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Federated digital libraries in the field of Aquatic Sciences. OceanDocs Aquatic Commons - Avano. Marc Goovaerts Coordinator OceanDocs Staff member Information Technology Hasselt University Library D4Science, Rome – FAO Thursday, November 26 2009. Overview.

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federated digital libraries in the field of aquatic sciences

Federated digital libraries in the field of Aquatic Sciences


Aquatic Commons - Avano

Marc Goovaerts

Coordinator OceanDocs

Staff member Information Technology

Hasselt University Library

D4Science, Rome – FAO

Thursday, November 26 2009

  • Repository Development at IOC/IODE
    • OdinPubAfrica
    • OceanDocs
  • Aquatic Commons
1 1 odinpubafrica

1.1. OdinPubAfrica

An African repository for

marine science


A FUST project of IOC (Aug. 2004 – Aug. 2006) coordinated by Hasselt University and supported by the Flemish government in the framework of OdinAfricahttp://web.archive.org/web/20060822002821/iodeweb1.vliz.be/odin/

the goals of odinpubafrica
The goals of OdinPubAfrica
  • Facilitate publishing of research findings by African scientists (e-journal as well as e-archive) thereby promoting African research and increasing access by African scientists to the international research forum
  • Make scientific publications in the field of marine science and oceanography in Africa more easily and freely accessible
  • Enhance the internal scientific communication
  • Develop an OAI-compliant repository providing access to full-text publications created by scientists affiliated to African institutes (with 1500 documents at the end of the project)
development of odinpubafrica
Development of OdinPubAfrica
  • Training:
    • Local coordinators (16 information managers)
    • Appointment of 2 DSpace administrators:
      • West-Africa – French
      • East-Africa - English
    • Support by UHasselt and IOC
    • OdinPubAfrica – training material at:http://www.uhasselt.be/bibliotheek/demos/oceandocs_e.htm
  • Implementation at institute level:
    • Agreement of the management
    • Implementation of an institutional repository policy

= most difficult part

= the result of the work of the information managers of OdinAfrica

from odinpubafrica to oceandocs
From OdinPubAfrica to OceanDocs
  • Repository development has been identified as a major goal by IOC
  • Information management training sessions
  • Interest of ODIN communities: OdinCarsa – OdinCindio – OdinECET – …
  • Two-level approach is unavoidable
    • Institutes have their own repository
    • The oceanographic collection will be a part of a larger institutional repository
    • The OceanDocs Central will be available for smaller institutes and institutes with limited internet capacity
oceandocs network
OceanDocs Network

IODE related repositories:

  • OceanDocs

(31 institutes from Africa and Latin America) - http://www.oceandocs.net

  • Repositories with the same software:
    • IBSS(Sevastopol – Ukraine): http://repository.ibss.org.ua/dspace/
    • CEEMAR (http://www.ceemar.org/) – 11 institutes – Eastern Europe
  • Related institutional repositories:
    • NIO (Goa-India): http://drs.nio.org/ - On DSpace
    • ODINPimris (http://pimrisregional.library.usp.ac.fj/) – on Greenstone - ± 15 institutes - South Pacific


    • Records: 2797
    • Downloads:
      • Africa: 2008: 82.617 - 2009: 134.071
      • L. America: 2008: 63.891 - 2009: 96.186
  • Most visited collection:
    • In Africa: Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, Tunisia. (25.723 downloads)
    • In Latin America: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero, Argentina. (56.085 downloads)

Since May 27, 2008.

See http://iodeweb1.vliz.be/odin/stats

software development
Software Development

Based on the following assumptions:

  • Open source software repository package: DSpace
  • Use of community standards
  • Cooperation with organizations with similar goals:
    • FAO - Agris DSpace – Thesaurus plug-in
  • Development of integration tools
    • DSpace Harvester function (2010)
  • Support for setting up repositories: Easy-to-install version
need of standards
Need of standards

OceanDocs Supports

  • Metadata:
    • DC – QDC (Standard DSpace)
    • MODS
    • AGRIS AP – (FAO)
    • METS – DIDL – RDF (Standard DSpace)
  • Thesauri - Classifications
    • ASFA
oceandocs on dspace 1 5 2
OceanDocs on DSpace 1.5.2

Available in December 2009

2 aquatic commons

2. Aquatic Commons

Repository developed by IAMSLIC

iamslic network
  • Worldwide organization of libraries and information centres related to aquatic and marine sciences and their allied disciplines
  • 325 members from 86 countries
  • Services:
    • Union list of serial holdings in members libraries
    • IAMSLIC Z39.50 Distributed Library (common search interface to the holdings of over 84 marine science libraries)
    • Aquatic Commons – Since 2006
aquatic commons
Aquatic Commons

Repository offered to any marine or aquatic researcher to deposit full text of research

No repository at host institution

Host institution cannot implement a repository

Not covered by ODIN OceanDocs programme

Complementary to OceanDocs

Working with OceanDocs


3 avano


Harvester for Aquatic and Marine Science


oai harvester for marine and aquatic sciences avano
OAI harvester for marine and aquatic sciences - AVANO

Developed by Fred Merceur, Ifremer / Bibliothèque La Pérouse

As of November 2009, contained 192.000 records harvested from more than 200 open archives and 2 commercial editors

Designating Avano as the official harvester for

IOC/IODE - OceanDocs

the Aquatic Commons Initiative.

IAMSLIC proposal:

thematic harvester offering federated searching across:

repositories, IAMSLIC’s Z39.50 distributed library

the union database of marine serials and the ASFA database

repositories in aquatic sciences
Repositories in Aquatic Sciences
  • Two major projects:
    • Aquatic Commons (IAMSLIC)
    • OceanDocs (IOC/IODE)

! Need for submissions

+ Many other repositories and digital collections

  • One Harvester AVANO
  • Basis for extra services:
    • Integrated search tools
    • Linking between publication(s) and data (OdinAfrica ?)