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de Antonio, Angélica, Cristian Moral, Daniel Klepel, and Martín J. Abente. "3D gesture-based exploration and search in document collections." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

This paper describes an approach towards the interaction with 3D representations of large document collections. The goal was to provide the user with a highly dynamic environment in which even the very mapping strategy to position documents in space can be adjusted by the user depending on the specific task at hand, on his preferences, or on the context. A modification to the FDP algorithmis proposed, as well as a new gesture-based interaction paradigm in which the user can explore and search information in the collection just by simple hand movements. An experimental user evaluation was carried on to investigate the impact of the proposed approach on the precision of the mental model built by users through exploration, on the effectiveness in information search tasks, and on the general user satisfaction and perception of utility.

Caldera, Christian, René Berndt, and Dieter W. Fellner. "COMFy - A Conference Management Framework." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

Organizing the peer review process for a scientific conference can be a cumbersome task. Electronic conference management systems support chairs and reviewers in managing the huge amount of submissions. These system implement the complete work-flow of a scientific conference. We present a new approach to such systems. By providing an open API framework instead of a closed system it enables external programs to harvest and to utilize open information sources available on the internet today.

Tonkin, Emma l., Stephanie Taylor, and Gregory J. L. Tourte. "Cover sheets considered harmful." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

The spread of the cover sheet is a divisive phenomenon. Their appearance is geographically bound and their content situated in the local political and financial context. In this article we discuss the arguments for and against the cover sheet in its guise as a fixture on institutional repository preprints, exploring the issue through statistical information gathered from survey material and from text analysis. We lay out the reasoning behind the use of cover sheets in the United Kingdom and discuss their prevalence and the underlying trends. In this manner, we identify concerns with the use of cover sheets from the perspectives of text mining and everyday use of repositories.

Wendykier, Piotr. "Deduplication of metadata harvested from Open Archives Initiative repositories." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

Open access (OA) is a way of providing unrestricted access via the Internetto peer-reviewed journal articles as well as theses, monographs and book chapters. Many open access repositories have been created in the last decade. There is also a number of registry websites that index these repositories. This article analyzes the repositories indexed by the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) organization in terms of record duplication. Based on the sample of 958 metadata files containing records modified in 2012 we provide an estimate on the number of duplicates in the entire collection of repositories indexed by OAI. In addition, this work describes several open source tools that form a generic workflow suitable for deduplication of bibliographic records.

Olsbo, Pekka. "Does Openness and Open Access Policy Relate to the Success of Universities?" In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

The cross reading and examination of the report The state of scientific research in Finland 2012 by The Finnish Academy and Ranking Web of Universities seem to show that there could be a connection between the internet visibility, ranking and the relative citation impact of universities in different countries. These relationships can be traced back to the effectiveness of the open access publishing, self-archiving and Open Access policies of the countries and the universities. This paper focuses on internet visibility of the University of Jyväskylä and eight European countries and how the openness of

Freire, Nuno. "Facilitating Access and Reuse of Research Materials: the Case of The European Library." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

The European Library provides access to research materials from the collections of Europe’s national and research libraries, representing members from 46 countries. This paper presents the current status, ongoing work, and future plans of the resource dissemination services provided by The European Library, covering resources such as national bibliographies, digital collections, full text collections, its access portal and API, open linked data publication, and integration in digital humanities infrastructures. In the coming years, The European Library will work to provide the means and tools for digital humanities researchers to easily use research materials from libraries in their research activities.

Firmino, Helder Noel, and Ana Alice Baptista. "Making sense of a flat list of terms into Linked Open Data SKOS vocabularies." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

The emergence of the Web in 1991, within the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Genève, Switzerland, was a milestone in the history of humanity, changing the way communication, democratizing access to information and knowledge. With the Web, humanity passes into a stage of collective intelligence(1), where everyone, except the info-excluded, has the possibility to share information. The Web was invented by the visionary British scientist, Tim Berners-Lee. He suggested the so-called global hypertext system.

