Thursday, September 11, 2014

DSpace Additions: Author page and Altmetric statistics badge

It's a mixture of big things and little things that can add additional value to your DSpace site. Two interesting additions that I've recently stumbled upon are: Researcher Pages, and Altmetric statistics badge.

Researcher Pages

A project between @Mire and The World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository is to add author pages to DSpace. Thus far, it appears that it shows the author's name, a photo of the author, their biography, and a list of their item's in DSpace that they are an author of.
This is in use at:

Altmetrics Statistics Badge

For articles that have a DOI, you can integrate with the Altmetrics statistics service to display a badge of alternative usage of that article. Altmetrics are things like people citing the paper, mentioning them in a social network or blog, or adding it to your Mendeley library. I've seen this integrated into DSpace by Longsight's Sam Ottenhoff for Marine Biology Laboratory / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Open Access Server.

See DSpace and Altmetric's in use at:


  1. Are these dspace plugins? or are modifications to the code?

  2. Hi Claudio,

    Modifications to the code.
    The Author Profiles was seriously being considered for being included in DSpace 5, but will involve further debate, but the code is available at:

    The AltMetrics badge will be included in the upcoming DSpace 5. The code for altmetrics badge is:

  3. Thanks for your answer.. I'll try to implement these functions in my repositories



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