University of Bergen Library

Report
University of Bergen Library
Electronic publishing
Bergen – Makerere visit February 2005
Agenda
• Institutional repositories
• The Bergen Open Research Archive (BORA)
• Introduction to Dspace, the software
Collaboration Programme between University of Bergen and Makerere University
• Uganda Science Digital Library
• Q&A
Institutional Repository
• Institution-based
• Scholarly material in digital formats
• Cumulative and perpetual
Collaboration Programme between University of Bergen and Makerere University
• Open source and interoperable
• Potentially new publishing models
• Provides faculty with long-term storage of research data
and publications
Benefits
• The institutions research freely available in one database
on the internet for everyone to access
• Maximise the visibility and impact of research for
individual researchers and their fellows
• Uniform Resource Identifiers are given to each
document
• Searchability through Google, and Union Catalogues
• Maximise the access to research at other institutions
[who follow suit]
Copyright issues
• When authors publish articles in peer reviewed magazines
they have to give up their copyright
• 91% of academic publishers allow self-archiving of
research papers in institutional repositories
• The Sherpa project
• The Romeo copyright overview
Green light
to self-archive:
Journals
%
Publishers
%
8862
(100%)
103
(100%)
754
9%
35
34%
Preprint
1975
+22% (=91%)
6
+6% (=66%)
Postprint
6133
69%
62
60%
Neither yet
Kilde: Stevan Harnad, PowerPoint Presentation - Self-archiving Illustration
Why Libraries?
• Expertise
– Large-scale collection management
• Collection policies
• Preservation
– Metadata
– Solid business practices
• Commitment
– Long time frames
– Fits with Libraries’ mission
Bergen Open Research Archive
(BORA)
• Main goals:
– Enabling secure digital long term storage of
research from the University of Bergen
– Make this research freely available on the
internet
• Working group: University library + ITdept.
• Established cooperation with University of
Glasgow
• Pilot projects
BORA – further development
●
Two databases
● BORA – containing peer review material, dissertations
and masters theses
● The exam archive – containing phd-dissertations,
masters theses (complete collection)
● And possibly a third database – containing series,
reports, out of print monographies etc.
All of these made available by using DSpace
What is DSpace?
• Software for institutional repostiories
• Captures
– Digital research material in any format
– Directly from creators or other fascilitators
– Large-scale, stable, managed long-term storage
• Distributes via the internet
• Preserves
– Bitstream guaranteed
– A few supported formats where we guarantee
longterm usability (pdf)
Information Model
• Communities
– Research units of the organization
• Collections (in communities)
– Distinct groupings of like items
• Items (in collections)
– Logical content objects
– Receive persistent identifier
• Bitstreams (in items)
– Individual files
– Receive preservation treatment
Possible DSpace Content
• Articles
– Preprints, e-prints
• Technical Reports
• Working Papers
• Conference Papers
• E-theses
• Audio/Video
• Datasets
– Statistical, geospatial
• Images
– Visual, scientific
• Teaching material
– Lecture notes,
visualizations,
simulations
• Digitized library
collections
Easy to Use
• Easy to add content
• Easy to create permanent identifiers for your content
• browse and search content
Uganda Science Digital Library (USDL)
• Pilot project
– Digitization
• select information sources to digitize
• learn to use scanner and software
– USDL
• assess copyright issues
• document formats
• train project employees in using DSpace
• start use...
USDL – building the Communities
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•
•
•
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Assess what a department has published
Check copyright
Set up the Community
Add content
Use metadata (keywords, descriptions) to aid search and
retrieval
• Update community’s content with new research
Q&A

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