Pkp09 Mv L Subjectrepository

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This was a session from the PKP Conference, Vancouver, BC, July, 2009.

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Pkp09 Mv L Subjectrepository

  1. 1. PKP Open Archives Harvester for the veterinarian academic community Astrid van Wesenbeeck Martin van Luijt
  2. 2. Our ebony tower...
  3. 3. Omega integrated search Institutional repository Virtual Knowledge Centers Journals Digitization
  4. 4. We all have open access repositories now How to find what’s in there?
  5. 5. Scenario Target the needs of a specific group of users We chose veterinarians
  6. 6. Motivations One-stop shop for users Increased visibility for scientists
  7. 7. Project brief • Build an open access subjectrepository, targeted at veterinarians • Containing the repository-contents of at least five high-profile verterinarian institutions • Make it easy to connect lots of repositories • Find out whether subjectrepositories can become one of our services
  8. 8. Project organisation Co-operation with department of veterinarian medicine: our users • Project board Members: librarian and veterinarian (professor) • Project team Developer, metadata specialist, veterinarian subject specialist (animal scientist)
  9. 9. Ingredients (1) • Harvester Fetch the content of relevant collections from various archives
  10. 10. Findings • Easy to configure • Search not sufficient • Repository content: ouch! -Metadata quality varies wildly -Relevant material not discernible -Non-accessible content -Low quantities Prohibitive for target quality level!
  11. 11. Ingredients (2) • Harvester Fetch the content of relevant collections from many more archives • Filter Get rid of non-relevant items
  12. 12. Filter Relevant sets per archive PKP harvester metadata Normalize 0..n normalisations Sets per archive Keywords (2000+) Do / don’t … per archive records entries … 700,000+ objects (9-100% yield)
  13. 13. Ingredients (3) • Harvester Fetch the content of relevant collections from many more archives • Filter Get rid of non-relevant items • Search engine Autonomy
  14. 14. Search index PKP harvester metadata Normalize Sets Keywords … (2000+) records entries … Query indexer index engine Autonomy
  15. 15. Ingredients (4) • Harvester Fetch the content of relevant collections from many more archives • Filter Get rid of non-relevant items • Search engine Autonomy • Userinterface / website
  16. 16. Search index PKP harvester metadata Normalize Sets User Keywords interface … (2000+) records entries … Query indexer index engine Autonomy
  17. 17. Connected repositories • Cornell • DOAJ • Glasgow • Utrecht University (Igitur Archive) • University Ghent • OpenMED@NIC • PubMed • Queensland University • RIVM • University of Melbourne • University of Zurich • Wageningen Yield • Your repository? …please contact us!
  18. 18. Have a look: www.ivyacademicsearch.org
  19. 19. Thank you... Contact: Astrid van Wesenbeeck (a.vanwesenbeeck@uu.nl) Martin van Luijt (m.vanluijt@uu.nl)

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