Tuesday, 8 November, 2016 - 13:00 to Thursday, 10 November, 2016 - 13:00

CLARIN DSpace Workshop


Dates, location and timetable

  • 8. – 10. November, 2016
  • Ministry of Education, Malý zrcadlový sál ("Small Mirror Hall"), Karmelitská 386/8
  • Timetable: 3 days, lunch to lunch: beginning on Tuesday at 13.00, end on Thursday at 13.00


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Participants will be reimbursed up to 300 EUR for travel and 50 EUR/night for accommodation (2 nights).


The workshop location is in the very centre of Prague, see the map link above. There dozens of excelent accommodation options in an easy walking distanceand within our budget. Please use booking.com (search for "Prague center") or any other reservation portal.

Workshop goal

LINDAT DSpace is a digital repository system meeting the requirements put on a modern, flexible and CLARIN compatible digital repository. Daily, it serves many GBs of linguistic data across different CLARIN centres. However, with the increasing number of centres deploying the system and performing some local adaptations, it is time to improve the development system in order to join the effort of all partners, reflect their priorities, speed up the development, minimise overlap of efforts, and to keep the project sustainable.

The proposed workshop will explore the priorities of CLARIN centres that use LINDAT DSpace and try to come up with a plan for collaborative development. Furthermore it will draw a mid-term roadmap. The workshop will produce a concrete implementation plan with timelines, including a plan on how to handle local adaptations and differences in each deployment.


Organising Team

  • Jan Hajič, Charles University (LINDAT/CLARIN)
    • Head of LINDAT/CLARIN (Czech CLARIN node)
  • Tomaž Erjavec, Jožef Stefan Institute (CLARIN.SI)
    • National coordinator of CLARIN.SI
  • Martin Wynne, University of Oxford (CLARIN-UK)
    • Head of the Oxford Text Archive, National Coordinator of CLARIN-UK
  • Marcin Pol, Wrocław University of Technology (CLARIN-PL)
    • Technical lead of CLARIN-PL
  • Menzo Windhouwer, Meertens Instituut (Clariah)
    • Developer at Meertens Instituut, repository solutions expert
  • Martin Matthiesen, CSC - IT Center for Science (Fin-CLARIN)
    • Senior Applications Specialist at FIN-CLARIN
  • Jozef Mišutka, Charles University (LINDAT/CLARIN)
    • Technical lead of LINDAT DSpace project and of LINDAT/CLARIN in general
  • Pavel Straňák, Charles University (LINDAT/CLARIN)
    • LINDAT/CLARIN scientific secretary, initiated the LINDAT/CLARIN DSpace project


Tuesday  Contents
13:00 - 13:10  Opening of the workshop by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
13:10 - 13:30  Introduction by LINDAT, purpose of the workshop, introduction of participants
13:30 - 14:30  DSpace in CLARIN
14:30 - 15:45  DSpace project presented by DSpace core developer, short discussion
16:00 - 17:00  History and state-of-the-art of CLARIN DSpace




 Wednesday    Contents
9:00 - 11:00

Overview of different centres using clarin-dspace, modifications,

 state-of-the-art and future goals (10 minutes per presentation), discussion

11:00 - 12:00  Joint development strategy
12:00 - 13:00  Roadmap
13:00 - 14:00  Lunch
14:00 - 15:00  Specification of the Workplan
15:00 - 15:30  Resource allocation by partners, sustainability plan
15:30 - 16:30  Discussion and coffee break
16:30 - 17:00  Development strategies and practises


 Thursday    Contents
9:00 - 10:30  Finalising roadmap, future goals and summary
10:30 - 13:00  Hackathon – resolving issues, programming (if time permits)



 Presenter    Download
Martin Wynne OTA_repository_model.pdf
Menzo Windhouwer MIandMPI-requirements.pptx
Agustin Caminero CLARIN-DSpace_2016-11-07.pdf
Hemed Al Ruwehy CLARINO_Repo.pptx
Riccardo Del Gratta Dspace_ILC4CLARIN_CLARIN-IT.pdf
Cyprian Laskowski dspace-clarin.si.pdf
Marcin Pol CLARIN-PL_D-SPACE.pdf
Pavel Straňák DSpace_in_CLARIN_overview.pdf
Jozef Mišutka clarin-dspace_prague.pdf

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Group photo