Erlandsson, Fredrik, Roosbeh Nia, Henric Johnson, and Felix Wu. "Making Social Interactions Accessible in Online Social Networks." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

Recently, online social networks, OSNs, have gained significant popularity and are among the most popular ways to use the Internet. Additionally, researchers have become more interested in using the social interaction networks, SINs[1], in order to further enhance and personalize their services[2]. OSNs are also redefining roles within the publishing industry, allowing publishers and authors to reach and engage with readers directly[3]. However, SINs are not very easily available as of today through the current APIs provided by most OSNs. Such applications would therefore spend tremendous amount of time trying to gather the required SINs for their services. Therefore, our research problem is how we can design a system that makes social interactions in OSNs accessible. This also refers to the problem of how to crawl OSNs in a structured way, which is the focus of this short paper.

Malta, Mariana Curado, and Ana Alice Baptista. "Me4DCAP V0.1: a method for the development of Dublin Core Application Profiles." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

Recent studies show that there is no method to develop a Dublin Core Application Profiles (DCAP). A DCAP is a very important construct to implement interoperability, therefore it is essential to have a method to be able to develop such a construct, in order to give DCAP developers a common ground of work. This paper presents the first version of a method to develop Dublin Core Application Profiles (Me4DACP V0.1) that has been developed in a PhD project with a Design Science Research (DSR) approach. Me4DCAP was built having as starting point the Singapore Framework for DCAP and shows the way through the DCAP development. It encompasses a group of predefined interconnected activities, explicitly states when they should take place, what techniques could be used to execute them and what artifacts should result from their execution.

Roued-Cunliffe, Henriette. "Opening up digital publications - suggestions for making humanities data available for researchd." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

Currently the trend in digital publishing of Humanities data seems to be movingtowards openness and interoperability [1]. In this abstract I will examine to what extentand in what way current digital publications are open and accessible. My hypothesis isthat while many digital publications are currently made available online and can besearched and viewed by the general public, very few are available to researchers in ameaningful way. By meaningful I mean that external researchers can search and exportdata for reuse and are possibly even encouraged to define their own search criteria. Ibelieve that this is the true essence of data sharing [2].Following this, I will propose one approach, using XML and Web Services, tocreating a digital publication of Humanities data that would be open to the researchcommunity in a meaningful way, as defined above.

Jahn, Najko, Martin Fenner, and Jochen Schirrwagen. "plosOpenRExploring FP7 funded PLOS publications." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

This case study presents possible fields of applications for alternative science measures on grant-supported research publications. The study is basedon plosOpenR, a set of functions for the statistical computing environment R.plosOpenR facilitates access to the application programming interfaces (API) provided by Open Acces publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS) and OpenAIRE, an Open Access infrastructure for European funded research. These functions can be furthermore used to visually explore PLOS-Article Level metrics, a collection of alternative science impact measure. 1,166 publications acknowledging funding within the Seventh Framework Programme of the EU are reported. Distributed over 624 projects, alternative metrics based on this sample and corresponding collaboration networks are presented. Findings reveal the potential of reusing data, that are made openly and automatically available by publishers, funders and repository community.

Bamkin, Marianne, Jane Smith, Paul Sturges, Azhar Hussain, and Bill Hubbard. "Publisher interest towards a role for journals in data-sharing: The findings of the JoRD project." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

The sharing of the data generated by research projects is increasingly being recognised as an academic priority by funders, researchers and STM publishers. The topic has been discussed by national and international organisations, for example, ICSU (the International Council for Science), [1] the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) [2] and the UK’s Royal Society [3]. The public statements that emerge from these scientific bodies call for both research transparency and freely available access to research data created with public funding for possible re-use. The issue of the policies on sharing set out by academic journals has been raised by scientific organisations, such as the US National Academy of Sciences, which urges journals to make clear statements of their sharing policies. On the other hand, the publishing community whilst broadly supporting the principle of open and accessible research data expresses concerns over the intellectual property implications of archiving shared data.The JoRD Project was a feasibility study on the possible shape of a central service on journal research data policies, funded by the UK JISC under its Managing Data Research Programme. It was carried out by the Centre for Research Communications Research at Nottingham University (UK) with contributions from the Research Information Network and Mark Ware Consulting Ltd. The project used a mix of methods to examine the scope and form of a sustainable, international service that would collate and summarise journal policies on research data for the use of researchers, managers of research data and other stakeholders. The purpose of the service would be to provide a ready reference source of easily accessible, standardised, accurate and clear guidance and information, on the journal policy landscape relating to research data. The specific objectives of the study were: to identify the current state of journal data sharing policies; to investigate the views and practices of stakeholders; to develop an overall view of stakeholder requirements and possible service specifications; to explore the market base for a JoRD Policy Bank Service; and to investigate and recommend sustainable business models for the development of a JoRD Policy Bank Service.

