Abstract: Most scientific organizations have established bibliographic databases to collect and present the scholarly output generated by their researchers and research projects. In many cases, an institutional repository is included to enable and promote open access. Besides publications lists on the Web, the data is even more valuable to support internal procedures such as reuse in citation management software for new publications or grant applications and in particular to alleviate the burden of administrative reporting according to complex sorting or filtering criteria.In 2010 the libraries and documentation departments of DESY (Hamburg), GSI (Darmstadt), Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich), Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) (Garching) and RWTH Aachen University (Aachen) founded join2 to establish such an infrastructure based on Invenio. Main focuses were a solution, which is easy to use and accepted by scientists, to incorporate specific and precise data sources of an organization on for example, people and projects, as well as (inter-)nationally accepted authority records -e.g. on journals- and sources for data import. By merging bibliographic database and repository the addition of full texts is encouraged, furthering OpenAccess. Local protected working areas for publication exchange serve as an additional value to the scientists. The project addresses that each organizations has its specifics and thus the infrastructure must be suitable configured and tailored while still profiting from the shared development resources.As a result six independent repositories are currently in operation. As an open project, we recently also welcomed Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (Heidelberg) as a new partner.join2 repositories today serve more than 20.000 staff members and more than 5.000 local visitors annually on campus. They provide more than 300.000 records as well as nearly 90.000 high quality authority records freely accessible on the Internet. This makes join2 one of the larger Invenio users world wide.We present the flexible structure of our project based on shared content, its various use cases and give an overview of its internal work flows.
CERN Workshop on Innovations in Scholary Communication, OAI9, Geneva, Universtity of Geneva, Switzerland, 17 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
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