpartnership.org
  14. 14. http://www.openscholarship.org
  15. 15. okfn.org/opendata/
  16. 16. https://index.okfn.org/
  17. 17. http://www.openscholar.org.uk/open-peer-review/
  18. 18. http://www.peerageofscience.org/
  19. 19. • The proportion of the UK’s total annual research output that was available through open access in 2012 was about 40%, compared to a worldwide average of 20%. • The latest data from the UK Open Access Implementation Group shows that 35% of the UK’s total research outputs are freely provided through Green, through an existing network of more than 200 active institutional and disciplinary repositories • Inevitable • All agree that it is needed but….funding! • Unsustainable subs
  20. 20. Serials expenditures have been rising at approximately triple the rate of the consumer price index over this time
  21. 21. Current business model in the scholarly publishing • Currently, public funds are used three times in the research process – to pay the academics who conduct the research – to pay the salaries of the academics who conduct the peer review process – to pay for access to this research through institutional journal subscriptions • UK HE libraries – – • Are we being charged more or less than another – No idea – • More than £150m subscriptions annually Yet cannot afford to access all the research that is needed The power to negotiate is driven down There is mounting concern that the financial benefits from the Government’s substantial investment in research are being diverted to an excessive degree into the pockets of publishers’ shareholders.
  22. 22. Why do we need IRs? • Archiving Need • Current emphasis on research (doctoral, publishing, etc) • Cost of accessing other research • Improve quality of our research • Access a credible network of Indian researchers and their research
  23. 23. Why is it important? • • • • • • • • Showcasing academics Overall improvement of academic culture Facilitates Collaboration Transparency of outcomes Better Ranking of institution Facilitates evaluation of collections Demand for ‘India Context’ research Changing metrics of impact or use of research
  24. 24. Issues and challenges • • • • • • • • • Technology Preservation Impact on scholarship Content: Data vs Analysis Institutional and National Policies Discoverability and search Integration with other resources Copyright Metrics of usage
  25. 25. Suggestions on Shodhganga
  26. 26. Language
  27. 27. The Next Steps • • Populating the repository with more Content Search, discovery and Usability – Integrating different formats, Conversion to formats, Data in excel – Enable Discovery • Sharing – Referencing, Book marking, Lists – Social media linkages • Value adds – – – – – – – • • • Networking and collaboration Researcher ID - unique Research topics, trends, etc Metrics – usage Videos of Defense Publishing Tutorials on how to upload / search, etc Current Ongoing Research Expertise (CORE) – current doctoral scholars Bank of Indian Research Data (BIRD) Next level – taking Shodhganga to the World – Jstor???Proquest???
  28. 28. THANKS anilkumar@iimahd.ernet.in

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