The Harvard Library hosts an instance of Dataverse. http://dataverse.org/ and also provides assistance to researchers in creating data management plans.
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Topics of the day:
1. University libraries supporting research databases/websites?
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 22:27:29 +1200
From: "Stuart A. Yeates" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
Subject: Re: University libraries supporting research databases/websites?
"Database" covers a multitude of sins.
Relational databases (MySQL / Oracle / postgres / etc) are unlikely to be
things that most libraries / librarians view as within their core
Textual databases (which may or may not have an associated relational
database driving certain aspects) are much closer to libraries cup of
poison. This leads to things like https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/
http://www.greenstone.org/ https://koha-community.org/ and a world of other
...let us be heard from red core to black sky
On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 3:47 AM, Companjen, B.A. <
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I'm probably thinking about this too hard, but perhaps someone can shed a
different light on this so here goes :)
We are investigating if and how me and my colleagues at the university
library's Centre for Digital Scholarship, in cooperation with central IT,
should support researchers who want to present and possibly collaborate on
their research data on the web. In the past researchers received little to
no support and resorted to SharePoint (with support, but limited
possibilities) or setting up a website on a department server, paying an
external developer or putting a PhD student in charge. Some chose to use
another institution's project website, others may have used a home server.
I'm looking for examples of (university) libraries that provide support
for hosting websites centered around data(bases), hoping to get answers for
* how do you collaborate with researcher and IT?
o do you help build websites or just guide the researcher through the
IT department's offers?
o do you collaborate closely with IT to provide this service?
* do you offer managed websites in which the researcher has some
degree of freedom to do anything she wants?
o e.g. offer webhosting with a control panel like DirectAdmin/cPanel/...
access and 'package manager' like Installatron/Scriptalicious?
o e.g. offer a small range of software packages like WordPress, Omeka,
MediaWiki, ... and database management like phpMyAdmin or phpPgAdmin?
* what kind of support would you offer for researchers' existing
custom built websites and/or databases if the owner wants to transfer
control to the library?
Of course there won't be a single simple solution for all situations. For
database hosting with a web UI we looked at the Online Research Database
Service<http://ords.ox.ac.uk/index.xml>, but the University of Oxford are
phasing out the service and will stop supporting the (open source)
software. We are building an Islandora repository for various library
collections and in some cases it might serve as virtual research
environment too, but it isn't a natural fit for e.g. actively used
Thanks for your help!
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Centre for Digital Scholarship, UBL
Witte Singel 26/27, kamer 025
2300 RA Leiden
Telefoon +31 71 527 88 58
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