KIE Head of Information Services to present at international conference

On June 15, KIE Head of Information Services Mark Hakkarinen will present his paper, Enhancing Citation-only Repositories with Digital Object Identifiers, OpenURL and Memento Links, at the 11th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2016) at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Hakkarinen’s presentation will be one of three given on metadata and identifiers at the three day conference. OR2016 is especially important this year, as 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a seminal moment in Irish history, which led several years later to Ireland’s independence from British rule. According to conference leaders, the community has also reached a seminal moment in repositories and data management in which the field is moving from closed access silos to a world of open access, aggregation, interoperation and the eruption of the Internet of Things.

Abstract from the paper follows:

The Bioethics Research Library had a legacy LiveLink system of more than 300,000 citations representing a comprehensive index of diverse bioethics literature from 1974-2009. We wanted to update the citations with links to external systems and support open scholarship through hosting a free research index, similar to PubMed and PhilPapers.org, to enhance the value for researchers.

Our approach was to add the collection to our DSpace IR and enhance the citations with DOI, OpenURL, and Memento links. We created a script to lookup Digital Object Identifiers assigned by publishers and to generate OpenURL links to WorldCat’s link resolver registry. Links in the citations were updated to use Memento, integrating with the Wayback Machine. The result of this effort is a collection that promotes discovery of content independent of access to that content and to provide a research index as an interoperable, linked platform.

In conclusion, we found that the decision to enhance and migrate the citations to DSpace to be valuable for researchers. It has assisted with the discovery of literature and has resulted in an increase in requests for content in the research index. The citation collections also represent the highest used resource in our institutional repository, Digital Georgetown.

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