Last Open Access Week @ AIMS session on Digital Repository Development Use Cases now online!
During the last webinar of the Open Access week @ AIMS Richard Kedemi, Andrés Yubero and Federico Sancho presented different use cases of digital repository developments. Richard Kedemi started with a presentation of KARI and KAINet institutional repository development case studies. He was followed by Andrés Yubero from Spain who analyzed strategies to improve open accessible repositories with the example of citaREA. Federico Sancho closed this webinar and the Open Access week @ AIMS with a presentation of the role of the Creative Commons and the archive scanning of Google in publishing processes of IICA. The last two presentations were held in Spanish.
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Overview of 'A KARI and KAINet Institutional Repository Development Case Study'
This presentation illustrates the advantages of the employment of AgriDrupal and AgriOcenDSpace for the two repositories KAINet and the institutional repository of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). KAINet (Kenya Agricultural Information Network) was created in 2006 and is not only an institutional but a national repository of scientific publications with a focus on agriculture and forestry. It was modeled on WebAGRIS and includes around 35,000 records from which most documents are not openly available. The overall objective is to facilitate access to agricultural information, strengthen the capacities to manage agricultural information and to promote standard tools and methodologies.
The initial problems with the setup, the service provider server and limited functionalities could be solved by the implementation of secure and manageable tools AgriOceanDSpace and AgriDrupal that are available on the AIMS platform. For this reason KAINet was moved to AgriDrupal which facilitates the indexing with the AGROVOC thesaurus as well as the opening of the repository, provides tools for ISS and RDF formats and the installation of the AGRIS AP. The KARI repository was facilitated by the implementation of AgriOceanDSpace due to its high standards for metadata, a OAI-PMH compliant and integrated controlled vocabularies.
The KAINet team faced also challenges during the implementations like the absence of institutional policies that support open access and the low awareness of copyright issues within the organization. Another obstacle was the absence of appropriate information management skills. As a preparation for other organizations who want to implement a repository, the speaker underlined the importance of system comparability, technical ICT skills and collaboration within the organization. During the whole implementation process the FAO team offered technical support. Another key to success was the additional support of the AGRIS community.
Questions from the audience
What is the OAI-PMH layer with is supposed to put metadata into the repository? There is an option to configure that protocol. We want do optimize it so FAO can harvest KAINet.
About Richard Kedemi
Richard is a System/Web Administrator at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) for the Kenya Agricultural Information Network (KAINet). He is focusing mainly on issues related to information management sharing and exchange with much detail on tools and technologies.
Overview of 'Análisis de resultados y estrategias de mejora en repositorios de libre acceso: el caso de citaREA'
Questions from the audience
About Andrés Yubero
Andrés Yubero Cortés has a Bachelor in Advanced Studies in Information Systems and Information Science, Arts, and a Diploma in Library and Information Science. He worked as a librarian in the Documentation and Information Center Consumer Aragones and now works at the Center for Research and Food Technology of Aragon (Zaragoza, Spain).
Overview of 'Creative Commons and Archive Scanning of Google the editorial production de IICA'
Federico Sancho presented the experience of IICA with the archive scanning of Google and with the use of the Creative Commons license. The overall aim of IICA (Inter-American Information Center for Agriculture) is to enhance the agricultural competitiveness and the sustainable development of the agricultural domain.
Since five years IICA works with Google and faces now several benefits: The number of sales has raised, the digitalization has a good cost-benefit ratio, the visibility of the institutional productions and of agricultural contents in general has grown and the preservation of contents has been secured.
With around 13 million visits of books after five years, the copyright licenses gain much importance: Since 2012 a policy was established that editorial productions of IICA have to be established with the Creative Commons license. That means that the contents can be cited and modified and that it is not allowed to use them for economic benefits.
For more coherence in Open Access publications, IICA has followed the recommendations of CIARD of having a clear policy for publications, following digital and repository standards, of defining clearly the use rights of the resources and of connecting the contents with the institutional homepages.
About Federico Sancho
Federico Sancho is Head of the Inter-American Information Center for Agriculture (IICA) in San Jose, Costa Rica. Master in Business Administration and Phd Candidate in Business Sciences, he is a development project and international trade specialist. Currently, he is also the president of the International Agricultural Information Specialists IAALD.
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