List of Repository Software
- 1 Introduction
- 2 README FIRST
- 3 Basic things to consider before starting
- 4 Priority 1: Non-Profit Open Source Software (OSS) Foundation Support
- 5 Priority 2: Long Term Support (LTS) for Infrastructure
- 6 Priority 3: Open Systems Interoperability (OSI)
- 7 Priority 4: Easy Software Administration (ESA)
- 8 Priority 5: Essential Features
- 9 Table of Open Standards
- 10 Table of Digital Research Publications Archive Software
- 11 Table of Digital Research Data Archive Software
- 12 Table of Digital Research Publication Publishing Software
- 13 Sources
- 14 References
When deciding on a repository software platform, there are other important factors that should be taken into account beyond the comparison of features.
- 2007 - NISO - A FRAMEWORK OF GUIDANCE FOR BUILDING GOOD DIGITAL COLLECTIONS - VIEW ONLINE
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Before beginning or continuing your institutional repository project and selecting a repository software platform, it is essential that you read the following written by Dorothea Salo about the wrong ways to manage an online open access research repository:
This seems to be a symptom of many current institutional repositories, which must be avoided, if they are to succeed.
The symptom being; assigning the wrong people who are digitally illiterate, unskilled, untrained, poorly rewarded, lacking clear management/operational goals and the required resources, to manage open online scholarly publishing systems in the library.
Basic things to consider before starting
It is assumed that the institution is prepared to make provision for the following baseline information technology (IT) infrastructure:
- High speed broadband institutional internet access for the primary production server.
- A primary production data center and two backup data centers in different geophysical locations for the purposes of disaster recovery.
- A test/development/training server for customisation testing, user training and to use as a gateway platform for software and hardware upgrades.
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- The "takedown" campaign by Elsevier
- The "takedown" campaign by the Nature Publishing Group
- The "takedown" campaign by the American Chemical Society
- The "takedown" campaign by the American Civil Engineers Society
Priority 1: Non-Profit Open Source Software (OSS) Foundation Support
- Is the web server software and web application software open source?
- Does the foundation proactively plan the design and implementation of the web application open source software?
- How is the foundation managed?
- Are there open public online elections for members of the management teams?
- Are there regular open public online meetings that are easy to attend and are they recorded?
- Are there any conflicts of interest between commercial service providers and the management teams of the foundation?
- How is the foundation financed?
- Does the foundation actively encourage academic research institutions to become paid members of the foundation?
- Is there detailed information available for donors and how to contribute?
- Is there detailed information available about the donors?
- Does the foundation provide audited financial statements refectling annual incomes, expenditures and capital outlays.
Priority 2: Long Term Support (LTS) for Infrastructure
- Does the system use an open standardised web application server reference architecture?
Priority 3: Open Systems Interoperability (OSI)
- Does the system use a public, standardised and well documented web application programming interface (Web API)?
Regarding open systems, be careful of companies trying to:
Priority 4: Easy Software Administration (ESA)
- Does the software have separate comprehensive, detailed and current online documentation for user/operational AND system/technical support?
- Can the above documentation be exported to an open printable document format?
- Can the software be evaluated online with a demo version?
- Can the software be easily customised to conform to your institutions web style and web user interface guidelines?
Priority 5: Essential Features
- Display content in the language of the user.
All users should be able to select the language they wish to use when working with the repository software.
- CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) for all artifacts
All suitably authorised operators should be able to create, read, update, delete, export and import repository artifacts using standardised metadata schemas.
- Item: Submit Research Publication
Suitably authorised users should be able to submit research publications, via the web user interface.
- Item: Submit Research Data
Suitably authorised users should be able to submit research data to research items and supply a DOI for data submitted, via the web user interface.
- Item: Request-A-Copy
Users should be able to request a copy of an embargoed item from the author of an item, via the web user interface.
- Item: Usage Statistics
Users should be able to view detailed usage statistics per item (views and downloads with geo location data) and be able to export the statistics data, via the web user interface.
- Item: Advanced Search
Users should be able to perform advanced searches and be able to export the search results in standard citation formats, via the web user interface.
- Web2Web Integration
All suitably authorised operators should have the ability to easily integrate the repository with other web systems using a RESTful web API.
- Machine-Readable Unique Identifiers
All suitably authorised operators should have the ability to easily assign interoperable machine-readable unique identifiers to artifacts in the repository, via the web user interface.
- Collection Management
Managers should be able to add, delete, update, export and import collections, via the web user interface.
- User Management
Managers should be able to add, delete, update, export and import user accounts, via the web user interface.
- Item (Publication Record) Management
All suitably authorised operators should be able to add, delete, update, export and import items (Publication Record), via the web user interface.
- File (Bitstream) Management
All suitably authorised operators should be able to add, delete, update, export and import files (Bitstream) to items in the repository, via the web user interface.
