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IGeLU 2020 Digital Conference and Developers' Day 14 -17th September, 2020

All events will be held online. It is worth noting that all times in the program are quoted in British Summer Time (BST ; = UTC+1).

You can register here. As we are running multiple streams, we have had to break down the registration process to a day-by-day and session-by-session registration process.


SWORD-based Custom Portal for Non-researcher-based Asset Deposits into Esploro
Thu 17 Sep, 2020, 14:10–14:35, Zoom - 2
Conference or Developers' Day
Conference (20 minutes + 5 min Q/A)
Session Abstract
The University of Miami launched its new Esploro instance on May 18’th, to showcase the scholarship artifacts and activities by the UM community. One of the initial challenges that the team encountered was finding a robust method of depositing assets that are not associated with a research profile. These assets mainly include Electonic thesis and dissertations by UM graduate students. The team investigated the options that were recommended by ExLibris, but they were not compatible with the requirements of the organization. In order to fulfill all the requirements, the team started investigations on a custom solution. Based on the discussions the University of Miami Libraries developed a web application using the Python framework, Flask. This enabled us to develop a custom workflow tailored to each demographic and deposit the asset in the Esploro with the use of the SWORD protocol. The presentation will focus on the requirements, the development process, and the final product.
Migration / Implementation
Applicable Ex Libris Product
Target Audience Skill Level
None — General Audience
Dhanushka Samarakoon, University of Miami Libraries
Presenter's job title:
Head of Library Technology
Eduardo N Prieto, University of Miami Libraries
Co-presenter's job title:
Integrated Systems Librarian
Leon Krauthausen, Freie Universität Berlin