CORE Board of Supporters Meeting round up

This week saw the 2nd bi-annual CORE Board of Supporters Meeting take place online. The meeting was well attended and we are extremely pleased that 24 participants from 15 member institutions joined us. The Board of Supporters is an integral component of the CORE governance structure and exists as part of our role as signatories to The Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructures (POSI).

Figure 1: The CORE governance structure

Covered in the meeting were many of the latest developments that CORE has been working on including the conversion of PDF documents to structured text to allow for machine-readability, detecting duplicates and different versions of scholarly documents within repositories., we’re extremely grateful to Kirsten Vallee from The University of Chicago who spoke about her repository’s experience using the CORE Dashboard deduplication module. 

We also were very pleased to have Agustina Martinex-Garcia, head of Open Research Systems at Cambridge University presenting the work they have been doing recently to enable the integration of the Rioxx 3 metadata schema with DSpace repository systems which will go live in May 2024. The Cambridge team have also been working with the CORE team to help with the delivery of a Rioxx metadata validator module for the CORE Dashboard. 

We also welcomed Jason Partridge, Open Access Services Manager at The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, who presented his team’s recent work with the CORE API and how they are using it within their repository. Jason also wrote a separate post here and has also published a working paper giving full details of their work so that others can utilise it. Thank you to Jason from all of us! 

Finally the meeting covered some of the work we are undertaking right now, including working on models for extracting Rights Retention Statements and affiliation metadata and also work on the classification of scholarly documents according to the United Nations Strategic Development Goals (SDGs). We will be working in collaboration with the CORE members on these developments and will post regular updates here as we progress. 

Huge thank yous again to our three external speakers, Kirsten, Agustina and Jason. 

Until next time.