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Collections.ed – Launching the University Collections Online, Ianthe Sutherland, University of Edinburgh. This presentation was part of Repository Fringe 2014, which took place from 30th to 31st July 2014 in Edinburgh.

Collections.ed – Launching the University Collections Online, Ianthe Sutherland, University of Edinburgh. This presentation was part of Repository Fringe 2014, which took place from 30th to 31st July 2014 in Edinburgh.

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Collections.ed – Launching the University Collections Online, Ianthe Sutherland, University of Edinburgh

  1. 1. Collections.ed Launching the University Collections Online Ianthe Sutherland Repository Fringe 2014
  2. 2. Background • Repository review in spring 2013 • Prolifera7on of project websites • Special Collec7ons requirements • Digi7sed content (from project funding) • Harves7ng requirements • Experience and knowledge of DSpace
  3. 3. Exposing the Collections • More “interac7ve” exhibi7ons • Greater focus on audio/visual elements • Variety of metadata schemas • Casual users vs domain experts • Working closely with curators • Metadata ordering • Specialist ontologies
  4. 4. Why use DSpace? • Team experience • Easy to import data • Quick to install • Extendable metadata schemas • Configurable input forms
  5. 5. DSpace – Collections Manager • Separate DSpace repository from our research publica7ons repositories, ERA and PURE • Each collec7on can then have administra7on permissions for the curators • Addi7onal metadata fields added as needed
  6. 6. Skylight Solution • Developed by the Digital Development Team at The University of Auckland Library: • Stuart Lewis (S) -­‐ University of Edinburgh • Kim Shepherd (K) -­‐ University of Auckland • Yin Yin La[ (Y) -­‐ University of Auckland • Thank you so much to the team at Auckland for their support
  7. 7. Skylight Solution • Configurable front-­‐end • Faceted search and browse • Hidden repository • One system many websites • Template to make sites quick to launch • Header • CSS • Sta7c pages
  8. 8. SOLR • Use DSpace discovery • Schemas determine what is available to Skylight user interface • In theory could be used with other SOLR indexes – not 7ed to DSpace
  9. 9. Architecture Figure from Kim Shepherd, University of Auckland
  10. 10. Metadata Munging • Consistent metadata schema needed • Hierarchical nature • Searchable • Browsable
  11. 11. Metadata Munging • Impor7ng to DSpace from • Museum Collec7on System (Vernon) • Archival Systems • Library Management System • Metadata ‘munging’ gecng from different standards to Dublin Core • Has to s7ll be useable by aggregators • Not the na7ve metadata standard
  12. 12. Harvesting and Aggregation OAI-­‐PMH in Dublin Core and other specialist metadata standards • MIMO h[p://www.mimo-­‐interna7onal.com • Europeana h[p://www.europeana.eu • Cultural Grid h[p://www.culturegrid.org.uk Art dc -­‐> pndsdc format-­‐> UMIS -­‐> Culture Grid CLDs dc -­‐> oai_rslp format -­‐> UMIS -­‐> Culture Grid MIMEd dc -­‐> lido format -­‐> MIMO -­‐> Europeana LUNA vra -­‐> dc format -­‐> European Library -­‐> Europeana Cloud
  13. 13. Design of Front-­‐End
  14. 14. Quick Setup for New Collection • Can use DSpace CSV import func7onality • Used official University colour pale[e
  15. 15. Agile Development • Friday releases & sprint planning for the week ahead • Using JIRA • Allocate tasks during sprint • Worked very well
  16. 16. What Next? • Currently working on exam papers • Authen7ca7on • Scocsh Government Books • Exhibi7ons • Skylight 2 / Skylighter • Improvements currently in development • Bootstrap • DSpace 4
  17. 17. Code on Github h[ps://github.com/skylightui/skylight
  18. 18. Live Sites • Collec7on Level Descrip7ons h[p://collec7ons.ed.ac.uk • Musical Instruments Museums Edinburgh h[p://collec7ons.ed.ac.uk/mimed • Edinburgh University Art Collec7on h[p://collec7ons.ed.ac.uk/art • Calendars h[p://collec7ons.ed.ac.uk/calendars
  19. 19. Coming Soon • Exam Papers h[p://exampapers.ed.ac.uk (coming soon UoE only) • IOG h[p:// scocshgovernmentyearbooks.ed.ac.uk • Exhibi7ons h[p://exhibi7ons.ed.ac.uk
  20. 20. Thank You! • Any ques7ons? ? ? ?

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