REPOSITORY WORK GROUP  

OBJECTIVE:

Strengthen, support and generate new initiatives that improve the access and quality of digital repositories for the benefit of all CEDIA members and the academic community of the country, through research and innovation of actions that allow integration and interoperability.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • It works collaboratively with the different member institutions of the group to generate proposals, projects, and services that contribute to the academic community of the country.
  • It seeks to establish strategic relationships between institutions at a national and international level: Federated Network of Scientific Publications in Latin America (THE REFERENCE), Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) and Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).
  • It promotes continual training and education in institutional repositories in the country.

The group has carried out several activities and projects that contribute to institutions such as:

  • Creation of the recommendation system for the search of digital resources published as Linked Data from CEDIA member repositories.
  • Optimization of the platform to visualize indicators and ranking the digital repositories integrated in the RRAAE.
  • A semantic search engine of bibliographic resources called BSRB was built. This service is available to member institutions that need to implement it in their institution.
  • Creation of an application that allows consulting and storing information from the institutions digital resources, and is available to member institutions that require this application.
  • Performs constant training for the standardization of metadata in the country’s institutional repositories.
  • Improvement of MOOC on the subject of digital preservation.
  • Preparing an open access policy proposal for institutional repositories.

BENEFITS:

  • To make visible the scientific and academic production of the institutional repositories of Ecuadorian universities at a national and international level through the RRAAE.
  • Access to open digital resources of Ecuadorian institutions.
  • To have services that improve the semantic interoperability of open digital repositories.
  • Access to the online course on the digital preservation of academic / scientific production in CEDIA member universities.
  • Have a semantic search engine of bibliographic resources (BSRB), as was successful in the documentary center Juan Bautista Vázquez of the University of Cuenca.
  • The institutions could perform consultancies or advice on open access policies and best practices for repositories, in metrics, rankings, and management.

For more information: info@cedia.org.ec / gt_repositorios@cedia.org.ec 

Link: http://gtrepositorios.cedia.org.ec/