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Institutional repository


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Institutional repository

  1. 1. Institutional Repository Institutional Repository Waqas Ahmed 1
  2. 2. Agenda• Introduction to Institutional Repository• Why it is needed?• How an IR works• How it is Different Institutional Repository• Example Software• Problems 2
  3. 3. Introduction• Institutional repositories are digital collections capturing and preserving the intellectual output of a single or multi-university community. (Crow, 2002). Institutional Repository• A collection of (digital) objects, in a variety of formats• Scholarly output of an Institution 3
  4. 4. Motivation• Long term Preservation• Open Access Institutional Repository• A place for the storage and retrieval of informal publications, datasets, technical reports, course materials, etc. 4
  5. 5. How an IR Works• Three Common steps involved1. Data Ingestion Institutional Repository2. Data Preservation3. Data Dissemination 5
  6. 6. Data ingestion• The process of adding digital documents to the institutional repository, along with Meta Data.• Example: Ingestion in Cornell IR • User Registration and Authentication Institutional Repository • Document Uploading • Licensing 6
  7. 7. Data Preservation• Storing the Digital Material in a Bit Stream format to Preserve it for a longer time.• Example: Preservation in Cornell IR Institutional Repository • Document Archiving • Data Preservation support • Administration 7
  8. 8. Data Dissemination• Exhibiting the bit stream content in a proper digital document form. The method through which users can access digital material in IR. Institutional Repository• Example: Dissemination in Cornell IR • Searching and Browsing • Management of Search Rights 8
  9. 9. How an IR Works Institutional Repository Figure. 1 working of IR 9
  10. 10. Difference From TraditionalDatabases• Bit Stream storage along with a relational Database• Usually involves a workflow Institutional Repository• Example software • Dspace • Eprints • Fedora 10
  11. 11. IR Software:Dspace• Web Base System• Involves a workflow • Allows one or more human reviewers or gatekeepers to check over the submission and ensure it is suitable for inclusion in the Institutional Repository collection.• Meta Data correction by Administrators• Bit Stream file storage on the server with PostgreSQL or Oracle as Database 11
  12. 12. IR Software:Dspace…• Searching and browsing • one or more keywords in metadata or extracted full- text • Browsing through title, author, date Institutional Repository• OpenURL Support• Item, Collection and Community Usage Statistics 12
  13. 13. IR Software:Dspace… Institutional Repository Figure.2 Dspace Architecture 13
  14. 14. Problems• Not all potential contributors are enthusiastic• Cost • Software cost • Cost of Required number of staff Institutional Repository • Cost of Preserving Data• Intellectual Property Policies• Mixed meta data problem 14
  15. 15. Conclusion• We can develop a network of institutional repositories, that presents every institutions intellectual work in distributed manner.• With the help of an IR an institution can show its Institutional Repository intellectual work to the world, which can be an indicator to the quality of work done, thus increasing its status visibility and value. 15
  16. 16. References• “White Paper on Digital Repositories” by Andreas Aschenbrenner, Max Kaiser, March 2005• Youssef Mikhail, Noha Adly, Magdy Nagi , “DAR: Institutional Repository Integration in Action”. Computer and Systems Engineering Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt Institutional Repository• 16
  17. 17. • Questions?? Thanks…. Institutional Repository17