[Duraspace] [Dspace-general] Draft Agenda for Open Repositories 2013 DSpace Developers/DCAT Meeting

Michele Kimpton mkimpton at duraspace.org
Tue Jul 2 19:38:29 SAST 2013

Hi David and DSpace community,

I wanted to make everyone aware of a proposal that is making its way to the Whitehouse that could possibly have implications for open access repositories in the USA, including DSpace. 
Here is the link to the proposal:  http://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/share-proposal-07june13.pdf

 This proposal is being submitted as a response to the OSTP call for open access and preservation  to data and scholarly publications.  The publishers are making a big push to do it, and this is the Universities response.  What is interesting is that academic libraries (ARL) and Presidents of Universities (AAU) have come together to write this proposal.  They are proposing a federated network of currently established digital repositories with DPN(www.dpn.org) as the preservation backbone.  That means they are proposing to use in many cases their current repositories, either DSpace or Fedora and implement common metadata and protocols so they can be aggregated.  One of the requirements of the repository is to have a PI identifier such as ORCID implemented.

If this proposal is accepted by the Whitehouse, the stakeholders of DSpace in the USA will need to come together to decide if and how it will meet the requirements outlined in SHARE.  We have a much higher probability of success to get the work done collaboratively and for all to benefit I believe, than working independently to satisfy the requirements outlined.

I would be interested in talking with folks further about this topic at OR13.  Look forward to seeing many of you there.

Michele Kimpton

On Jul 1, 2013, at 5:04 PM, dtpalmer <dtpalmer at hku.hk> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Per Hilton's email below, indeed yes, I wish to see ORCID and DSpace-CRIS made core to future DSpace development.
> I've been scratching my head wondering how to get more traction for DSpace-CRIS within the DSpace community.  After presenting on this topic at the ALA conference this week in Chicago, I discussed the situation with colleagues here.
> Most libraries in the US run DSpace for publications of one sort or another.  Author profile initiatives such as Vivo seem to be moving to depts other than the library.  Then Vivo for author profiles and DSpace for publications will remain separate systems, managed by different depts.
> However for most institutions, collecting, describing and contextualizing research objects beyond publications is still blue sky.  Most institutions have not done it yet.  It is an area that libraries, already with a publication respository, could move into very easily now in these early days.  The work we have done for DSpace-CRIS could facilitate.
> Hoping for more dance partners,
> David Palmer
> The University of Hong Kong
> From: Hilton Gibson <hilton.gibson at gmail.com>
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> Hi All
> Please review the agenda.
> I see the matter of researcher ID's is not on the agenda.
> How do we prove to researchers the impact of openness if we cannot properly
> identify them in the first place.
> I think this is crucial for advocacy in the long term.
> The CRIS module recently released by the HKU should be a core part of
> DSpace and so should ORCID ID's.
> If you agree then please send an email to:
> http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/dspace-general requesting these
> core additions to DSpace before the meeting.
> Cheers
> hg
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Michele Kimpton
Chief Executive Officer
DuraSpace organization
mkimpton at duraspace.org

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