Presentation on theme: "DRIVER Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision of European Research Guidelines for Content Providers Presented by Martin Feijen, SURF [NL]"— Presentation transcript:
DRIVER Digital Repository Infrastructure Vision of European Research Guidelines for Content Providers Presented by Martin Feijen, SURF [NL]
Starting-points DRIVER test-bed Digital textual resources (articles) Open access (no toll gates) Ease of access for the user (one click) Metadata record AND full text Use of standards like OAI-PMH Acknowledgement of local policies and know how
Volume Scenario Harvest all you can get –weak guidelines 1.a number of minimum level requirements of the DINI certificate 2.a combination of DINI/SURF/DLF requirements for use of OAI-PMH enables almost everyone to participate minimizes work for content providers could result in problems (DARE experience) –Protocol example: 3 different types of information about deleted records: none, transient and persistent. Large harvesting efforts, sometimes only full re-harvest helps. –Metadata example: The use of the elements identifier, source and relation for scientific articles that are preprints, post prints or scanned versions of paper editions. Without a clear choice multiple local metadata mappings, causing end-user confusion.
Quality Scenario Harvest only selected content –strong guidelines 1.All mandatory requirements of the DINI certificate 2.All mandatory DINI/SURF/DLF requirements for use of OAI-PMH 3.Mandatory use of detailed metadata instructions 4.Mandatory use of a resource harvesting solution (e.g. xml-container of SURF) A hurdle for providers to participate More work for content providers But will prevent problems
Graded Scenario Harvest all, but boost high quality –differentiate requirements from recommendations enables almost everyone to participate allows content providers to upgrade from content providers to advanced providers functionally inherent incentive: some added value services are only for advanced providers Mix of guidelines and data conversion
Why use guidelines? For new repositories: to provide orientation and support For existing repositories: to co-create enhanced services For developers: to co-create supporting functionalities DRIVER wants to aim for the highest possible service quality in scholarly communication
What if we dont use guidelines? less reliable overall quality: mix of metadata only records, open access records and toll gated records free metadata cleaning and mapping in aggregator module (on a permanent basis?) free protocol numerous and persistent quality issues for DRIVER services No xml container FTI more difficult, end user confusion in resource access, difficult handling of multi-file resources like thesis
Existing results within SURF DAREnet: open access resources E-Depot: records in Royal Library long term preservation system Promise of Science: doctoral thesis Knowledgebank: master thesis Full text indexing Resource harvesting of multipart resources via OAI- PMH Digital author identifiers (in progress) But more work needs to be done
Guidelines: resources DINI with modifications DARE with modifications Practical experiences from HAL (France), Base (Germany), SURF (Netherlands) with harvesting and service creation
Guidelines: main components Overall guidelines Metadata guidelines OAI-PMHl guidelines Based on Eprints guidelines Based on DINI, DARE, HAL, DLF Based on DARE, HAL, BASE Minimum standard recommended
How to comply? Or not? Level 1: meets some items may lead to limitations in services for user Level 2: meets mandatory items more services for user Level 3: meets recommended items full potential of services for user
A lot of work? Depends on local situation Depends on willingness of developers to implement supporting functionalities DARE experience: its a limited effort with great results Its worth it!
Will there be support? YES!!! A support helpdesk (phone) A support website with tools to help implementation of the guidelines
In conclusion Our commitment is to help you to improve scholarly communication for your users. Guidelines are a tool to reach this goal.