Illustration Portfolio Showroom Interface

Portfolio/Showroom enable artists and scientists to announce, store and publish their own work and to exchange ideas with colleagues.

The Web applications Portfolio and Showroom constitute the foundation for the development of a Current Research Information System (CRIS). It is based on open source technologies (OSS) with a focus on usability and enables its users to manage, store and publish research data and artistic content in heterogeneous formats.

Portfolio/Showroom employ standards and interfaces of existing long-term archiving systems at the institutions and are designed to be used by other research institutions as well. As an OSS, the system also provides incentives for start-ups to develop complementary apps (open innovation).

Our objective is to use Portfolio/Showroom to implement complementary data management for artists and scientists in an intuitive system that closes the infrastructural gap between daily work processes and long-term archiving: Portfolio enables artists and scientists to already compile their data during the implementation of their projects. Data importing and structuring is based on processes and nomenclatures familiar to users via widespread web applications (for example, video and photography portals). In addition, Portfolio provides users with the ability to manage data (e.g., grant access to other users, specify provenance, manage lending, etc.).

The artistic and scientific content published in Showroom is public and features social media tools that support subscribing, communicating, and hierarchizing information. In addition to the functional scope and the individual usability of Portfolio, Showroom facilitates an exchange within the relevant community and between the community and an interested public (Citizen Science) in accordance with the “Vienna Principles”. Project measures include the establishment of expert peer groups as well as a personnel and technical infrastructure for joint development and programming of the applications.

Project activities include the establishment of expert peer groups, as well as a personnel and technical infrastructure for joint development and programming of the applications.

 

 

Portfolio

Portfolio enables artists and scientists to gather their data during the implementation of their projects. Data importing and structuring is based on processes and nomenclatures that are familiar to users via widespread web applications (for example, video and photography portals). In addition, Portfolio provides the ability to manage the registered data (e.g., grant access to other users, specify provenance, manage lending, etc.) and to export it in various formats (e.g., bibliography, list of works, etc.).

Showroom

The content published in Showroom is public and features social media tools that support subscribing, communicating, and hierarchizing information. In addition to the functional scope and the individual usability of Portfolio, Showroom facilitates an exchange within the relevant community and between the community and an interested public (Citizen Science) in accordance with the “Vienna Principles”.

For universities and non-university research institutions

Issue

Universities and non-university research institutions need to archive and provide a wide range of research and academic data. Recent years have seen the establishment of various standards and the creation of infrastructure to ensure intra- and inter-university exchange of such data. Open access for publications and research data is now regarded by many universities and non-university research institutions as a self-defined goal or as an objective stipulated by funding authorities. It turns out, however, that while many publications and research data are made available via open access, this is done on commercial platforms that can use this data freely (e.g., mandatory logins), rather than on institutional repositories and document servers.

Solution

Portfolio/Showroom close the gap between artistic and scientific works and their promulgation, which currently takes place on various social media platforms. Portfolio/Showroom put the needs of artists and scientists at the forefront of development. The applications are based on user stories and requirements that have been collected in relevant communities and take into account workflows that users already apply.
Portfolio/Showroom employ standards and interfaces of existing long-term archiving systems at the institutions. International standards, such as the FAIR principles and euroCRIS/CERIF, are essential foundations for development and should ensure sustainable use.
As open source software, Portfolio/Showroom are designed to be used by third parties as well, which in turn can provide incentives for start-ups to develop complementary apps (open innovation).

For Developers

Open Innovation

DevTalk

Transfer of service and maintenance

Additional Features

Search

The search feature in Showroom encompasses all Showroom instances on the network, as well as all CRIS that use a euroCRIS interface.

Open

The applications are based on open source technologies (OSS). Universities and non-university research institutions have access to the source code and can customise the software to their needs. The applications are free, developed by universities for universities.

Usability

Strong focus on usability and user experience

Curated areas

One Stop-Shop

Linked Data

Portfolio/Showroom access interfaces that are provided by already installed software infrastructure. This allows you to easily integrate the existing repository, the campus administration, etc.

Evaluations

Evaluations for the universities’ reporting systems: The information contained in Showroom (publications, lectures, co-operations, etc.) can be used or evaluated for external reports, such as knowledge balances.

Data Management Plan

Ethical and Legal Issues

Semantic Web und Controlled Vocabulary

Library catalogue

Linked to the library catalogue

Community

Responsive

Accessible

University of Applied Arts Vienna 2017