Griffith University: judges' comments
- This is an extremely effective example of innovation to bring together and provide a comprehensive and accessible view of all the research outputs of the University - from articles, through project data to expertise registers. It showcases this diverse and rich resource within an ontology for research activities, drawing the data automatically from multiple enterprise systems. The flexible architecture uses and adapts best of breed open source components. Something here for all library and information professionals to learn from and copy?
– Dame Lynne Brindley, Chair, Former Chief Executive Officer, The British Library
- Noteworthy for its approach to linked data, the Griffith Research Hub provides a model which can be extrapolated and used by other libraries. The development off the ANS-VIVO ontology is worthy of a serious look, it has value far beyond Australia.
– Richard E. Luce, Associate Vice-President, Professor, and Dean of Libraries, University of Oklahoma
- Griffith University has no traditional library as such, and so they are in a position to concentrate on innovation. Their research hub project is a visionary integration of the entire research output of the university, in all formats, made discoverable and accessible for the whole world. Every kind of research institution will move to doing something like this very soon: their model is inspiring.
– Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, Center for Research Libraries
- The Griffith University Scholarly Information and Research comprehended the pressing need of linking enormous amount of data so they might be fully utilized by the university’s researchers in the new era’s data-intensive research, it also realized the huge challenge it might be confronted in solving the problems. Armed with the advanced information technology, the Research Hub has dedicated to an initiative that is highly collaborative and cross-disciplinary by nature. The Griffith University Scholarly Information and Research has made every endeavor and successfully congregated the widely scattered information dynamically. The Research Hub’s effort is visualized by the sample web pages and graphics that are presented in the proposal. The researcher profile page is clean and streamlined, but just like the name has it, it is a hub of resources that aggregates information from multiple enterprise systems that can be retrieved easily by its sophisticated search engine. Other graphics lay out the architecture, the information layers, the information flow, and some good features of the hub; they also help to explain the nature of the Research Hub’s innovation. The highly impressive statistics in the proposal demonstrates that the Hub’s innovative spirit and efforts in applying information technology in the library research field have brought about immense measurable impact on its library clientele; going beyond that, the Hub’s innovation has also influenced measurably other research communities both inside and outside of the country. The Research Hub is, however, not satisfied with its already fully fledged browsing and searching systems and maps out future plans. It aims further innovations and a wider scope of clients to serve. I wish the Griffith University Scholarly Information and Research all success!
– Dongfang Shao, Chief, Asian Division, Library of Congress