December 3, 2007
|8:00 -9:00 a.m.
|| Continental Breakfast
|9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO
| 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Plenary: Institutional Repositories
Greg Zick, Vice President, Digital Collection Services,
This opening plenary documents the history of the IR and charts a course
for the future by providing an overview of evolving IR tools and services.
|10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
The Third Wave of Library's
Managing Local, Digital Material
Peter Murray, Assistant Director
for New Service Development,
OhioLINK: the Ohio Library and Information Network
[Academic] Libraries are gearing
up for the third wave of information under our stewardship. In
the first wave, libraries purchased, made discoverable, and managed
information from commercial sources in physical forms (e.g., paper-bound
monographs, traditional serials, and microform archives). In the
second wave, libraries licensed, made discoverable, and supported
information from commercial sources in digital form (e.g., electronic
journals, index/abstract databases, and image collections).
Libraries are now entering the third wave: selecting, publishing,
and curating locally-produced digital content (institutional repositories,
pre-print archives, and other locally unique collections). In this
third wave, we need the skills and techniques of all of the previous
stages, plus a need to learn a few new tricks. This presentation
offers an overview of the selection, publication, and curation of
locally-produced digital content. The speaker will also end with
a glimpse of the fourth wave.
|10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
|11:15 a.m. -
The Future of DSpace: Making
John S. Erickson, Principal Scientist, Media
and Information Systems Group, HP Labs
Surveys of open repository adopters over the past few years have
confirmed the "institutional" focus of institutional repositories.
The motivations for implementing IRs have historically been those
of the host institution, whereas the stated benefits to individual
users and contributors have either been those of the institution
projected onto to them, or are obvious shared goals such as enabling
greater access to information or providing managed, long-term preservation
of artifacts. These same surveys clearly identify that sustaining
a constant stream of contributions from the user community is the
chronic threat to the health of repositories; even though all open
repository platforms have been designed for self-service ingestion,
it is a fact that the strongest and freshest repositories are those
with professional staffs who are responsible for content management,
a luxury few institutions can afford. The simple truth is that participation
in an IR today represents extra effort for the busy scholar, effort
that doesn't add real value to their research, their authorship,
or their collaboration with others in their field.
We and others in the DSpace community are considering novel ways
to give researchers more incentive to "live" within DSpace,
including features that will motivate them to spend significant time
there, manage their content there, and make formal submission of
content into the IR an easier and more natural part of their work.
In general, we'd like the user's personal space or "desktop" within
DSpace to be an amplifier of their scholarly activities. For example,
we believe that users should have basic --- but in this Web2.0 world,
expected --- capabilities available to them for relating their current
activities and interests to other artifacts in local DSpace collections,
so at HPLabs we are experimenting with features like item bookmarking
and tagging within local collections and using such constructed "context" as
a basis for recommending related items. We're looking at ways to
leverage this further as a basis for identifying and retrieving related
items within that repository's federation (see our earlier notes
on pf-dspace in this blog and elsewhere) and especially for identifying
colleagues with related interests. And we hope to apply these techniques
to the identification and harvesting of related materials from other,
heterogeneous sources such as external blogs, wikis, and web sources
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Wanted: The Right Content
and the Right Content Rights
Trisha L. Davis, Associate Professor,
Rights Management Coordinator, and Head, Serials & E-Resources
The Ohio State University Libraries
Intellectual content in digital form has become a valuable
commodity in both the public and private sectors. When
a commodity is highly valued, the fundamental rights to
copy, transform and distribute become as valuable as the
content itself and must be acquired along with a copy of
the commodity. Managing an institutional repository requires
not only content selection, acquisition, digitization,
storage, indexing, and distribution control, but the rights
to do so. The challenge to acquire these rights begins
with selection and continues through the entire process.
Identification of copyright ownership is not simple in many cases.
Securing the needed rights often is an even more difficult task.
When contributing content to an institutional repository, content
providers frequently offer to grant rights they in fact do not have.
These content providers may not even understand the basic principles
of intellectual property law as related to their own creations. The
institution must work closely with the content providers to clearly
identify intellectual property ownership and assure the correct permissions
and rights have been granted for deposit in the IR. Many variables
come into play with each contribution, such as the origins and nature
of the content, the IR's ability to control access and distribution,
and the long term commitment to maintain the agreed upon rights.
This presentation defines rights management for academic institutional
repositories and offers examples of rights needed and how to obtain
|1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
OAI Object Re-Use & Exchange (ORE)
Herbert Van de Sompel, Team Leader, Digital Library Research and Prototyping
Team, Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Re-Use & Exchange (ORE) is a new interoperability effort by the
Open Archives Initiative that previously published the widely used Protocol
for Metadata Harvesting.
The ORE effort was launched in response to a significant challenge that
has emerged in eScholarship. In contrast to the paper publications of traditional
scholarship, or even their digital counterparts, the artifacts of digital
scholarship are complex aggregations composed of multiple resources with
varying media types, semantics types, network locations, and intra- and inter-relationships.
The future scholarly communication infrastructure, which contains institutional
repositories as core building blocks, requires standardized approaches to
identify, describe, and exchange these new types of scholarly objects.
The presentation will introduce the problem domain addressed by the ORE
effort, and will outline the proposed interoperability solution as described
in the ORE Specifications that are being prepared for public release, early
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
What You're Up Against
Dorothea Salo, Digital
Repository Librarian, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Understand the barriers between you and a successful repository
program. Learn the flaws in the paradigm on which most repositories
have been implemented, and how you can plan around them.
Check in with current best practices surrounding service
models, staffing, and administrative support.
|3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Directions for Repositories from Faculty and Librarian Attitudes
Roger C. Schonfeld, Manager of Research, Ithaka
Both faculty members and academic librarians express deeply conflicted
views about the purpose of repositories, and engagement with repositories
varies widely. To what purposes are repositories being put, and what
purposes does the community have in mind for them? Is the repository
movement just another fad, or is there potential to introduce widespread
change? Should repositories be organized on an institutional basis
or in some other way? In 2006, Ithaka conducted large-scale nationwide
surveys of faculty members and librarians at 4-year academic institutions.
This presentation will share some of the most relevant findings, including
breakdowns by institutional profile and, among faculty members, discipline,
with an emphasis on some of the strategic directions that these findings
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
ETDs: A Logical Addition to Your Digital Repository?
Terry M. Owen , DRUM Coordinator, Digital Repository
at the University of Maryland
Electronic theses and dissertations
(ETDs) are often thought of as a quick and easy way to populate a new
repository, with the expectation that, except for an initial start-up
effort, the collection would grow effortlessly. As it has turned out for the University of Maryland,
ETDs have required ongoing attention and have had some unexpected consequences. ETDs
have lead to the creation of, as well as the frequent adjustment to,
automatic loader programs, regular communications and negotiations
with the Graduate School, setting up procedures for offering embargoes
and writing the necessary code to implement them, adjusting ILL and
cataloging practices, renegotiating contracts for paper copies, and
long-term preservation of the files.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.