EXPLORER  EMBEDDING EXISTING & PROPRIETARY LEARNING IN AN OPEN-SOURCE REPOSITORY TO EVOLVE NEW RESOURCES
DORA  DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ARCHIVE <ul><li>Dspace  </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - Established </li></ul><ul><li>2007 ...
ISSUES <ul><li>Low self depositing level </li></ul><ul><li>Least number of submissions by Faculty of Art, Design and Human...
EXPLORER <ul><li>EXPLORER strand one: </li></ul><ul><li>Development and implementation of workflows and processes to enhan...
EXPLORER <ul><li>EXPLORER strand two: </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation and integration of tools to enlarge DORA and enable the...
SURVEY AND FOCUS GROUPS <ul><li>Conducted three focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Carried out an online survey </li></ul><ul>...
SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>Most respondents knew about DORA </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of output types produced by researc...
ACTIONS <ul><li>Use the results of the survey and focus groups along with the findings of the Enrich and Embed projects. <...
TECHNICAL WORK <ul><li>Key need identified: improved display of non-text items </li></ul><ul><li>Kultur plug-in provides i...
NEW UNIVERSITY  WEBSITE <ul><li>DORA is to be integrated further with the new university website – a requirement confirmed...
DORA AND THE REF <ul><li>Testing has shown the CERIF4REF plugin works with DORA. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to review what is ...
SUMMARY <ul><li>Survey was very successful and has provided much useful information </li></ul><ul><li>Technical work has p...
CONTACT <ul><li>Alan Cope (Repository Officer)  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Lunt (Project Manager)  [email...
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Alan Cope (De Montfort University) – EXPLORER (create workflows and processes to enable the embedding of the DMU repository within the DMU research systems and processes)

  1. 1. EXPLORER EMBEDDING EXISTING & PROPRIETARY LEARNING IN AN OPEN-SOURCE REPOSITORY TO EVOLVE NEW RESOURCES
  2. 2. DORA DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY RESEARCH ARCHIVE <ul><li>Dspace </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - Established </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Fully operational service </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - Full time Repository Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Contains 4,500 records (mostly metadata only) </li></ul>
  3. 3. ISSUES <ul><li>Low self depositing level </li></ul><ul><li>Least number of submissions by Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Limited integration with other DMU research processes and systems </li></ul>
  4. 4. EXPLORER <ul><li>EXPLORER strand one: </li></ul><ul><li>Development and implementation of workflows and processes to enhance and embed DORA within the DMU research environment </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups and questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Embed and Enrich projects </li></ul>
  5. 5. EXPLORER <ul><li>EXPLORER strand two: </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation and integration of tools to enlarge DORA and enable the deposit of a wider variety of outputs in line with REF2014. </li></ul><ul><li>Kultur, AIR, MePrints and IRRA </li></ul>
  6. 6. SURVEY AND FOCUS GROUPS <ul><li>Conducted three focus groups </li></ul><ul><li>Carried out an online survey </li></ul><ul><li>81 respondents (nearly twice as many as expected) </li></ul><ul><li>Useful and imformative results </li></ul>
  7. 7. SURVEY RESULTS <ul><li>Most respondents knew about DORA </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of output types produced by researchers were text based as expected </li></ul><ul><li>Non-text outputs types were very varied </li></ul><ul><li>Key services that would encourage usage would be statistics and the reuse of data held in DORA </li></ul><ul><li>Most respondents would be happy to submit a full text version </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested improvements including the look of DORA, search processes and the ability to amend records </li></ul>
  8. 8. ACTIONS <ul><li>Use the results of the survey and focus groups along with the findings of the Enrich and Embed projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of an updated process map </li></ul><ul><li>New single submission process </li></ul><ul><li>Improved advocacy plan including training going beyond the project period </li></ul><ul><li>Technical work has been reviewed in light of the survey results </li></ul>
  9. 9. TECHNICAL WORK <ul><li>Key need identified: improved display of non-text items </li></ul><ul><li>Kultur plug-in provides ideal functionality but cannot be directly imported into Dspace </li></ul><ul><li>Currently using existing code from the Dspace community to enable Kultur like functionality within DORA. </li></ul><ul><li>Video is now working – currently looking at other (simpler) media types </li></ul>
  10. 10. NEW UNIVERSITY WEBSITE <ul><li>DORA is to be integrated further with the new university website – a requirement confirmed by the survey results </li></ul><ul><li>It is intended that DORA will feed outputs to new individual researcher profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Currently looking at the functionality from the AIR, IRRA and Meprints projects which may be appropriate to facilitate this. </li></ul>
  11. 11. DORA AND THE REF <ul><li>Testing has shown the CERIF4REF plugin works with DORA. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to review what is pulled out using this tool – this may require some inputs from IRRA. </li></ul><ul><li>Further testing and modification of metadata may be required. </li></ul>
  12. 12. SUMMARY <ul><li>Survey was very successful and has provided much useful information </li></ul><ul><li>Technical work has proved to be more complicated than expected but will provide useful functionality to all Dspace users on completion </li></ul><ul><li>Integration work is underway with the development of new process and documentation </li></ul>
  13. 13. CONTACT <ul><li>Alan Cope (Repository Officer) [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Lunt (Project Manager) [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.dora.dmu.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://explorer.our.dmu.ac.uk/ project blog </li></ul>

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