Presentation on theme: "Topics discussed in ADC & UIC Re AIP Multiplicity of clearinghouses End-to-end discovery How to make the searches better Usability testing results Comments."— Presentation transcript:
Topics discussed in ADC & UIC Re AIP Multiplicity of clearinghouses End-to-end discovery How to make the searches better Usability testing results Comments & recommendations on pilot process
On the multiplicity of clearinghouses Currently different results when searching different clearinghouses –Each clearinghouse is augmenting its database with different community catalogs and resources –Different information model per clearinghouse Multiplicity currently useful for testing but can be confusing –User shouldnt have to know about clearinghouses and registries and shouldnt have to select a clearinghouse to search (portals offer drop down for selecting clearinghouse to search) Task Force should recommend one clearinghouse for the operational phase
On End-to-End Discovery Emphasis on rigor of registration for better discovery –Also discussion about current small number of registered components/services (with ~ half of them web sites) Proposal to add sub-categories for SBAs –Pro: More targeted discovery; better user experience –Con: Higher registration burden Discussion regarding level at which data should be registered –E.g. one entry for all of the climate change db? (emphasis on the system of systems Areas for improvements –Increase content and quality of GCI –Improve user interface of geoportals per usability testing –Continue working on and testing the architecture –Reach out and involve user communities –Support better searches
On better searches Distributed searches across multiple catalogs/clearinghouses Different proposals for searching beyond the registries –Sitemaps from catalog and Google Search (Marten) –Google Search on content of websites registered (Robert) –Tags for services for ease of discovery in regular Google searches (Herve)
On Usability Testing Usability Testing of geoportals –Higher than expected participation (120 participants) –Most of them (~86% will use portals again) –One of the easiest features to use: Mapping –One of the most difficult features to use: Simple Search Discussion in ADC about user types and definitions –UIC to work on those so that other committees can use them –Discussion about target audience (casual user vs. experienced user) Discussion regarding cost of maintenance of geoportals –To keep in mind that content management is time- consuming
On Pilot Process Efficient way to exercise and evolve architecture –Especially with respect to cross-community exchanges of information –Need to continue working with UIC to engage communities of practice Need for how-to guides, cookbooks and/or recipes –Good response to how-to user guides deliverables of AIP-2 –Good response to Publish, Register, Test and Monitor video Recommendations –Develop glossary of terminologies –Propagate results and process to users and technical committees Publish videos to youtube Cookbooks for using the GCI for discovery (geoportals) and for tactical guidance on registration of resources
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