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ICSTI Events

The ICSTI Connections series offers members an informal discussion forum for sharing their experience and expertise.

Please REGISTER to join us at 14:00 UTC (10am US EDT, 4pm Europe CEST, 10pm China CST) on October 13 to discuss challenges and opportunities around the issue of harvesting open access (OA) materials and repositories.

This is a free, members-only event open to 1) all staff at ICSTI member organizations, and 2) members of any of ICSTI’s partner and associate organizations*.

Registration is required and will be reviewed and approved by ICSTI staff.

This Connections event will be hosted by Brian Bales, coordinator of the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). INIS hosts one of the world’s largest collections of published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.

Thanks to OA standards such as FAIRsFAIR, PlanS, and OpenAire, growing numbers of publishers and repositories have created interfaces to support the automated harvesting of OA data, and the INIS collection has hugely benefitted from the use of such interfaces. In this Connections session, Brian will share more on INIS’s harvesting and use of OA data, and the early work INIS is doing to provide an automated data harvesting interface of their own.

After the initial presentation, Brian will moderate a discussion focused on the following questions:

  • Do other ICSTI members provide interfaces for automated OA data harvesting from their own repositories?
  • Why do ICSTI members provide or not provide automated OA data harvesting interfaces?
  • What are the challenges of maintaining and supporting automated OA data harvesting interfaces?
  • Have ICSTI members faced resistance to the opening of their organization’s repository to automated OA data harvesting?
  • Do other ICSTI members use automated OA data harvesting interfaces provided by other institutions to improve their own collections?
  • What are the challenges of using externally provided automated OA data harvesting interfaces combined with the member’s own repository infrastructure?
  • What, if any, challenges have ICSTI members encountered related to missing or improper credit or attribution of data that has been harvested from their repository?

We look forward to seeing you at the event. Make sure to REGISTER. We also encourage you to share this event information within your organization.

*If registering as a member of an ICSTI partner or associate organization, please list that organization in the “organization” field on the registration form.

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