Workshops and Tutorials

Monday workshops and tutorials are included as part of the conference registration fee, but separate sign up is required. Online signup is now closed. If you did not sign up in advance, you may sign up for a space in workshops and tutorials that are not full when you check in at the registration desk on Monday.

 

Title Authors/Organisations Abstracts
Islandora for Repository Developers (9:00-12:30) Erin Tripp (O’Halloran) (discoverygarden inc), Mark Leggott (Islandora Foundation) Islandora is a digital asset management system that provides out-of-the-box repository solutions (Solution Packs) for a wide range of digital collections and research domains. Islandora combines the Drupal CMS and Fedora Commons repository software, together with additional open source applications (including Solr), to deliver a wide range of functionality. The proposed workshop will give participants a chance to explore some of the advanced features of Islandora, including the Solr client and the XML Form Builder.
Islandora for Repository Administrators (1:30-5:00) Erin Tripp (O’Halloran) (discoverygarden inc.), Mark Leggott (Islandora Foundation) Islandora is a digital asset management system that provides out-of-the-box repository solutions (Solution Packs) for a wide range of digital collections and research domains. Islandora combines the Drupal CMS and Fedora Commons repository software, together with additional open source applications (including Solr), to deliver a wide range of functionality. The proposed workshop will provide users with information about the Islandora software framework, and allow users to test drive a full Islandora installation using local virtual machines or the online Islandora sandbox.
Enhanced Research Data Management and Publication with Globus (1:30-5:00) Steve Tuecke, Vas Vasiliadis (University of Chicago) The management and publication of large research datasets presents challenges for researchers, librarians, and campus data center providers alike. While existing campus data providers typically have large storage allocations they are limited in their reach and utility due, in part, to unreliable tools and a wide variety of storage systems with sub-optimal user interfaces. Further, they do not yet support the high-level workflows and submission and access policies required for data publication. In this session, participants will learn how to use the data management and publication capabilities provided by Globus to publish large research datasets.Unlike other approaches, Globus provides research data management and publication capabilities as a hosted service, available to the broader research community. Globus can therefore be leveraged by researchers across the globe to seamlessly manage, transfer, synchronize, share and publish datasets without needing to manage the low-level technical challenges associated with such activities independent of data location, size or heterogeneity.Attendees will be introduced to Globus and have the opportunity for hands-on interaction with these systems. We will describe how Globus services for public cloud storage integration and data publication can be used by institutions to meet an increasingly common need by campus libraries.
Fedora Committers Meeting (9:00-12:30) Andrew Woods (DuraSpace) Open Repositories represents an annual opportunity to bring current and prospective Fedora developers together to review, discuss, and share: current initiatives; upcoming roadmap; design issues; collaboration opportunities, etc. Although this meeting is open to community developers interested in joining the Fedora effort, this is a working/planning session and not a Fedora tutorial.
The DuraCloud Workshop: “Clear Blue Skies” Training and Discussion (9:00-12:30) Carissa Smith, Bill Branan (DuraSpace) The DuraCloud workshop will familiarize participants with the DuraCloud open source software and hosted service. Starting with an overview of the core DuraCloud open source software and REST API capabilities, the workshop will then move into how to transfer content into DuraCloud, how DuraCloud replicates and performs content health checks, and how to retrieve content from DuraCloud. Participants will follow along with a hands-on, interactive demo of the DuraCloud software as examples of the abovementioned are discussed.
Moving Forward: Making digital repositories part of the information landscape – an exploration of different standards and models for integrating digital repositories with external systems – including practical examples (5:30-7:00) [FULL] Jack O’Sullivan (Preservica) This 1 hour interactive workshop will discuss and demonstrate the merits and challenges of different standards and approaches to integrating digital repositories with external systems – focusing in three areas:

  1. Simplifying and automating ingest (e.g. from digital libraries and content/records management systems e.g. SharePoint).
  2. Synchronizing and sharing metadata (e.g. with catalog systems using proprietary APIs e.g. CALM or standards e.g. OAI-PMH)
  3. Simplifying and improving access (e.g. using APIs like CMIS to integrate with WordPress, Drupal and third-party systems).

