[Oa-italia] articoli sui depositi istituzionali in D-lib magazine

Maria Cassella maria.cassella a unito.it
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 
their conten/t.

 Link articolo: 
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november07/phillips/11phillips.html ;

 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, 
and implementation?
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?

/Link dell'articolo: 
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november07/rieh/11rieh.html#Markey ;

il terzo, infine,  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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Maria Cassella

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