Cadmus: new visual design and data collection
The new Cadmus is being officially launched during the Open Access Week 2019. At the Open Access Roundtable on Friday 25 October (10.00-12.00) the new joint home page will be presented.
New Cadmus visual design and identity
The EUI Research Repository was first implemented in 2003, and has since then received a series of upgrades in both its core infrastructure and visual design. With this 2019 major update, Cadmus receives a fresh new look and logo, in line with modern web standards and user experience best practices.
It is also enriched with new interactive features for the user, supporting better content browsing and visual clues on its core feature as Open Access repository, for example:
- Fully responsive design that works effectively both on desktop and mobile browsers (thanks to Bootstrap-based technique)
- Visual browsing for collections of specific types of research outputs and for the EUI academic units
- More prominent and visually appealing information about content available in Open Access
- Bibliographic information on content pages prioritized and styled to provide the best reading experience
- New feature ‘How to cite’ for each item
- Extensive set of hyperlinks to support new discovery of similar and/or related content
- Authors that are EUI members are recognised and there are links to their ORCID profiles
The EUI Research Data collection in Cadmus
Cadmus now includes also a new collection, “EUI Research Data”, following the merge of Cadmus with the EUI ResData repository that have been piloting the collection of original research data produced at the EUI since 2017.
This integrated infrastructure presents several advantages for the data producers, data users, and in terms of research data management. For instance:
- Unified discovery and access to all EUI research outputs (publications & data) in one place
- Attribution of persistent identifiers (through the handle.net system) to submitted datasets in support of effective data citation
- The Cadmus integration with ORCID now also functions for datasets, therefore data producers will see their datasets pushed to their ORCID profiles along with their publications
- All digital files (publications & data) are managed centrally in stable and scalable environment
- Using the same author variant name and authority file for both repositories
- Same dedicated support on research data curation as before reinforced by the collaboration with the Library Open Science Team.
The EUI Library encourages all academic members of the EUI to submit their research data to the Cadmus “EUI Research Data” collection.
Open Science at the EUI and Contacts
Sharing openly research data, along with publications, is one of the pillars of moving towards a more open, collegial, and impactful way of conducting research, one that will promote a healthier research environment and even more effectively contribute to advance our society.
Work on the new Cadmus visual identity and the merge with the EUI ResData repository started at the end of March this year and has been performed by the Library Open Science team with input from the Library Open Science Working Group.
Blog post written by Lotta Svantesson and Simone Sacchi