17-19 June 2009
University of Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Posters

Posters

1 - A workflow for easier repository deposit using SWORD - the EM-Loader
Mr. HOWELL, Fred; Mr. STUART, Ian; Mr. ANDREW, Theo; Ms. ROBINSON, Mary

2 - An open archive for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: disseminating enriched metadata and full text documents
SUBIRATS, Imma; NICOLAI, Claudia; KATZ, Steve

3 - Anubis: Long-Term Preservation of Digital OER

Dr. BURGI, Pierre-Yves ; Ms. HADENGUE Véronique

4 - Citation Builder: Dynamic display of publication lists on academic webpages
Ms. CROUCHER, Joanne L ; Ms. FRANCES, Maude

5 - Current status of Spanish institutional open access repositories
Dr. MELERO, Reme

6 - Efficacy and benefits of web services for metadata acquisition: an overview based on Swiss institutional repositories
Mrs. DE KAENEL, Isabelle; Mr. IRIARTE, Pablo

7 - Enhanced Scientific Communication by Aggregated Publications Environments (ESCAPE)
VAN BENTUM, Maarten

8 - Federated regional and institutional digital libraries in Poland as a part of European data infrastructure
Ms. LEWANDOWSKA, Agnieszka; Mr. DUDCZAK, Adam; Mr. WERLA, Marcin

9 - Introducing NECOBELAC, a network of collaboration to improve scientific writing and open access in Europe and Latin America
Ms. ROBINSON, Mary; Mr. HUBBARD, Bill; Dr. DE CASTRO, Paola

10 - Intute Repository Search: Easy Access to Academic and Research Content
Ms. JONES, Sophia

11 - Ivy Academic Search, veterinary Science & Medicine. A subject repository for veterinarians.
FRANKEN, Saskia; LUIJT, VAN, Martin; WESENBEECK, VAN, Astrid >

12 - Lithuanian Electronic Academic Library (eLABa)
Dr. TAUTKEVICIENE, Gintare

13 - MemRE: An integrated research environment for multidisciplinary collaboration
Dr. COX, Shane ; Maude FRANCES

14 - Mets in Biblos-e Archivo
Mrs. PEREZ ALIENDE, Maria Luisa

15 - national repository portals with DRIVER: easy as ABC! Best practices and scenarios for creating a collaborative national website and repository portal with DRIVER software
Ms. VAN GODTSENHOVEN, Karen ; Mrs. VAN NIEUWERBURGH, Inge

16 - Nereus and its NEEO project. A library consortium serving a specific subject-community can use its strengths to make progress in repository and corresponding service development
Ms. PROUDMAN, Vanessa

17 - OA repositories and research e-infrastructure
PARINOV, Sergey

18 - Open-Access-Statistics
Mr. METJE, Daniel ; Mr. MITTELSDORF, Björn

19 - Populating semantic oriented CMS using OAI
Dr. ESPOSITO, Alessio

20 - Ranking the Open Access-ibility of Universities
Mr. HAKLEV, Stian

21 - The Expansion and Redevelopment of the RoMEO Service
Ms. SMITH, Jane; Mr. HUBBARD, Bill

22 - The impact of Internet on the scientific publising field: among new business models and collaborative reserach initiatives
Dr. PONTE, Diego ; Dr. CUEL, Roberta ; Dr. Alessandro Rossi

23 - The INFN and the Open Access Paradigm
Dr. BIANCO, Stefano

24 - The International Effort Towards the Creation of an International Repository for Library and Information Science: Breaking Barriers in the Access to Scientific Research   - POSTER SESSION'S WINNER
SUBIRATS, Imma; DE ROBBIO, Antonella; PESET, Fernanda; TAJOLI, Zeno

25 - The open access information platform
OBERLAENDER, Anja

26 - The Repositories Support Project (RSP)
Mr. TATE, Dominic

27 - The SIAR Project
Mr. SILVELLO, Gianmaria

1 - A workflow for easier repository deposit using SWORD - the EM-Loader

Mr. HOWELL, Fred; Mr. STUART, Ian; Mr. ANDREW, Theo; Ms. ROBINSON, Mary

It can be hard to motivate researchers to spend the necessary time to fill out forms containing the bibiographic metadata for their papers in order to submit material to an open access repository. However, most academics can see the need for maintaining a professional personal web page listing their publications. The EM-Loader project (http://publicationslist.org/em-loader) reduces the effort required for a researcher to submit all their papers to a repository to just a few clicks by linking a system designed for maintaining a personal publications list on a web page (http://publicationslist.org) to a repository, in this case the Depot (http://depot.edina.ac.uk, based on ePrints), using automated interfaces including SWORD. The approach is not restricted to particular repository systems or publications list front ends, and offers the potential for substantially more research being submitted to repositories by removing much of the effort and giving an immediate reward, in the form of an easily maintained academic web page. 

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2 - An open archive for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: disseminating enriched metadata and full text documents 

SUBIRATS, Imma; NICOLAI, Claudia; KATZ, Steve

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) maintains a number of heterogeneous document and document metadata repositories. The FAO Online Catalogue (FAOBIB) is the online catalogue for documents and publications produced by FAO since 1945, non-FAO material added to the library since 1976, and serials held in the FAO library. FAOBIB catalogues and indexes both electronic and printed documents. The three FAOBIB collections are managed by three different subsystems: FAODOC, for FAO material; FAOLIB for non-FAO material acquired by the Library and SERIALS for serials records. All FAOBIB records have been created by information management specialists (cataloguers) and contain high quality descriptive metadata. The FAO Corporate Document Repository (CDR) contains full-text publications produced by FAO technical departments. The CDR disseminates full text documents and a minimal set of metadata. The CDR uses a workflow system based on Electronic Information Management System (EIMS) to collect metadata through the course of publications production process. The objective of EIMS is to have authors or producers of documents delivering the necessary administrative and descriptive metadata. There is a lack of integration within the different bibliographical metadata repositories and the overlapping at content level implies some inconsistencies that may affect the proper dissemination of the FAO publications. In addition, the organization duplicates efforts in cataloguing and maintaining technically different systems. This poster describes the process of merging CDR and FAODOC together with the creation of an open archive compliant to international standards for cataloguing and management of bibliographic records. The result will be one sustainable digital repository offering a solid foundation for the collection, management, maintenance and timely dissemination of material published by FAO. To improve the effectiveness of the proposed repository it will be necessary to streamline the current workflow and to integrate current functions into new modules. With the establishment of this digital repository FAO will take an important step in promoting the Open Access Publishing model within the food and agriculture community. 

