Workshop programme

An overview of the workshop time table is given below:

The full details for each workshop is as follows:

Getting Started with DSpace 7: Basic Training

Tim Donohue

DSpace 7 is a major step in the evolution of the DSpace platform and repositories in general. While retaining its ease-of-use, out-of-the-box goals, DSpace 7 features a brand new, client-side, responsive user interface (built on Angular), a full-featured, self-describing REST API, a powerful new configurable object model (featuring entities with relationships), and alignment with the COAR Next Generation Repositories recommendations (via a new ResourceSync interface and Signposting support).

This half-day workshop will provide comprehensive training on DSpace 7.0, due to be released in 2020 (exact date TBA). It is tailored for all audiences. Attendees will learn about the installation / upgrade process and new configuration options. All new features will be discussed and demonstrated (including the new public, submitter and administrative user interfaces and new REST API). The workshop will conclude with a hands-on session providing examples of branding/theming the new user interface.

Advancing Samvera Hyku: gathering community requirements and development priorities

Torsten Reimer, Sara Gould, Brian Hole

The Advancing Hyku workshop will gather community requirements to support further development of the Samvera Hyku repository platform.
Samvera is an open source repository system with two flavours: Hyrax with around 50 active repositories, and Hyku, specifically designed to support multiple repositories on a single instance. Advancing Hyku is a 2-year Arcadia-funded project led by University of Virginia, with Ubiquity Press and the British Library.

This 90 minute workshop will help the project understand and prioritise key Hyku developments now required. We will briefly inform participants about the state of Hyku development, and then break into small groups to explore priority developments that would enhance the effectiveness and value of Hyku as a multi-tenant repository system. As there are still relatively few live Hyku repositories, the workshop will also be a forum for all delegates to learn more about the potential – and limitations to date – of Hyku as a multi-tenancy-enabled repository technology.

How repositories can contribute their FAIR share

Patricia Herterich, Joy Davidson

To better support wider sharing and reuse of research data, many organisations and research groups are developing strategies to foster a FAIR data culture – i.e., one where data are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Repositories will play a central role in enabling FAIR data practice and open scholarship.

This 90 minute workshop will introduce a draft transition programme developed by the European Commission funded FAIRsFAIR project which is intended to support repositories in developing good practice in relation to supporting the production and use of FAIR data. This workshop is aimed at repository managers, research data librarians and data stewards. Following an overview of the draft programme, attendees will participate in group discussions and activities to review and discuss the draft support programme, consider how it might be applied within their own repositories, and how they can support and promote relevant aspects of the programme within their institutions and the wider community.

Co-designing policies, repository infrastructures and services and strengthening open science communities in Africa

Omo Oaiya, Katheen Shearer, Iryna Kuchma

This one-day LIBSENSE workshop will convene the African community of repository managers and other open access services and advocates and cover three topics: 1) Open Access, Open Science policies and repositories: what works and what doesn’t; 2) repository infrastructure and services: how to build cohesiveness across layers of local, national and regional services; and 3) communities of practice: how to strengthen open science communities in Africa. LIBSENSE – a collaborative initiative of the research and education networks (RENs) and academic libraries – is building communities of practice and strengthening local and national services to support open science and research in Africa.

The workshop will build on previous meetings of stakeholders. African participants will share experiences, lessons learned and discuss how to best to design effective Open Access and Research Data Management policies and how to progress their adoption and implementation. They will also have an understanding of the guiding principles for institutional repositories to follow in order to build services on top of repositories and will be able to contribute to building cohesiveness across layers of local, national and regional repository services. And together we will develop a roadmap for strengthening open science communities in Africa. A How-to workshop

Joseph McArthur, Leila Sterman is a tool that automates the deposit workflow for archiving published research in repositories. This new tool provides an institutional deposit portal that automates metadata entry, permissions, and version checking processes saving staff time and ensuring depositors only need to upload their paper and then get instant satisfaction. This tool works with any repository and does not require complex repository integrations, instead, will deposit papers into Zenodo, then support libraries pulling articles into their existing repository through bulk ingest and other mechanisms. By making deposit simple and enabling others to do the same, we believe can transform selfarchiving, in process and perception, to make dramatically more content open access in an equitable way.

