Posts tagged Institutional Repository
Boston College

Project

Boston College

Duration

March 2014 to Present

Objective

To migrate data from their existing DigiTool repository into Islandora to empower staff to further populate, curate and maintain the repository.

Strategy

Boston College started with our “Jumpstart” installation bundle which enabled the team at Boston College University Libraries to test the software, define how to modify the theme, receive training and clarify the customizations that would bring their repository to life. Next, the college undertook a detailed assessment project to outline the approach for migrating data from their DigiTool repository, map existing handles and create new ones, as well as modify the Islandora Video Solution Pack for streaming video.

Result

Boston College launched their new Islandora institutional repository, eScholarship@BC, in February 2015 to showcase and preserve Boston College's scholarly output in digital form and to make it freely accessible globally.

University of Western Sydney

Project
University of Western Sydney Institutional Repository

Duration
September 2013 to Present

Objective
Implement a new Islandora institutional repository to facilitate access and discovery of UWS research. 

Strategy
UWS needed a strategic partner to help plan and execute metadata mapping and migration to help standardize their data for maximum discoverability and re-use. We began reviewing the university's business requirements in 2013, made recommendations, and mapped out an approach. 

Result
We provided a variety of services that resulted in UWS launching Research Direct (http://researchdirect.uws.edu.au/) in August 2014. It is an institutional repository that makes UWS research searchable and accessible to the global research community. The open access compliant records can be harvested by major search engines such as Google Scholar, increasing the visibility of research outputs. Access to the full text of the publication or output will be made available where possible.