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3 - Anubis: Long-Term Preservation of Digital OER

Dr. BURGI, Pierre-Yves ; Ms. HADENGUE Véronique

Digital Open Educational Resources we create are assets (full texts, rich media, learning objects, etc.) with values that can persist far into the future. Without ongoing maintenance, these assets will fall into disrepair. The Swiss academic community has so far eluded such OER long-term archival issues. Accumulating digital resources and assigning them persistent identifiers (URN) without thinking on how to preserve them could lead to unreasonable choices and unmeasured risks. Provisioning secure storage systems, refreshing aging media, fixity checks and replication in multiple systems, format migration, and other techniques to keep information safe and accessible over time are however complex operations. Preservation, irrespective of time scales, does not however restrict to technology, but must take account of end-user needs, which in turn are constantly evolving, expanding and diversifying. Anubis, presented in this poster, represents a prospective Switch-AAA project focusing on all these issues. 

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4 - Citation Builder: Dynamic display of publication lists on academic webpages

Ms. CROUCHER, Joanne L; Ms. FRANCES, Maude

The Citation Builder application enables the display of dynamic lists of publications on academic webpages, based on data from a Fedora repository. Developed at the University Library, University of New South Wales in 2008, Citation Builder was funded within the ARROW (Australian Research Repositories Online to the World) Project. Open access Institutional Repositories (IRs) are storing increasing quantities of publication metadata. By enabling the repurposing of this information, Citation Builder reduces the time and effort involved in data-entry and maintenance of publication lists. Once bibliographic details have been added to the IR, citations can be automatically created and displayed on external websites, such as an academic’s personal homepage or a faculty publications webpage. The initial version of Citation Builder software was written using PHP technology. The Java-based Version 2 is Open Source and available via Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/unswlibrary/downloads/list When embedded in an external webpage, Citation Builder uses the latest data in the repository to dynamically generate formatted citations. The application can be readily implemented by web administrators, and does not require any knowledge of programming. At the client side, two files are uploaded and a few lines inserted into the HTML. Editing this HTML enables publications to be selected for display based on specific criteria, for example, all publications by a particular author, or all PhD theses completed within a particular department of the University. There are two display options: the Publications List and the Search Script. The former generates a list of matching publications. The Search Script displays query boxes which enable searches within the specified set of publications, with results displayed as formatted citations. In both display options, publication titles can be hyperlinked to matching objects in the repository. Citation Builder has been designed to be highly configurable. For example, other Fedora repositories could configure the application to fetch the relevant descriptive metadata from Fedora (e.g. Dublin Core; MODS). While Harvard is the default citation style, the XSL could also be modified to display citations in other styles. By integrating an institutionally-managed repository service with school and faculty-based websites, Citation Builder directly supports existing scholarly communication practices of the University research community.

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5 - Current status of Spanish institutional open access repositories 

Dr. MELERO, Reme

DRIVER I project drew up a detailed report of European repositories based on data gathered in a survey in which Spain's participation was very low. Of the 12 institutional repositories registered in the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) in the sample period (June 2006 to February 2007), only three responded. This meant that Spain presented a completely false image of the implementation of repositories. It was therefore necessary to carry out a detailed national study with a high response rate offering comparable data to those obtained from the DRIVER I project. Following the model of this project, the present report wishes to show the current situation of repositories created by Spanish institutions and to fill the gap left by previous studies. The data were gathered through a web survey for which the link was communicated by e-mail to directors of universities libraries and directors of information and documentation services of research centres. The survey was sent to a total of 104 institutions. The first messages were sent in July 2008. The questions contained in the survey were the same as those used in the DRIVER I study, translated into Spanish, with a few modifications in the response options. The questionnaire was divided into the 6 sections: A: Information on the documents deposited in the repositories B: Technical infrastructure and technical issues C: Institutional policies regarding the digital repositories D: Services created on top of the digital repositories E: Stimulants and inhibitors for establishing, filling and maintaining repositories F: The institution and its digital repository.
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6 - Efficacy and benefits of web services for metadata acquisition: an overview based on Swiss institutional repositories 

Mrs. DE KAENEL, Isabelle; Mr. IRIARTE, Pablo

In Switzerland, institutional repositories (IRs) have largely spread in academic and research organisations, where they provide services to faculty, researchers, and administrators by bringing together and archiving the intellectual output of their institutions. In many ways, the Swiss IRs are heterogeneous : some are precursors (« Infoscience » at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne), others are latecomers (« Serval » at the University of Lausanne or « Archive Ouverte » UNIGE at the University of Geneva), they are on different platforms (CDS Invenio, Fedora), have different growth policies. However, they all share a common goal : to implement efficient tools to assist the submission process and ensure a high level of metadata quality. Administrators and developers of different institutions are now teaming up to thoroughly investigate the use of web services to enhance metadata creation through transfers from authoritative sources : external bibliographic databases, catalogs, controlled lists and repertories. Web services provide a standard means of interoperating between different software applications over the networks. With the use of web services, repositories can evolve to operate in an extended environment by communicating with any third-party provider in order, for example, to search and retrieve metadata in a machine-processable format like XML. The poster will review the main providers offering web services for metadata population : · Bibliographic databases for articles : Pubmed, Web of Science, Scopus, Crossref · Catalogs for book records : RERO, Library of Congress, Worldcat, National Library of Medicine · Repertories for identifiers : doi, issn, isbn and authors unique ids The poster will also give an overview of the implementation of the above services in a selection of Swiss IRs and analyse how they can be combined in order to excute value-added operations in order to : · improve the usability of metadata entry tools. · assist the process of capturing content from external sources · build automated workflows.

