Preserving Digital Scholarly Output
Monday, November 16, 2015
Posted by: Nathan Swartzendruber
Learn about new efforts at the
University of Cincinnati’s Libraries to meet campus needs for long-term
preservation and access to all types of digital scholarly output.
Specifically, we will introduce
two systems created through open source software development processes:
Scholar@UC - scholar.uc.edu
– a self-submission institutional repository (IR), and the Open Journal
Systems journal publishing platform. Scholar@UC is built on the Project
Hydra framework, an cross-institution open source programming
initiative, and has brought forth a dramatic transformation within our
libraries and the campus.
A panel of UC Libraries speakers
will reflect on our engagement and development efforts. First, we will
discuss outreach efforts to bring together a small set of “early
adopter” faculty, and the process of assembling their feedback in
personalized, interview-based settings. Then, we will describe the
processes to transform this feedback into functional use cases that
prioritize needs and desires. Finally, we will discuss building a small
yet high-functioning software development team embracing agile
development processes, and our collaborations with UC’s central IT
department as well as other local/national development efforts. We will
close with demonstrations of both systems and optional tours of spaces
such as the software developer’s suite.
This session will be of interest
to people in many fields, including library and information science,
knowledge management, IT, and scholarly publishing.
- Linda Newman – Head, Digital
Collections and Repositories
- Ted Baldwin – Director,
Science and Engineering Libraries
- Eira Tansey – Digital
- Glen Horton – Software
Location: Langsam Library,
Classroom 462 - 2911 Woodside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45221. Interactive
Date: Wednesday, December 2
- 3:30-4:00 p.m. Refreshments
- 4:00-5:30 p.m. Program and
- 5:30-6:00 p.m. Tours given
Cost: $5 for SLA & SWON
members, $10 non-members, free to retired librarians and MLIS students.
Pay with cash or check (payable to SLA Cincinnati Chapter) on day of
Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/scholar-uc
Parking: Parking is covered by
SWON Libraries (parking vouchers will be distributed at event).
Participants should park in the Woodside Garage, located under Langsam
Directions: The main level to
Langsam Library is the 400 level (press 4 on the garage elevator). Enter
glass doors to Langsam Library, and walk to the rear of the 4th floor.
Signs will be posted.
Questions? Contact Ted Baldwin, Ted.Baldwin@uc.edu or