- Resource Access Control
Administrators should be able to control access to all the resource entities in the repository, when required, via the web interface.
"Access Control" is usually defined as read/write permission for a specified duration, to a particular resource.
- Website Theme
Administrators should be able to theme the repository with the host institutions brand, via the web user interface.
- Collection Theme
Administrators should be able to theme collection views, via the web user interface.
- Item View Theme
Administrators should be able to configure the layout of item views (Publication Record), via the web user interface.
- Item Submission Forms and Workflows
Administrators should be able to configure item submission forms and workflows for collections, via the web user interface.
Table of Open Standards
|Research Information System||SHared Access Research Ecosystem||SHARE|
|Research Information System||Consortia advancing standards in research administration information||CASRAI|
|Research Information System||European current research information||euroCRIS|
|Research Information System||European researcher profiles||RIOXX|
|Research Archive Standards||Primary Trustworthy Digital Repository Authorization Body (PTAB)||ISO16363|
|Research Archive Standards||Reference model for an open archival information system||OAIS|
|Discovery Standards||ContextObjects in Spans||OpenURL COinS|
|Discovery Standards||Resource Description Framework||RDF|
|Discovery Standards||Linked open data||LOD|
|Discovery Standards||Open Semantic Framework||OSF|
|Research Metrics||Declaration on Research Assessment||DORA|
|Research Metrics||Article Citation||CrossRef|
|Research Metrics||Data Citation||DataCite|
|Research Metrics||Alternative scholarly impact metrics||Altmetrics|
|Research Metrics||Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources||COUNTER|
|Research Metrics||Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative||SUSHI|
|Research Metrics||Bibliography for LaTex||BibTex|
|Metadata Standards||Bibliographic Framework||BIBFRAME|
|Metadata Standards||Resource Description and Access||RDA|
|Metadata Standards||Dublin core metadata initiative||Dublin Core|
|Metadata Standards||Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard||METS|
|Metadata Standards||Metadata Object Description Schema||MODS|
|Metadata Standards||Encoded Archival Description||EAD|
|Metadata Standards||Analyzed Layout and Text Object||ALTO|
|Identifier Standards||Digital Object Identifiers||DOI's.|
|Identifier Standards||HANDLE||HANDLE SYSTEM|
|Identifier Standards||Archival Resource Key||ARK|
|Identifier Standards||Universally unique identifier||UUID|
|Identifier Standards||Researcher Identifier||ORCID|
|Identifier Standards||Funder Identifier||FundRef|
|Interoperability Standards||Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting||OAI-PMH|
|Interoperability Standards||Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange||OAI-ORE|
|Interoperability Standards||Resource Sync||RSync|
|Interoperability Standards||Comma Separated Value||CSV|
|Interoperability Standards||Extensible Markup Language||XML|
|Interoperability Standards||Journal Article Tag Suite||JATS|
|Interoperability Standards||Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit||SWORD|
|Software Development Standards||Agile software development||Agile|
|Software Development Standards||SCRUM||SCRUM|
|Web Application Standards||Web programming language||PHP or Python or Perl or Java|
|Web Application Standards||Hypertext markup language and cascading stylesheets||HTML and CSS|
|Web Application Standards||Representational State Transfer||RESTful|
|Web Application Standards||Web Application Programming Interface with Create Read Update Delete Functionality||Web API with CRUD"|
|Web Application Standards||Sender Policy Framework||SPF|
|Digital Object Curation||Data dictionary for preservation metadata||PREMIS 2.0|
|Digital Object Curation||Verify data integrity||Checksum|
|Digital Object Curation||Document Files||OpenDocument and PDF/A|
|Digital Object Curation||Image Files||PNG etc..|
|Digital Object Curation||Audio Files||FLAC etc..|
|Digital Object Curation||Video Files||X264 etc..|
|Digital Object Curation||Datasets SQL||ANSI SQL|
Table of Digital Research Publications Archive Software
Table of Digital Research Data Archive Software
Table of Digital Research Publication Publishing Software
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- 2016 - HGIBSON - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE SCHOLARY COMMUNICATION RECORD BY ACADEMIC LIBRARIES
- 2015 - COAR - ROADMAP FOR REPOSITORY INTEROPERABILITY
- 2015 - LINUX FOUNDATION - SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR GUIDE
- 2015 - DSPACE - ROADMAP
- 2015 - ACRL - LIBRARIES AS PUBLISHERS
- 2014 - MF - DON'T REINVENT THE WHEEL
- 2014 - MF - BUILD ROADS NOT STAGECOACHES
- 2014 - UNESCO - COMPARISON OF REPOSITORY SOFTWARE
- 2004 - OSI - GUIDE TO INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY SOFTWARE