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Webinar: Monitoring the cost of OA

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 04/12/2019 - 14:26

Within the global transition to open access, libraries are trying to understand the total cost paid to publishers, both for subscriptions to content and for publishing of open access articles by their corresponding authors. While libraries know what they pay for subscriptions, determining open access publishing costs - namely the amount of Article Processing Charges (APCs) - paid to publishers can be difficult. One way of estimating the amount spent on APCs is to look at publication output data, and calculate based on average APC data. 

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DSpace 5 & 6 Extension Will Soon Enable Support for New OpenAIRE Literature Guidelines

DSpace news - სამ, 03/12/2019 - 19:04

From Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories)

Several Canadian research libraries are providing funding to ensure that the vast majority of DSpace repositories around the world can be discovered through OpenAIRE, an international database of open scholarly content.

Quality and comprehensive metadata are a critical requirement for building discovery and other services on top of distributed repository content. To that end, several regional repository networks including Europe, Latin America and Canada have agreed to adopt the OpenAIRE metadata guidelines – which define a common approach to assigning metadata elements.

In order to support the new OpenAIRE guidelines, repository platforms must change the way they expose their metadata. While new versions of repository platforms will support the guidelines, many institutions still use previous versions of the software, and are faced with non-compliance or undertaking challenging local development of their software.

Queen’s University Library along with several other Canadian university libraries are pleased to provide funding for the development of an extension to DSpace 5 & 6 that will support compliance with the OpenAIRE Guidelines for Literature Repository Managers v4. Given the widespread use of the DSpace platform, this will enable hundreds of repositories around the world to participate in network services such as OpenAIRE and LA Referencia.

This work is being undertaken as part of the collaboration between the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, COAR and OpenAIRE, with financial support for this development from the following Canadian libraries: Queen’s University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval, University of British Columbia, University of Saskatchewan, Victoria Island University, and York University.

The technological implementation will be undertaken by 4Science, which is a Certified Partner of DSpace, contributor to COAR Next Generation Repository Expert Group, collaborator of OpenAIRE and ORCID, and longtime supporter of open source technologies, open standards and interoperability.

The release of the implementation and user documentation is expected by the end of February 2020.

For more information, please contact office@coar-repositories.org

Links:

https://www.queensu.ca/

http://www.carl-abrc.ca

http://www.dspace.org/

http://www.coar-repositories.org

https://openaire-guidelines-for-literature-repository-managers.readthedocs.io/en/v4.0.0/

https://www.4science.it/

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Be a Volunteer Reviewer for the LYRASIS 2020 Catalyst Fund Applications

DSpace news - სამ, 03/12/2019 - 18:27

The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund is an award program to fund new ideas and innovative projects by LYRASIS members. The 2020 application process will close February 20, 2020. The Catalyst Fund is a membership benefit administered by the LYRASIS Leaders Circle to expand opportunities to share expertise and collaborate on innovations with potential for community-wide impact. LYRASIS is looking for volunteers willing to review, assess and comment on collaborative, innovative, and cutting edge proposals. 

We are now recruiting librarians, archivists and museum professionals with experience  in diverse areas, such as accessibility, assessment, collections management, community outreach and programming, facilities, metadata, open content, open source software, preservation, professional training, and technology. Individuals from LYRASIS member and non-member organizations may volunteer. To avoid any conflict of interest, however, volunteers will not be allowed to review if their own institution submits an application. 

Since 2017 The LYRASIS Catalyst Fund has fostered innovation leading to new services and programs among members and knowledge communities by surfacing innovative ideas and initiatives that have the potential to impact institutions both large and small. The Catalyst Fund grants provide support for organizations to engage in low risk development and testing. This year, five programs were awarded seed funding: Columbus Metropolitan Library, “My Upload: Engaging Library Users in Digital Collections”; King County Library System (WA), “Conversational Artificial Intelligence: Bringing the Library to Your Living Room”; Florida International University, “AI for Archives: Using Facial Recognition to Enhance Metadata”; Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, “Using Linked Open Data for Georgia’s Natural, Cultural and Historic Organizations’ Disaster Response”, and; University of Michigan, “Open Data Toolkit Based on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Principles”. To see more about these, and previous projects visit here.

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EIFL signs with Mathematical Sciences Publishers

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 28/11/2019 - 18:56

EIFL has signed a new agreement with Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP) that provides free access to MSP’s 17 journals specialized in mathematics and related sciences.

The agreement is valid until December 2022, and is open to libraries in 29 EIFL partner countries:

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News from 4Science–November 2019: Report From German institutions

DSpace news - სამ, 26/11/2019 - 19:47

From Susanna Mornati, 4Science

On November 18 in Münster (Germany, EU) the First International DSpace-CRIS User Group Meeting was held as a satellite event of the euroCRIS Membership Meeting, thanks to the hospitality of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU).

