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Repositories for OA, RDM and Beyond - Rory McNicholl

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Repositories for OA, RDM and Beyond - Rory McNicholl

  1. 1. Repositories for OA, RDM and Beyond Rory McNicholl, Tim Miles-Board University of London Computer Centre
  2. 2. • University of London Computer Centre – potted history • Digital Archives & Research Technologies • The RT service and the community platform • Open Access and Research Data Management • What’s Next?
  3. 3. A potted history
  4. 4. 1966: Flowers Report “Assess the probable computer needs, during the next five years, of users in Universities and civil research establishments receiving support from Government funds.”
  5. 5. 1968
  6. 6. 1980s Integral leatherette public seating
  7. 7. Services for HE and public sectors • 700 sq m data centre • JANET POP • 3 million moodle users • What are we doing at the repository fringe?
  8. 8. NDAD • Preservation of at-risk digital objects • Descriptive and technical metadata • Public, web-accessible • 1997-2010
  9. 9. Digital Archives & Research Technologies • c. 2006 - now • DPTP • Consultancy - preservation, digitisation • Research Technologies Service (The award winning)
  10. 10. Research Technologies Service • Open access Repositories • Research Data Repositories • eJournals • Archival storage • Bespoke asset presentation
  11. 11. Platforms used by RT service • EPrints • OJS • Arkivum (A-Stor in ULCC DC) • Python – Django + elasticSearch
  12. 12. 3rd party interoperability • Institutional HR systems • Harvesters • Identifies • Metrics • Current Research Information Systems
  13. 13. I gave up!
  14. 14. How DART do it? • Flexible • Small team but well supported: Infrastructure expertise, Service Desk • Community Driven • Part of the HE Community, responsive to that community • Fluid • Platform agnostic • Ready to listen to our customers and embrace change
  15. 15. • Working with customers to meet OA and RDM requirements • Keeping repositories up to date • Keeping plugins up to date • Publishing outputs for the broader community The community platform
  16. 16. Community Platform for OA… • oa_compliance • OpenAccess • rioxx2 • datesdatesdates • reviewed_queue • ref2014 • More?
  17. 17. for RDM… • recollect • DataciteDoi • arkivum • collections • More?
  18. 18. and beyond • RepoLink • pdf_publicationlist • soundcloud • iiif-manifest • bootstrap • crosswalks_sgul • More?
  19. 19. bazaar.eprints.org All available to download at All available for contributions at github.com/eprintsug
  20. 20. What’s next? • More community platforms? • Exciting things from our siblings at SAS and SHL? • Preservation as a Service • Creeping backwards through the research object lifecycle? • More collaborations? ?
  21. 21. Join the team rory.mcnicholl@ulcc.ac.uk
  22. 22. Thank you @ulcc enquiries@ulcc.ac.uk dart.blogs.ulcc.ac.uk

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