Technical support provided by GrandIR to different projects so far is described in this Section, both for setting up Institutional Repositories and to develop general-purpose infrastructure related to Open Access.
The section contains two main groups: projects for European institutions and cooperation projects for setting up repositories in developing countries.
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
ADDI: Digital Archive for Learning and Research Materials
Along the project for developing the Digital Archive for Learning and Research (ADDI) at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), GrandIR installed and released a multi-language version of the repository (May 2011). Later on, a usage module was added to the platform and a series of actions are currently being carried out for automating content ingest and enabling ADDI to be used as a default working platform for specific tasks related to research output management at UPV/EHU.
Universidad de Salamanca
Gredos Institutional Repository
Installing internal usage module. The large number of archived documents in this repository and the specific server configuration lead to an extensive customization of the standard usage module. The resulting usage add-on becomes an advanced tool for usage monitorisation for very large repositories.
Universidad de Burgos (UBU)
UBU Institutional Repository
Installation of usage modules upon the various platforms that make up the UBU Institutional Repository: Thesis and Dissertations, Academic works, E-Prints, Learning materials and Institutional activity. Customisation of platform configuration for specific UBU repository sections.
Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnología (FECYT)
Translation into Spanish of the SHERPA/RoMEO interface for Publisher Copyright Policies and Self-Archiving
The translation into Spanish of the RoMEO interface for Publisher Copyright Policies has been performed for FECYT Foundation in the framework of the services GrandIR aims to provide to the joint Open Access community. The availability of the Spanish version of RoMEO at SHERPA Unit, Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham will soon be announced.
Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya)
Open Access and KU Institutional Repository advocacy campaign for KU technical staff, researchers and Management Board (Aug'2012). Technical enhancements on the DSpace-based platform in the domains of metadata sets and usage monitorisation.
Université Hassan II Casablanca (Morocco)
Training seminar on Open Access and repositories for universities and research centres in the Maghreb countries in cooperation with the European ISTeMag project (May'2012). Technical support for setting up the first DSpace-based institutional repository in Morocco, DSpace@Uh2c
University of Khartoum (Sudan)
OASCIR: Open Access Scientific Repository
As a result of a joint proposal from University of Khartoum and GrandIR to the EIFL-OA call for proposals for carrying out Open Access advocacy campaigns at institutional or national level in developing or transition countries, GrandIR is now working on the 10-month OASCIR Project for setting up the first Sudanese Institutional Repository at the Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum. After a series of training activities were carried out at the University of Khartoum in August, the DSpace@ScienceUofK repository will shortly be released.
SABER multi-institutional repository (Maputo, Mozambique)
Registration in the Handle System for persistent item identification, inclusion in the international repository registries and installation of a usage module.
The SABER multi-institutional repository was created in November 2009 with technical support from the Portuguese Universidade do Minho for providing services to a number of local universities and education institutions. SABER did soon gather a remarkably high level of contents, but was not registered in the CNRI Handle System. As well as hindering the project visibility, this prevented its contents to be collected by harvesters such as IRSpace and OAIster. GrandIR has implemented the Handle System in SABER and will register the repository in insternational directories such as OpenDOAR or ROAR. Besides that, GrandIR will also install a usage module on top of SABER, so the repository managers will be able to retrieve content usage information.