Scholar@UC Upgrade and Content Freeze

Scholar@UC is undergoing an upgrade!  On Oct. 19 or soon after, Scholar@UC will freeze content to undergo a planned migration to an upgraded platform, “Scholar 3.0″.  During the freeze, all content including works, collections, and user profiles will be available but read-only; submitting new content will not be possible during this time.  The content freeze is projected to last a little over one week (restoring full access on October 30th or soon after).  Once the migration is complete, an all-clear email will be sent out and new content contributions and changes can resume.

The Scholar@UC 3.0 upgrade includes some exciting new features:

  • Improved look & feel
  • Content dashboard for easier management of your works
  • Batch work creation and upload
  • Usage analytics for your content (views and downloads)
  • New work relation model allowing works to be nested and related in meaningful ways
  • Social media sharing widgets

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the team: Scholar@UC Team.

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The Graduate School Extols the Benefits of Scholar@UC

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A recent article by Danniah Daher, graduate assistant to the Graduate School Office, entitled Scholar@UC: The Archive You Need, talks about the need to preserve and protect scholarly work and research data by submitting it to the university repository. Linda Newman, head of digital collections and repositories, is quoted as saying, “The mission of Scholar@UC is to preserve the permanent intellectual output of UC…We are very serious about preservation. We’re also very serious about access. We want to make the content accessible—content that otherwise would just be sitting on someone’s hard drive in their office. We consider preservation and access our two most important jobs.”

The full article can be read online at http://grad.uc.edu/student-life/news/scholaratuc.html.

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Scholar@UC 2.4 – ORCID support is here

We’ve just deployed Scholar@UC 2.4, which introduces support for ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID.  You can read more about ORCID here.  To obtain an ORCID and link it to your profile in Scholar@UC, login to Scholar@UC, and under your name (top-right), go to “My Profile.”  Next select “Update Personal Information.”  You will now see links to Create an ORCID, or  to link an existing ORCID to your Scholar@UC account.  Once you do so, a link to your ORCID profile will display under your photograph and name.

There will be more information about ORCID forthcoming.

This release of Scholar@UC also introduces some new help pages with added information for students submitting their own works, and guidelines for their faculty advisors.  We have added accessibility information to the File Format Advice page and from the Help menu.  Items in the Help menu are now sorted alphabetically.

Other fixes are minor bug or background tweaks.  All changes are listed in our change log.

Our software development team is continuing to make progress with the next major release, Scholar@UC 3.0.   Our work for Scholar 3.0 is taking place in a sandbox (test) environment where we are building upon substantial new code contributions from the Project Hydra community.   When we have merged our code with the code from the Hydra community, we will reach out to early adopters and others to help us evaluate this major release with substantial additional functionality.

 

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Scholar@UC 2.3 – better character handling

We’ve just released Scholar@UC 2.3.  One improvement of note – we discovered that when strings of chracters were cut and pasted from other software applications, notably in the Microsoft Windows environment, into the Scholar@UC title field, special characters at the end of lines (such as a hidden ‘vertical tab’) could cause the Scholar@UC work submission process to fail.  We have corrected this issue. Read more ›

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Scholar@UC 2.2 can now import videos from UC’s Kaltura

We’ve just released Scholar@UC version 2.2.0. In addition to many bug fixes, there are several new features available in this new version:

  • Users can now use the “Cloud file” upload tab to import their UC Kaltura videos directly into Scholar@UC.
  • Keyword search has been extended to all descriptive metadata fields.
  • Added Clermont, Blue Ash, and Law Library to the “College” menu option for student work types.
  • On collection pages, the “Search within this collection” button has been renamed “Browse this collection.”
  • To facilitate batch loads and imports of works from other repositories, repository managers can now change work ownership to users who have never logged in.   Once those users login, they will have complete control of their content.

 

A full list of changes can be found in the 2.2.0 changelog.

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Nature Asks – Where are the data?

Starting in October, researchers publishing in Nature and 12 other Nature titles will have include information on whether and how others can access the data supporting the article.  This means authors will need to compose a Data Availability Statement.  The full policy is available at go.nature.com/2bf4vqn) and more information is on the Nature blog.

Scholar@UC, our own institutional repository, would be the right tool to help comply with this new policy.  If you need more information or help with access to Scholar@UC please Contact the Scholar@UC Team or a UC Libraries informationist.

Tiffany Grant PhD,  Research Informationist at tiffany.grant@uc.edu

Don Jason Clinical Informationist at don.jason@uc.edu

Amy Koshoffer Science Informationist at amy.koshoffer@uc.edu

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Paper featuring Scholar@UC Gets Best Research Paper Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Nan Niu and his research team!re16_bestresearchpaperaward_niu

Recently Dr. Nan Niu traveled to Beijing, China to attend the RE16 conference- Requirements Engineering16 http://re16.org/downloads/RE16%20program.pdf. He took with him high hopes for the requirements engineering research paper he and his team submitted together with Linda Newman, Head of Repositories and Digital Collections and Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist. For the beginning of this story and more on the models created using Scholar@UC use cases, see the blog entry “Scholar@UC Goes to Class” (https://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/liblog/2016/01/scholaruc-goes-to-class/).

Dr. Niu has made all the research materials supporting this work available through Scholar@UC https://scholar.uc.edu/works/documents/wm117q084.  Dr. Niu is making brilliant use of Scholar@UC as a teaching tool, a research subject, data preservation tool and an open data/access model.  Again congratulations to Dr. Niu and the whole team!!

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Scholar@UC 2.1 released

Scholar@UC version 2.1 is now available.  With this update, Scholar@UC enforces a 3 GB limit for files uploaded or downloaded through the online interface, but also directs users to a form for requesting help with larger files.  The Scholar@UC team will manually or bulk load larger files directly to the repository, and provide an asynchronous method for authorized sharing of larger files when requested.

Note that 3 GB files may be extremely slow, until IT@UC has completed the work to add memory resources to the Scholar@UC production environment.  The Scholar@UC team will continue to lobby for improvements to this environment.

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Scholar@UC 2.0 is here.

Scholar 2.0 is here!   It includes two new work types, Theses and Dissertations and Student Works, increasing the support in Scholar@UC for exemplar student content.  Also included in today’s Scholar 2.0 release are major enhancements such as improved collection searchability and management, email notifications, and catalog discovery and sort options (in particular a new ‘date created’ facet, and the ability to sort the catalog browse by title).  For a complete list of features and bug fixes see our change log.

With the deployment of this version, we are beginning work on the next major release, Scholar 3.0.  Our work for Scholar 3.0 will begin in a sandbox (test) environment where we will build upon substantial new code contributions from the Project Hydra community (to be technical, upgrades to Fedora 4, Solr 5 and a new implementation of Hydra named ‘Sufia 7′).   When we have merged our code with the code from the Hydra community, we will reach out to early adopters and others to help us evaluate this major release with substantial additional functionality. Read more ›

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Scholar@UC 1.11.0 Adds License Selector and Support for ETDs

This release of Scholar@UC includes several new features and bug fixes.  When submitting new content, users can now use a new license selector that will help them determine the appropriate license for their work.  We also added the ability for the Graduate School to submit Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs).

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