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Establishing a Community in DSpace

Based on some questions from Sri, I started looking into MIT's DSpace more closely. It looks like it can actually solve many of the issues we were discussing in terms of making presentations, posters and publications available online. You can make certain collections accessible to either a specified group of users, to the MIT community or to the public. You can also submit any sort of digital item like pdfs, movies, code etc.

I went ahead and contacted DSpace to see what's involved in setting up a Synthetic Biology community on DSpace. Below is the information that Marget Branschofsky sent to me as well as my (off the top of my head) annotated answers. Feel free to edit and comment as you like. Assuming that everyone is in favor of creating a collection on DSpace and we come to a consensus about the answers below, then I can submit our answers to her and we can set up a meeting with Margret Branschofsky for her to instruct us on how to submit documents to DSpace. --Reshma 13:20, 26 May 2005 (EDT)

Set Up Steps:

  • Head of community is made aware of the DSpace policies as outlined in http://libraries.mit.edu/dspace-mit/mit/policies/index.html.
  • Decide on structure of your community – whether there will be sub-communities, and what collections you will establish.
  • Decide which workflow steps you wish to establish for each collection (optional):
    • Reviewer (can accept and reject items)
    • Metadata Editor (can only change metadata before it is in DSpace)
    • Coordinator (can accept, reject and change metadata before item is in DSpace)
    • Collection Administrator (can change metadata after item is in DSpace)
  • Information below is sent to Margret Branschofsky at margretb@mit.edu.

Information Needed for Community Start-up:

  • Name of Community Liaison
    Reshma Shetty (I'm willing to take on the administrative burden cause I think this is a good idea).
  • Community page:
    • Name of community
      Synthetic Biology
    • Description (optional)
      From the webpage: Synthetic biology refers to both (a) the design and fabrication of biological components and systems that do not already exist in the natural world and (b) the re-design and fabrication of existing biological systems.
    • Logo (optional)
      Maybe the image from the conference that is now on the parts registry?
  • Sub-community pages (optional)
    • Names of sub-communities
    • Logo(s) for sub-communities (optional)
    • Descriptions of subcommunities (optional)
  • Collection pages:
    • Name(s) of collections within each community or sub-community
      Some ideas are papers, posters, presentations, software, movies, thesis proposals, working drafts, theses. Some of these should only accessible by Synthetic Biology people.
    • Logo(s) for collection(s) (optional)
    • Descriptions of collections(s) (optional)
    • Brief descriptions (one line) of collections to appear on community or sub-community page (optional)
  • For each collection:
    • Names and email addresses of submitters
      Everyone in the Knight and Endy labs
    • Names and email addresses of people in workflow roles (optional):
      • Reviewer (can accept and reject items)
        Tom Knight and Drew Endy
      • Metadata Editor (can only change metadata before it is in DSpace)
         ??
      • Coordinator (can accept, reject and change metadata before item is in DSpace)
         ??
      • Collection Administrator (can change metadata after item is in DSpace)
         ?? Everyone, a couple people in addition to Drew and Tom?

Questions? Contact Margret Branschofsky at margretb@mit.edu or 3-1293.

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