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7 - Enhanced Scientific Communication by Aggregated Publications Environments (ESCAPE)

VAN BENTUM, Maarten

The ESCAPE-project aims at extending the existing infrastructure of repositories of scientific publications in such a way that it will be possible to identify, describe, preserve and present aggregations of related objects (documents, videos, datasets, etc.), not necessarily produced by an individual author or group of authors. To this end a repository for OAI-ORE resource maps will be developed as well as an editor for creating and changing resource maps. The repository will be based on Fedora 3.1, reusing its built-in RDF support. In order to be useful to the end-users, the system needs to be able to describe various types of relations. For this purpose we investigate whether the existing vocabularies are suitable or new vocabularies need to be developed. Use of existing vocabularies is preferred in order to maximize compatibility with other systems. Another topic is the discovery of resource maps from the individual objects. OAI ORE describes a few possible methods to realize resource map discovery; in this project we test the feasibility of these suggested methods.

8 - Federated regional and institutional digital libraries in Poland as a part of European data infrastructure

Ms. LEWANDOWSKA, Agnieszka; Mr. DUDCZAK, Adam; Mr. WERLA, Marcin

Since 1999 Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) has been developing the dLibra framework which aims to allow easy creation of distributed digital libraries in Poland (http://dlibra.psnc.pl/). In 2001 this software became a part of the Polish Optical Internet PIONIER programme. In October 2002, the first dLibra-based regional digital library, the Digital Library of the Wielkopolska, was made publicly available (http://www.wbc.poznan.pl). Currently it holds about 80 000 digital objects and is the largest digital library in Poland. It was the beginning of the Polish platform of distributed digital libraries in the PIONIER network. In Poland there are now more than 36 regional and institutional publicly available digital libraries which are OAI-PMH-compliant. Together they give access to over 200 000 digital objects. In June 2007 PSNC started a new service based on distributed digital libraries in Poland: PIONIER Network Digital Libraries Federation (PIONIER DLF), which may be accessed at http://fbc.pionier.net.pl/. The mission of this service is to: - facilitate the use of resources of Polish digital libraries and repositories, - increase the visibility of Polish digital resources in the Internet, - give Internet users access to new, advanced network services based on the resources of Polish digital libraries and repositories. This mission is realized by constant development of the PIONIER DLF functionality, by its popularization and cooperation with international projects like EuropeanaLocal. As a part of the project, digital publications aggregated in PIONIER DLF will be made available in Europeana. The plans for the nearest future also include the cooperation with initiatives focused on scholarly content, like ScientificCommons, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations or DRIVER search portal. The poster presents the PIONIER DLF service with a focus on its functionality, architecture and methods of cooperation with other service providers.

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9 - Introducing NECOBELAC, a network of collaboration to improve scientific writing and open access in Europe and Latin America 

Ms. ROBINSON, Mary; Mr. HUBBARD, Bill; Dr. DE CASTRO, Paola

NECOBELAC stands for a “Network of Collaboration Between Europe and Latin American Caribbean (LAC) countries”. NECOBELAC is a three year project funded by the EC under 7th Framework Programme and launched in February 2009 (http://www.necobelac.eu). The central aim of NECOBELAC is to develop a network of collaboration to improve scientific writing and the dissemination, access, retrieval and use of health information in European and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. NECOLBELAC partners include Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) from Italy, coordinator of the project, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) from Spain, the University of Nottingham (SHERPA) from the UK, BIREME from Brazil, the Instituto de Salud Pùblica (ISP) from Columbia, and the Universidade do Minho from Portugal. Partners bring to the project a wealth of experience in scientific writing, Open Access and in the provision of Health Information. Partners are closely involved in related initiatives such as the DRIVER project (http://www.driver-community.eu) and the Virtual Health Library (http://www.bireme.br/). NECOBELAC will use and build on this knowledge and experience to analyse the different socio-cultural landscapes in Europe and the LAC countries with regard to health information. NECOBELAC will identify the specific health information needs of the areas involved and the best strategies to address those needs. NECOBELAC will create a network of institutions closely collaborating in ad hoc training programs; the first steps will regard the necessity to develop and exchange know-how in information production and diffusion (including technical and ethical issues) among all stakeholders. Specific communication infrastructures will be developed to promote cultural change. The countries involved will benefit from contacts with leaders in the field of scientific writing and open access development and will be able to share their experiences. Through this work networks of collaboration will be strengthened and developed with mutual advantages: - Europe will be able to benefit by increased access to the research outputs of Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC) and by the wider adoption of open access methods - LAC countries will be able to benefit from sharing quality programs in launching and operating open access initiatives and strengthen their existing networks and collections in the health sciences. This will contribute to the continued development of the Virtual Health Library and Scientific Electronic Library Online both launched 10 years ago and achieving progressively sustainable operation since then. NECOBELAC is a unique and exciting project and will strengthen the coordination, development and effectiveness of existing health related information infrastructures in Europe and Latin American and Caribbean countries. In so doing NECOBELAC will achieve a wider scale uptake of community engagement, embedding the use of open access methods within accepted working practices.

