Special Issue "Selected Papers from Open Repositories 2018"

A special issue of Publications (ISSN 2304-6775).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
William J. Nixon

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
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Dermot Frost

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
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Evviva Weinraub

Northwestern University, USA
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Claire Knowles

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the very successful Open Repositories 2018 in Bozeman, Montana, USA, we would like to build on the conference theme of “Sustaining Open” with a Special Issue of peer-reviewed papers, which further develop individual presentations and the broader conference theme. We would like to invite you, as a presenter at OR2018, to contribute to this Special Issue.

There were over 200 submissions to Open Repositories 2018 and over 140 were accepted as conference papers, panels and developer talks across a range of themes, including:

  • Open source software – sustainability of software developed locally and large open source systems, legacy code
  • Community – reaching out to new audiences, developing a community, governance
  • Content – research data, digital preservation, persistent urls, archiving
  • Teams/People – staff and knowledge within the community, contingency planning, training and development, and succession planning
  • Projects – sustainability of projects beyond the grant, maturing communities
  • Infrastructure/Integrations – integrations between systems, changing technical environments
  • Policy – national, international, local and community policy and decisions
  • Challenges of Sustainability – funding, local, technical, community
  • Rights and Copyright – including data protection, sharing and storing of content
  • Reuse, Standards, and Reproducibility – for example software, data, content types
  • New open technologies and standards

William J. Nixon
Dermot Frost
Evviva Weinraub
Claire Knowles
Guest Editors

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Publications is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Open Access 
  • Open Scholarship 
  • Open Data 
  • Open Science 
  • Research Data 
  • Metrics 
  • Cultural Heritage

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Open AccessArticle Labours of Love and Convenience: Dealing with Community-Supported Knowledge in Museums
Publications 2019, 7(1), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7010019
Received: 3 January 2019 / Revised: 16 February 2019 / Accepted: 27 February 2019 / Published: 7 March 2019
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This writing utilizes the case study of a specific project, namely adopting a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) based on open source technologies at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), to describe the thought process, which along the way led to the discovery [...] Read more.
This writing utilizes the case study of a specific project, namely adopting a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) based on open source technologies at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), to describe the thought process, which along the way led to the discovery of Linked Data and more general technology development practices based on community participation. In order to better replicate such a thought process and its evolution into a broader strategy that goes beyond technology, this paper will begin by describing the problem that the Collection IT team at AIC had been initially tasked to resolve, and its technical implementation. After that, the paper will treat the strategic shift of resources from a self-contained production and review cycle toward an exchange-based economy. The challenges, both external and internal, posed by this change will be addressed. All the while, the paper will highlight perspectives and challenges related to the museum sector, and the efforts of AIC to adopt views and methodologies that have traditionally been associated with the library world. A section is dedicated to ongoing efforts of the same nature among museums. Full article
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Open AccessCase Report The Ecosystem of Repository Migration
Publications 2019, 7(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7010016
Received: 19 December 2018 / Revised: 21 February 2019 / Accepted: 1 March 2019 / Published: 5 March 2019
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Indiana University was an early adopter of the Fedora repository, developing it as a home for heterogeneous digital library content from a variety of collections with unique content models. After joining the Hydra Project, now known as Samvera, in 2012, development progressed on [...] Read more.
Indiana University was an early adopter of the Fedora repository, developing it as a home for heterogeneous digital library content from a variety of collections with unique content models. After joining the Hydra Project, now known as Samvera, in 2012, development progressed on a variety of applications that formed the foundation for digital library services using the Fedora 4 repository. These experiences have shaped migration planning to move from Fedora 3 to Fedora 4 for this large and inclusive set of digital content. Moving to Fedora 4 is not just a repository change; it is an ecosystem shift. End user interfaces for access, management systems for collection managers, and data structures are all impacted. This article shares what Indiana University has learned about migrating to Fedora 4 to help others work through their own migration considerations. This article is also meant to inspire the Fedora repository development community to offer ways to further ease migration work, sustaining Fedora users moving forward, and inviting new Fedora users to try the software and become involved in the community. Full article
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