JDS-server at JINR


Nowadays many worldwide scientific and educational organizations establish repositories  include various documents of scientific and educational character, and provide an open access to the world community [1, 2].  The reasons of such a growth are supported by the following factors: first of all, the development of the World Wide Web that allows for a  quick and on-line access to the scientific researches arranged in the institutional or subject archives; and secondly, adoption by the scientific community of a paradigm of Open Access (OA) proposed in the Declarations of Budapest and Berlin Initiatives and named “Open Access Initiative” (OAI) [3, 4].  According to the statistics from the registry of repositories of open access ROAR, at the present moment there is more than 3500 repositories of open
access in the world which include approximately 40 million records. The number of repositories and registers in it increases [6]. Thus, the increment of records for 2012 reached approximately 7,8 million. This tendency is supported by the data of OpenDOAR system [7].

Widely known archive of preprints “arxiv.org” provides access to full texts, but it does not appear as a repository of an open access. It does not include rich user interface, possibility of discussions and refereeing of uploaded articles. Archive of publications on CERN Document Server (CDS) of European Center of Nuclear Research (CERN) became the first repository of an OA created in a high energy physics and which meets the requirements. CDS Invenio package developed at CERN is used as software of the archive. This CDS Invenio package uses communication protocol that is OAI-compatible and includes all required tools for development and support of an electronic library [5].

At the end of 2010 in JINR on the basis of CDS Invenio, a repository of an OA of scientific publications of the institute’s employees  has been developed and is supported now – JINR Document Server (JDS, http://jds.jinr.ru) that is integrated into the world net of repositories ROAR [6]. JDS is framed and developed as an institutional repository, the fond which includes the following information objects:

  1. Materials of scientific and scientific-and-organizational activities of JINR, presented with any type of work of scientific literature;
    1. Publications issued in co authorship with JINR researchers;
    2. Archive documents that describe all the essential stages of the JINR research activity;
  2. Documents providing informational support for scientific and technological research performed in JINR.

Publications of JINR employees play the most important role in the JDS archive. However, upon requests of users repositories, it may also include some useful information that is necessary for the support of a scientific research, a project, an experiment etc. The following kinds of documents are the objects of storage in repositories:

  • published articles;
  • preprints;
  • books;
  • proceedings;
  • conference papers;
  • presentations and reports;
  • summaries;
  • theses;
  • clippings;
  • photos;
  • audio- and video materials.

CDS Invenio supports a wide number of formats for object storage: PDF, PS, HTML, XML, JPEG, GIFF, TIFF, PNG, MPEG, AVI, PPT, RTF, DOC etc.

The main ways of filling and updating JDA are:

  • automatic data acquisition from arXiv.org;
  • semiautomatic mode of data acquisition from the information-retrieval databases SPIRES, ADS, MathSciNet;
  • document depositing in the mode of “self-archiving/ archiving per pro”;
  • data taking from PIN system;
  • data taking from Publishing department of JINR.

Developed user interface of JDS provides a wide range of information services: search and navigation, creation of groups by interest, saving the searched results, personal and group bookshelves, deposit of manuscripts and arrangement the discussions on them, sending out notices and messages.

JDS navigation mechanism is based on the hierarchy (trees) of collections. There are two kinds of a tree use – main and virtual. The formation of the main tree in JDS is based on the idea of classification features – category of a scientific publication and the virtual one is based on the subject of publication. On the JDS homepage the main tree is situated on the left (Narrow by collection), and the virtual one is on the right (Focus on). That makes the search more convenient for users:

JDS provides a great number of extensions for providing multiparameter and detailed search including compound search by metadata, full text and references simultaneously. The system provides two search modes: simple and advanced.


[1] Я. Л. Шрайберг, А. И. Земсков. Модели открытого доступа: история, виды, особенности, терминология. // Научные и технические библиотеки №5, 2008

[2] Я. Л. Шрайберг, А. И. Земсков. Системы открытого доступа к информации: причины и история возникновения  // Научные и технические библиотеки №8, 2008

[3] Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities — http://www.mpg.de/pdf/openaccess/BerlinDeclaration_en.pdf

[4] Budapest Open Access Initiative. — http://www.soros.org/openaccess/ru/index.shtml

[5] CDSware Overview. — http://cdsware.cern.ch/invenio/index.html.

[6] Registry of Open Access Repositories. —  http://roar.eprints.org/

[7] OpenDOAR – Directory of Open Access Repositories. [Электронный ресурс]. — http://www.opendoar.org/

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