[Oa-italia] nuovo registro per repository con DSpace

Susanna Mornati mornati a cilea.it
Mar 11 Maggio 2010 22:44:53 CEST

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Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 11:56:14 -0400
From: Valorie Hollister <vhollister a duraspace.org>
Subject: [Dspace-general] New and Improved DSpace Registry

Dear DSpace Community,

There is a new resource now available to the DSpace community -- the 
much improved DSpace user registry 
(http://www.dspace.org/whos-using-dspace/Repository-List.html). Please 
read the news item below for more information.

Valorie Hollister
Director of Community Development, DSpace Project
vhollister a duraspace.org

Have you ever wondered which institutions have upgraded to the most 
recent version of DSpace or which repositories have video files stored?
DuraSpace is pleased to announce a new resource, the  community DSpace 
Registry (http://www.dspace.org/whos-using-dspace/Repository-List.html).
The database was conceived of and designed by members of the DSpace 
Global Outreach Committee 
  (DGOC) to address one of the biggest challenges within the DSpace user 
community; not just to identify which institutions used DSpace, but also 
cultivate a resource with some basic information about those 
repositories to help facilitate connections between users. The work 
started early last year and included a Community Networking Survey 
which gathered data about repositories and seeded the information now 
available in the database.
Members of the DSpace community will now be able to search the database 
to discover other institutions which have similar repositories, 
environments or interests to their own. The hope of DGOC and the 
DuraSpace organization is that this listing will help foster all types 
of connections and collaborations in the future.

What is new?
The most popular page on the dspace.org site for the last few years has 
been the "Who's Using DSpace?" page. This page was a simple list of 
DSpace repositories with only the institution name, country and URL link 
listed. The list was not easily searchable or sortable.
The new DSpace repositories database provides much more information and 
functionality. And there are now over 800 known repositories included in 
the database, representing over 80 countries.
Main Table View
The main database view provides you with a sortable table of all known 
DSpace instances. It includes the institution name, country, type of 
institution (academic, museum, government, etc), DSpace version/user 
interface and the URL link. This list can be re-ordered by any of the 
fields listed -- so if you want to get a quick view of who is using 1.6 
XML/Manakin it can be done in an instant by clicking on the column header.
Detailed Repository View
To view all the available information about a specific repository (use 
case, file types stored, type of content stored, addons/extensions, 
database, operating system, etc), you simply click on the institution 
name. You will then view all the information available in the database 
about that particular repository.
On the left hand side there is a number of search filters, including an 
open text search which you can use to perform a single or multi-faceted 
search and will produce a listing of those institutions which meet your 
selected criteria.

How can you add or update your institution's information?
The information available in the repositories database is limited to 
what has been provided by the institution either by registering 
previously on dspace.org, the ROAR listing (http://roar.eprints.org/) or 
by responding to the April 2009 Community Networking Survey. We would 
love to help foster more connections. Please take the time to register 
or to update your repository's information by making use of the 
registration form 
for new listings or update form 
(http://www.dspace.org/component/option,com_facileforms/Itemid,154/) for 
existing listings. Please note that we expect updates to existing 
listings may take a few days to show up in the database and we ask for 
your patience.

Many thanks to the DGOC for their design and review work on this 
project. Thanks also to Valorie Hollister, Director of Community 
Development, DSpace Project/DuraSpace for driving the project forward 
and to Lauren L'Esperance, DSpace.org webmaster who worked out all the 
technical pieces.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and comments about the new 
DSpace Registry. Please contact Valorie Hollister at 
vhollister[at]duraspace.org directly.

Susanna Mornati, Responsabile Area Ricerca CILEA
Via R. Sanzio 4, I-20090 SEGRATE MI
tel. +39 02 2699 5322, cell. +39 348 7090 226

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