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10 - Intute Repository Search: Easy Access to Academic and Research Content

Ms. JONES, Sophia

Researchers are increasingly making their work freely available on the internet, by depositing their research output into institutional repositories. Intute Repository Search (www.intute.ac.uk/irs): is a JISC-funded beta search service which helps the academic community search over 95 UK HEI repositories in one go, thus providing a free and easy access to a wealth of academic, educational and research outputs from a wide range of institutions in the UK. At present, Intute Repository Search serves as a showcase for UK research output. It is a project led by the University of Manchester (Mimas), with the University of Bath (UKOLN) and the University of Nottingham (SHERPA). This poster will show that Intute Repository Search has identified and successfully carried out specific development paths: simple metadata search, full-text indexing of documents, text-mining of full-text documents, automatic subject classification, clustering of results and browsing/visualisation of the search results. Screenshots will visually display the advanced discovery and retrieval features that IRS provides including automated document clustering and classification based on terminology; personalisation of searching; and concept visualisation from automated clustering. This poster will be of interest to delegates of OAI6 and is relevant to the conference themes. The benefits that this search service provides are threefold: for the research community it means that IRS provides a more effective contextual search facility; for the institutions themselves it means that their research output attracts a global audience; and for society as a whole, it means that publicly funded research is not only made easily reached through Open Access but that it is also more clearly identifiable for the person or organisation who searches for a particular study.

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11 - Ivy Academic Search, veterinary Science & Medicine. A subject repository for veterinarians.

FRANKEN, Saskia; LUIJT, VAN, Martin; WESENBEECK, VAN, Astrid

Utrecht University Library has developed an open access subject repository for veterinarians: Ivy Academic Search, veterinary Science & Medicine. This mainly open access repository collects data from relevant repositories in this field, using OAI-PHM as the harvest-protocol. The repository does not store publications, it is not intended to be used for self publication and archiving. Ivy Academic should become *the* place to go to for veterinarians. Utrecht has developed Ivy Academic Search in such a way that it scales to multiple subject repositories for other fields of expertise in the future. We have chosen to base our solution on the PKP Harvester 2 product, initially because of our good experiences with PKP’s Open Journal Systems (OJS). This decision has since been supported by thorough research of the software and our experiences during that research. Difficulties: There are three main difficulties we faced and for which we tried and will continue to find solutions: 1. We aim to exclusively collect records that offer open access full text but not all institutional repositories store their data freely available yet. We have to recognize and only show these items so our users will not be unpleasantly surprised. Until so fare we have not succeeded here and we have accepted a "pollution" of 10%. 2. We discovered that the metadata quality is still poor and each repository uses different standards (even though they all work with Dublin Core and can be harvested with OAI-PMH). We will have to normalize the harvested metadata in order to offer a good user experience for the veterinarians. 3. Besides quality, quantity is a big issue. Initially we aimed to focus on the 5 most relevant repositories in this veterinary field but even together they offer only a small amount of data. That is why we decided to harvest all known repositories in the veterinary field including sets of -amongst others- PubMed and DOAJ. Besides this shift to collecting as many records as possible, we will start to focus on partnership with relevant universities. Current state: Ivy Academic Search was unofficially launched in March 2009 and in the upcoming 6 months we will focus on quality of usage. Different user groups (academics, vets and students) will be asked to test Ivy Academic for veterinarians. Depending on the outcome the service will be officially launched later in 2009. The poster presentation is of interest to - technical developers, who want to share our experiences - content providers, f.e. universities, university libraries, research institutes, OA publishers etcetera who want to connect their (veterinarian) repository to Ivy Academic Search or want to make their (veterinarian) content available in Ivy Academic Search. We will keep focussed on new repository developments and connect new relevant repositories where possible. The service is available at : http://www.ivyacademicsearch.org More information: a.vanwesenbeeck@uu.nl
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12 - Lithuanian Electronic Academic Library (eLABa)

Dr. TAUTKEVICIENE, Gintare

eLABa is an open access national repository in which Lithuanian science and studies e-documents are collected, stored for long period and presented to the users. It is owned by the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuanian Republic, and managed by Kaunas University of Technology. All Lithuanian science and study institutions have possibility to store the documents of their researchers, academics and students in the eLABa. eLABa cover five collections: books, journals and articles, master and doctoral thesis and dissertations, scientific reports, papers for scientific or methodical conferences, seminars and other science and study events. The poster describes the eLABa collections, its regulations, rules, documents and application software together with recommendations for future activities.

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13 - MemRE: An integrated research environment for multidisciplinary collaboration

Dr. COX, Shane; Maude FRANCES

This poster details the motivations and rationale for the design and implementation of the Membrane Research Environment (MemRE), a component infrastructure project of the Australian national collaborative Advanced Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment Research Cluster. The research cluster brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers including computational and physical chemists, physicists, material scientists, and chemical and mechanical engineers. The primary goal of the cluster is to development novel membrane materials in order to reduce the energy associated with desalination by 40%. Common hurdles in multidisciplinary research projects include: lack of consolidation of existing information relevant to the research of all the participating fields; absence of information infrastructure to facilitate comparison of experimental results; and the need for a common language to better enable project participants to communicate. MemRE has been designed and implemented as a solution to these hurdles, to provide an integrated research development tool and learning environment. MemRE was developed with three independent, though inter-related components: a repository of publications, including reports and conference proceedings not previously available in digital formats; a repository of membrane material data relating to their properties, characteristics and function; and a wiki for online collaborative research and exchange of information on membrane properties, their characterisation and visualisation methods. The materials and publications components comprise a web-based search and discovery interface based on a Fedora repository. The materials repository uses the MatML metadata schema. The wiki was built on the mediaWiki platform. Functionality of the submission process for the publications repository includes a direct link to materials in the materials repository, and the submission process for the materials repository includes retrieval of data from the wiki. Access to MemRE, via a single sign-on to all three components, is currently restricted to cluster members, however, at the conclusion of the project in May 2010, content will be made freely and publicly available online. The poster will outline the planning, design and implementation phases of MemRE as well as additional functionality currently being developed for the project. Developments include functionality for capturing and recording the research process to facilitate the reuse and exchange of data.

