The Zentralbibliothek Zurich, the CERN Scientific Information Service, and AILIS (Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists, Geneva) jointly organize the Library Science Talks. (Click here for more information about AILIS and how you and/or your Library can join the Association.)
On 12 April at 17.15 CET, Terry Brady and Eric Lopatin (from the California Digital Library) will speak on: "Brightening an Archive – Streamlining access to OA datasets"
Dryad is a well-known multidisciplinary repository which houses OA research data. What’s less known is that submissions to Dryad flow directly into (and out of) CDL’s digital preservation platform, Merritt. Because every deposit must also be made available for download, Merritt’s access layer has been re-engineered to provide file and object retrieval directly from the cloud. This is a presentation about how and why we’ve focused on streamlining access – in turn making what would typically be considered a dark archive, a light one by providing building blocks for organizations to easily and securely obtain any file or object from the cloud storage providers which Merritt uses.
Terry Brady is a software developer in Seattle working for the California Digital Library - University of California Curation Center. Terry is the technical lead for the Merritt digital preservation repository. Terry is a committer for the DSpace repository platform. Terry has built applications for higher education, government, non-profit, and corporate institutions including the Georgetown University Library, LexisNexis and the National Archives and Records Administration.
Eric Lopatin is Product Manager for the California Digital Library's digital preservation initiatives, including the Merritt repository that preserves special collections content from libraries across the ten University of California campuses, eScholarship publications, ETDs, and datasets submitted to Dryad from organizations worldwide. Prior to joining CDL, Eric worked at the Public Library of Science. His recent experiences in OA publishing, as well as a string of years at Adobe Systems, have all contributed to his interests in the realms of preservation, publishing and software development.