DSpace must-do's for Open Repositories 2015


Symplectic Repository Tools: Repository Integration

Presentation: Graham Triggs & Sarah Molloy

Symplectic wants to lower administrative burden on repository administrators and university personnel by integrating their Elements research information management system into major open source repository platforms such as DSpace. This meeting is an exquisite opportunity to bring together repository admins and discus caveats, use-cases and future improvements of integrating external tools into DSpace.

  • 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Regency F
DSpace Developer and DCAT Meeting

This session will be organised to bring developers and DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) members together in a less formal meeting to discuss future developments to the DSpace codebase. Tim Donohue (DuraSpace) will use this opportunity to demonstrate the the current roadmap to DCAT and the DSpace developer group, who assisted him during the roadmap creation. Afterwards DCAT members and DSpace developers will have the opportunity to discuss and provide feedback to the roadmap.

  • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Regency D


ORCID logoIntegrating with External Systems: the use case of ORCID

The past few years, ORCID identifiers have been emerging in the world of digital repositories leading the major repository platforms to start building ORCID integrations. These integrations are still in an early stage of adoption however. The session will focus on the benefits end-users would obtain from a more thorough adoption of ORCID identifiers.

  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Regency A-D
Poster Reception

This reception brings together people and many different ideas. DSpace related topics in the poster session include the integration of external systems and disaster recovery.

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Regency Foyer


On thursday several DSpace user groups take place. Although there are many interesting sessions and presentations during this day, we did take the liberty to select a few.

DSpace Interest Group 1: DSpace Strategic Plan and Road Map

In the past few months there has been created a future vision plan for DSpace, elaborated in the DSpace roadmap. Similar to the DCAT and DSpace developer meeting, Tim Donohue will present this roadmap. After the presentation there is time allocated for questions and discussions.

  • 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Network
DSpace Interest Group 2A: DSpace 5 / Managing Research (and Open) Data

During this session the flemish government will present their strategy of creating durable item relations. By surpassing DSpace’s hierarchical data model administrators are able to define an item’s relation to others in a way that corresponds real life relationships. As this relationship model is currently already in production, it will be proposed as a contribution to DSpace 6.

  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Network
DSpace statisticsDSpace Interest Group 2B: Supporting Open Scholarship / Exploring Metrics

Amongst other presentations, @mire will present the use of metadata based statistics. When DSpace administrators have such information at their disposal they can get valuable insights in the way their repository is being used. For example; an administrator could see which authors are most popular by generating statistics of item page views and bitstream downloads of their content.

  • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Regency E
DSpace Interest Group 3A: Review Workflow Workshop

This session is chaired by Andrea Schweer from the University of Waikato, New Zealand and will cover the use of the DSpace workflow. Attendees are invited to join the discussion on good versus bad workflow aspects and possible improvements to this system.

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Network