Digital Repositories and Field-Specific Digital Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges




A workshop at JCDL2011.

The workshop will be of interest to anyone running or planning a disciplinary repository (DR), and anyone interested in data mining disciplinary repository corpora.It will share "secrets for success"; allow discussions of technology, services, interoperability, and the engagement of users; and foster communication within the disciplinary repository community. We call for proposals for short or lightening presentations on all aspects of disciplinary repositories and field-specific digital libraries. Topics include:

  • DR architecture, infrastructure and maintenance
  • Social aspects: populating and growing DRs
  • Sustainability through open access, proprietary access and hybrid models
  • User interaction, interface design and usability
  • Value-added and innovative services
  • Interaction and integration with IRs, other DRs and proprietary systems
  • DR as research corpus and platform for experiments

Registration for this workshop and the rest of JCDL 2011 is now open on the JCDL website.

Workshop chairs:
C. Lee Giles (Pennsylvania State University),
Salvatore Mele (CERN),
Simeon Warner (Cornell)

    • 13:30 14:30
      Thinking back and looking forward
      • 13:30
        Disciplinary repositories over half a century. The story of SPIRES and the birth of INSPIRE 15m
        Speaker: Travis Brooks (SLAC)
      • 13:50
        PubMed Central: Past and Future 15m
        Speaker: Jeff Beck (NCBI)
      • 14:10
        SSRN: Freemium business models for disciplinary repositories 15m
        Speaker: Gregg Gordon (SSRN)
    • 14:30 15:30
      Federation and aggregation
      • 14:30
        The RePEc idea: Federating people and collections 15m
        Speaker: Christian Zimmermann (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
      • 14:50
        CiteSeerX: Crawling the web for scholarly content: Opportunities and challenges 15m
        Speaker: C. Lee Giles (Penn State)
      • 15:10
        ChemXSeer 15m
        Speaker: Prasenjit Mitra (Penn State)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee break 30m
    • 16:00 17:00
      People meet technology
      • 16:00
        PhilPapers: Editors, Authors, Curators. Building a disciplinary repository today 15m
        Speaker: David Bourget (University of London)
      • 16:20
        Authormagic: Algorithmic author disambiguation and crowdsourcing in a large-scale disciplinary repository 15m
        Speaker: Henning Weiler (CERN)
      • 16:40
        Building Virtual Communities around Subject Repositories 10m
        Speakers: Jessica Adamick, Rebecca Reznik-Zellen (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
    • 09:00 10:10
      Importance of interoperability
      • 09:00
        ADSLabs: Astronomy Meets Disciplinary Repositories 15m
        Speaker: Alberto Accomazzi (Harvard CFA)
      • 09:20
        arXiv: Integrating disciplinary repositories with multiple partners and services 15m
        Speaker: Simeon Warner (Cornell)
      • 09:40
        Digital Mathematics Library in Japan as an overlay of digital repository systems 10m
        Speakers: Daisuke Ikeda, Takao Namiki
      • 09:55
        Building Relationships Between Social Science Data Archives and Institutional Repositories 10m
        Speaker: Jared Lyle (ICPSR, University of Michagan)
    • 10:10 10:40
      Coffee break 30m
    • 10:40 12:15
      Roundtable discussion

      Topics to include:
      - DR and IR: competition or co-operation?
      - DR as gateways to scientific communities
      - Identity management across multiple platforms: opportunities for integration

      • 10:40
        Roundtable discussion 1h 35m