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14 - Mets in Biblos-e Archivo

Mrs. PEREZ ALIENDE, Maria Luisa

Biblos-e Archivo is the name of the University Autonoma of Madrid Institutional Repository. Digitool is the Exlibris software used since 2006. From 2008 it has been generalized the use of Mets (Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard) documents which allow to express the names, locations and structure of the digital objects, and manage several types of metadata (administrative, descriptive and structural). Digitool uses Mets standards in order to describe parent child relationships between objects, and show a structured (multi-hierarchical) map in the “Resource Discovery”. It is expressed using an XML schema generated by a program developed to create automatically met files. The content file may be in any format, text, video, audio and image are loaded in Biblos-e Archivo. Due to the nature of the University material and the software capabilities it has been chosen to avoid losing information about the relations between objects.

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15 - national repository portals with DRIVER: easy as ABC! Best practices and scenarios for creating a collaborative national website and repository portal with DRIVER software

Ms. VAN GODTSENHOVEN, Karen, Karen.VanGodtsenhovenATUGent.be
Mrs. VAN NIEUWERBURGH, Inge, Inge.VanNieuwerburghATUGent.be

Although scientific publications know no national boundaries, it can still be useful to set up a national or subject-specific repository portal to serve local communities’ needs. For example, funding schemes and research assessments are often executed on a national level, or national universities might want to collaborate to boost the country’s international visibility. National repository portals can serve as a presentation of the country’s scientific OA output and can act as a collaborative space for the repository and Open Access community in that country. DRIVER has published a Best Practice report (http://www.driver-support.eu/documents/Best_practice_for_national_IR_websites.pdf ) for setting up this kind of portal, with scenarios for different sizes and budgets that countries might have. The DRIVER software, D-Net, can also be used to harvest and aggregate repositories. The repository community on the national level (National Consortium) can then choose how independent the portal needs to be from the DRIVER Information Space, or whether it wants to reuse the harvested data. The DRIVER Best Practice report describes both the suggested best practices for collaboration on a national level, as well as viable scenarios for national repository portals. These best practices include: timing and budget suggestions; interactive tools; communication; language choices; branding; participation and involvement; advocacy and usage. The scenarios for repository portals on the local level include: 1)DRIVER sets up a portal at minimal cost to interact with the DRIVER Information Space; 2) the National Consortium builds its own portal but interacts with the DRIVER Information Space; 3) the National Consortium acts as the main gateway to the national repositories; 4) the National Consortium becomes independent from the DRIVER Information Space.

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16 - Nereus and its NEEO project. A library consortium serving a specific subject-community can use its strengths to make progress in repository and corresponding service development

Ms. PROUDMAN, Vanessa

Nereus is an international consortium of academic research libraries with strengths in economics. Nereus has members from over 10 countries, and they include LSE and the universities of Tilburg, Toulouse, and Oxford. Nereus believes that library collaboration in a subject domain using distributed digital library expertise can stimulate repository growth and bring faster and more cost-effective added value services. The Consortium’s EU project, NEEO, and its Economists Online service is proof of this. Economists Online is a unique subject repository in bringing together leading institutions in the area of economics who are focussing on making more high-quality content on economics available open access. NEEO is thereby aiming to raise the profile of research records for the benefit of the international community of academics, students, policy-makers and economists in the public and private sectors. Economists Online is bringing that content into an international context by providing a new international search service for economists. It is also aiming to ensure IR deposit visibility by maximising access to that content by other online generic and economics-specific information services to ensure that research can be found where researchers explore and discover. Economists Online is striving to bring something new to the economics information community. It is collaborating with researchers and their Deans and Vice-Deans to 1) bring more content online open access, 2) to showcase leading research, and 3) to develop a new search service. By bringing quality research results into an international network of leading economics players, participating libraries are getting to know their faculty and senior managers better and vice-versa. In the middle of the project, thousands of bibliographic records and full text material are being made available in several languages. The first version of the portal is online with over 600,000 records including both records from the 6 partners (offering new content open access) and RePEc data. Anecdotal evidence has shown that Economists Online is providing more open access full texts and bibliographic records of participating leading researchers than any of the current online generic or economics-specific search services. The final service will provide access to the research results of over 800 leading economists from 20 leading academic institutions by the turn of 2010. It will allow searching in 4 European languages, will provide linking between publications and its corresponding data and other services such as statistics on downloads. The Economists Online service is sustained by using an innovative organisational model. Libraries serve as the backbone to the service, conducting quality control on the metadata it provides for example. Institutions work collaboratively and are focussed on increasing efficiency by co-operating on managerial, technical and administrative tasks. They are developing skill sets in the repository and economics information communities which no one institution could hope to acquire on its own. Economists Online is partly funded by the EU until early 2010, and partly through partner annual membership fees. Economists Online will live on supported by Nereus membership fees in the future. We are developing a sustainable business model that could be replicated in other disciplines to enhance community-building amongst subject areas by using repositories as infrastructures.

17 - OA repositories and research e-infrastructure

PARINOV, Sergey

In nearest years many OA repositories (OARs) owners in Europe will be involved into connecting their isolated repositories with a universal research e-infrastructure (e.g. as a part of European Research Area activities). In the Socionet project (http://socionet.ru/, started 10 years ago as a RePEc mirror in Russia) we are integrating local institutional OARs (at metadata level) into common information space and designing research e-infrastructure as supplementary tools and services to produce an added value from integrated OARs' metadata. Building the Socionet based research e-infrastructure we focused on following challenges: (1) How should we construct, in form and function, a system for sharing research results from local OARs so as to provide maximal usage? (2) How can a model of scientific citation be upgraded so that electronic deposit tools at OARs and analysis tools at e-infrastructure can generate maximally comprehensive and accurate data on the uptake, usage and impact of research results? (3) How should the research e-infrastructure generate new online metrics sufficient for research assessment of higher quality, sensitivity, breadth, accuracy, reliability, and validity than current metrics? Suggested poster will show current concept and first results in achieving listed challenges by the Socionet project.

