EIAH's Experience in Localization and Customization of Dspace

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					OPEN REPOSITORIES 2009 ATLANTA, 18-
21 MAY




EIAH'S EXPERIENCE IN LOCALIZATION AND
CUSTOMIZATION OF DSPACE
Emad Khazraee
Saeed Moaddeli
Hamed Malek
Encyclopedia of Iranian Architectural History
INTRODUCTION TO EIAH




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   EIAH
       Founded at 2007
       Nonprofit Organization




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       Head director of the project: Mohammad Beheshti the
        Former head of Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization

   Sponsors
       The Iranian Academy of Art
       Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts & Tourism Organization
       The Iranian Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

   Partners
       National Library & Archive of Iran
       Polytechnic University of Iran
       Shahid Beheshti University of Iran
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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES




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   EIAH Goals
     Increasing the quantity and improve the quality of




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      information on Iranian culture
     Facilitating the recovery of vernacular identity
     Presenting the joint heritage of the countries in the
      region for further interaction and focusing on cultural
      unity
   Objectives
     Providing varied types of resources
     Providing eligible and accurate resources
     Providing accessible resources



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EIAH CAKE
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DSPACE
DIGITAL REPOSITORY: WHY DSPACE?




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 Open Source software
 The community around Dspace




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 Features

 The development team behind it

 Other options…




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LOCALIZATION




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   Persian translation of messages




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   Persian calendar

   Persian user interface




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PERSIAN LOCALIZATION ISSUES




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   Right to left writing system (like Arabic and Hebrew)




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   Bi-directional text




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PERSIAN LOCALIZATION ISSUES




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   Different characters for numbers




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   Different punctuation



   Non-joiners



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PERSIAN CALENDAR




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 Iranian calendar based on Jalali calendar
 33-year algorithm




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 Standard time and date representation




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PERSIAN SEARCH ISSUES




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   Some Arabic characters




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   Joiners and non-joiners

   diacritics


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RECENTLY DEVELOPED:
LUCENE SEARCH ENGINE




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   Persian language approximate search




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RECENTLY DEVELOPED
LINKING MEDIAWIKI AND DSPACE




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   dspaceBox extension




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   Uses OAI-PMH 2.0

   Stores in SQLite database

   Searches on the index

   Capable of searching on a federation of repositories




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CUSTOMIZATION: EIAH METADATA SCHEME




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 Application profile based on Dublin Core
 Comprehensive metadata element set




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                                        term




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FUTURE WORKS




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   Manakin XMLUI




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   Implementing DC application profile based on
    Singapore framework

   Book viewer plug-in

   Preservation policy

   RPM packaging



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RESOURCES




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 http://eiah.org
 Iranian_calendar on Wikipedia




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 Persian language on Wikipedia

 Dublin Core Website

 Open Archive initiative website

 http://isiri.org ISIRI 9147 & ISIRI 6219




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