The workshop will include:

  • An opportunity for participants to discuss the benefits and challenges of different standards and models for integrating digital repositories with external systems
  • Practical demonstrations of what can be achieved today using example integrations
Fedora 4 Training Workshop (9:00-5:00) [FULL] David Wilcox, Andrew Woods (DuraSpace) Fedora is a flexible, extensible repository platform for the management and dissemination of digital content. Fedora 4, the newly released, revitalized version of Fedora, introduces a host of new features and functionality that both new and existing Fedora users are interested in learning about and experiencing first-hand.This workshop will provide an introduction to and overview of Fedora 4, with a focus on the latest features. Fedora 4 implements the W3C Linked Data Platform 1.0 specification, so a section of the workshop will be dedicated to a discussion about LDP and the implications for Fedora 4 and linked data. Developers interested in working on Fedora 4 will learn about the software development process and procedures, as well as the tools and standards used by the development team. Finally, attendees will participate in a hands-on session that will give them a chance to install, configure, and explore Fedora 4 by following step-by-step instructions.
DSpace Developer and DCAT Meeting (1:30-5:00) Tim Donohue (DuraSpace) Open Repositories represents an annual opportunity to bring current and prospective DSpace developers and DSpace Community Advisory Team (DCAT) members together to review, discuss and share: current work / initiatives, technical roadmap for the next year, collaboration opportunities, and any major issues or concerns.At OR15 specifically, we plan to concentrate discussion on an upcoming draft “Product Plan” (i.e. a longer term roadmap) to be available prior to the conference, and presented at the conference.While anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, please be warned that discussions may be technical at times. Also, please be aware that this is a working/planning meeting and not a DSpace tutorial or training session.
Tutorial: Archivematica digital preservation workflows (1:30-5:00) [FULL] Courtney Mumma (Artefactual Systems, Inc.) This is a hands-on tutorial of the Archivematica digital preservation management systems, with a particular focus on workflow flexibility. Archivematica is free and open-source and, taken together with AtoM (AccessToMemory), enables end-to-end curation of digital materials from ingest to access and management. Attendees will have the opportunity to ingest a variety of digital object formats through Archivematica, creating METS.xml with PREMIS preservation metadata and some simple Dublin Core. After processing the objects, the users will be able to upload the Archival Information Packages with logs and metadata to Archival Storage and to upload access versions and metadata to AtoM for access and management. The systems fulfill all of the requirements of OAIS-compliance, with added strategies for research data curation, archival arrangement, and preservation planning. Attendees will navigate the systems using their own laptops, and there will be time allotted for discussion of diverse workflow management.
A hands-on introduction to GeoBlacklight (1:30-5:00) [FULL] Jack Reed (Stanford University) GeoBlacklight is a discovery solution for geospatial data that builds on the successful Blacklight platform. Many repositories have collections of GIS data and maps that aren’t easily discoverable. GeoBlacklight solves these problems by providing a geospatial user focused discovery experience. This will be a hands-on workshop, showcasing the features of GeoBlacklight and working through installing and running the software.
Symplectic Repository Tools: Repository Integration (9:00-12:30) Graham Triggs (Symplectic), Sarah Molloy (Queen Mary University London) To minimise the administrative burden placed on academic staff during their research – this is the driving force of Symplectic that has led to Elements (research information management system) being integrated with all the major open source repositories: DSpace, EPrints and Fedora.Creating a good user experience requires good customer feedback. In the UK, a self-organising group of repository administrators (SyRTUG) has regular in-person meetings to identify common issues, exchange solutions and best practices and stay in touch with product developments.Symplectic, along with the organisers of the UK user group, would like to extend the opportunity to users of the Elements repository integration around the world to meet up, share experiences, and help define the future requirements of repository integration.
Tutorial: Using the ORCID API (9:00-12:30) [FULL] Liz Krznarich, Catalina Wilmers (ORCID, Inc.) This workshop provides a hands-on tutorial for using the ORCID Member and Public APIs. The workshop will be divided into three 1-hour sessions:

  • Session 1: What is the ORCID API? Using the ORCID Public API
    NO PREREQUISITE

    • About the ORCID APIs
    • Accessing the Public API
    • Using the Public API (searching ORCID records, getting an authenticated ORCID iD)
  • Session 2: Getting started with the ORCID member API
    PREREQUISITE: Attendance at Part 1 or general familiarity with web APIs

    • Accessing the Member API
    • Getting permission to edit users’ ORCID records via OAuth
    • Reading from/writing to users’ ORDCID records via the Member API
  • Session 3: Advanced topics with the ORCID member API
    PREREQUISITE: Attendance at Parts 1 and 2 or familiarity with the ORCID API and OAuth

    • Creating ORCID records using a create-on-demand approach
    • Keeping records in sync with webhooks and long-lived access tokens
    • API FAQ and new features

Attendees are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions, however, those without prior knowledge of web APIs should plan to attend all sessions. All skill levels are welcome; software development experience is not required.