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University of Bergen: Data exchange between national Norwegian research reporting systems and DSpace

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Stangeland, Elin 


BORA is the institutional repository of the University of Bergen. In it researchers from the University self-archive research publications such as journal articles, reports, PhD-theses and masters theses.

Researchers at four of the Universities in Norway are currently reporting their research to a reporting system called FRIDA, built on the recommendations of the Ministry of Education and Research. IR project groups from the same four universities are collaborating with the FRIDA development group in Oslo to harvest data from parts of FRIDA (by using the OAI-PMH) and import these into the local IRs. They are also planning to create a solution where the researcher can upload the full-text documents (files) as well, transmitting these to the local IRs.

For the Bergen Open Research Archive this means that we need to adapt DSpace to handle the imported data. They should be injected into a specialised workflow, which pools the data until staff have time to follow them up. There must also be a way to "submit" the data from the "temporary pool" into their final destination, the collections of BORA, creating traditional DSpace items.



self-archiving, research reporting, repositories, DSpace development

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