Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Revitalizing Australian Research

Belinda Weaver, Coordinator for e_Prints and UQ eSpace at University of Queensland is speaking on "RQF readiness" at ANU in Canberra (details below). More on RQF and Repositories at the APSR.

I popped into the UQ to visit Belinda today. UQ's "eSpace" repository uses "Fez", based on the Fedora repository software. Added to the repository is a workflow system to manage the process by which authors propose selected articles to be reviewed in the RFQ process, plus extra metadata about the people and articles.

The ACS is building an Open Access publishing system which could feed the RQF system with publications. One problem is that the OAI metadata would need to be expanded to indicate which are the refereed papers in the journal (as opposed to the editorial or a book review). Also needed will be fields to indicate what institution the author is from.
A reminder, that on Wednesday of next week (8 November), Belinda Weaver, Coordinator e_Prints and UQ eSpace (University of Queensland), will discuss what institutions need to do to be ready to manage the Research Quality Framework (RQF) a particular challenge for Australian Universities at present. The University of Queensland has already done two RQF trials – the first in 2005 using Web pages to deliver research to assessors, and the second in 2006 delivering research via an institutional repository. Belinda will talk about workflow issues, time and project management, query handling and communication.

Note the time: NOT a lunchtime event, but a late afternoon one!

Belinda is on the sub-group of the DEST RQF IT Working Party. There are many questions about the RQF (what research gets included? who decides what academic work is "best", etc) and Belinda will try to answer a good few of these in her talk.
Topic: RQF readiness
Speaker: Belinda Weaver, Coordinator e_Prints and UQ eSpace (University of
Queensland)
Place: McDonald Room, R G Menzies Building, ANU
Date: Wednesday, 8 November
Time: 4 - 5 pm.

From: ALIA

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Peter Sefton said...

Affiliation is not just which institution (or part thereof) AN author is from, it needs to be known for EACH author. This is a problem for flat metadata systems like Dublin Core to represent.

See this:
http://ptsefton.com/blog/2006/06/06/the_affiliation_issue_in_institutional_repository_software

November 07, 2006 4:21 PM

Blogger Tom Worthington said...

At 04:21 PM 11/7/2006, Peter Sefton wrote:

Affiliation is not just which institution (or part thereof) AN author is from, it needs to be known for EACH author. This is a problem for flat metadata systems like Dublin Core to represent. ...

Sorry, yes. I assumed an entry for each author. OJS does this by having the author fill in a bio record before they submit a paper. This is handy where their is blind reviewing as the Journal staff don't have to take the author's name off the paper (you just tell the author not to put it in the paper in the first place).

As an example "Frequency-based Rare Events Mining in Administrative Health Data" in the electronic Journal of Health Informatics" has lots of authors.

If you ask for "Author's work", the system asks which of the authors you want to search for. But yes, the search then just looks for the author's name, not checking their affiliation and finds papers by other people with the same name.

November 08, 2006 9:05 AM

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