Collaboration to Curation: The High Rise Project meets Edinburgh DataShare


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Slides describing the evolution of the Edinburgh DataShare repository and The High-Rise Project and the (potential) collaborative mechanisms that will enable the digital content to be ingested and preserved in the Edinburgh DataShare DSpace repository environment

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  • (a) images (pictures, maps, diagrams and photographs with extensions .jpg , .tif, .ai, .psd) (b) video recordings (stored on miniDV and fully captured and digitised as low resolution working copy (using video codecPhoto-JEPG, 320x240 pixel, stereo). Final Cut Pro Projects. (c) full resolution video clips ending .mov (d) audio only recordings (digitised in .aiff, .aif and .dss format) School of geosciences
  • In house simple system that will allow us to catalogue the material, add description and prepare for data migration / ingesting into the AHDS system
  • Developed an in-house closed system
  • Show collections, metadata. Grops dubln core classification
  • Original project was to ingest assets in AHDS system. This option was closed. We started looking for options and further advice.
  • In particular we looked into the DCC. Collaboration. Repositories meeting York DCC workshop Add Angus report front page
  • Then we ended up coinciding in a workshop at the DCC Similar problems. In a sense data is just bytes of information . But for the researcher the data ‘means’ something else. What do you do with the Data. It is clear that the curation process has to be embeded in the workflowsat since planning.
  • So we went to meet the DataShare Team LOOKING FOR advice and we ended up putting together a proposal that we managed to submit on time ! Just check the 4pm deadline Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact AHRC call Target audience academic researchers and teachers, also repository developers, public archives, seconday teaching professionals, policy professionals and urban designers, in areas of housing, heritage and sustainable cities
  • We we think our data will finally have a more comfortable home with a sustainable lifespan. Regardless of if the grant application is successful , we will follow this route of collaboration and most likely extend it as a practice embedded in the research workflows in other projeects. And now Stuart will give you some background on how the repository came about and how it fits in with the DCC Curation Lifecycle we envision implementing..
  • To adhere to research funders requirements
  • Collaboration to Curation: The High Rise Project meets Edinburgh DataShare