4Science, together with The Library Code and other organizations in the DSpace-CRIS community, such as the Hamburg University of Technology, the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Georg-August-University Goettingen, and the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, the University of Bern. The University of Trieste, held the meeting, where significant projects from German institutions and others were represented. Updates to the roadmap for DSpace-CRIS 7 were shared and discussed: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACECRIS/Product+RoadMap

Meeting notes are available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BnI4a4DeDy54DUyikQ7ZnWM6azw_rSf0Jp0xU4oH-uI/edit?usp=sharing

Remember to check this wiki page for new DSpace-CRIS features. It is updated regularly by the community of DSpace-CRIS users to share effort and resources in order to improve the system: https://wiki.lyrasis.org/display/DSPACECRIS/New+Features

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Webinar Announcement: Integrating ArchivesSpace and Archive-It

DSpace news - სამ, 26/11/2019 - 18:12

ArchivesSpace is pleased to announce the third webinar in our new series focused on Integrations with ArchivesSpace.  Each webinar in this series will highlight an integration with another application used in archives that ArchivesSpace members have worked on or requested.  The webinar series will feature both open source and proprietary systems.

Our third webinar in this series will feature an open discussion on ArchivesSpace integration with Archive-It, a subscription web archiving service from the Internet Archive that helps organizations to harvest, build, and preserve collections of digital content.

When: December 4, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. – noon PT; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. BST)

Where: Zoom

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This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ArchivesSpace YouTube channel.

In this webinar, Lori Donovan (Archive-It) will discuss the Archive-It/ArchivesSpace integration that was developed as part of the Archiving the Websites of Contemporary Composers Mellon grant, which the Internet Archive collaborated on with New York University.  Lori will also share information about the APIs that underly the Archive-It service and ways that these might be leveraged to integrate metadata from Archive-It into ArchivesSpace repositories.

Dallas Pillen (University of Michigan) will present on the Bentley Historical Library’s use of ArchivesSpace to manage descriptive metadata about websites captured with Archive-It. The presentation will discuss why and how the Bentley decided to manage its descriptive metadata about archived websites in ArchivesSpace and will provide an overview of a locally developed ArchivesSpace plugin that integrates the two systems to facilitate this work.

A discussion will follow.  ArchivesSpace users who have integrated with Archive-It or are considering integrating with Archive-It are encouraged to participate in this discussion in an effort to identify and highlight current community efforts or the potential for community collaboration to encourage integration between the two systems.

Presenters:

Lori Donovan is the Senior Program Manager for Web Archiving at the Internet Archive. Lori manages Archive-It service growth, which includes leading a team of Web Archivists and Technical Support staff who provide instruction, guidance and support for Archive-It users, and interfacing with the engineering team to develop new features and functionality for the Archive-It service.  Lori has a Master of Information degree from University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree from Boise State University, where she majored in history and political science.

Dallas Pillen is the Archivist for Metadata and Digital Curation at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library, where he oversees the library’s use of ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, Archivematica, and DSpace. He is also a member of the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council and co-chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Encoded Archival Standards Section.

Who should attend:
Anyone interested in possibilities for integrating ArchivesSpace with Archive-It, those who have integrated ArchivesSpace and Archive-It and would like to offer insight to others, and those who are interested in working with fellow community members to make integration with Archive-It easier.

Questions?

Contact Jessica at jessica.crouch@lyrasis.org if you have questions about this webinar or the Integrations with ArchivesSpace webinar series.  The next Integrations with ArchivesSpace webinar will be: Integrating ArchivesSpace with Aviary, January 15, 2020 at 2pm ET (11am PT)

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President Ramaphosa: please sign Copyright Bill

EIFL-OA news and events - სამ, 26/11/2019 - 14:00

In a letter to Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, EIFL urged the President to sign into law the long-awaited Copyright Amendment Bill without delay. The Bill, amending the 1978 Copyright Act, was approved by the legislature in March 2019 and awaits the Presidential assent. The Bill introduces new exceptions for libraries, education and people with disabilities, and brings copyright rules in South Africa into the digital age.

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Fedora 6 Sprint

DSpace news - ორშ, 25/11/2019 - 21:56
From David Wilcox, Fedora Program Leader, DuraSpace Community Supported Programs, LYRASIS The second Fedora 6 sprint ran from November 4-15, 2019 with 11 participants from across the Fedora community:
  • Danny Bernstein, LYRASIS
  • Andrew Woods, LYRASIS
  • Ben Pennell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Peter Eichman, University of Maryland
  • Jared Whiklo, University of Manitoba
  • Bethany Seeger, Amherst College
  • Peter Winckles, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Mohamed Mohideen Abdul Rasheed, University of Maryland
  • Aaron Birkland, Johns Hopkins University
  • Dan Field, National Library of Wales
  • Remigiusz Malessa, National Library of Wales
This sprint had two primary objectives:
  1. Implement basic resource management (Create, Read, Update, Delete) for Containers using the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL)
  2. Update migration-utils to support a basic Fedora 3 to OCFL on-disk data conversion
Watch a video summary and demo from the second Fedora 6 sprint focused on the updated migration-utils tool, which now supports basic Fedora 3 to Fedora 6 data conversion based on the Oxford Common File Layout here. The first goal has mostly been accomplished, though there are a few outstanding issues to resolve in the coming weeks. The team expects a testable early version of the software with this functionality in place will be available before the end of the year. The second goal is now complete: an updated version of migration-utils is now available for testing, and it has already been validated against several sample data sets. The tool represents a great opportunity to see what Fedora 3 data will look like once it has been transformed to an OCFL-compatible format. A short video demo of this tool will be available next week. If you have Fedora 3 data, please test the tool and let us know whether or not it performs well and accommodates your use cases. If you have an interest in moving Fedora 6 forward, please sign up for the next sprint to take place in the first quarter of 2020: https://doodle.com/poll/es7nwdppt94rv2pz. With your help we can build, validate, document, and deliver Fedora 6 to the community next year.

