Open Data and the Academy: An Evaluation of CKAN for Research Data Management

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Slides to accompany a conference paper on the use of CKAN for Research Data Management. See http://orbital.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/?p=1060 for more information.

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Open Data and the Academy: An Evaluation of CKAN for Research Data Management

  1. 1. #CKAN4RDM paper:lncn.eu/ckan4rdmProject website:orbital.blogs.lincoln.ac.ukJoss WinnCentre for EducationalResearch and Development1/4
  2. 2. Joss WinnCentre for EducationalResearch and Development‘Research Data Management’:Virtual Research Environment,Digital Asset Management, DigitalCuration, Archiving, Publishing?2/4
  3. 3. Joss WinnCentre for EducationalResearch and DevelopmentCKAN is a Catalogue (2007)CKAN is a Repository (2011)CKAN is a Datastore (2012)CKAN is a ? (2013)Emphasis so far as been on publishing, discovery,re-use. Not curation, not preservation.3/4
  4. 4. Joss WinnCentre for EducationalResearch and Development• CKAN is the de facto standard for publishing open data. US,UK, EU, etc. Large community, high profile projects, maturesoftware = Low risk option.• Open source, APIs, extensions = versatile, flexible,extensible ‘technology platform’. How can it fit with OAIS?• Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) works in the interests ofhigher education = Funders, institutions: support it.• ‘Research Data Management’ is new, but data curation,preservation, publishing is not new.• Academic community has decades of experience tooffer the CKAN community. e.g. curation, preservation.• CKAN for RDM must be led by the academic community.4/4

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