    1. 1. Collaboration to Curation: The High Rise Project meets Edinburgh DataShare Robin Rice & Stuart Macdonald EDINA & Data Library, Information Services Eduardo Serafin School of GeoSciences Flickr CC image –
    2. 2. Image courtesy of the periodic table printmaking project – <ul><li>High Rise project - a n interdisciplinary research programme involving architects and geographers – Jacobs, Cairns, Strebel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It investigates two cases that encapsulate the varied fortunes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>of the highrise experience: the UK, where the form is routinely </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>condemned, even demolished; and Singapore, where it is </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>embraced enthusiastically and continues to be built at greater </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>heights and densities - ” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> High Rise Digital Archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> 500Gb and consisting of 4762 digital files </li></ul></ul>
    3. 8. <ul><li>Add media assets as background. </li></ul><ul><li>Developed an in-house closed system </li></ul><ul><li>Original project was to ingest assets in AHDS system. </li></ul><ul><li>This option was closed. </li></ul>
    4. 9. We ended up with ‘data without a home’ Orphan Data Adopt my Data !
    5. 12. <ul><li>We ended up with ‘data without a home’ </li></ul><ul><li>Orphan Data </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt my Data ! </li></ul>
    6. 15. <ul><li>Digital Equipment and Database Enhancement for Impact AHRC call </li></ul>4pm deadline
    7. 16. staging repository “ One imagines a workflow where GeoSciences post-production work flows into fedora for local analysis/processing, then packaged up as public use versions for Edin DataShare.” OUR DATA WILL HAVE A HOME NOW
    8. 17. <ul><li>EDINA is a JISC-funded National Data Centre providing national online resources for education and research. </li></ul><ul><li>The Data Library service ( established in 1983) assists Edinburgh University users in the discovery, access, use and management of research data assets. </li></ul><ul><li>Building relationships with researchers via postgraduate teaching activities, IS Skills workshops, Research Data Management training, funded projects, and through traditional reference interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh DataShare is a digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Edinburgh, hosted by the Data Library </li></ul>EDINA and Data Library (EDL) - a division within Information Services of the University of Edinburgh .
    9. 18. <ul><li>DISC-UK Datashare </li></ul><ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><li>DISC-UK DataShare Project – funded by JISC (March 2007 – March 2009) - a collaborative project which investigated the legal, cultural and technical issues surrounding research data sharing within UK tertiary education community </li></ul><ul><li>Explore new pathways to assist academics wishing to share their data over the Internet via Institutional Repositories (IRs) </li></ul><ul><li>Policy-Making for Research Data in Repositories: A Guide - Green, A., Macdonald, S. and R. Rice, (2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh DataShare digital repository – developed under project and now an IS service </li></ul>Flickr CC Image -
    10. 19. Flickr CC image – Benefits to using Edinburgh DataShare Institutional repositories can play a part in overall infrastructure for data sharing (see Data Sharing Continuum ). Reliable access to researchers’ own data Suitable environment to adhere to funders’ mandate Metadata increases exposure of individual’s research within the research community Preservation responsibility of institution rather than individual
    11. 20. Edinburgh DataShare <ul><li>Multi-disciplinary research datasets produced by Edinburgh researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Free at the point of use – Open Access by default </li></ul><ul><li>One-step registration via EASE for depositor </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 5GB size limit per dataset (data plus documentation) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for customisation of research data collections (e.g. to </li></ul><ul><li>accommodate federated access, domain specific metadata schemas </li></ul><ul><li>and file formats, links to remote storage) </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for interoperability with the Library’s Research Publication Service </li></ul>Flickr CC image-
    12. 21. <ul><li>DSpace is an open source software package that provides the tools for management of digital assets, and is commonly used as the basis for an institutional repository as is e-Prints & Fedora. </li></ul><ul><li>It supports a wide variety of digital objects, including books, theses, photographs, film, video, research data sets and other forms of content. The data is arranged </li></ul><ul><li>as community collections of items, which bundle bitstreams together. </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade to version 1.6 which includes new features </li></ul><ul><li>(incl. batch metadata editing, embargo, improved statistical reporting) </li></ul><ul><li>Duraspace - DSpace and Fedora working together to develop synergistic technologies and services that will increase the interoperability of the two platforms </li></ul>About DSpace
    13. 22. <ul><li>Edinburgh DataShare – technical development </li></ul><ul><li>Open Data Commons License option (PDDL) </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamically queries Geonames, a community </li></ul><ul><li>generated spatial database to ensure consistency </li></ul><ul><li>in metadata entry for Spatial Coverage field </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of JACS for assigning keyword to </li></ul><ul><li>content </li></ul><ul><li>Citation field automatically generated based on </li></ul><ul><li>specified metadata values </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Core-based metadata schema for datasets </li></ul>Flickr CC image (courtesy of Loungerie):
    14. 23. Customising the High-rise data collection in Edinburgh DataShare <ul><li>Collection will live inside GeoSciences ‘community’ with its own look & feel </li></ul><ul><li>Content includes open access images, sound </li></ul><ul><li>recordings, video, transcripts, architectural </li></ul><ul><li>drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Customise DataShare to allow streaming or embedded player functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Ingest heterogeneous content for preservation and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>Employ appropriate metadata standard for data type (e.g. jpeg2000, mpeg 21) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore automated or streamlined ways of getting data & metadata into system (e.g. SWORD) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop customised learning and teaching materials for deposit in JORUM Open </li></ul>Flickr CC image:
    15. 24. <ul><li> – EDINA & Data Library </li></ul><ul><li> – School of Geosciences </li></ul>Flickr CC image – END Thank You