DSpace and PlumX Integration
PlumX Dashboards integrates with DSpace, a popular institutional repository maintained by DuraSpace, allowing us to populate your PlumX Dashboard with:
- Your organizational hierarchy
- Your publications (which we call “artifacts” in PlumX)
- Usage from your DSpace repository
In addition, PlumX can embed an author search URL in a researcher’s profile, which allows us to import artifacts directly associated to your researcher.
Organizational Hierarchy Replication
One of the first things we will do is evaluate your DSpace community list/organizational hierarchy to determine if your DSpace code is in a format we currently support. If your DSpace code is not yet supported we will work with our development team to create the code to support your implementation.
Once we bring in your organizational hierarchy you will be able to compare the metrics for each level of the hierarchy against each another (i.e., compare the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to the College of Geosciences). You can do so through the Subgroups Overview Report in PlumX Dashboard. The Subgroups Overview provides a view into each subgroup for your organization across our five metrics categories, creating a powerful benchmarking opportunity.
The subgroups report is purposely generically named and is based on where in the hierarchy you are currently located. It is often best used at least one level down from the highest level in your PlumX subgroups to get you the closest to comparing “like to like.” For example, consider the following top-level subgroups:
Each of these subgroups has their own subgroups below them, so a common use case would be to explore the results for each, such as for “Schools and Programs.”
After navigating to that level, the next step would be to click on the Analytics icon and then click on Subgroups Overview to see the results. For the Usage category in this example, the Veterinary Integrative Biosciences group has the most usage compared to the other schools in that college:
When it comes to harvesting your artifacts, we will compare your DSpace content types with our artifact types and add new types as needed.
Our preferred method is via OAI-PMH which allows us to easily ingest your bibliographic metedata. The default metadata prefix we use is METS, however, we do have capabilities to ingest other formats as well. If you do not support OAI-PMH, we will scrape your DSpace website for metadata. Please check our mappings to determine if adjustments need to be made on your end for either OAI-PMH harvesting or the scraping of your DSpace metadata.
If there are DOIs with your content, we determine if they are in the expected field (which we will provide you with) to harvest them.
Content Type Mapping
|DC.Type||PlumX Artifact Type|
|Article OR article OR Journal Article OR artigo OR Artículo||ARTICLE|
|Book Item OR bookPart OR Capítulo de libro OR Chapter||BOOK_CHAPTER|
|Book OR book OR Libro||BOOK|
|Conference Item OR conference Paper OR conferenceObject||CONFERENCE_PAPER|
|WorkingPaper OR Working Paper OR Document de travail / Working Paper OR Working/Discussion Paper||PAPER|
|lecture OR conferenceObject OR Presentation||PRESENTATION|
|Technical Report OR report OR Internship OR Report||REPORT|
|Thesis OR thesis OR “Thèse / Thesis” OR “Electronic Thesis or Dissertation” OR Tesis OR Thesis/Dissertation||THESIS_DISSERTATION|
|Moving Image OR Video||VIDEO|
We evaluate whether your DSpace statistics are available in XML format and determine the method to ingest those accordingly. Generally we can publish page views and download counts for each DSpace artifact which we would continually update.
Updating Researcher Profile with Artifacts
You can easily link a PlumX researcher profile to DSpace by an author name search. This will, in turn, keep your PlumX Researcher Profiles automatically up to date with the articles and other relevant research artifacts.
To add a DSpace Author Search URL to a PlumX Researcher Profile:
- Sign in with your PlumX admin credentials and locate the author in the list of PlumX Researchers.
- Click on Show All to see a complete list.
- If the author for whom you are searching doesn’t have a PlumX Profile, click on Add Researcher to create the new profile.
- If you do locate the researcher’s profile, click their picture or their name.
- From within the profile, click on Edit this Profile.
- On the right side of the page, click the DSpace label to expand that section.
- In the box labeled Author Search URL, enter the appropriate URL.
- You can find the Author Search URL within your DSpace repository by browsing for an author.
- Once you find the author for whom you are searching, click on his or her name.
- Copy and paste the resulting URL into the Author Search URL in PlumX.
After you save your changes, PlumX will automatically gather the publications for the author(s).