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Upcoming Webinar: Open source Software for Showcasing Scholarship: An Introduction to VIVO for Librarians

DSpace news - ორშ, 25/11/2019 - 18:11

The VIVO Community and LYRASIS invite you to attend a webinar to learn more about VIVO, an open source software and ontology for representing the scholarship of an institutional community.

VIVO is used around the world by research institutions to support recording, editing, searching, browsing, and visualizing scholarly activity. VIVO is continually working with collaborators to create new opportunities for representing scholarship and use that information to advance knowledge. It is often managed by the library in collaboration with research administration. As a community supported project, VIVO has certified development partners who help VIVO member institutions to implement and customize the software for their unique needs. Together, VIVO and the VIVO Community help librarians to support their scholarly communications mission, as well as the broader strategic mission of their institution’s leadership, while also supporting open source development.

In this webinar, representatives from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), and the Web of Science Group, a LYRASIS Certified VIVO Partner, will share how VIVO helps to showcase research outputs and other activities, advance research collaborations, find experts, analyze research networks, and assess research impact. This webinar will be recorded.

Registration Information

Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Date: Thursday, December 5

Cost: FREE

Please use this link to register: https://www.lyrasis.org/Content/Pages/Event-Details.aspx?Eid=2a02e5cf-f40a-ea11-80fe-00155d73cf3b

*All are invited to attend. LYRASIS membership is NOT required.

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MERAL portal discussions

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 22/11/2019 - 11:58

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will meet stakeholders to discuss the  Myanmar Education Research and Learning Portal (MERAL) 

The meeting, with the project working group, will review content policy and the structure, functionalities and management of the portal.

 

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WIPO Copyright Committee (40th session)

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 20:15

The 40th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) takes place in Geneva from 29 June to 3 July, 2020.

EIFL will participate in the session when delegates from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) member states will discuss limitations and exceptions for libraries and archives, education and research, and a proposed treaty for the protection of broadcast organizations, among other topics.

In particular, member states will continue negotiations to reach agreement on the future work programme on limitations and exceptions.

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Access to knowledge? WIPO not ready to decide

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 21/11/2019 - 17:25

A team of librarians from EIFL partner countries, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda/USA, participated in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR/39) that met in Geneva from 21-25 October 2019. 

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Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2020

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 20/11/2019 - 17:55

Five public librarians from four countries in Africa will travel to the USA where they will take part in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2020 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, as part of the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2020 (IYALI 2020). 

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EIFL renews agreement for Urkund plagiarism checker

EIFL-OA news and events - პარ, 15/11/2019 - 16:28

EIFL has signed another three-year agreement with Prio Infocenter AB to allow institutions in 39 EIFL partner countries to subscribe to the Urkund plagiarism checker at discounted rates.

Plagiarism refers to copying another person's material and using this material as if it were your own work, without quoting the originator or stating a source.

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OpenAIRE General Assembly

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 14/11/2019 - 13:55

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, and Gwen Franck, EIFL Open Access Programme Coordinator, will participate in the OpenAIRE General Assembly.

Kuchma will moderate a breakout session on training and support for the OpenAIRE Standing Committee, and a session on training for OpenAIRE Advance

Kuchma and Franck will moderate the meeting of 12 OpenAIRE NOADs (National Open Access Desks) from Eastern Europe.

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Training open science trainers

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 16:47

Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, will facilitate a half-day workshop on open science training during the 9th International Youth Science Forum 'Litteris et Artibus'.

The workshop will cover the following tips for trainers:

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Open Access Week in Côte d'Ivoire

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 15:11

EIFL and EIFL’s partner library consortium in Côte d'Ivoire, Consortium des Bibliothèques de l‘Enseignement Supérieur de Cote d‘Ivoire (COBES-CI), will host a series of workshops on open access (OA) as part of Open Access Week 2019 celebrations. The OA Week celebrations in Côte d'Ivoire are organized in partnership with Ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, UNESCO and the telecommunications company, MTN CI. 

Highlights of the week - 

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Mobile ICT-based services

EIFL-OA news and events - ოთხ, 13/11/2019 - 14:08

Six more mobile regional libraries in Ghana are being equipped with laptop computers. 

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