Erica McLaren @emclaren ?

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"Just curious – is there any technical benefit (i.e. extra functions) to adding each person individually as a friend? I would like to count everyone as a ‘friend’, particularly with the size of our network, without having to do a [...]" · View
  • Sarah Molloy wrote a new blog post: Meet the new Publications and Repository Team at Queen Mary!   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    Over the course of the last few months here at Queen Mary there has been a bit of upheaval in the Library.  As part of a wider review of services provided by the Library and elsewhere within the Student Services Directorate, the need to better and more sustainably support our research community was identified.  The [...]

  • Sarah Molloy commented on the blog post The curious case of duplicate links in the Collection index   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    So, did we fix the bug? Did we even find the source? In a word, no. We’re still working on it. But, the lovely IT people did set up a ‘clean up’ of the database on an ad hoc basis so that we could keep the duplication down until we worked out where it was [...]

  • Richard Davis commented on the blog post Queen Mary Research Online: launched at last!   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    Arms-length integration, on the other hand – via feeds, SWORD, OAI etc – can be interesting… https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/8sWCiwBKHd-F3_kA3I-1bQ?feat=directlink

  • Richard Davis commented on the blog post Queen Mary Research Online: launched at last!   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    I’m probably not the right person to ask about DSpace development…
    http://dablog.ulcc.ac.uk/2011/06/22/open-repositories-2011-part-3-changing-platforms/
    ;)

  • Sarah Molloy commented on the blog post Queen Mary Research Online: launched at last!   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    thanks Richard! Yes, we originally used the xmlui, and then switched to the default jspui because we didn’t have the expertise in-house to work on the interface (which isn’t so user friendly I don’t think). Having seen the xmlui implemented at Exeter though, I’m wondering if we made the right choice (I think my IT [...]

  • Richard Davis commented on the blog post Queen Mary Research Online: launched at last!   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    Well done Sarah! BTW, did you know you also have the alternative DSPace XML theme available (https://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/). Personally I prefer this to the default. ;)

  • Sarah Molloy wrote a new blog post: Queen Mary Research Online: launched at last!   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    It’s been a long time coming, and I have to admit that sometimes I didn’t think we’d get there; but at last Queen Mary (UoL) finally has a publicly accessible institutional repository, Queen Mary Research Online .  Hurrah! Our collections are somewhat modest so far (but 100% full content), but now that I have something to demonstrate, [...]

  • Richard Davis posted an update:   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Had a good time at OR11 with @rory, meeting Repo-people from all over. Made a little presenation about some differences I noticed between EPrints and DSpace… http://is.gd/hJQP9u

  • Sarah Molloy wrote a new blog post: The curious case of duplicate links in the Collection index   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    I thought I’d post an update on the state of play with QMRO. We’re currently working on a bug that is causing items to be assigned to the same Collection in DSpace twice.  The result is that a duplicate link appears in the Collections index for the item pointing to the same URL.  Not only [...]

  • Sarah Molloy posted an update:   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Went to the RSP-organised: ’Communication Skills for Effective Advocacy’ workshop in Manchester last week. Really useful stuff, mostly a revision of things I’ve covered elsewhere, but some new ideas and thoughts. It’s always good to find others having the same conversations with their academics!

  • Peter Webster wrote a new blog post: London conference on OA publishing in the arts and humanities   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    The School of Advanced Study is staging a one-day conference on this topic, in London, on Friday July 15th. This symposium brings together academics, journal editors, publishers, librarians, funding bodies and repository practitioners to consider issues of particular concern in the arts and humanities. It will examine the economic and public policy aspects of humanities [...]

  • Paul Rigg started the forum topic Publicising your Mandate in the group AvatarMandates:   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Hello, can anyone advise please? We are introducing ours in October and are looking for obvious (and not so obvious) ways to go about making it public knowledge without becoming tub-thumping annoyances…
    Any experiences will be gratefully listened to!

    Thanks,

    Paul

  • Paul Rigg posted on the forum topic XML importing in the group AvatarGeneral Discussions:   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thanks Richard, I’m not really too au fait with the technical aspects, but I’ll pass the info you provided along. May have to report back with more questions!

  • Richard Davis posted on the forum topic XML importing in the group AvatarGeneral Discussions:   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Hi Paul. Needless to say we did more than a bit of this when we ported SAS-Space from DSpace to EPrints. Simplest way depends where you are starting from and how many files you’ve got. You could start with a spreadsheet, with one row of metadata per item (including the PDF file name), and it [...]

  • Richard Davis wrote a new blog post: RSP Survey & Cerify   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Two bits of news just passed through my Tweetdeck that I thought worth sharing, in case any of you missed them. The JISC Repositories Support Project is surveying the UK research repository scene. and has an online questionnaire aimed at repository managers. You can find out more about it on the RSP Blog (and maybe even win [...]

  • Paul Rigg started the forum topic XML importing in the group AvatarGeneral Discussions:   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    A collegue in ITS with little experience of ePrints wants to know the easiest possible way of importing xml files containing data and PDFs to ePrints. Does anyone have any ideas?

  • Sarah Molloy posted on the forum topic The Website: Friends in the group AvatarGeneral Discussions:   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Hi Richard, OK, so it took a little while for one of us to get back to you on this – and I notice you’re not drowning in protesters. Let’s be ‘friendly’ for now and see how it goes. Some of my colleagues have already ‘befriended’ me, kind people that they are. I guess it [...]

  • Richard Davis and AvatarBeth Clark are now friends   3 years, 7 months ago · View

  • Richard Davis commented on the blog post Importing to eprints from Sirsidynix Symphony LMS   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    Hi Bernard – Not knowing anything about Sirsidynix, your approach sounds like the one I’d take. You probably have plenty of contacts familiar with Sirsidynix, but if you were interested I could put you in touch with our contacts at Tavistock Portman (they also have an EPrints with us) who told me yesterday a very [...]

  • Richard Davis posted an update:   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    Good news from EPrints – New feature in new version 3.2.7: #887 Wildcard Patterns on Search Words (Thanks @rory for spotting that!)

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