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Building an Australian user community for VIVO

Porter, Simon, Rebollo, Robyn, & De Vine, Lance (2010) Building an Australian user community for VIVO. In National VIVO Conference : Enabling National Networking of Scientists, 12-13 August 2010, New York. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) was established in 2008 and aims to: influence national policy in the area of data management in the Australian research community; inform best practice for the curation of data, and, transform the disparate collections of research data around Australia into a cohesive collection of research resources One high profile ANDS activity is to establish the population of Research Data Australia, a set of web pages describing data collections produced by or relevant to Australian researchers. It is designed to promote visibility of research data collections in search engines, in order to encourage their re-use.

As part of activities associated with the Australian National Data Service, an increasing number of Australian Universities are choosing to implement VIVO, not as a platform to profile information about researchers, but as a 'metadata store' platform to profile information about institutional research data sets, both locally and as part of a national data commons. To date, the University of Melbourne, Griffith University, the Queensland University of Technology, and the University of Western Australia have all chosen to implement VIVO, with interest from other Universities growing.

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ID Code: 39338
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: Semantic Web, Metadata, Information Management, Research Data
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Database Management (080604)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Research Science and Technology Policy (160511)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > High Performance Computing and Research Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 23 Dec 2010 16:32
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 03:01

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