In this 90 minute workshop, attendees will learn about the tool, set up a version for their own repository, and help shape the future of

Machine-Actionable DMPs in the Repository: Motivation and Implementation

Tom Renner, Ben Summers

Data Management Plans (DMPs) are required increasingly to be submitted alongside ethical approval and funding applications for research projects, requiring researchers to consider what data will be produced as part of their research and how that will be managed and stored going forwards. These are typically managed in separate siloed systems, and stored in unstructured formats (eg. PDFs). Recording a DMP in a structured “machine-actionable” format enables systems to report and act on the planning information held within these documents.

In this 90 minute we will examine how DMPs can be structured in a machine-actionable way, and explore some of the benefits of managing them in the repository alongside dataset deposit and management features. This will include discussion of the challenges in adapting institutional and funder forms to map to a machine-actionable data model, and the use of the RDA Common Standard for machine-actionable DMPs. The implementation of machine-actionable DMPs in Haplo Repository will be used as a case study. We will look at “quick wins” for attendees looking to implement maDMPs in their  institutions, as well as consider some of the possible longer term benefits this approach enables.

Citations Needed: Wikidata and the scholarly publishing ecosystem

Megan Wacha

Since Wikidata’s launch in 2012 as an open, collaboratively edited knowledge base, it’s held great promise for the library and scholarly communications community more broadly. Institutions and individual information professionals turned Wikidatans are using Wikidata to build a community-owned infrastructure for the bibliographic ecosystem, including open source tools that generate profiles of scholars, organizations, and publications.

This half day workshop will introduce participants to Wikidata and its linked data infrastructure, including opportunities for hands-on editing and an overview of tools that facilitate data contribution and use. Participants will leave prepared to connect with existing Wikidata initiatives, and with entry points to launch their own.

A Day in the Life of an OpenDOAR Editor

Jennifer Sanchez-Davies, Adam Field, Azhar Hussain

OpenDOAR is the Jisc-run, global Directory of Open Access Repositories holding over 5,000 repository records, each individually curated by our dedicated editorial team. As such, the team must navigate different software platforms with varied content presentation and formatting. Aimed at repository managers, repository consortia and networks, this 90-minute workshop will give insight into:

    • The full OpenDOAR editorial process
    • How we navigate different platforms to source the information we need, and what information we seek
    • Our identified list of key repository features that facilitate content discovery, impact, and Plan S compliance.

This 90 minute workshop explores the intersection between OpenDOAR and the repository community. With plans to provide third-party editorial access to OpenDOAR, we want to ensure it will cater for our users’ needs from the offset. To achieve this, the workshop is split into three parts:

    1. Demonstration of the OpenDOAR editorial process, focusing on how we review and navigate new repositories and what we look for.
    2. Hands-on ‘edit-a-thon’ of going ‘behind the scenes’ of OpenDOAR to trial adding and editing repository records to experience the editorial processes involved.
    3. A creative and constructive user consultation session where delegates contribute ideas towards OpenDOAR’s workflow and potential customisation.

Getting Started with DSpace-CRIS 7 and DSpace-GLAM 7

Andrea Bollini, Claudio Cortese

DSpace-CRIS 7 and DSpace-GLAM 7 are new versions of two popular free open-source repository solutions based on DSpace, which are adopted to cover more sophisticated use cases such as Research Information and Data Management (DSpace-CRIS) and Digital Libraries with IIIF image viewer (DSpace-GLAM).

This half day workshop will consist of a guided tour of the new features of DSpace-CRIS 7 and DSpace-GLAM 7, and a Q&A about installation, upgrade, configuration, and customization procedures, including integration using the new REST API. Live demonstrations will include use cases from early adopters. The roadmap for coming and future enhancements will also be discussed with participants.

Help us help you! Writing user stories for the next generation of ORCID features

Liz Krznarich

Repositories were included among the earliest use cases for ORCID , however, current ORCID features and recommended workflows don’t always align well with real-world repository workflows.

In this 90 minute interactive workshop, participants will collaborate to review a selection of existing ORCID features, recommended workflows and software integrations for repositories, discuss their relevance to current repository practices and workflows, and, in small groups, create user stories that will inform potential new ORCID features that might better serve  repository needs. Attendees will gain an understanding of the current landscape of ORCID in repositories, contribute ideas that will help to shape future developments, and learn how to write good User Stories along the way.