Scottish Digital Library Consortium Meeting: Edinburgh DataShare


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Invited presentation to SDLC Repository Development Group: Research Data meeting. 2 May, 2013: St. Andrews, Scotland.

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Scottish Digital Library Consortium Meeting: Edinburgh DataShare

  1. 1. Scottish Digital Library ConsortiumMeeting, St. Andrews:2nd May, 2013Edinburgh DataShareRobin RiceData Librarian
  2. 2. Overview• What is Edinburgh DataShare?• How does the University RDM policy relateto the data repository?• Policy implementation: UniversityRoadmap• Does Dspace work for data?• Quality controls, challenges from pilots,planned development
  3. 3. What is Edinburgh DataShare?Edinburgh DataShare is a free-at-point-of-use data repository service which allowsUniversity researchers to upload, share, andlicense their data resources for onlinediscovery and re-use by others.
  4. 4. What is Edinburgh DataShare?• The service was built as an output of theDISC-UK DataShare project, whichexplored pathways for academics to sharetheir research data over the Internet at theUniversities of Edinburgh, Oxford andSouthampton (2007-2009, JiscRepositories and PreservationProgramme).
  5. 5. The data repository andUniversity RDM policy“7. Research data management plans mustensure that research data are available foraccess and re-use where appropriate andunder appropriate safeguards.”
  6. 6. The data repository andUniversity RDM policy“9. Research data of future historicalinterest, and all research data that representrecords of the University, including data thatsubstantiate research findings, will beoffered and assessed for deposit andretention in an appropriate national orinternational data service or domainrepository, or a University repository.”
  7. 7. The data repository andUniversity RDM policy“10. Exclusive rights to reuse or publishresearch data should not be handed over tocommercial publishers or agents withoutretaining the rights to make the data openlyavailable for re-use, unless this is acondition of funding.”
  8. 8. Policy implementation:University Roadmap• Roadmap sets out high level objectives• Implementation Committee - membership fromacross Information Services (Library, DataLibrary, IT Infrastructure, User Services, DCC)• Charged with delivering services that will meetpolicy objectives which can be achieved in thenear term (18 months)• Reports to academic Steering Groupwhich ensures services arefit-for-purpose (e.g. pilots)
  9. 9. Data StewardshipData Stewardship• Tools and services to aid in the description,deposit, and on-going management ofcompleted research data outputs– Addresses policy points 6, 7, 9, 10
  10. 10. Data stewardship services– Data (dark) archive service - vault– Data asset register– Data repository / Trusted digital repository– PURE Current Research Information System(CRIS) integrated with other systems
  11. 11. Does Dspace work for data?• Communities, collections, data items, files• Metadata subset from DCMI “dcterms”vocabulary, RDF-compliant – aidsdiscovery• Persistent identifier (handle) assigned• Suggested citation provided; viewabledownload statistics• Single-sign on with EASE• Embargo option – delayed publication
  12. 12. Quality controls– New users can register with EASE login butare given permission to add to a collection– Data Library staff or collection administratorapproves each item before publication– Dataset / data item must includedocumentation as well as data files– Metadata field to point to related publication(“is referenced by”)
  13. 13. Challenges from Pilots• Linguistics and English Language. School of Philosophy,Psychology, and Language Sciences. A Collection of Dinka Songs: Also digitised audio files.• Roslin Institute – lots of „omics data• Informatics (2) – big data, software, licences• College of Art – high resolution output• Clinical Psychology – postgraduate work and “sensitive”data
  14. 14. Planned development• Better documentation and guidance• Metadata enhancements• Usability improvements for depositors• Better use of faceted search & browse• Curation tasks / preservation procedures• SWORD / batch ingest• Data visualisation / display• User registration??
  15. 15. Who is the repository for?Don’t forget the end users!(Data Library traditional focus)DepositorsEnd users
  16. 16. How does/will the data repository relateto local, national, international systems?National• Jisc/DCC proposed national data assetregistry• UK Data Archive, NERC data centres• Research funders‟ output databases• Network of repositories (OpenDOAR,ROAR)• Jisc MRD programme
  17. 17. How does/will the data repository relateto local, national, international systems?International• Google Scholar• Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index••• DateCite, OpenAIRE• Research Data Alliance
  18. 18. Links• Edinburgh DataShare:• Data Library:• Research Data MANTRA & DIY TrainingKit for Librarians:• Edinburgh Data Blog:• EDINA GoGeo:
  19. 19. Questions? and Data Library,Information Services