University of León, Spain
Institution: The University of León (at the northwest of the autonomous community of
Castilla y León, Spain) has been recognised by the
excellence of their information technologies infrastructures and has
constituted the promoting and management centre of an open community in
The team proposed for the coordination of
Domus BITae consortium belongs to the Department
of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy and has maintained a broad and
intensive activity in gathering Information Science Research at the National
and International Level.
General project coordination, including: communication, approval,
development control, calls, scientific gathering and secretary.
the team has carried out in the last years an intensive and well
recognised activity in the promotion of Information Science:
- Coordination of BITrum research
group (60 members of 11 nationalities),
- Taking active part in many
communities of Information Studies (SoII, UTI, ICIE, FIS, ICT & Society, Bertalanffy Center),
- Organizing International gatherings
(First International Meeting of Experts in Information Theories, Colloquium
BITae, Visiting lecturing),
- Fostering research projects
(BITrum project, several proposals to the ESF and EC),
- Publishing activities (books,
special issue, glossary),
- Virtual research within BITrum
group by means of a self developed Internet environment composed by: 1)
diffusion facilities (public site and blog of contributions), 2) working
facilities (archives, discussion, agenda, etc.), 3) glossary edition system.
- Development of software Ithaca on game theory as
academic and research tool.
- Educational activities for
graduate and postgraduate studies in the field.
To carry out the coordination tasks three
profiles are proposed:
- A General and Technical Coordinator (GTC) must control the whole
technical development, driving the different parts in their commitments,
monitoring the decision making, the completion of objectives, signing approvals
and summoning the concerned parts. The proposed GTC has an interdisciplinary academic
experience in humanities, engineering and natural science, proven by academic
awards and recognised work, as well as experience in the coordination of
interdisciplinary activities (research, summoning, dissemination and academia),
he has also proven experience in multidisciplinary development of edge
technology. He is well centred in the international community of informational
studies, belonging to several leading communities in the field.
- The Scientific Coordinator (SC) is in charge of summoning the scholar
and scientific community, bringing the Information Studies research interests
and activities into the system, as well as disseminating results. He has
interdisciplinary experience, has coordinate international research activities
and is also well centred in the target community.
- The secretary is in charge of keeping the agenda, communicate the
calls, recording decision and reports, keeping procedures and format
documentation, making documentation available to all parts (including FP7
assess), requesting reports, and editing. The proposed secretary has experience
in the management of international research and development.
Team of Repository development
The team proposed for the development of
DomusBITae repository belongs to the University Library. It has provided
information system support for the mentioned networking and research activities
of ULE in the advancement of Science of Information.
Development of the institutional and thematic repository and
The team is composed by two figures,
- Repository Manager (RM), who manages the ‘human’ side of the repository including content
policies, advocacy, user training and a liaison with a wide range of
institutional departments and external contacts.
She will be:
Promoting the use of repository. Managing the day-to-day operation of the
research repository service. Providing training and advice to contributors.
Manage the repository service by identifying goals and future strategies for
improvement in the repository service.
recognised professional qualification (at degree or postgraduate level) in
librarianship or information science. Experience of working in a higher
education library or relevant research/special library environment. Excellent
IT skills and familiarity with institutional repository software and metadata
standards. Strong advocacy skills and a customer orientated approach to service
design and delivery.
- Repository Technical
Developer (RTD), who manages the technical
implementation, customisation and management of repository software; manages
metadata fields and quality, creates usage reports and tracks the preservation
The RTD will: design,
implement, test and maintain the repository and associated tools and
applications; develop or contribute to the development of technical/specialist
documentation and advocacy and outreach activities.
The RTD has excellent
IT skills in particular experience of web systems and web-based technologies,
software e.g. Web 2.0 tools, website monitoring tools such as Google.
Analytics, and software systems and languages such as Linux, SQL, XML, PHP. RTD
is acquainted with at least one (or a specific) repository software, as well as
relevant metadata standards and protocols e.g. OAI-PMH, Dublin Core.