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Presentation about T-Space, University of Toronto's institutional repository, by Gabriela Mircea, Scholarly Communications Publishing Coordinator, in KMD1001 class (http://1001.kmdi.utoronto.ca)

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  • Open source software developed originally by MIT & HP, running on a open source operating system
  • T-Space is part of the Scholarly Communication suite of services provided by the University of Toronto Libraries. Looking at the definition of Scholarly Communication”thesystem through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs” T-Space is situated in the dissemination and preservation of scholarly wittings
  • T-Space started in 2003, and it showcases and preserves the scholarly work of U of T faculty. T-Space is faculty space, established by the Library to support the dissemination of knowledge by the University community. So we collect scholarly works of U of T faculty and sometimes students and make them available to the world.
  • OA – benefits as shown on the previous slide but also general OA benefitsBuild knowledgeGreater goodImprove human condition
  • Because it is a preservation platform we have the tiff – for preservation and jpg for display
  • T-Space faces many challenges at the service level, starting with getting the content in the first place. T-Space accepts any file type, and believe me it is not a trivial thing to accommodate that.
  • Structure, that may be irrelevant outside of organization. Most users come from Google.
  • T-Space

    1. 1. T-Space Gabriela Mircea Scholarly Communications Publishing CoordinatorKMD 1001F - Knowledge Media Design: Fundamental Concepts Monday, November 05, 2012
    2. 2. Agenda T-Space Service history Challenges Questions
    3. 3. T-SpaceDSpace implementation at UofT
    4. 4. Scholarly Communication “.. the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, Create evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for Evaluate future use. The system includes both formal ScholarlyCommunication means of communication, such as publication Disseminate in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs.” Preserve Association of College and Research Libraries http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/whitepapers/principlesstrategies
    5. 5. https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/
    6. 6. AdvantagesPreservation  Institutional commitment  File migration and refreshment  Institutional infrastructure  Persistent URLs (handles)
    7. 7. http://openreflections.wordpress.com/tag/semantic-web/AdvantagesOpen Access Increased citation rates (Hitchcock, 2012)  Sharing data - 50% more citations (articles since 2009 in astrophysics) (Dorch, 2012) Greater exposure  “increase the circulation of research” (Willinsky, 2006) Interdisciplinary collaborations Partnerships at various levels Control over intellectual property Greater flexibility (Canadian Association of Research Libraries )
    8. 8.  The librarys 6 copies· Circulated once in one year 2004· Grand total of 57 times 1992 to 2005 Hits in a year· 2005 average chapter visits 204· 2011 average chapter visits 713
    9. 9. http://www.ucpress.edu/img/covers/isbn13/9780520262348.jpg
    10. 10. Service history
    11. 11. 2004 The librarys 6 copies· Circulated once in one year 2004· Grand total of 57 times 1992 to 2005 Hits in a year· 2005 average chapter visits 204· 2011 average chapter visits 713
    12. 12. 2005
    13. 13. 2005
    14. 14. http://focus.library.utoronto.ca/ 2013
    15. 15. 2013
    16. 16. Challenges
    17. 17. Content types, e.g. emails• Emails are challenging to preserve  Preserving properties  Attachments can have unrelated format/content (documents, images , audio files etc.)  Context/Threads  Embedded References/Links to external content• Removed from their native systems will impact:  Search/Discovery/Retrieve/Render• Even migrated to other formats (such as xml), no tools exist to facilitate access, display, search, or visualization of messages (Prom, 2011 )
    18. 18. Bibliography Canadian Association of Research Libraries. (n.d.). CARL Open Access Flyer. Retrieved from http://carl-abrc.ca/uploads/pdfs/CARL_OA_flyer_e.pdf Devakos, R (2005) T-Space Increase the impact of your research https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/policies/faculty_intro.ppt Dorch, B. (2012). On the Citation Advantage of linking to data. Retrieved September 15, 2012, from http://hprints.org/hprints-00714715 Prom, C. J. (2011). Preserving Email. DPC Technology Watch Report 11-01 (p. 57). Great Britain: Digital Preservation Coalition. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.7207/twr11-01 Hitchcock S (2012) The effect of open access and downloads (“hits”) on citation impact: a bibliography of studies. The Open Citation Project, University of Southampton, Retrieved September 16, 2012, from http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html Willinsky, J. (2006). Why Open Access to Research and Scholarship? The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(36). doi:doi: 10.1523/​JNEUROSCI.2891-06.2006
    19. 19. Questions(?)What T-Space can do better from a KMD perspective? What are some new trends thatwould help T-Space better fulfill its dissemination mandate?

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