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Re: [EP-tech] OpenAIRE Export Plugin -

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Thank you, Karl, I think that the second option is much easier, so I have moved over the repository to eprintsug here:

I would prefer for someone else on the group, or ideally, the developer of https://github.com/eprintsug/openaire-compliance to archive the old one. It would also be even more useful to add a link from that one's readme to the new one, than a link in the other direction.  That way, those who need the more up-to-date version of the plugin can find their way to it. 

It might also be worthwhile to add to the readme of the openaire plugin a comment about the RIOXX plugin, which I think some UK institutions are using to get their content indexed in OpenAIRE?


From: Karl Goetz <karl.goetz@utas.edu.au>
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:09 PM
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Subject: Re: OpenAIRE Export Plugin -

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Hi Tomasz
Personally I think that the user group is an appropriate place for it.

I don't have a detailed understanding of the compliance repository involved but a quick look shows it wasn't heavily developed.

The two options are:
  • create a new branch in the existing repository, replay your changes in to it and make it the new master branch
  • move your repository to the user group, mention the old (existing) one in the readme and archive the old repo.
The former reduces repository proliferation, the latter more accurately reflects how things came to be.

I see you have access to the group already so I suggest you Just Do It!


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Subject: [EP-tech] OpenAIRE Export Plugin -
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I have written a beta version of an export plugin for OpenAIRE, (Guidelines for Literature Repositories v4):


The current version of this exports the Mandatory fields, and some Recommended fields (Funders, Subject Keywords).

I have used this plugin to successfully validate our repository with OpenAIRE, and we are now harvested by OpenAIRE as a result.  This work was part of my participation in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries Open Repositories Working Group project with OpenAIRE Advance (https://www.carl-abrc.ca/advancing-research/institutional-repositories/open-repositories-working-group/openaire-project/?cn-reloaded=1

I am writing about this because ideally, I would like to see an OpenAIRE plugin hosted and maintained by eprintsug.  There is an "OpenAIRE Compliance" plugin already in eprintsug (https://github.com/eprintsug/openaire-compliance), but it seemed very out of date and not working in a way in which it would be compatible with the Guidelines for Literature Repositories V4 (https://openaire-guidelines-for-literature-repository-managers.readthedocs.io/en/v4.0.0/application_profile.html), so I didn't use it.

I am writing to see if my version of the plugin could/should be moved to eprintsug (and possibly merging anything useful from the older "compliance" plugin into it)?   I suppose that the next steps will include making a bazaar plugin for this, and perhaps moving some of the mappings into a CFG file, so that it is easier to tweak for local contexts. 

Let me know your thoughts on that, thank you!



Tomasz Neugebauer
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