Towards a repository for Dutch development organizations Harry Heemskerk, KIT Information & Library Services Ingeborg Nage...
KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul>
The data layer and the service layer Repository I Repository II Web publications I Web publications II Data layer Users
The data layer and the service layer Repository I Repository II Web publications I Web publications II Data layer Users Se...
Connecting-Africa http://www.connecting-africa.net/
KIT’s information portals <ul><ul><li>Give access to selected Internet resources pertaining to a particular development-re...
KIT Portals http://portals.kit.nl/
KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul><ul>...
KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Academic open access repositories
Uganda Scholarly Digital Library http:// dspace . mak .ac. ug /
University of Zimbabwe Institutional Repository http://ir.uz.ac.zw/
KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul><ul>...
KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul><ul>...
DPRN repository <ul><ul><li>The Development Policy Review Network ( DPRN ) aims to bring development-related research, pol...
Universities, KNAW, NWO, e.d. . . . IR 1 IR 2 IR 2 IR x Global- Connections database Global-  Connections website Research...
Developing Search4Dev <ul><ul><li>Project overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of documents in Search4Dev </li></ul><...
Project overview <ul><li>March 2008:  Start project </li></ul><ul><li>April: Small group of organizations selected for pil...
Types of documents in Search4Dev <ul><li>Annual reports </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in journals </li></ul><ul><li>Articles ...
Participating organizations <ul><li>More organizations will be involved after website launch. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact wi...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next phase <ul><li>Increasing the number of participating organizations  </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding the repository </li><...
 
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Presentation by Harry Heemskerk and Ingeborg Nagel to WUR/IAALD Meeting: Making Agricultural Information Available and Accessible, Wageningen, 13 November 2008.

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Towards a Repository for Dutch Development Organizations

  1. 2. Towards a repository for Dutch development organizations Harry Heemskerk, KIT Information & Library Services Ingeborg Nagel, KIT Information & Library Services
  2. 3. KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. The data layer and the service layer Repository I Repository II Web publications I Web publications II Data layer Users
  4. 5. The data layer and the service layer Repository I Repository II Web publications I Web publications II Data layer Users Service layer Harvester Portal Search engine
  5. 6. Connecting-Africa http://www.connecting-africa.net/
  6. 7. KIT’s information portals <ul><ul><li>Give access to selected Internet resources pertaining to a particular development-related subject. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer various types of Internet resources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>articles, periodicals, newsletters, online communities, databases, events, news items. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer a link to each Internet resource, in addition to a description of the resource, the metadata. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do NOT involve storage of resources on KIT servers! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. KIT Portals http://portals.kit.nl/
  8. 9. KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KIT Portals are part of the service layer. Developing a repository will give us a role in the data layer. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KIT’s partners in the South are developing institutional repositories. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Academic open access repositories
  11. 12. Uganda Scholarly Digital Library http:// dspace . mak .ac. ug /
  12. 13. University of Zimbabwe Institutional Repository http://ir.uz.ac.zw/
  13. 14. KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KIT’s partners in the South are developing institutional repositories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Through developing our repository, we will develop the necessary expertise to enable us to work with our partners to develop theirs. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. KIT’s interest in repositories <ul><ul><li>A repository helps to diversify KIT’s information services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>KIT’s partners in the South are developing institutional repositories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a need for a repository for Dutch development organizations. KIT is well-placed to take the initiative. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. DPRN repository <ul><ul><li>The Development Policy Review Network ( DPRN ) aims to bring development-related research, policy and practice together. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DPRN is developing a web portal, Global-Connections , offering information on Dutch experts, organizations and publications from the field of development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting-Africa will be integrated with Global-Connections. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Global-Connections academic and other repositories will be harvested to select relevant publications. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Universities, KNAW, NWO, e.d. . . . IR 1 IR 2 IR 2 IR x Global- Connections database Global- Connections website Research ers Policy makers Practitio ners DPRN- Repository Web-interface DPRN-Repository NL-public OAI-PMH harvesters World Wide Web KB- archive Partos-members, Ministry, etc.
  17. 18. Developing Search4Dev <ul><ul><li>Project overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of documents in Search4Dev </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next phase </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Project overview <ul><li>March 2008: Start project </li></ul><ul><li>April: Small group of organizations selected for pilot phase </li></ul><ul><li>April-May: Defining document types and metadata, based on existing documents in UvA repository. Developing list of keywords (thematic, geographic) </li></ul><ul><li>May-July: Contacting pilot organizations, selecting publications </li></ul><ul><li>June: Developing license to deposit based on SURF license </li></ul><ul><li>June: Setting up the repository, testing </li></ul><ul><li>July-Nov: Adding content (>400 publications) </li></ul><ul><li>Oct-Nov: Developing web interface </li></ul><ul><li>December: Launch Search4Dev website </li></ul>
  19. 20. Types of documents in Search4Dev <ul><li>Annual reports </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in journals </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in newspapers and magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Book chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Conference lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Policy documents </li></ul>
  20. 21. Participating organizations <ul><li>More organizations will be involved after website launch. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact with organizations that have developed their own repository, e.g. Hivos/ISS. These will also be harvested by Global-Connections. </li></ul><ul><li>Bernard van Leer Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>ICCO </li></ul><ul><li>IICD </li></ul><ul><li>KIT </li></ul><ul><li>PSO </li></ul><ul><li>SNV </li></ul><ul><li>VSO </li></ul>
  21. 29. Next phase <ul><li>Increasing the number of participating organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding the repository </li></ul><ul><li>Adding new functionalities (e.g. full-text search) </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting usage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>After 1 year evaluation of the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuation of DPRN/KIT partnership until 2011. </li></ul>

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