Journal article  Open Access

The OpenAIRE literature broker service for institutional repositories

Artini M., Atzori C., Bardi A., La Bruzzo S., Manghi P., Mannocci A.

OpenAIRE infrastructure  Research objects aggregation and harmonization 

OpenAIRE is the European infrastructure for Open Access scholarly communication. It populates and provides access to a graph of objects relative to publications, datasets, people, organizations, projects, and funders aggregated from a variety of data sources, such as institutional repositories, data archives, journals, and CRIS systems. Thanks to infrastructure services, objects in the graph are harmonized to achieve semantic homogeneity, de-duplicated to avoid ambiguities, and enriched with missing properties and/or relationships. OpenAIRE data sources interested in enhancing or incrementing their content may benefit in a number of ways from this graph. This paper presents the high-level architecture behind the realization of an institutional repository Literature Broker Service for OpenAIRE. The Service implements a subscription and notification paradigm supporting institutional repositories willing to: (i) learn about publication objects in OpenAIRE that do not appear in their collection but may be pertinent to it, and (ii) learn about extra properties or relationships relative to publication objects in their collection.

Source: D-Lib magazine 21 (2015): 2–10. doi:10.1045/november2015-artini

Publisher: Corp. for National Research Initiatives,, Reston, Va. , Stati Uniti d'America


This work is partially funded by the European Commission H2020 project OpenAIRE2020 (Grant agreement: 643410, Call: H2020-EINFRA2014-1).
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BibTeX entry
	title = {The OpenAIRE literature broker service for institutional repositories},
	author = {Artini M. and Atzori C. and Bardi A. and La Bruzzo S. and Manghi P. and Mannocci A.},
	publisher = {Corp. for National Research Initiatives,, Reston, Va. , Stati Uniti d'America},
	doi = {10.1045/november2015-artini},
	journal = {D-Lib magazine},
	volume = {21},
	pages = {2–10},
	year = {2015}