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Workflows, processes and technical solutions for seeding the research data commons

Milne, Craig, Thompson, Ellen E., Sun, Yi, & De Vine, Lance (2010) Workflows, processes and technical solutions for seeding the research data commons. In eResearch Australasia 2010 : 21st Century Research : Where Computing Meets Data, 8-12 November 2010, RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, Queensland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) completed an Australian National Data Service (ANDS) funded “Seeding the Commons Project” to contribute metadata to Research Data Australia. The project employed two Research Data Librarians from October 2009 through to July 2010. Technical support for the project was provided by QUT’s High Performance Computing and Research Support Specialists. ----------

The project identified and described QUT’s category 1 (ARC / NHMRC) research datasets. Metadata for the research datasets was stored in QUT’s Research Data Repository (Architecta Mediaflux). Metadata which was suitable for inclusion in Research Data Australia was made available to the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in RIF-CS format. ----------

Several workflows and processes were developed during the project. 195 data interviews took place in connection with 424 separate research activities which resulted in the identification of 492 datasets. ----------

The project had a high level of technical support from QUT High Performance Computing and Research Support Specialists who developed the Research Data Librarian interface to the data repository that enabled manual entry of interview data and dataset metadata, creation of relationships between repository objects. The Research Data Librarians mapped the QUT metadata repository fields to RIF-CS and an application was created by the HPC and Research Support Specialists to generate RIF-CS files for harvest by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). ----------

This poster will focus on the workflows and processes established for the project including: ----------

• Interview processes and instruments • Data Ingest from existing systems (including mapping to RIF-CS) • Data entry and the Data Librarian interface to Mediaflux • Verification processes • Mapping and creation of RIF-CS for the ARDC

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ID Code: 38446
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Keywords: Data Management, Data Repository, Data Interviews, Data Sharing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2010 07:14
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2011 00:57

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