- 1 ** The Self-Hosting Value Proposition **
- 2 Organisations
- 3 DSpace Repository Support
- 3.1 African Support
- 3.2 International Support
- 3.3 International Open Access Discussion
- 3.4 Service Providers
- 3.5 Consultants
- 4 Research
- 5 Journals
- 6 Cloud Providers
- 7 Repository Examples
- 8 Contacts for Stellenbosch Systems
- 9 Stellenbosch University Library Systems
- 10 List of academic repositories in South Africa using DSpace
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Support of scholarly communication is becoming more formalised.
Below are links to some examples of organisations.
DSpace Repository Support
This is a discussion list to discuss, communicate, share information on all open access and institutional repositories related issues in Africa and South Africa.
Before posting a request, please see: https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/Support first.
International Open Access Discussion
The Global Open Access List (GOAL) is the successor of the American Scientist Open Access (AmSci) Forum, which was the first Open Access Forum, begun in 1998 and hosted for 13 years (1998-2011) by Sigma Xi. http://amsci-forum.amsci.org/archives/American-Scientist-Open-Access-Forum.html
Open Access is no longer just an American or a Scientific Matter. It is a global movement with the goal of making all 2.5 million articles published annually in the planet's 25,000 peer-reviewed journals -- in all scholarly and scientific fields, and in all languages -- freely accessible online to anyone on the Web.
GOAL is accordingly dedicated to the discussion of Open Access practice and policy-making by the worldwide research community (in no order: researchers, universities, research institutions, research funding agencies, governmental research policy-makers and commercial entities) with the aim of enabling concrete, practical steps to be taken to achieve Open Access. Chief among these goals are techniques for increasing the amount of Open Access, as well as metrics of research usage and impact.
Repository Institutional Management
<tab width="50%" class="wikitable sortable" sep=comma head=top> Name,Institution,Contact Dr Reggie Raju,UCT,firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Leti Kleyn,UP,email@example.com Ina Smith,ASSAf,firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle Willmers,UCT,email@example.com Lazarus Matizirofa,NRF,firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Mwesigwa,Makerere University,email@example.com Bravismore Mumanyi,University of Namibia,firstname.lastname@example.org Charlie Maphuntshane Molepo,University of the Free State,MolepoCM@ufs.ac.za Wouter Klapwijk,Stellenbosch University,email@example.com Makaba Macanda,University of Johannesburg,firstname.lastname@example.org </tab>
<tab width="50%" class="wikitable sortable" sep=comma head=top> Name,Institution,Contact Tlou Mathiba,University of Pretoria,email@example.com Allison Fullard,University of the Western Cape,firstname.lastname@example.org Denise Nicholson,University of the Witwatersrand,email@example.com Ansie van der Westhuizen,University of South Africa,Watkiapj@unisa.ac.za Kataila Ramalibana,NRF,Kataila.firstname.lastname@example.org Paulette Talliard,Stellenbosch University,email@example.com Ricardo Davids,Stellenbosch University,firstname.lastname@example.org Cornelle van Wyk,University of the Free State,email@example.com Mimi Seyffert,Stellenbosch University,firstname.lastname@example.org </tab>
<tab width="50%" class="wikitable sortable" sep=comma head=top> Name,Institution,Contact Dr Hussein Suleman,UCT,email@example.com Shaun Donovan,Private,firstname.lastname@example.org Nikunj Patel,Private,email@example.com Lighton Phiri,Private,firstname.lastname@example.org Darryn Francesco,Private,email@example.com Thato Mahlatji,Private,firstname.lastname@example.org </tab>
<tab width="50%" class="wikitable sortable" sep=comma head=top> Name,Institution,Contact Hilton Gibson,Stellenbosch University,email@example.com Lewatle Phaladi,Unversity of the Witwatersrand,Lewatle.Phaladi@wits.ac.za Barrie Swanepoel,University of Johannesburg,firstname.lastname@example.org Sean Carte,Private,email@example.com Solomon Kapfunde,University of the Western Cape,firstname.lastname@example.org Sakhi Louw,University of the Western Cape,email@example.com Herbert K. Nguruwe,Cape Peninsula University of Technology,firstname.lastname@example.org Daniel Deogratus,Private,email@example.com Solomon Mekonnen,Private,firstname.lastname@example.org Vimal Kumar,Mahatma Gandhi University Library,email@example.com </tab>
Below is a list of journals doing research on scholarly communication.
Some of the very ripe areas for research are:
- Costs of scholarly communication publication (commercial and academic).
- Open scholarly communication sustainability (the "forever" problem).
- Self-hosted open scholarly communication systems.
- Librarian open scholarly communication competencies.
- Open Access
http://www.journalofelectronicpublishing.org http://jlsc-pub.org/jlsc http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/index http://sajlis.journals.ac.za http://www.ejisdc.org http://bd.org.tr/index.php/bd http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP http://leo.cineca.it/index.php/jlis http://ijism.ricest.ac.ir/index.php/ijism http://www.libraryinnovation.org/index http://www.informationr.net/ir/index.html http://journalofia.org http://journal.code4lib.org
- Closed Access
If you presently do not have the technical infrastructure and expertise to host your own repository on campus, then have a look at a hosted cloud solution.
- If you choose or have chosen this route, then check very carefully, the service contract to ensure that you can export your digital assets and associated metadata, at any time, even if you have failed to meet any financial obligations for the contracted service.
- It is always better to have possession of your own digital files (bitstreams) on a server on your campus, and therefore be able to control your own costs, rather than be at the mercy of a cloud provider.
- The continued use of a cloud service may result in a "repository cloud hosting crisis" the same as the "serials bundle crisis".
Below are links to repositories that have started to take a system approach to repository management by supplying a help wiki and a news blog. In addition they have short clean memorable URL's. Unfortunately policies have yet to be published.
- http://scholar.sun.ac.za - Wiki and blog. Registered with harvesters.
- http://uir.unisa.ac.za - Blog, no wiki and registered with harvesters.
- http://cadmus.eui.eu - Fantastic XMLUI style etc...
- http://repository.uneca.org - Wiki and blog. Not registered with harvesters.
- http://hub.hku.hk - Unique researcher profiles
Below are links to repositories used for digital collections.
Contacts for Stellenbosch Systems
- For open access advocacy and repository content management , please contact:
Mimi Seyffert: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For repository preservation, repository interoperability and digitisation management, please contact:
Wouter Klapwijk: email@example.com
- For repository systems management and errors/omissions/improvements regarding this wiki guide, please contact:
Hilton Gibson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stellenbosch University Library Systems
The guidelines were used to build the following systems: