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  1. Digital repository futures at Caltech

    Davison, Stephen
    Digital repository and asset management options are dizzying in number, providing a wide range of services to meet diverse institutional needs, audiences, and content. At Caltech the Library currently supports five different repository services, hosting published and other scholarly documents, research data, digitized archival collections, archived web sites, and born-digital archives. For institutional, professional, historical and aspirational reasons our information management and repository systems have little integration, and span the gamut of possible repository attributes: curated content and self-service; a variety of metadata schema; both locally hosted and cloud-based software; both open source and proprietary solutions. Sustaining such a disparate...

  2. Building an open platform across diverse content and technologies

    Davison, Stephen; Coles, Betsy; Doiel, R. S.; Keswick, Tommy; Morrell, Thomas E.
    Repository management and publication systems are adopted or evolve within specific academic and research environments to meet short term goals and manage content in the longer term. At Caltech this evolution has resulted in purpose-specific repositories including: Islandora and ArchivesSpace for archival objects and metadata; EPrints for theses, published articles, unpublished papers, and books; and Invenio for research data. This diversity requires a variety of skills to manage, generates unacceptable levels of technical debt, and hampers the ability of our end users to access our resources easily. Additionally none of these systems individually supports open aggregation of content for both...

  3. Building an open platform across diverse content and technologies

    Davison, Stephen; Coles, Betsy; Doiel, R. S.; Keswick, Tommy; Morrell, Thomas E.
    Repository management and publication systems are adopted or evolve within specific academic and research environments to meet short term goals and manage content in the longer term. At Caltech this evolution has resulted in purpose-specific repositories including: Islandora and ArchivesSpace for archival objects and metadata; EPrints for theses, published articles, unpublished papers, and books; and Invenio for research data. This diversity requires a variety of skills to manage, generates unacceptable levels of technical debt, and hampers the ability of our end users to access our resources easily. Additionally none of these systems individually supports open aggregation of content for both...

  4. Launching a Researcher-Focused Data Repository at Caltech using the Invenio 3 platform

    Morrell, Thomas E.
    The vast majority of digital data associated with scientific research are not accessible online. While there are many challenges associated with making research data openly accessible, one significant challenge is usability and long term availability of storage services. Open institutional repositories have the potential to support data preservation and sharing of valuable raw and processed data from local research efforts. However, research data are inherently heterogeneous and requires researcher involvement to accurately describe the nature of the deposited data files. We used a researcher-focused design principle to develop a data repository on the Invenio 3 platform with TIND. These principles...

  5. Launching a Researcher-Focused Data Repository at Caltech using the Invenio 3 platform

    Morrell, Thomas E.
    The vast majority of digital data associated with scientific research are not accessible online. While there are many challenges associated with making research data openly accessible, one significant challenge is usability and long term availability of storage services. Open institutional repositories have the potential to support data preservation and sharing of valuable raw and processed data from local research efforts. However, research data are inherently heterogeneous and requires researcher involvement to accurately describe the nature of the deposited data files. We used a researcher-focused design principle to develop a data repository on the Invenio 3 platform with TIND. These principles...

  6. Moving Electronic Theses from ETD-db to EPrints : The Best of Both Worlds: A Project Briefing Presented at the CNI Spring 2010 Membership Meeting, Baltimore, MD, April 12, 2010

    Coles, Betsy; Johnson, Katherine
    Caltech Library Services' first digital archive came online in April 2001 using EPrints software from the University of Southampton. We began collecting electronic theses early as well: voluntary deposit of Ph.D. theses began in 2001, and became mandatory in July 2002. The thesis collection was hosted on the ETD-db software platform developed at Virginia Tech. By 2008 it became clear that we needed to consolidate our repository platforms. We decided to move our electronic theses to EPrints Version 3, the platform in use for our institutional repository. We did not, however, want to lose the many unique features of the...

  7. Understanding Online Journal Usage: A Statistical Analysis of Citation and Use

    McDonald, John D.
    This study examined the relationship between print journal use, online journal use, and online journal discovery tools with local journal citations. Local use measures were collected from 1997 to 2004, and negative binomial regression models were designed to test the effect that local use, online availability, and access enhancements have on citation behaviors of academic research authors. Models are proposed and tested to determine whether multiple locally recorded usage measures can predict citations and if locally controlled access enhancements influence citation. The regression results indicated that print journal use was a significant predictor of local journal citations prior to the...

  8. Smoothing the Transition to Mandatory Electronic Theses

    Coles, Betsy; Porter, George S.
    After a year of voluntary submissions, Caltech is requiring electronic thesis submission for all graduate students effective July 1, 2002. Website development, user education, collaboration between library and campus computing staff, and with faculty and the dean's office are all integral to the transition.

  9. Taking the Plunge: Requiring the ETD

    Douglas, Kimberly; Coles, Betsy; Porter, George S.; Van de Velde, Eric
    It made sense for Caltech, the California Institute of Technology (a private, technically focused, U.S. university, http://www.caltech.edu), to go electronic when it comes to theses. It took, however, more than three years: From March 1999 when Prof. Ed Fox of the Virginia Technical University spoke at Caltech to July 2002 when ETDs became required for all PhD candidates. How was it done and what are the lessons learned?

  10. OpenURL-Aware ETDs

    Van de Velde, Eric F.; Coles, Betsy
    Chapter on "OpenURL-Aware ETDs" from the book "Electronic Theses and Dissertations: a Sourcebook for Educators, Students, and Librarians," edited by Edward A. Fox, Shahrooz Feizabadi, Joseph M. Moxley, Christian R. Weisser. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., c2004.

  11. Scholars Forum: A New Model For Scholarly Communication

    Buck, Anne M.; Flagan, Richard C.; Coles, Betsy
    Scholarly journals have flourished for over 300 years because they successfully address a broad range of authors' needs: to communicate findings to colleagues, to establish precedence of their work, to gain validation through peer review, to establish their reputation, to know the final version of their work is secure, and to know their work will be accessible by future scholars. Eventually, the development of comprehensive paper and then electronic indexes allowed past work to be readily identified and cited. Just as postal service made it possible to share scholarly work regularly and among a broad readership, the Internet now provides...

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