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18 - Open-Access-Statistics

Mr. METJE, Daniel ; Mr. MITTELSDORF, Björn

Open Access publishers and authors - once a minor phenomenon - play a more significant role in scholarly communications nowadays. Having matured the discussion focuses on new topics: Sustainability, Acceptance, Coverage, Cost-Benefit-Relations, Adoption Speed and many more. The absence of valid usage reports is a fundamental flaw that complicates the interaction with economically oriented entities like universities and commercial publishers which have a strong tradition of using quantitative data for quality assurance. As requests to repositories can be measured easily because of web servers storing most of the necessary pieces of information for internal purposes the Open Access Community should adapt as fast as possible. Scientific Publications cover a wide variety of publishers, hosts, business models, usage models, publication stages, logical, judicial and technical concepts. Therefore it is important to learn which portions of the publication space can be and which agents want to be included in the sampling. For those willing to participate only three aspects are relevant: • What data needs to be gathered? • How can it be transferred to the statistics provider? • Which metrics should be employed? Open-Access-Statistics (OA-S) is a joint project addressing these questions. Since July 2008 an infrastructure for the standardised accumulation of heterogeneous web log data with an emphasis on institutional repositories has been planned and built. Project Partners of OA-S are Georg-August Universitaet Goettingen (State- and University Library), Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin (Computer- and Mediaservice), Saarland University (Saarland University and State Library), and the University Stuttgart (University Library). The actions undertaken are linked with national and international cooperations among others Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision for European Research (DRIVER), Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche (LIBER), and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). >From the perspective of the central service/statistics provider, various data providers are sources for access data. During implementation these will be the participating repositories (Berlin, Goettingen, Saarbruecken and Stuttgart), and in the next stage of expansion all DINI-certified repositories (http://www.dini.de/no_cache/service/dini-zertifikat/zertifizierte-server/). The infrastructure will be open for national and international repository providers to join in and benefit from the data aggregating and processing services provided by the central service provider. The aggregates derived by the statistics provider from the access data generated locally will be hosted on a central server. Local repositories will be able to create their own services or can use external added value services, e.g. the ones provided by OA-N (Open Access Network), by integrating statistics into the documents' index pages. Another example (described by Bollen and Van de Sompel) would be a recommender system based on click stream analysis. An empirical study will be carried out in 2009 to investigate additional services for repositories.

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19 - Populating semantic oriented CMS using OAI

Dr. ESPOSITO, Alessio

Semantic interoperability among heterogeneous and autonomous systems is expected to strongly rely on an effective of the ontologies. Where an ontology is an enriched representation of metadata schema so that they could simplify the interpretation process of not aligned vocabulary and conceptual representations. However, and effective deployment of this ontological approach demand for an efficient processing both on exchanging the metadata schema and the corresponding document instances and to activate the correct cooperation to interpret the heterogeneous schema. Clearly the use of standard metadata exchange protocol may simplify the whole process. In this poster the usage of the OAI protocol to exploit the cooperation among heterogeneous Content Management Systems to disseminate cultural heritage knowledge (www.campaniabeniculturali.it) is illustrated. The cooperation cloud cover the region of Campania in Italy, and the cooperation circuit adheres to the European project Michael (http://www.michael-culture.eu). The main service offered by this infrastructure is the dynamic scouting of cultural heritage knowledge driven by domain ontologies, where each document repository system may manage its specific domain ontologies. Furthermore, the knowledge repository populating process significantly use the OAI protocol to automatize the knowledge harvesting and uploading. The current experimental set-up is also shortly illustrated.

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20 - Ranking the Open Access-ibility of Universities 

Mr. HAKLEV, Stian

University rankings and league tables, although controversial, always attract much attention from the institutions themselves and those affiliated, as well as other stakeholders. There has been criticism that the Shanghai Jiaotong ARWU ranking and the Times Higher Education Supplement rankings promote a certain vision of the university to the detriment of all others, but they are far from the only one. Given the amount of attention and possible impact such rankings can create, there has been a number of attempts at creating rankings that promote certain causes, whether it is environmental friendliness, most wired campus or most vegan friendly. This project aimed to explore whether it would be feasible to create a ranking of universities in terms of their Open Access-ibility. The project surveyed the literature pertaining to existing rankings - both comprehensive rankings, and those promoting a specific cause - to understand the criticisms that are often raised against the ranking methodology, and assembled a list of factors that would have to be considered when attempting to produce a formula for ranking OA-ibility of universities. It then proposed a simple approach that avoids many of the pitfalls of existing rankings, but also lists a number of choices that could be made to make the rankings more complex, but possibly also less reliable and accurate. Finally, it discussed how feasible it would be to automatically generate rankings of universities. We believe that such rankings could make an important contribution to OA advocacy, by exploiting the universities’ desire for self-promotion and improvement.

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21 - The Expansion and Redevelopment of the RoMEO Service

Ms. SMITH, Jane; Mr. HUBBARD, Bill

This poster will cover recent, ongoing and planned developments in the RoMEO service. RoMEO provides a searchable database of publishers' copyright transfer agreements as they relate to OA archiving and is aimed at authors and repository administrators. RoMEO aims to provide and maintain a web-accessible database that records publishers' copyright transfer agreements. It categorises the agreements according to the permissions given by the publishers for authors to self-archive material in OA digital repositories. The service represents this information in a searchable format giving guidance on specific publishers’ archiving policies. By using different colours to highlight publishers’ archiving policies, users can differentiate between the four categories of archiving rights. RoMEO continues to extend the dataset upon which it is based through updates and appropriate suggestions from the user community. Suggestions are received through individual contributions and through formal agreements between RoMEO and interested groups. Recent developments have seen the addition of two new lists: • Publishers Allowing use of their PDFs in Repositories • Publishers with Paid Options for Open Access These lists enable repository staff to deposit a large volume of work directly into repositories even if the author has not retained their own final draft, whether this is by the use of the Publishers PDF or through payment of an Open Access fee. We hope that this information will help repository administrators to encourage deposit into their repositories. SHERPA is currently working on the standardisation of phrases used in RoMEO; these entries have development in complexity since RoMEO was started. As a result many similar phrases have been used that can be better described with a single term. We will also be introducing new terms for different versions of articles. SHERPA plans to further improve RoMEO, by increasing the journal coverage to include non-English titles, and to provide non-English Language interfaces. SHERPA plans to provide policy information at the journal level, where this differs from the Publishers’ general policy, this is particularly relevant for publishers who publish on behalf of societies who use their own policies. In response to user demand we are also planning to provide the option of viewing historical versions of each entry, after any changes have been made, although this is unlikely to be retrospective. On a technical side, we will be providing a fully supported Application Programmers Interface. http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.

