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DMPonline new features

Presentation given on a DCC webinar in May 2015. The talk outlines what's in the roadmap and profiles recent additions.

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DMPonline new features

  1. 1. DMPonline: recent updates and new functionality Sarah Jones sarah.jones@glasgow.ac.uk Twitter: @sjDCC DCC curation webinars, 27th May 2015, www.dcc.ac.uk/training/webinars
  2. 2. DMPONLINE ROADMAP Image credit: “The Skye Road” by Andi Campbell-Jones CC-BY-NC-SA www.flickr.com/photos/andi-cj/12468033245
  3. 3. DMPonline roadmap • Six areas to cover in a balanced way across releases: – Usability improvements – Lifecycle and review – API for systems integration – Institutional enhancements – Locale-aware support – Maintenance
  4. 4. Usability improvements • Add a comments feature • Rethink layout / presentation of guidance • Display / hide options for user to focus effort • Give text boxes primacy of place • Allow multiple suggested answers • Revisit the ‘create plan’ wizard
  5. 5. Lifecycle and review • Indicate different phases and versions of a plan • Flexible support for different institutional processes • When to provide institutional access to plans • Add review options Initial DMP Full DMP Draft  Reviewed  Revised  Complete  Submitted
  6. 6. API for systems integration • Determine the appropriate level of API for the community • Enable institutions to generate stats and mine content • Integrate with other university systems • Harvest core metadata from DMPonline • Export DMPs to collate a library of plans
  7. 7. Institutional enhancements • Institutional branding • Customisable administrative data • Trigger alerts for event monitoring • Create a new template based on an existing one
  8. 8. Locale-aware support • Customised appearance and language based users’ context • Presentation of different (smaller set of) organisations and funders based on location • Custom URLs to specific locale-aware content
  9. 9. Active maintenance • Routine bug fixes • Improving documentation • Communication with user group • Supporting the user/developer community
  10. 10. Release schedule and process • Bi-monthly release schedule • Share more detailed release plan with user group for comment in advance • Issue release with delivery note https://dmponline.dcc.ac.uk/roadmap
  11. 11. NEW RELEASES Image credit: “BalloonFest” by alanszalwinski CC-BY-SA www.flickr.com/photos/alanszalwinski/17117984129
  12. 12. Comment feature • Allows notes to be left to aid collaboration • Can view / edit / remove comments • Comments added per question
  13. 13. Institutional sign-on advice More intuitive workflow and improved guidance
  14. 14. Internationalisation Proposals for how to handle national and/or domain-specific version, considering: – The range of features to be configured for any locale – The mechanism by which users can select their required locale – The technical platforms that will be used to develop localisation support within the DMPonline code base https://dmponline.dcc.ac.uk/files/DMPonline-v4-LocaleSupport.pdf
  15. 15. Admin interface
  16. 16. Plan filtering Allows users with large numbers of plan to organise and search them more effectively https://dmponline.dcc.ac.uk/projects
  17. 17. Formatting PDF export Courtesy of the University of Leeds
  18. 18. GET INVOLVED Image credit: “Clump of snowdrops” by Ruth Hartnup CC-BY www.flickr.com/photos/ruthanddave/8490660062
  19. 19. User group • Aims to make it easier for the community to feed in ideas and direct the development of DMPonline • We’ll post plans for consultation and periodically hold webinars or face-to-face meetings to gather input on specific aspects of implementation • Hope to get participants covering all roles e.g. researchers, RDM co-ordinators, administrators, developers, funders... • Subscribe to the user group listserv at: www.jiscmail.ac.uk/DMPONLINE-USER-GROUP
  20. 20. Collaborate / contribute to code • Help us to develop DMPonline in new and exciting ways • Code is under a GNU-GPL licence – if you extend it please share under same conditions • Submit pull requests to DCC – guidance for developers coming in next release
  21. 21. Tell us about your work • Please share feedback from researchers • Any lessons on customising tool • Tips on introducing / supporting DMPs • Local user guides e.g. from Humboldt uni • Guest blog posts e.g. from SSI
  22. 22. Thanks for listening DMP guidance, tools and resources: www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/data-management-plans Follow us on @digitalcuration and #DMPonline Email: DMPonline@dcc.ac.uk

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