DSpace CRIS

Current Research Information System (CRIS) made easy with DSpace

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Project RoadMap (updated on Jun 13rd, 2014)

Version number of the DSpace-CRIS module will refers to the DSpace version against which it is build. Support of all DSpace version accepted by the Community. The first open source release of DSpace-CRIS was based on DSpace 1.8.2. Current release is DSpace-CRIS based on DSpace 4.1, DSpace-CRIS on DSpace 3.2 are also available. Below is a detailed release plan that covers all the features that will be contributed back from The HKU Scholars HUB project

2012

1.8.2.0-alpha (released on November 26th, 2012)

  • Management of the 1st level CRIS entities: Researcher Profiles, Projects, Organization Units
    1. Administrative UI for data model definition using the JDynA framework
    2. Detail page for any entity organized in Tab and Box themed with JQuery UI
    3. Faceted Search using the DSpace Discovery 3.0 configuration
    4. Customizable Browse indexes using a backport of the SOLR Browse DSpace 3.0 contribution
  • Basic integration of DSpace-CRIS entities with publications (DSpace Item):
    1. CRIS entities as authority for Item metadata
    2. list of referencing DSpace Items in the detail page of the CRIS entities

2013

1.8.2.0-alpha1 (unreleased, available on github since Febrary 4th, 2013 )

  • bug fixing of the alpha release

1.8.2.0-beta (released on June 24th, 2013 - click here to browse the code on github)

  • Usage Statistics
    1. CRIS entity detail page visit
    2. Global & Top related CERIF Entity views & downloads referencing the CRIS entity (projects for researchers, researchers for OrgUnits, etc.)
    3. Global & Top item views & downloads referencing the CRIS entity
    4. email and RSS alerts
  • PubMed Article level metrics
    1. cited-by count in the item page
    2. number of pubmed articles for researcher
    3. total citations in pubmed for researcher (only items in local DSpace database will be counted)
  • Integration with DSpace
    1. ability to hide publications (or any other related entity: projects, etc.) in the researcher profile
    2. make a list of selected publications (or any other related entity: projects, etc.)
    3. claim/disclaim (link/unlink) previously DSpace entered publication items, to a researcher profile
  • SOAP WebServices for READ-ONLY access to CRIS information
  • Network visualization and analysis

1.8.2.1-beta (released on July 24th, 2013 - click here to browse the code on github)

  • bug fixing of the 1.8.2.0-beta release
  • Data Model: ability to define new object types via UI to manage 2nd level CRIS entities: prize, equipment, laboratory shared and linked to one or more 1st or 2nd level CRIS entities

3.2.0-beta (first draft on Jul 31, 2013 - released on Aug 3rd, 2013 - click here to browse the code on github)

  • porting to DSpace 3.2

1.8.3-beta (released on Sep 6th, 2013 - click here to browse the code on github)

  • bug fixing of the 1.8.2.1-beta release
  • upgrade to dspace 1.8.3 (security fix)

2014

4.1.0 (released on Jun 13rd, 2014 - click here to browse the code on github)

  • upgrade to DSpace 4.1 and to the bootstrap layout also for the DSpace-CRIS pages
  • full support for Oracle (tested on 11.g R2 and 12.c), other than PostgreSQL 9.x
  • Extensive testing on Oracle
  • Easier installation process

4.1.1 (released on Jun 28th, 2014 - click here to browse the code on github)

  • bug fixing of the 4.1.0 release

4.1.2 (released on Jul 12th, 2014 - click here to browse the code on github)

  • bug fixing of the 4.1.1 release

Future plan (deadline TBD)

  • Configurable Export of CRIS entities in CERIF XML 1.6
  • Import CRIS entities from CERIF 1.6 XML
  • CERIF compliance test / REST API