From Claudio Cortese, 4Science In June two major events were held involving the Repositories Community: Open Repositories OR2018 in Bozeman, MT (USA), and CRIS2018 in Umeå (Sweden).
In Bozeman 4Science took part in presentations related to providing updates on DSpace 7 development (here you can find all the talks/workshops). 4Science co-led the workshop on DSpace 7 REST API and co-presented a project with Hasselt University, where we developed the DSpace 7 UI new submission module (https://bit.ly/2ytG96M).
- the implementation within DSpace-CRIS of the IIIF Authentication API (https://bit.ly/2K2hFGx);
- the migration to DSpace-GLAM of the Digital Library at the National Library of Naples (https://bit.ly/2M87dKS);
- a talk on: Next generation repositories: Scaling up repositories to a global knowledge commons, co-authored with some members of the COAR NGR WG;
- a poster about the implementation of interoperability tools in several open source platform thanks to an OpenAIRE award (https://bit.ly/2tpuFvc); our poster was voted by attendees as the most relevant to the conference theme;
- a poster on Research Data Management Platforms (https://bit.ly/2tn1KrL).
Finally, 4Science was part of the team who won the Ideas Challenge with a proposal for image tagging within DSpace by means of the IIIF Image Viewer and an Artificial Intelligence application.
Following OR we traveled to Umeå, Sweden where we organized a workshop on DSpace-CRIS within the event co-hosted by euroCRIS and DuraSpace. After presenting the updates on the roadmap to DSpace 7 and an overview of DSpace-CRIS, we left the floor to several institutions that presented their DSpace-CRIS projects in collaboration with 4Science:
- Coimbra University (https://estudogeral.sib.uc.pt/)
- Cyprus University of Technology (http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/)
- Trieste University (https://www.openstarts.units.it/)
- Goettingen University (development phase)
- Technical University of Hamburg (soon in production)
During the conference there were more contributions by our Clients, including the Technical University of Hamburg with the self-explaining title “From PURE to DSpace-CRIS”. On Friday we held a tutorial and on the last day we finished with a presentation on how to make research information FAIR with DSpace-CRIS.