Andersson, Stefan, and Aina Svensson. "Repositories Recreated – Working Towards Improved Interoperability and Integration by a Co-operative Approach in Sweden." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

Recently the technological and organizational infrastructures of institutional repositories have been questioned. For example, the British so-called Finch report from last summer argued that further development, as well as higher standards of accessibility of repositories, are needed in order to make them better integrated and interoperable to ultimately bring greater use by both authors and readers. Not only the technical frameworks and presumably low usage levels are criticized but also the lack of “clear policies on such matters as the content they will accept, the uses to which it may be put, and the role that they will play in preservation”. The report concludes that: “In practice patterns of deposit are patchy.” As in the UK, today, all universities and university colleges in Sweden, except a couple of very small and specialized ones, do have an institutional repository. A majority (around 80%) are working together on a co-operative basis within the DiVA Publishing System with the Electronic Publishing Centre at Uppsala University Library acting as the technical and organizational hub. Because the system is jointly funded, and the members contribute according to their size, it has been possible even for smaller institutions with limited resources to run a repository with exactly the same functionalities as the biggest universities. In this presentation we want to demonstrate the ever-increasing importance of institutional repositories in Sweden. Starting more than a decade ago the DiVA Consortium has, for some time, been addressing the problems now raised by the Finch report in a number of areas.

Alves, Mario Amado. "The Shattered Document Approach to Adaptive Hypertext. Design and Evaluation." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

We address the problem of improving, automatically, the usability of a large online document. We propose an adaptive hypertext approach, based on splitting the document into components smaller than the page or screen, called noogramicles, and creating each page as a new assemblage of noogramicles each time it is accessed. The adaptation comes from learning the navigation patterns of the usors (authors and readers), and is manifested in the assemblage of pages. We test this model across a number of configurations, including chance and non-adaptive systems. We evaluate our model through simulation. We have designed a simulator based on established findings about the behaviour of hypertext users. We have realised a quantitative evaluation based on hypertext usability measures adapted to the problem: session size, session cost.

Di Cesare, Rosa, Silvia Giannini, and Daniela Luzi. "Towards an e-Publishing library service in Humanities and Social Sciences: a feasibility study." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

The paper describes a methodology used to analyze the editorial production of CNR Institutes belonging to the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). This analysis is considered a prerequisite to design a feasibility study to develop an e-publishing service tailored to HSS. To reach this aim the paper describes in particular the characteristics of currently published products defining a set of quality indicators that can help designing a future e-publishing service.

Welsh, Teresa S., and Stacy Creel. "Usage Data of an OpenAccess e-Journal in a Digital Repository." In Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing. ELPUB. Karlskrona, Sweden: IOS Press BV, 2013.

Of fifty-eight library and information science programs currently accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in the United States and Canada, the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is one of only twenty offered completely online and is the only ALA-accredited program in the state. Part of the accreditation process includes maintaining contact and communication with students and alumni. This can be a difficult task to accomplish when faculty may never meet students in person and students are located all over the state, the United States, and the world. One idea to meet this accreditation requirement was to create an online newsletter; students and alumni would send in updates and would receive program updates. Fortunately, reaccreditation coincided with the university library’s introduction of The Aquila Digital Community (http://aquila.usm.edu/) hosted through Digital Commons. Once Aquila was in place and it became obvious that Digital Commons made it easy to do much more than newsletters, the focus moved to an open access journal called SLIS Connecting (Image 1). The new purpose became “to share news, information and research with future students, current students, alumni, faculty, and the general population through selected faculty publications, invited student publications, refereed publications, and through regular columns.”[1] The first issue was electronically published in February 2012 and the second in October 2012. The third issue was published in February 2013 and contains the first paper submitted from an author not affiliated with SLIS. SLIS Connecting, an electronic open-access journal hosted in a university depository, is currently indexed in Google Search and in Google Scholar.