Data Curation & Preservation for 
Sustainability Research: Introduction 
to SEAD Services & Tools 
Dharma Akmon 
Manager o...
Workshop Agenda 
SEAD Overview 
Managing Active Data with SEAD’s Project Spaces 
Administering a project space 
Uploading ...
SEAD Functionality Overview 
Manage Active Data with 
Project Spaces 
Publish & Preserve Data 
with the Virtual Archive 
C...
SEAD Project Spaces 
Secure, team-controlled space for managing data 
Example projects: 
• Lower Mississippi Flood Project...
Administering a Project Space 
By default Admin has control over everything in 
the space 
For example, administrators can...
Uploading Data 
In your project space you can upload any kind 
of data (e.g. xls, xlsx, csv, avi, asf, gis, ppt, pdf, 
doc...
Creating Metadata for a Dataset 
You and your team determined how much and 
what kind of metadata to add 
• Title 
• Creat...
Social Interaction around Data 
SEAD has implemented a number of social 
features: 
• Likes/dislikes 
• View counts 
• Dow...
Activity: Upload and Work with Data 
Upload your own data and/or the datasets that 
have been provided via Dropbox 
Edit a...
Create Collections 
Make managing datasets easier by creating 
collections and sub-collections 
Metadata can be added at t...
Link Derivations and Versions 
SEAD has tools for linking together raw and 
derived data products 
Using SEAD you can also...
Activity: Link Datasets 
Create a collection of the datasets you’ve 
uploaded 
Upload a dataset as another version of an 
...
Find Data in Your Space 
SEAD provides a number of ways to find data 
in your space: 
• Geospatially 
• Tag browse 
• Simp...
SEAD’s Research Network 
Create a profile so that: 
• You can link to profile from data pages 
• Others can find you 
• Yo...
Setting Up a Profile 
1. Click on the “Google Single Sign-On” button 
from the Research Network landing page 
2. Enter the...
Publishing Your Data 
When you’re ready to publish/preserve 
data, you can do so from your project 
space 
Matched to an i...
How Do I Sign up? 
To get your own project space, contact us. 
100GB is free. If your project requires more space, cost is...
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  1. 1. Data Curation & Preservation for Sustainability Research: Introduction to SEAD Services & Tools Dharma Akmon Manager of Education and Outreach ESA14, Sacramento August 10, 2014
  2. 2. Workshop Agenda SEAD Overview Managing Active Data with SEAD’s Project Spaces Administering a project space Uploading data Adding metadata Linking data together Finding data in your project space Connecting to Other Researchers through the Research Network Publishing and Preserving Data Conclusion/Wrap-up
  3. 3. SEAD Functionality Overview Manage Active Data with Project Spaces Publish & Preserve Data with the Virtual Archive Connect with Others Using the Research Network
  4. 4. SEAD Project Spaces Secure, team-controlled space for managing data Example projects: • Lower Mississippi Flood Project • UM Biological Station • Sediment Experimentalist Network (SEN) • IML-CZO • NCED • Illinois River Basin Observatory (IRBO) • Demo Project Space http://sead-demo.ncsa.illinois.edu/ [for a complete list: http://sead.ncsa.illinois.edu/projects/]
  5. 5. Administering a Project Space By default Admin has control over everything in the space For example, administrators can: • Add/Edit space information • Add people to the space • Remove people from the space • Create new roles • Edit roles • Assign people to roles
  6. 6. Uploading Data In your project space you can upload any kind of data (e.g. xls, xlsx, csv, avi, asf, gis, ppt, pdf, doc, txt, xml, etc.) SEAD displays recognized file types in the browser SEAD extracts metadata from the file
  7. 7. Creating Metadata for a Dataset You and your team determined how much and what kind of metadata to add • Title • Creator(s) • Data maturity level • License • Location • Abstract • Experimental method • Tags
  8. 8. Social Interaction around Data SEAD has implemented a number of social features: • Likes/dislikes • View counts • Download counts • Commenting
  9. 9. Activity: Upload and Work with Data Upload your own data and/or the datasets that have been provided via Dropbox Edit and/or add metadata Comment on and tag data Let me know about difficulties and questions
  10. 10. Create Collections Make managing datasets easier by creating collections and sub-collections Metadata can be added at the collection level
  11. 11. Link Derivations and Versions SEAD has tools for linking together raw and derived data products Using SEAD you can also link multiple versions of the same dataset together
  12. 12. Activity: Link Datasets Create a collection of the datasets you’ve uploaded Upload a dataset as another version of an already uploaded dataset
  13. 13. Find Data in Your Space SEAD provides a number of ways to find data in your space: • Geospatially • Tag browse • Simple search
  14. 14. SEAD’s Research Network Create a profile so that: • You can link to profile from data pages • Others can find you • You can see a record of your productivity • Graphs depicting network relationships
  15. 15. Setting Up a Profile 1. Click on the “Google Single Sign-On” button from the Research Network landing page 2. Enter the Google account information. 3. You’ll be prompted to fill in your first and last name and email address. 4. From your profile page, you can add a profile picture, your title, research interests, contact information, and publications (to name just a few!).
  16. 16. Publishing Your Data When you’re ready to publish/preserve data, you can do so from your project space Matched to an institutional repository Assigned a permanent identifier Indexed for discoverability
  17. 17. How Do I Sign up? To get your own project space, contact us. 100GB is free. If your project requires more space, cost is negotiable. Stay in touch! http://sead-data.net/ @SEADdatanet https://www.facebook.com/SEADDataNet SEADdatanet@umich.edu
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