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Repositories for OA, RDM and beyond

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At Repository Fringe 15 (#rfringe15) Rory McNicholl & Timothy Miles-Board talked about all things repositories for open access, research data management and beyond.

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Repositories for OA, RDM and beyond

  1. 1. Repositories for OA, RDM and Beyond
  2. 2. • University of London Computer Centre – potted history • Digital Archives & Research Technologies • The community platform • Open Access and Research Data Management • What’s Next?
  3. 3. 1966: Flowers Report “Assess the probable computer needs, during the next five years, of users in Universities and civil research establishments receiving support from Government funds.”
  4. 4. 1968
  5. 5. 1980s
  6. 6. Services for HE and public sectors • 700 sq m data centre • JANET POP • 3 million moodle users • What are we doing at the repository fringe?
  7. 7. NDAD • Preservation of at-risk digital objects • Descriptive and technical metadata • Public, web- accessible • 1997-2010
  8. 8. Digital Archives & Research Technologies • DPTP • Consultancy • Research Technology Service
  9. 9. Research Technology Service • Open access Repositories • Research Data Repositories • eJournals • Archival storage • Bespoke asset presentation
  10. 10. Platforms used by RT service • EPrints • OJS • Arkivum (A-Stor in ULCC DC) • Python – Django + elasticSearch
  11. 11. 3rd party interoperability • Institutional HR systems • Harvesters • Identifies • Metrics • Current Research Information Systems
  12. 12. How DART do it? • Flexible • Small team but well supported: Infrastructure expertise, Service Desk • Community Driven • Part of the HE Community, responsive to that community • Fluid • Platform agnostic • Ready to listen to our customers and embrace change
  13. 13. • Keeping repositories up to date • Keeping plugins up to date • Working with customers to meet OA requirements • Publishing outputs for the broader community
  14. 14. Community Platform for OA… • oa_compliance • openAccess • rioxx2 • datesdatesdates • reviewed_queue • ref2014 • More?
  15. 15. for RDM… • recollect • DataciteDoi • arkivum • Collections • More?
  16. 16. and beyond • RepoLink • pdf_publicationlist • Soundcloud • iiif-manifest • bootstrap • crosswalks_sgul • More?
  17. 17. All available to download at http://bazaar.eprints.org All available for contributions at https://github.com/eprintsug
  18. 18. Next steps… • Fork https://github.com/pkp/ojs? • Exciting things from our siblings at SAS? • Preservation as a Service • Look back down research object lifecycle • More collaborations? ?
  19. 19. Thank you

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