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Can repositories be
fun?
Thinking about…
Repositories
Patrick Danowski
!
Disclaimer
• Our repository is not better
• We just started to think about
• development resources are always a problem
Outline
• Digital Services at IST Austria
• Usability vs User Experience (UX)
• IST Austria PubRep
• Where are the problem...
Projects
4
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Open Source Link
Resolver
(DoctorDoc)
!
Publication
Database (bibapp)
Library Thing as...
Resources
5
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Me
1/3 Developer
1 Librarian 0.5 Librarian
Usability vs User Experience
(UX)
• Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a
human-made object.
• User experienc...
Professor Thomas A. Henzinger, President of IST Austria
““At IST Austria we support the self-archiving of
scientific work a...
IST Austria OA Policy
IST Austria is committed to provide unrestricted
and cost-free online access to scientific
publicatio...
Green Road
• Self-archiving of already published papers
• deposit should be done by scientists
IST Austria PubRep
• Repository
• Based on EPrints
• little customization
• minimal usage
• mainly used for technical repo...
• screenshots
Where are the
problems?
–Librarian
“Our best friend can be our users biggest foe.”
• Dog as friend
Meta
data
Repository Upload
form
Impressions ….
Repository
Research
Gate
Our Answers
(as librarians)
General
• Full service (ressources ??)
• Having a repository without content 

(our situation) =Give up (??)
• Improve the...
Possible improvements
• Auto fill data we already know
• Hide optional fields
• reduce fields (maybe the hardest option)
• co...
Responsive Webdesign
• http://mywebdesignboston.com/sites/default/
files/responsive-web-design.png
Integration
Publication Datbase
http://publist.ist.ac.at
Why 2 Services?
27
Publication
Database
Metadata of publications
Repository
Fulltext incl. 

technical reports,

gray lite...
Publication Database (bibapp)
Repository (EPrints)
Simple	

Web-service	

Offering	

Repository	

Deposit
Further Integration
• Publication lists for	

• Reports Grants	

• CV Homepage	

• Selected Publication at webpage	

• Cit...
Conclusions
• Out of the box repositories not satisfy the users
• A modern design is more important than we
think
• Best M...
Questions?
Comments?
patrick.Danowski@ist.ac.at
@patrickd
Photo by gravitat~on - http://flic.kr/p/7ddC5b
The best reposito...
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Can Repositories be fun? Thinking about repositories

  1. 1. Can repositories be fun? Thinking about… Repositories Patrick Danowski !
  2. 2. Disclaimer • Our repository is not better • We just started to think about • development resources are always a problem
  3. 3. Outline • Digital Services at IST Austria • Usability vs User Experience (UX) • IST Austria PubRep • Where are the problems? • What can be done to be more fun?
  4. 4. Projects 4 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Open Source Link Resolver (DoctorDoc) ! Publication Database (bibapp) Library Thing as Catalog ! Repository (EPrints) Start of Data Repository Project Open Source ILLS (Koha) Start of Data Repository Improvement Publication Database
  5. 5. Resources 5 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Me 1/3 Developer 1 Librarian 0.5 Librarian
  6. 6. Usability vs User Experience (UX) • Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object. • User experience (UX) involves a person's behaviors, attitudes, and emotions about using a particular product, system or service.
  7. 7. Professor Thomas A. Henzinger, President of IST Austria ““At IST Austria we support the self-archiving of scientific work and encourage publishing in Open Access journals, in order to make the results of our research accessible to the broadest possible audience.” .”
  8. 8. IST Austria OA Policy IST Austria is committed to provide unrestricted and cost-free online access to scientific publications for all users and researchers as widely as possible. The main goal is to increase the visibility, use, and impact of research output, and hereby generate added value for the scientific community.
  9. 9. Green Road • Self-archiving of already published papers • deposit should be done by scientists
  10. 10. IST Austria PubRep • Repository • Based on EPrints • little customization • minimal usage • mainly used for technical reports
  11. 11. • screenshots
  12. 12. Where are the problems?
  13. 13. –Librarian “Our best friend can be our users biggest foe.”
  14. 14. • Dog as friend
  15. 15. Meta data
  16. 16. Repository Upload form
  17. 17. Impressions ….
  18. 18. Repository Research Gate
  19. 19. Our Answers (as librarians)
  20. 20. General • Full service (ressources ??) • Having a repository without content 
 (our situation) =Give up (??) • Improve the system
  21. 21. Possible improvements • Auto fill data we already know • Hide optional fields • reduce fields (maybe the hardest option) • combine minimal data with full service • integrate system • redesign
  22. 22. Responsive Webdesign • http://mywebdesignboston.com/sites/default/ files/responsive-web-design.png
  23. 23. Integration
  24. 24. Publication Datbase http://publist.ist.ac.at
  25. 25. Why 2 Services? 27 Publication Database Metadata of publications Repository Fulltext incl. 
 technical reports,
 gray literature) Open Access
 Publications
  26. 26. Publication Database (bibapp) Repository (EPrints) Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit
  27. 27. Further Integration • Publication lists for • Reports Grants • CV Homepage • Selected Publication at webpage • Citation Data
  28. 28. Conclusions • Out of the box repositories not satisfy the users • A modern design is more important than we think • Best Metadata vs best Userexperience • Development should focus on the user • Integration generated value for users
  29. 29. Questions? Comments? patrick.Danowski@ist.ac.at @patrickd Photo by gravitat~on - http://flic.kr/p/7ddC5b The best repository is…… a used repository!

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