APO has joined a pilot project being run by the DuraSpace foundation that will assist us to export and connect our data with that of other research systems and standards from around the world and visualise the results as graph databases.
Research Graph is an open collaborative effort toward connecting scholarly records across global research repositories. Their work is focused on linking research projects and research outcomes on the basis of co-authorship or other collaboration models such as joint funding and grants.
A demonstration is planned for this Friday at the RDA Plenary 11 in Berlin at the end of March. Thanks to generous travel support from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), Amanda Lawrence, APO Director, is attending the Plenary for the first time.
We are looking forward to working with Peter Vats and Dr Amir Aryani as well as the DuraSpace team and helping turn the roadmap into a reality. This project also aligns closely with the work we will be doing on the APO Linked Semantic Platforms LIEF grant over the next two years.
VALA 2018 in Melbourne from 13 – 15 February 2018, will be the year’s must-attend event for those working and aspiring to work in the fast-changing information and technology environment of the GLAM sector. Amanda Lawrence will be presenting on APO and our developments as a linked data platform. Continue reading “Conferences and events coming up in 2018”
Posting your research publications, discussion papers, data, videos and other resources to APO is a great way to find new audiences via our newsletters and Twitter posts but APO is able to value add in many other ways.
When APO hosts your content we can provide metrics on downloads and pages views. We support better citation and interoperability of data and grey literature by applying APO DOIs (digital object identifiers) which act as permanent urls back to record. DOIs are used by other systems such as university research management software, social media monitoring companies such as Altmetrics and Plum Analytics, other identifier systems such as the researchers ID system Orcid etc. so they are becoming a key part of information plumbing. Continue reading “Contribute to APO for research engagement and impact”
Thanks to an Australian National Data Service (ANDS) grant the APO team has been working on setting up our repository to be able to host datasets as well as documents, audio, video and other content. We have been able to do this for sometime and already have around 100 datasets available however our new system provides better metadata and relationships that will allow us to easily relate data to publications internally and eventually to external content.
We are now in the testing phase and would encourage anyone with data relevant to policy and practice issues or datasets related to reports or content that is being published and disseminated through APO to try uploading your data as well.
If you would like any assistance or would be willing to be part of a testing process that we are undertaking with Richard Ferrers from ANDS please email email@example.com
The following collection policy covers the management and reuse of APO metadata and full text content. It has been revised based on the standard format used by the Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR) in order to increase the visibility and impact of repositories around the world.
On Wednesday 17 May Australian Policy Online became Analysis and Policy Observatory as our new website design and logo went live.
On Wednesday 17 May Australian Policy Online became Analysis and Policy Observatory as our new website design and logo went live. We wanted to keep our URL and acronym as it is so well known and of course we didn’t want to break links! So we have been thinking for a long time what else APO could stand for.
This change has been a long time coming as we have been thinking how to expand our services and the scope of APO content due to the demands of the policy space to be both national and international.
We also felt that the idea of an Observatory made it clearer that APO is a knowledge commons and a repository service and taps into a term used widely in Europe, South America and other places.
The new site is built in Drupal – one of the most popular open source CMS – and we have worked Drupal hard to turn it into repository software. We are still on Drupal 7 as there were many modules that we need that have not yet been updated but we have rebuilt with an eye to migrating to Drupal 8 or even 9 in future.
There are still many aspects of the old site still to be migrated so if things are missing please be patient but if you want them urgently let us know as this helps us to prioritise.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments or requests or leave a comment on the blog.