The IReL-Open initiative and institutional repositories in Ireland: increasing the visibility of Irish research. Rachel Hi...
<ul><li>Background information on institutional repositories </li></ul><ul><li>IReL-Open overview </li></ul><ul><li>How in...
<ul><li>Digital collections of scholarly research from academic communities </li></ul><ul><li>Online and Open Access </li>...
What is OAI-PMH? Data  Provider Service Provider Data  Provider Data  Provider e.g. Portal e.g. IRs Metadata Harvester
<ul><li>3 year project 2007-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by IUA Librarians Group </li></ul><ul><li>€ 1.6m funded through...
<ul><li>Establish IRs in all 7 IUA universities </li></ul><ul><li>Create a National Research Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
What stage are we at now?
<ul><li>Metadata: collaboration on standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided by international and European standards </li></u...
<ul><li>Will be completed by end of Year 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Will use OAI-PMH to harvest metadata from Irish IRs </li></ul...
Demo: IRs ncreasing visibility of Irish research <ul><li>DCU Online Research Access Service </li></ul><ul><li>Demo of acce...
<ul><li>Open Access to European research </li></ul><ul><li>DRIVER’s m ain objective: “to build a virtual, European scale n...
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>DART-Europe E-Theses Portal (DEEP) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dart-europe.eu /   </li></ul><ul><li>Free online a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Search for journal article: &quot;Cavity length independent continuous repetition rate tuning of a self-seeded gain-switch...
 
 
 
 
 
optical communication dcu
 
 
prince anandarajah dcu
 
 
Statistics
 
Some challenges faced by IReL-Open partners <ul><li>Getting the content in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Rachel Hill </li></ul><ul><li>DORAS Institutional Repository Manager, Dublin City University  </li></ul><ul><li>E:...
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  1. 1. The IReL-Open initiative and institutional repositories in Ireland: increasing the visibility of Irish research. Rachel Hill DORAS Institutional Repository Manager, Dublin City University Library Talis Irish Academic Event 08, UCD, 24 June 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Background information on institutional repositories </li></ul><ul><li>IReL-Open overview </li></ul><ul><li>How institutional repositories are increasing visibility of Irish research </li></ul><ul><li>Some challenges faced by IReL-Open partners </li></ul>Outline
  3. 3. <ul><li>Digital collections of scholarly research from academic communities </li></ul><ul><li>Online and Open Access </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase of research output from institution </li></ul><ul><li>Increase visibility of research </li></ul><ul><li>Potential to increase the impact of research </li></ul><ul><li>Typically contain research papers such as journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, working papers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>OAI-PMH: Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting </li></ul>Institutional repositories
  4. 4. What is OAI-PMH? Data Provider Service Provider Data Provider Data Provider e.g. Portal e.g. IRs Metadata Harvester
  5. 5. <ul><li>3 year project 2007-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by IUA Librarians Group </li></ul><ul><li>€ 1.6m funded through HEA Strategic Innovation Fund and matched by the institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Project workspace: http://www.irel-open.ie </li></ul>IReL-Open Overview
  6. 6. <ul><li>Establish IRs in all 7 IUA universities </li></ul><ul><li>Create a National Research Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contain content harvested from the individual IRs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate a range of value-added services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential of scaling up to include harvested content from other partners beyond the IUA universities </li></ul></ul>IReL-Open goals
  7. 7. What stage are we at now?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Metadata: collaboration on standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guided by international and European standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IReL-Open core set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IReL-Open core set for theses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Publicity: Open Access event organised by IUA in May </li></ul><ul><li>National Research Portal on the way </li></ul>What stage are we at now?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Will be completed by end of Year 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Will use OAI-PMH to harvest metadata from Irish IRs </li></ul><ul><li>Planned services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search across repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faceted browse facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Year of publication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds based on search and browse queries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Potential to scale up and include other value-added services </li></ul>National Research Portal
  10. 10. Demo: IRs ncreasing visibility of Irish research <ul><li>DCU Online Research Access Service </li></ul><ul><li>Demo of accessing DORAS papers via </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OAI-PMH portals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engines </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Open Access to European research </li></ul><ul><li>DRIVER’s m ain objective: “to build a virtual, European scale network of existing institutional repositories using technology that will manage the physically distributed repositories as one large scale virtual content source.” </li></ul><ul><li>DRIVER portal (beta) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.driver-community.eu / </li></ul>European portal: DRIVER
  12. 18. <ul><li>DART-Europe E-Theses Portal (DEEP) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dart-europe.eu / </li></ul><ul><li>Free online access to over 90,000 research theses </li></ul><ul><li>34 European partners, including DCU and TCD </li></ul>European portal: DART-Europe
  13. 25. Search for journal article: &quot;Cavity length independent continuous repetition rate tuning of a self-seeded gain-switched Fabry-Pérot laser&quot;
  14. 31. optical communication dcu
  15. 34. prince anandarajah dcu
  16. 37. Statistics
  17. 39. Some challenges faced by IReL-Open partners <ul><li>Getting the content in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open access mandates/policies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metadata issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local metadata practices vs. IReL-Open metadata core set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Research Portal: normalisation of metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrating IRs with other systems: research support systems, author CV pages, departmental websites, etc. </li></ul>
  18. 40. <ul><li>Rachel Hill </li></ul><ul><li>DORAS Institutional Repository Manager, Dublin City University </li></ul><ul><li>E: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>T: +353 1 700 8747 </li></ul><ul><li>W: http://www.ir.dcu.ie </li></ul>Questions??

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