“In the 1990s, new repositories and databases were born that would become pillars of a solid infrastructure for open-access scientific communication. With the launch of the open access journals databases Latindex, SciELO and Redalyc, the digitisation of scientific journals was given a boost and a quality seal was granted to published research. With a strong public imprint, these repositories acted as a springboard for the development of non-commercial open access environment that is today the hallmark of the region.
Latin America now has the optimal conditions to create open science infrastructure that capitalises on these previous efforts. And two examples stand out.
Brazil’s BrCris was developed by the Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia alongside major national public agencies. Brazil is an immense country, with a professionalised scientific and technological system that has produced many databases on a national scale, making integration a huge challenge. Examples include the Open Data Portal, the CV system Plataforma Lattes and the directory of research groups known as CNPQ….
The second case is that of the PerúCRIS platform. It was first devised when Peru approved its Open Access Law in 2013. The need then arose to integrate three scientific information platforms: the directory of researchers, the national directory of institutions and the national network of repositories. The new platform also includes all undergraduate and graduate theses….”
“Our mission is to support universities, research and cultural institutes in managing the different phases of a digital project.
To successfully fulfill this mission 4Science chose DSpace, the most widely used repository software in the world.
As a DSpace Registered Service Provider and thanks to our Team of experts, that includes 2 DSpace Committers, we provide any kind of support to your repository.
4Science is constantly working with the DSpace Community on improving the platform, developing new functionalities and add-on modules and implementing compliancy with international standards.
Thanks to our natural inclination towards innovation and our deep understanding of the Research Data & Information and the Cultural Heritage domains, we developed two out-of-the-box configurations of DSpace that meet the requirements of these two areas….”
“he Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) is pleased to announce the availability of a plug-in to support new OpenAIRE guidelines in DSpace 5 & 6. The plug-in, developed by 4Science, a Certified Partner of DSpace, enables institutions using DSpace 5 & 6 to support OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repositories, Version 4.
Comprehensive, interoperable metadata is an important aspect for discovery and to support other value added services for repositories. As such, several regional repository networks including Europe, Latin America and Canada have agreed to adopt OpenAIRE metadata guidelines in order to align the metadata across their networks and include ORCID for authors’ identification. The adoption of OpenAIRE metadata guidelines is also recommended for repositories that are complying with Plan S.
This development is part of an international collaboration between OpenAIRE, CARL and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) to improve discovery and tracking of Canadian research outputs. The work on this plug-in was led by Queen’s University, and funded by several Canadian research libraries: Queen’s University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval, University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan, Vancouver Island University, and York University….”
“A closeup on a few selected features facilitating fast and effective dissemination of research.
The confrontation with epidemic outbreaks points out how crucial fast and seamless access to the latest medical findings is, in the race towards the discovery of vaccines and the adoption of best practices. Getting papers, presentations and datasets, preferably without embargo, uploaded in your repository is a first step. Here are a number of features you might be unaware of, that also help….
RSS feeds and email notifications for new submissions…
Discover related articles…
Submit content faster: repurpose metadata from other sources…
“The CORE Recommender is a large and complex service, while its main purpose is to advance a repository by recommending similar articles. This blog post reviews only the plugin for a dspace/jspui based repository. The source of recommended data is the base of CORE, which consists of metadata descriptions and full texts. In addition, this plugin can recommend articles from the same repository as well.
To install the CORE Recommender, first of all, you should read a description of the service and register. It is possible in manual mode or via the CORE Repository Dashboard. I recommend that you use the CORE Discovery Dashboard which allows you not only to have access to CORE services but also to control and monitor the harvesting process….”
“The DSpace Leadership Group, the DSpace Committers and LYRASIS are proud to announce that DSpace 7.0 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing. Beta1 is the first of several scheduled Beta releases provided for community feedback and to introduce the new features of the 7.0 platform. As a Beta release, we do not recommend installing this version in production. Rather, we ask that you consider installing it in a test environment, try it out, and report back any issues or bugs you notice….”
Abstract: Repository management relies on knowledge of numerous attributes of academic journals, such as revenue model (subscription, hybrid or fully Open Access), self-archiving policies, licences, contacts for queries and article processing charges (APCs). While datasets collating some of this information are helpful to repository administrators, most cover only one or few of those attributes (e.g., APC price lists from publishers), do not provide APIs or their API responses are not machine readable (self-archiving policies from RoMEO), or are not updated very often (licences and APCs from DOAJ). As a result, most repositories still rely on administrative staff looking up and entering required attributes manually. To solve this problem and increase automation of tasks performed by the Cambridge repository team, I developed Orpheus, a database of academic journals/publishers written in Django. Orpheus was recently integrated with our DSpace repository Apollo and auxiliary systems via its RESTful API, enabling embargo periods to be automatically applied to deposited articles and streamlining the process of advising researchers on payments, licences and compliance to funders’ Open Access policies. Orpheus is Open Source (https://github.com/osc-cam/orpheus) and may be easily expanded or tailored to meet the particular needs of other repositories and Scholarly Communication services.
“We’re very pleased to announce that Jisc’s Publications Router service is now available to institutions whose repositories use the DSpace platform.
When first launched as a service in 2016, Publications Router was set up to populate Eprints-based repositories as this was the most commonly-used repository platform here in the UK. More than 30 institutions receive data from Router to their Eprints systems today, but we have been keen to expand our reach to allow those which use the DSpace platform to enjoy the benefits of Router too. Now we’re happy to say that time has come and we’ve added our first users whose repositories run on DSpace….
The Publications Router service helps institutions capture into their repositories not only rich and accurate metadata describing articles published by their researchers but also in many cases the full text of the articles themselves in the version that can be exposed on a repository. This means that, as well as being alerted to their research outputs, institutions avoid the need to track down and upload the full text of articles – in many cases they arrive automatically and seamlessly straight into their systems. Subject to their review procedures, it is then a simple step for institutions to expose the articles publicly on their repositories….”
Harvard just upgraded its DSpace repository, DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard).
Quoting Peter Suber, director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication: “We’re very happy with the upgrade to DASH. For nine years we’d been using an early version of DSpace, heavily customized for our needs. It gave us exactly what we wanted and worked beautifully. But the constant tweaking took its toll. The upgrade embraces all our major customizations, reduces our maintenance load, makes it easier for new developers to join the project, and adds features we couldn’t easily have added on our own.”
“Webinar explaining DSpace-CRIS, an extension of DSpace repository software that provides institutions with a tool to manage research information and increase visibility of the repository and its outputs”
“Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
Provide technical support and for the systems and services used by the Office for Scholarly Communications as well as services provided to scholars to support open access policies and system infrastructure. …”
“This DSpace module provides integration with CKAN (http://ckan.org/) the world’s leading open-source data portal platform enabling a DSpace instance to benefit of the CKAN unique features of data preview….”