Topic outline

  • General

    Overview

    e- Repositories (digital repositories) are the backbone of the Open Access Movement and over the years they have grown from supporting only research literature to encompassing data, and multimedia etc. and often have become an organizations' holistic digital asset management tool.  Encouraging researchers to deposit into an institutions digital repository requires targeted advocacy and efficient communication and outreach.  This course will explore important repository aspects and address issues faced by those intending or implementing and managing their own repository or using the open, free, secure and permanent marine science thematic repository (OceanDocs). Communication & Outreach tools sessions will discuss and offer practical experience of creating websites and social media.  An OceanDocs workshop will demonstrate and explore the benefits of joining the OceanDocs Community of depositors and users.  Practical exercises will be included.

    Course Topics

    • Repositories and Open Access to Information
    • Important aspects of repositories: Copyright; Advocacy
    • Repositories supporting research management: documents, data, archives, DAM
    • Communication & Outreach tools: social media, websites,
    • OceanDocs Revealed: workshop

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the role of repositories in the Open Access Movement( OA)
    • Ability to outline the decision making process in repository implementation
    • Knowledge of repository related copyright
    • Develop repository advocacy
    • Implement and work with Communication and Outreach tools
    • Practical experience of contributing to a free, secure  global marine science repository
    • Opening

      • Administrative arrangements and intro to OTGA
      • Course objectives
      • Participants introduction
      • Open Access and Repositories

        • Open Access Movement
        • Policies, Mandates
        • Repository types
      • Digital Repositories in Marine Science

        • IMAR
        • Comparison of AC vs OD
        • Changing Roles for Information Managers

         

      • Digital Repositories – Future

        • Data-Repository
        • Archives
        • Digital asset management
        • Important aspects of e-repositories

          • Copyright
          • creative commons
          • Practical exercise 
          • Advocacy(How to promote OceanDocs within ODINAFRICA)
        • Communication & Outreach

          • Designing an advocacy poster for OceanDocs within ODINAFRICA
          • Practical exercise
          • Implementation of a website/page
          • website policies and planning,
          • Updating a website
          • Practical Exercise
          • Implementation of a website/page
          • Website policies and planning,
          • Updating a website
          • Social Media Presence,
          • Individual creation of a Facebook page
          • Practical Exercise

          • Review of communication tools and practical problems
        • OceanDocs Workshop

          • Intro
          • Registration & Activities involved in different roles
          • Guides and feedback
          • User Search,
          • User display,
          • User export
          • Saved searches, RSS
          • Statistics
          • Roles of a depositor,Data Entry,Workflow
          • Some tasks and decisions when hosting your own repository

                       -Software(IT Skills)

                        - Metadata

                        - Workflow & QA

                        -Harvesting

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