A user-centred portal for search and retrieval of open-access Italian scholarly literature: the PLEIADI project

Gargiulo, Paola and Mornati, Susanna and Contino, Ugo and Tajoli, Zeno A user-centred portal for search and retrieval of open-access Italian scholarly literature: the PLEIADI project., 2005 . In Open Culture : accessing and sharing Knowledge, Milano (Italy), 27/29 June 2005. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]

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English abstract

The PLEIADI Project (acronym for “Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali”, a portal for Italian scholarly e-literature in open archives and institutional repositories) was born within the framework of a collaboration between two major Italian university consortia, CASPUR and CILEA, as part of a project called AEPIC (http://www.aepic.it). PLEIADI’s goal is to promote national awareness in the Open Access scenario and provide centralized access for scholarly literature archived in Italian institutional repositories (or “data providers” in the OAI - Open Archives Initiative architecture). PLEIADI also aims at providing end users (mainly the academic and research community) with a personalized environment, user profiling, an area to save searches and articles, e-mail alerts. The portal enhances users’ awareness on Open Access issues through several information services (news, RSS, forum), and promotes self-archiving of scholarly articles in institutional repositories. The service, available at the URL http://www.openarchives.it/pleiadi/, was launched in November 2004, during a national event held in Messina, which marked the “official starting point” for the Open Access movement in the Italian academic community.

Italian abstract

Il progetto PLEIADI (Portale per la Letteratura scientifica Elettronica Italiana su Archivi aperti e Depositi Istituzionali) nasce dalla collaborazione di due fra i più grossi consorzi universitari italiani, CILEA e CASPUR, all'interno del contesto del progetto AEPIC (http://www.aepic.it). Lo scopo di PLEIADI è di promuovere la consapevolezza del movimento Open Access all'interno dello scenario italiano e di fornire un accesso centralizzato alla letteratura scientifica depositata in archivi istituzionali italiani (ovvero nei Data Providers secondo la terminologia OAI - Open Access Initiative). Il portale mette a disposizione dell'utente un ambiente personalizzato e configurabile con servizi di ricerca "user centered" (ricerche salvate o eseguite, article alerts, area "my articles"). Sono inoltre disponibili servizi di News, RSS e Forum, al fine di promuovere le finalità dell'open access e la pratica dell'auto archiviazione degli articoli scientifici all'interno della comunità degli utenti del portale. PLEIADI, raggiungibile alla URL http://www.openarchives.it/pleiadi/, è stato ufficialmente lanciato nel Novembre 2004, durante la conferenza dell'Open Access all'università di Messina, occasione nella quale ha avuto inizio il movimento Open Access italiano.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Portal, Open Access, OAI-PMH, Z39-50, Open Source
Subjects: I. Information treatment for information services > IK. Design, development, implementation and maintenance
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
I. Information treatment for information services
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
L. Information technology and library technology > LJ. Software.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HR. Portals.
L. Information technology and library technology
I. Information treatment for information services > IF. Information transfer: protocols, formats, techniques.
L. Information technology and library technology > LS. Search engines.
Depositing user: Ugo Contino
Date deposited: 02 Aug 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/6590

References

Pleiadi – Open Archives Platform – Project Plan (in Italian); http://www.aepic.it/documenti/PLEIADI_project_plan_ita_1_4.pdf

Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), http://www.soros.org/openaccess

OAI- PMH, http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/openarchivesprotocol

Open Archives Initiative (OAI), http://www.openarchives.org/

PLEIADI, http://www.openarchives.it/pleiadi/index.php?sel_lang=english

CILEA: Consorzio Interuniversitario Lombardo per l’Elaborazione Automatica (http://www.cilea.it)

CASPUR: Consorzio interuniversitario per le Applicazioni di Supercalcolo per Università e Ricerca (http://www.caspur.it/en/)

AEPIC (Academic E-Publishing infrastructures at CILEA), http://www.aepic.it

XOOPS, http://www.xoops.org/

ANSI-NISO Standard; ref. http://www.niso.org/standards/resources/Z39-50-2003.pdf

SMARTY, http://smarty.php.net/

PHP, http://www.php.net/

MySQL, http://www.mysql.com/

CSS standard description on http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/

Apache, http://www.apache.org/

ePrints UK Project, http://www.rdn.ac.uk/projects/eprints-uk/

METALIS, http://metalis.cilea.it/, a service provider for Library and Information Science OA literature, also developed by CILEA in the AEPIC’s framework.

YAZ, http://zoom.z3950.org/

Celestial, http://celestial.eprints.org

OAI Dublin Core: http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc.xsd

DCMI (2004), Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1: Reference Description: http://dublincore.org/documents/dces/

Cheshire II Project, http://cheshire.berkeley.edu/

DOM, http://it2.php.net/manual/en/ref.domxml.php

Gli atenei italiani per l’open access; Workshop – University of Messina; November 4th-5th 2005; http://www.aepic.it/conf/index.php?cf=1

Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, http://www.zim.mpg.de/openaccess-berlin/berlindeclaration.html

Italian open archives http://www.openarchives.it/


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