[Oa-italia] articoli sui depositi istituzionali in D-lib magazine
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Mar 20 Nov 2007 15:03:32 CET
L'ultimo numero di D-Lib Magazine http://www.dlib.org/dlib.html pubblica
tre articoli ai depositi istituzionali.
1. il primo articolo e' dedicato a Manakin la nuova interfaccia adottata
dal software D-Space, che sostituisce l'attuale interfaccia basata su
tecnologia JSP. Manakin dovrebbe rendere piu' flessibile e facilmente
personalizzabile l'interfaccia di D-Space. Se ne e' parlato ampiamente
anche a Roma ad ottobre al D-space user meeting, dove si e' tenuto anche
un tutorial sull'argomento.
Di seguito trovate uno stralcio dell'introduzione.
/This article begins with a broad overview of Manakin and its role in
the digital library landscape. A more technical discussion then
considers Manakin's three major architectural components: Aspects,
Themes, and the DRI Schema. Finally, we examine several use cases that
have employed Manakin to solve difficult real-world problems. At the
conclusion of the article, the reader will understand how Manakin can be
used at their institution to adapt a repository's interface to the
individual requirements of their users and the unique properties of
2. il secondo tratta dell'indagine ad ampio spettro sui depositi
istituzionali degli Stati Uniti, nota anche come MIRACLE Project, gia'
segnalata da E. Giglia su questa lista e ne commenta i risultati
Copio ed incollo dall'introduzione:
/Findings are based on the Census of Institutional Repositories in the
United States carried out by the Making Institutional Repositories A
Collaborative Learning Environment (MIRACLE) project at the University
of Michigan with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library
Services (IMLS) (Markey, Rieh, St. Jean, Kim, & Yakel, 2007). /
/The discussion of IRs in this article focuses on a comparison across
four categories of IR involvement: (1) no planning to date (NP); (2)
planning only (PO); (3) planning and pilot-testing one or more IR
systems (PPT), and; (4) public implementation of an IR system (IMP). We
believe that it is important to compare the IR census findings with
respect to these four stages of IR development, because the experiences
and lessons learned from IMP and PPT institutions can be useful for less
mature IRs. The perceptions and expectations from NP and PO institutions
are of interest as well, because they provide both misconceptions of IRs
as well as new approaches to them. This article addresses the following
topics and questions:
Leaders: Who bears the responsibility for IR planning, pilot-testing,
Funding: From where does IR funding come?
Content: What types of document are in IRs, and which content
recruitment methods are most popular?
Contributors: Who contributes to IRs?
Systems: Which IR systems are most prevalent?
il terzo, infine, è dedicato al deposito delle biblioteche accademiche
dello stato dello UTAH, un'esperienza di deposito "consortile" su base
/The Utah Digital Repository (http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/utah_ir/),
an LSTA grant-funded project, serves as a model for the creation of a
statewide repository. This case study will explore the development and
growth of institutional repositories in academic libraries in the state
of Utah. Built on the existing framework of the Mountain West Digital
Library, the Utah Digital Repository project provided a librarian's
toolkit, training sessions, outreach, and technical assistance as pilot
sites developed an IR. This framework of support ensures that an
academic library of any size can launch an institutional repository. A
single web site allows users to search the aggregated metadata of
multiple institutions. This article includes statistics and survey
results in addition to an overview of the development process that will
aid other libraries considering the development of similar shared
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