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22 - The impact of Internet on the scientific publising field: among new business models and collaborative reserach initiatives 

Dr. PONTE, Diego; Dr. CUEL, Roberta; Dr. Alessandro Rossi

In the last decade, the Internet has extensively shaped several dimensions of the social and business sectors. From an historical point of view, this revolution might be divided in two main phases. In the first phase, the rapid evolution of various innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) permitted to cut the costs of sending information and raising efficiency. The second phase has seen a burgeoning number of initiatives using the most innovative features offered by the so called Web 2.0. This latter offers a collaborative and open way of generating, organizing, and managing knowledge. As a matter of fact, there is a growing empirical evidence which seems to support the idea that the “open and collaborative” trend, has started to represent a major shift of the business setting. This revolution has affected the scientific knowledge production and dissemination sector as well. While ICT permitted the whole sector to shift from a paper-based to a digital-based medium, now several Web 2.0 initiatives are exploring innovative ways of scientific knowledge production and dissemination. These initiatives might be divided in four main areas. First, several internationally recognized journals have adopted an open and collaborative process of evaluating scientific papers. To cite but a few, these most famous journals are arXiv (e-print archive), Nature (pre-print archive), Plos One. Second, other initiatives permit social bookmarking and tagging of Web resources. The most used social bookmarking tools are Connotea, CiteULike, Del.icio.us, BibSonomy and 2collab. Third, several services allow researchers to create and maintain blogs, wikis and to build social networks. Among others the most famous are ResearchBlogging, ScienceBlog, and Nature Network. Four, several initiatives such as the European project LiquidPub started to explore the potentials benefits and weaknesses of collaborative writing within the scientific publishing sector. While this burgeoning number of initiatives indicates that the potentials benefits of using the Web 2.0 gathered attention from the actors of the whole sector, the diversity, number, inconsistencies among these initiatives show that the field is still a “work in progress” and no common understanding on what a Science 2.0 should be has been achieved. Furthermore, there are many threats affecting the use of these tools. First, hitherto there is no common and well accepted evaluation procedure that permits research institutes and universities to judge the “goodness” of those researchers that work on and contribute to these tools and initiatives. Second, the content which is created and maintained thanks to these initiatives might raise copyright issues as effective authorship policies of such contributions are still being explored. Starting from these considerations, the research I will show is conerned with an in-dept analysis of the services as offered by the aforementioned initiatives. To understand the potential benefits and weaknesses of such initiatives we analyze them by comparing their services with those offered by most of the traditional scientific publishers. Considering that currently the whole sector (from the point of view of the main actors i.e. researchers, universities and libraries) is relying on the services provided by traditional publishers, this parallel allow to highlight where and how innovative services might compete with the traditional ones, whether innovative services are not covering all the traditional services and whether they are offering more than the traditional ones.

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23 - The INFN and the Open Access Paradigm

Dr. BIANCO, Stefano

The Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) - which promotes,  funds  and  performs research in nuclear, particle and
astroparticle   physics -  is a first-time player in the world-wide scenario of Open Access  movement. Funding and carrying out basic research in Italy and abroad, INFN has experimental groups deeply involved in the international context,including major contributions to all high-energy experiments world-wide. As customary in High Energy Physics, scientists have been distributing preprints to the community since fifty years in paper format, i.e., well before inventing the World Wide Web at Cern for such a very purpose. The OA paradigm is therefore in INFNs genoma since long. Researchers' consciousness on the importance of spreading freely the  results of public-funded  research is so deeply rooted that, even without any formal mandate, the fraction of preprints deposits on open archives is very high. The INFN committment to OA communication is directed to all targets - general public, scientific community, funding and governmentalbodies. The Asymmetry magazine (in Italian) addresses communication to high-school level general public. The OA archives provide preprints and grey literature dating back to 1954, with paper material being recently digitized and made available on the web. Finally, INFN was a first time funder of the SCOAP3 initiative for OA scientific publishing.

24 - The International Effort Towards the Creation of an International Repository for Library and Information Science: Breaking Barriers in the Access to Scientific Research - POSTER SESSION'S  WINNER

