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WEKO3 (Publication Platform)

WEKO3 is a publication platform for researchers to publish research papers and data with related materials online that they decide to publish. It has the functions necessary to publish these research outputs, such as customizable ingest workflow and flexible metadata editor. WEKO3 is designed for JAIRO Cloud. JAIRO Cloud is a cloud service that provides institutional repository services for research institutions. JAIRO Cloud is a joint operation between JPCOAR and NII. In cooperation with GakuNin RDM, researchers can publish their research output in their institutional repositories by simple processes.

Improve the Visibility of Research Outputs

Published research outputs in WEKO3 are disseminated in human-readable formats on the Web and in a machine-readable format. For example, WEKO3 supports metadata provision protocol by OAI-PMH and ResourceSync. WEKO3 also supports sitemap and Google Scholar meta tag, and Open Graph Protocol for social services. WEKO3 will continue to actively support standard technologies for metadata and content distribution methods to improve research output visibility.

Access Control for Publishing Research Outputs

WEKO3 has a function to automatically publish research outputs on a specific date (embargo function). For example, WEKO3 allows setting the publication settings such as making the registered research outputs accessible only within a particular institution and, after one year, making it available to the public. WEKO3 will continue to support researchers and academic institutions that wish to make open their research outputs.

Manage Research Outputs in Customized Metadata Format and Publish Them in a Standard Metadata Format

WEKO3 manages and publishes the research outputs of academic institutions in units of items. The item type represents the metadata of the item and can be flexibly customized by the user institution. By mapping the customized item type to a specific XML schema, metadata output using the XML schema is possible. WEKO3 allows you to publish metadata of research outputs under OAI-PMH protocol with standard metadata formats while managing items in customized metadata format.