Streamlining Deposit: OJS to Repository Plugin

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From the project website:

"Our idea is to write a plugin that sends data automatically to Institutional Repositories using the Edina Broker (previously directly to the institutional repository via SWORD), adding support for linking data from Dryad (an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature) and figshare (an open access repository developed by Digital Science) and other existing services"

From Spotlight Data: Jisc RDS Software Projects

"Streamlining deposit aims to build plugins “into the submission process and will give the user the option to submit their supplementary files [such as figures; charts; datasets; appendices] to” Figshare, Dryad and to Jisc Router. The project will simplify the workflow for authors and allow authors to quickly obtain a DOI for their data.
Key project outputs:
  1. OJS plugin working with Figshare"

From a synthesis of the projects in the context of the OAIS model, by Jen Mitcham of the Filling the Digital Preservation Gap project

"Still on the edges of the OAIS model (and perhaps most comfortably sitting within the Producer-Archive Interface) is a project called “Streamlining deposit: OJS to Repository Plugin” from City University London which intends to make the process of submission of papers to journals and associated datasets to repositories more streamlined for researchers. They are developing a plugin to send data direct from a journal to a data repository. They want to streamline the submission process for authors who need to make additional data available alongside their publications. This will ensure that the appropriate data gets deposited and linked to a publication in order to ultimately enable access to others.
Ultimately these 2 projects are all about giving researchers the tools to make depositing data easier and, in doing so, ensuring that the repository also gets the information it needs to manage the data in the long term. This impacts on digital preservation in 2 ways. First the easier processes for deposit will encourage more data to be deposited in repositories where it can then be preserved. Secondly, data submitted in this way should include better metadata (with a direct link to a related publication) which will make the job of the repository in providing access to this data easier and ultimately encourage re-use."

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This project will potentially have a huge impact on preservation, simply by making deposit processes easier. There is however a minimal impact on the related preservation functions that come later in the curation lifecycle. Analysis in this review work has therefore been minimal.

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