A CRIS in the Desert: The Implementation of Pure at KAUST: A Case Study in Information Exchange

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/615876
Title:
A CRIS in the Desert: The Implementation of Pure at KAUST: A Case Study in Information Exchange
Authors:
Grenz, Daryl M. ( 0000-0002-2373-2007 ) ; Lery, Thibaut L. ( 0000-0003-1290-6849 ) ; Ward, Manus ( 0000-0002-7085-9668 ) ; Mastoraki, Eirini ( 0000-0001-9476-4586 ) ; Baessa, Mohamed ( 0000-0001-9927-5204 )
Abstract:
The integration of research information systems with existing university processes has tended towards information exchange models in which the CRIS ingests information from existing systems and takes on functions that were previously distributed across several independent solutions. This paper draws upon the experience of the implementation of a CRIS at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to posit a model in which functions remain distributed so as to take advantage of the strengths of each system. The functions discussed include institutional reporting, publications tracking, preservation of research outputs, provision of public access, researcher identity and profiling, and metrics analysis. The systems reviewed include a CRIS (Pure), a locally developed publications tracking system, a hosted DSpace repository, a locally developed ORCID integration, and a metrics dashboard (PlumX). The interactions between these systems forms a network of services to our research community, with each node connected to several others, and we discuss how we arrived at the current arrangement, as well as its drawbacks and advantages. The still limited use of standard data exchange formats like CERIF XML is discussed as a constraint that increases the costs of adding to and maintaining the network of services. At the same time we look at how increased standardization should make this distributed approach sustainable, allowing institutions like ours to mix and match complementary systems to achieve an optimal set of research information services for our needs.
KAUST Department:
University Library; Office of Sponsored Research
Citation:
Daryl Grenz, Thibaut Lery, Manus Ward, Eirini Mastoraki, Mohamed Baessa, A CRIS in the Desert: The Implementation of Pure at KAUST A Case Study in Information Exchange, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 106, 2017, Pages 176-182, ISSN 1877-0509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2017.03.014.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Procedia Computer Science
Conference/Event name:
13th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems, CRIS2016
Issue Date:
10-Jun-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.procs.2017.03.014
Type:
Presentation; Conference Paper
Additional Links:
http://hdl.handle.net/11366/549; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187705091730282X
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Presentations; Conference Papers/Presentations

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dc.contributor.authorGrenz, Daryl M.en
dc.contributor.authorLery, Thibaut L.en
dc.contributor.authorWard, Manusen
dc.contributor.authorMastoraki, Eirinien
dc.contributor.authorBaessa, Mohameden
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-21T10:29:06Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-10T09:00:46Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-21T10:29:06Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-10-
dc.identifier.citationDaryl Grenz, Thibaut Lery, Manus Ward, Eirini Mastoraki, Mohamed Baessa, A CRIS in the Desert: The Implementation of Pure at KAUST A Case Study in Information Exchange, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 106, 2017, Pages 176-182, ISSN 1877-0509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2017.03.014.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.procs.2017.03.014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/615876-
dc.description.abstractThe integration of research information systems with existing university processes has tended towards information exchange models in which the CRIS ingests information from existing systems and takes on functions that were previously distributed across several independent solutions. This paper draws upon the experience of the implementation of a CRIS at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to posit a model in which functions remain distributed so as to take advantage of the strengths of each system. The functions discussed include institutional reporting, publications tracking, preservation of research outputs, provision of public access, researcher identity and profiling, and metrics analysis. The systems reviewed include a CRIS (Pure), a locally developed publications tracking system, a hosted DSpace repository, a locally developed ORCID integration, and a metrics dashboard (PlumX). The interactions between these systems forms a network of services to our research community, with each node connected to several others, and we discuss how we arrived at the current arrangement, as well as its drawbacks and advantages. The still limited use of standard data exchange formats like CERIF XML is discussed as a constraint that increases the costs of adding to and maintaining the network of services. At the same time we look at how increased standardization should make this distributed approach sustainable, allowing institutions like ours to mix and match complementary systems to achieve an optimal set of research information services for our needs.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/11366/549en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187705091730282Xen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsystem interoperabilityen
dc.subjectdistributed modelen
dc.subjectPureen
dc.subjectpublication trackingen
dc.subjectopen access repositoriesen
dc.subjectORCIDen
dc.subjectPlumXen
dc.titleA CRIS in the Desert: The Implementation of Pure at KAUST: A Case Study in Information Exchangeen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Libraryen
dc.contributor.departmentOffice of Sponsored Researchen
dc.identifier.journalProcedia Computer Scienceen
dc.conference.date9-11 June 2016en
dc.conference.name13th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems, CRIS2016en
dc.conference.locationSt. Andrews, Scotland, UKen

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