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1 UNESCO Repository for Connecting Local and International Content CLIC WSIS+10, Paris, 27 February 2013

2 2 The Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme Background and mission Established in 1994, an Intergovernmental Science Programme with the mandate to Promote the development and use of social science knowledge that contributes to better understanding and management of social transformations Activities Co-producing knowledge: Thematic research-policy networks on selected priority themes. IGC 2011: Social Inclusion; Global Environmental Change Shaping: Framework Agreement with ISSC, World Social Science Fora and thematic World Social Science Reports; Research Competitions, Summer Schools, UNESCO Chairs/UNITWIN alliances; based on ICT support! Debating: Regional and Subregional Fora of Ministers of Social Development, including academia, civil society, business

3 3 Comparability Framework An innovative methodology allows for a multidimensional representation of social transformation issues by crossing two analysis grids; and exploiting their intersection: 1. Template for informing on Policy Dimensions Abstract: I ssues&Context, assumptions, recommendations Policies, programmes, projects and actors involved Research results Recommendations (including operational aspects) Bibliography, Indicators, News… 2. Content Domains and Issues (Policy-sensitive criteria) Content-dependent, dedicated thematic knowledge models with hierarchy of concepts = ONTOLOGIES

4 Search criteria Select Briefs Extract content

5 5 Content Base Development, up to 2009 Knowledge for Higher Education and Research Policy Human-rights-based approaches to poverty eradication Human-rights-based approaches to violence against women Prevention of Youth Violence Regional Integration Studies (with UNU-CRIS) Research-Policy Linkages Continuous content development – Open call for contribution Online peer review based on UNESCO Networks


7 Objectives – Develop software for supporting event-based activities (e.g. conferences, research competitions, thematic journal issues, training seminars; and: MOST MINISTERIAL FORA) – Organize documents associated with the event – Support typical roles (e.g. content provider, content reader, regional administrator etc.) in their activities, to assert quality on the basis of peer review – Use semantic similarity to interlink documents within the event – Use semantic similarity to interlink documents across UNESCO and its partners events – Use semantic similarity to interlink event documents event with documents already published in Open Access repositories

8 Supported roles – UNESCO Administrator – Regional Administrator – Content Editor – Content Reviewer – Content Provider – Content User Authenticated Unauthenticated

9 Explanation of potentially ambiguous terms: – UNESCO Administrator is a person responsible for managing the event (not necessarily UNESCO staff). An authorized partner who is in charge of the event. – Events can be further subdivided into smaller parts based on geographical regions, thematic areas. Executive role for organizing the event within the region has the Regional Administrator.

10 CLIC Control Flow

11 CLIC Document Flow

12 CLIC Project outcomes to date: – Requirement specification carried out in collaboration with UNESCO – Web domain registration ( – System design – Interface design – Support for all roles implemented and document flow implemented – Integration with Open Access repositories: calculating semantic similarity within the event documents and between the event documents and the documents from Open Access repositories.

13 Implemented CLIC functionalities – Setting up the event by UNESCO Administrator – Allocation of roles within the event – User registration (request and authorization) – Assignment of documents to editors – Assignment of documents to reviewers – management within the CLIC system – Document submission – Review management – Document browsing – Enabling/disabling CLIC users

14 Implemented CLIC functionalities … continued – Support for multiple events in parallel: (conferences, literature reviews, thematic collections..) – Text extraction and conversion of pdf document – Indexing documents – Search – CLIC repository compliance with the Open Access standards (OAI-PMH) – Calculation of semantic similarity

15 Connecting CLIC documents with Open Access repositories – Currently CLIC is interlinked with all UK Open Access repositories, CORE – 142 OA repositories – Analyzing full text of documents – Links calculated using semantic similarity

16 Growth of Open Access repositories


18 … bottom part of the same page

19 … LSE Online … University of Leeds


21 CORE Applications CORE Mobile – A native Android application, which can be used on both mobile and tablet devices. The application allows search and navigation across related papers stored in OA repositories and downloading full-text articles on the mobile device.

22 1.3 M records 80,000 documents Situation on 15 January 2012 – CLIC receives Integration with Open Access repositories

23 Future? Future: Within 2013/14, CORE will interlink documents from many international Open Access journals (DOAJ) and the content provided by the European Library (DiggiCORE)

24 Benefits of the CLIC solution – Systematic methodology for organized events – Lower effort required – Organizing events more economical – Running virtual events – Grounding event documents by integration with existing scientific publications – Interlinking with many more documents (journals, European Library) … at no extra cost – If CLIC content is interlinked as another OA repository, mass dissemination via OA initiative? – Access to CLIC content using mobile technology

25 Open questions -Automatic translation – Document versioning, upload of new versions before the submission deadline – Content licensing – Creative Commons Attribution Derivative Share alike Combinations or none of the above – Support before the conference in the CLIC start-up phase (help desk?)

26 Sustainability … future questions – Technical – Content – Economical

27 Thank you!

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