Author Archives: Annika Domin

SHACL – “Shackles” for better data quality

Linked data technologies were originally designed to publish semantically enriched data on the web, to connect heterogeneous data sets and to allow for a better information retrieval. Thus the focus of Linked Data ontologies and vocabularies is interoperability and not restriction of data. Ontologies help to draw conclusions and to see information in a broader… Read More »

Feature of the Month: Standard Reports

Which budgets have already been charged? How high are our expenditures made or planned for the current fiscal year? Which contracts are related to a certain faculty? What is the workflow status of our current contracts? Some of the questions arising in the erm context are not that easily answered and sometimes too complex even… Read More »

Many Little Puzzle Pieces for a Better Usability

After some quite months on this blog, now there are some news about amsl again. During the last roughly 9 month, we have not been idle at all, but have optimized many small details. Starting with an improved sorting of lists, over an enhanced filter option, a multiple selection option when adding properties and an… Read More »

Feature of the Month: File Upload

When managing electronic resources, often the need may arise to not only save the information contained in a document, but to provide the original document itself. This can mean scanned license contracts, necessary to know the exact wording of terms and conditions, as well as received invoices or balance calculations, which need to be accessed… Read More »

Preview: New Features in Progress

Over the past few weeks we were busily developing new features for amsl. The two main changes soon to be implemented will be firstly a considerable improvement of the search index and secondly the automatic import of COUNTER usage statistics. With the new index version it will be possible to create knowledgebase-specific indexes, making the… Read More »

Getting Started on Testing amsl: New Demo Systems

Inspired by more and more requests for amsl demo accounts, the demo concept has been completely reconsidered. Now a three-stage demo system is available, the three systems differing in the provided functionalities and therefore allowing the user to choose a demo system fitting his needs. Web demo, without login Minimal example data One institution view… Read More »

Feature of the Month: Support of the Shibboleth Implementation

One of amsl‘s main advantages is its adaptability to changed or completely new requirements. An example of this flexibility is the use of amsl to support the shibboleth implementation at Leipzig University Library. Electronic resources will prospectively be accessible for library users via shibboleth authentication. This alteration demands adjustments and working effort in different areas,… Read More »