SUBIRATS, Imma; DE ROBBIO, Antonella; PESET, Fernanda; TAJOLI, Zeno

Established in 2003, E-LIS (http://eprints.rclis.org) is an international Open Archive for Library and Information Science (LIS). Over 9,000 papers have been archived to date. It is freely accessible, aligned with the Open Access movement and is a voluntary enterprise. E-LIS has grown to include a team of volunteer editors from 60 countries and support for 22 languages. It accepts published or unpublished documents in scientific or technical areas; authors can self-archive and a proxy service supports depositors. Metadata are set for each document type and are checked in accordance with editorial guidelines set by an international editorial committee and there are agreements with institutions and library associations in various countries. In few years, E-LIS has been established as the largest international open repository in the field of library and information science. Searching or browsing E-LIS is a kind of multilingual, multicultural experience, an example of what could be accomplished through open access archives to bring the peoples of the world together. Because librarians are so involved in open access advocacy, E-LIS is a key to encouraging open access for all repositories, by giving librarians the experience they need to speak with confidence when talking with researchers and open access archives, and the experience to provide the best possible assistance to self-archiving faculty. The mission of E-LIS is to remain international and world-wide: a place where people from all over the world can deposit their documents and contribute to the world-wide dissemination of knowledge: • to improve knowledge of the building and management of open archives working practically in the field within the framework of Open Digital Libraries; • not only to promote open archives in various disciplinary environments, but also to create a valid and credible model in LIS discipline for the building of a world Library and Information Science archive; • to establish a base for communal work between librarians information technology professionals, and to enhance the Open Access movement. The development of an international LIS network has been stimulated by the extension of the Open Access concept to LIS works and facilitated by the dissemination of material within the LIS community. These are some of the reasons for the success of E-LIS as an organizational model, which has been developed within a framework in compliance with OAI, and, exactly for this reason, it can be regarded as a tool for disseminating the OA philosophy. The invisibility of scholarship from countries so-called developing countries, such as African countries or India, was regarded as a fait accompli in the pre-Internet era. Nowadays, the discussion concerning the digital divide, scholars from these countries may disseminate their work via the networked services of digital repositories, such as E-LIS. Thanks to these projects, authors who contribute to an e-print archive are participating in a global effort by universities, researchers, libraries, publishers, editors, and readers to redefine the mechanisms of scholarly research. This e-print archive makes LIS research more visible, available, and relevant, which in turn increases its visibility, status, and public value. In E-LIS papers from 82 countries are currently deposited in 36 languages: Afrikaans, Basque, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Maori, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian.

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25 - The open access information platform

OBERLAENDER, Anja

The poster presents open-access.net, the information platform on open access funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The open-access.net platform provides comprehensive information on the subject of Open Access (OA) and offers practical implementation advice. Developed cooperatively by the Freie Universitaet Berlin and the Universities of Goettingen, Konstanz and Bielefeld, open-access.net went online at the beginning of May 2007. The platform's target groups include the members of the scientific community (especially scientists themselves), university and research-facility managers, infrastructure service providers such as libraries and data-processing centres, as well as funding agencies and political decision makers.Open-access.net provides easy one-stop access to OA concepts and gives an insight into the legal, organisational and technical framework of OA and concrete implementation experiences. It also offers information on OA initiatives, services, service providers and policy documents. In addition, the platform offers practical implementation advice and answers frequently-asked questions concerning OA. The target-group orientated and discipline-specific way in which the information is presented enables users to access relevant themes quickly and efficiently.Round 2 of the project started in May 2008. Apart from the optimisation and expansion of existing information, a key goal of the second round is to continue increasing awareness of Open Access in the various scientific sectors and to strengthen the Open Access community – especially with regard to its influence on science policy. The internationalisation of open-access.net is a major goal. The translation of the platform into English is completed. We also intend to expand our existing cooperation with partners in Austria and Switzerland in order to offer Austrian and Swiss national pages and also find new partners to expand open-access.net even further.

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26 - The Repositories Support Project (RSP)

Mr. TATE, Dominic

The RSP supports the development of the UK repository infrastructure, dealing with: cultural change for academic users to fully adopt repository use; the complexities of expandinf the types of material held in repositories; integration with other university information systems; forms of publication, and academic workflows. We will provide an overview of our work and an updates on the latest developments in the OpenDOAR, SHERPA Juliet and SHERPA RoMEO projects.

27 - The SIAR Project

Mr. SILVELLO, Gianmaria

The SIAR (Sistema Informativo Archivistico Regionale) is a project which aim is to develop a distributed Digital Library System (DLS) for sharing archive metadata; these are maintained in several archives spread across the Italian Veneto Region. The Veneto Region archives belong to different kinds of institutions and in this context, we have to satisfy a strong requirement for cooperation and interoperability: the autonomy of all these institutions has to be preserved as well as their way of managing and organizing the archives. Furthermore, we have take into consideration the structure of the archives that is strongly hierarchical; throughout this structure it is possible to infer the context information of the archival documents and the meaningful relationships between the documents. In the digital environment the archives and their components are described by the use of metadata; these need to be able to express and maintain such structure and relationships. The standard format of metadata for representing the complex hierarchical structure of the archive is Encoded Archival Description (EAD), which reflects the archival structure and holds relations between documents in the archive. On the other hand to maintain all this information an EAD file turns out to be a very large XML file with a deep hierarchical internal structure. Thus, accessing, searching and sharing individual items in the EAD might be difficult without taking into consideration the whole hierarchy. On the other hand, users are often interested in the information described at the item level, which is typically buried very deeply in the hierarchy and might be difficult to reach. We have considered each of these requirements and issues to design the SIAR system. On one side we have guaranteed the local bodies management autonomy of their archives and we have built-up a regional coordination so that we can have an integrated global vision of the local archives that participate to SIAR. On the other side we have designed a methodology to overcome the issues concerning the exchange of metadata with a large hierarchical structure, such as the EAD metadata format. The main tool we adopted to share archival metadata is the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH); by the means of OAI-PMH local archives, acting as Data Providers, can export their metadata in any XML formats without any change in their internal organization and the Veneto Region, acting as a Service Provider, harvests these metadata providing advanced services such as a public access and a full-text search over them. Throughout OAI-PMH we have also addressed the issues related to the access and exchange of EAD files. We have proposed the “NEsted SeT for Object hieRarchies” (NESTOR) framework defining two set data models based on organizations of nested sets, which enable representations of hierarchical data structures alternative to the tree. This framework used in conjunction with the set organization of OAI-PMH permits to manage and share archival metadata adding new functionalities to the protocol without any change to its basic functioning. With the couple OAI-PMH and NESTOR, we can set a hierarchical structure of items as a well-defined nested set organization that maintains the relationships between the items just as a tree data structure does and moreover we can exploit the flexibility of the sets exchanging a specific information subset while maintaining the integrity of sthe data. In this way we are able to decompose the EAD files or any other complex metadata formats into an organization of nested sets containing small and shareable metadata files, such as the Dublin Core; consequently we can enable the exchange of archive metadata throughout OAI-PMH, without taking into consideration the whole hierarchy and at the same time maintaining their full informational power.

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