Description: The project seeks to provide proof of concept for an XML based document repository for providing discovery of and access to scholarly articles. In an XML-based repository, an open text document marked up with a standard encoding tag set and standard metadata would replace a PDF version as the canonical version in the system. A PDF version would be generated from the open text version along with HTML and other versions as needed. The open text version would also be machine readable and could include linked data elements making
the content more accessible to users.
The project will create or acquire a set of documents marked up with the JATS archival tag set. These documents would be loaded into a BaseX XML database. The project team would then develop a web app to provide repository functionality to support discovery and access activities.
This project advances the development of research literature document repositories by exploring light-weight application development for easy implementation. The participating fellow will gain an understanding of scholarly communications and open access concepts, develop skills with mark up and metadata application, and contribute to the development of an open source web application.
Mentors: Ed Warga, Cliff Anderson, Morgan Daniels
Dates of Employment: Fall semester 2016
Potential Candidates: Engineering, Computer Science, or EES students
Please follow the Application Process to apply for this fellowship. Applications will be accepted through April 4, 2016.