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1 Digital | Curation | Centre UK Digital Curation Centre An Introduction Dr Liz Lyon, Associate Director Outreach IACMST MED Forum, November 2005 Funded by: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0Creative Commons License

2 Digital | Curation | Centre 2 For later use? In use now (and the future)? Repositories and digital curation Data preservationData curation StaticDynamic maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use

3 Digital | Curation | Centre 3 Assuring permanent access to the records of science & the humanities? Long term access to primary data Increasing data volumes from eScience and Grid-enabled / cyberinfrastructure applications Changing research paradigm: data-driven science, big science Observational data, simulations, large-scale experimentation Multi-media resources, statistical data, surveys, geo-spatial data……

4 Digital | Curation | Centre 4 Facilitate post-processing and knowledge extraction Enable the acquisition of newly-derived information and knowledge Run complex algorithms over primary datasets Mining (data, text, structures) Modelling (economic, climate, mathematical, biological) Analysis (statistical, lexical, pattern matching, gene) Presentation (visualisation, rendering)

5 Digital | Curation | Centre 5

6 6 Provide additional functionality beyond digital preservation processes: adding value Annotations Gene and protein sequences e-Lab books (Smart Tea Project in chemistry)

7 Digital | Curation | Centre 7 Research & e-Science workflows Aggregator services: national, commercial Repositories : institutional, e-prints, subject, data, learning objects Data curation: databases & databanks Validation Harvesting metadata Data creation / capture / gathering: laboratory experiments, Grids, fieldwork, surveys, media Deposit / self- archiving Peer-reviewed publications: journals, conference proceedings Publication Validation Data analysis, transformation, mining, modelling Searching, harvesting, embedding Presentation services: subject, media-specific, data, commercial portals Resource discovery, linking, embedding Linking The scholarly knowledge cycle : linking research data to publications eBank UK Project Emerging policy on open access to data

8 Digital | Curation | Centre 8 Issues: generic data models, metadata schema & terminology Validation against other schema Complex digital objects and packaging options –METS –MPEG 21 DIDL Terminologies –Domain: marine? –Inter-disciplinary e.g. wider environment, bio…. –Metadata and vocabularies –Meaningful resource discovery?

9 Digital | Curation | Centre 9 Ontologies for discovery in an interdisciplinary world Transform the list into an ontology Embed ontology into the deposition process Aggregators use keywords for linking with the broader literature Researchers use keyword ontology in search and discovery services Formal vs informal folksonomies Web 2.0???

10 Digital | Curation | Centre 10 Issues: Persistent identifiers for data (image) citation Use cases: depositor, author, service provider, reader, publisher, ? Schemes: DOI, Handle, ARK, PURL Global identification: express as http URIs Added value services: CrossRef, resolution service, integration (Globus), look-up service, ? Degree of trust or persistence Costs Future potential: political, ? Domain identifiers: e.g. International Chemical Identifier (InChI) codes

11 Digital | Curation | Centre 11 Issues: Integration into (marine) research workflows R4L Repository for the Laboratory Project (JISC-funded) automated data capture from instrumentation, registration of results SMART TEA electronic Laboratory notebook + annotations Publishers?? Research assessment (RAE) process?

12 Digital | Curation | Centre 12 UK Digital Curation Centre Delivering services Development activities Research agenda Outreach Programme

13 Digital | Curation | Centre 13 DCC people (some of them…) Management & Co-ordination –Director Chris Rusbridge (University of Edinburgh) Community Support & Outreach –Led by Dr Liz Lyon (UKOLN, University of Bath) Service Definition & Delivery –Led by Professor Seamus Ross (HATII, University of Glasgow) Development –Led by Dr David Giaretta (Astronomical Software & Services, CCLRC) Research –Led by Professor Peter Buneman (Informatics, University of Edinburgh)

14 Digital | Curation | Centre 14 User requirements analysis: some sound bytes… R&D issues: Annotation services, Ontology development, Automating metadata creation, Tools and toolkits, Data Format Description Language, Identifiers, Registries, Economic and cost-benefits studies Advisory services :Ask-a-Curator,FAQs, reports, briefings, awareness-raising materials, best practice guidance, Storage media, Like Erpanet, advise Government, Research Councils, funding bodies Professional development: Short courses, conferences, seminars, workshops, secondments to DCC and to working repository services Outreach: Leadership for the future, case studies, sharing solutions, collaboration with other partners, international peers, industry links Taxonomy of Users

15 Digital | Curation | Centre 15 Advisory services Responses to queriesfrom legal to technical guidance FAQs constructed Some useful resources…..

16 Digital | Curation | Centre 16 Digital Curation Manual A world class resource Constructed from topic-specific chapters –written by international experts –editorial board comprising leading researchers and practitioners 45 initial topics including –Metadata, Appraisal and Selection; Costs; Freedom of Information; Interoperability; the OAIS Reference Model; Preservation Strategies; and Open Source Briefing Papers aimed at senior managers

17 Digital | Curation | Centre 17 Workshops and Information Days 2005 Workshop Programme –Persistent identifiers –Institutional repositories –Cost models –Preservation of medical databases Information Days at Bath, Aberystwyth, London, Glasgow, Belfast (1 st December)…..???

18 Digital | Curation | Centre 18 OAIS Reference Model

19 Digital | Curation | Centre 19 DCC: Development DCC Approach to Digital Curation based on the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS); ISO standard, 14721: –Monitoring international standards –Development of a Representation Information (RI) registry/repository (DCC-RR) –Recommendations for tools and methods for generating Representation Information –Creating test-beds for digital curation tools Development info – see for details of Wiki and email list open to all

20 Digital | Curation | Centre 20 Trusted digital repositories Audit Checklist for Certification Draft Report August 2005 Research Libraries Group RLG-NARA Taskforce Defined criteria under 4 categories –Organisation –Functions, processes & procedures –Designated community & usability –Technologies & technical infrastructure

21 Digital | Curation | Centre 21 The database picture Source data Curated data: classified, cleaned, annotated, integrated, cross-linked

22 Digital | Curation | Centre 22 Peer-review Editorial Board Peter Buneman Editor (research) Production editor Richard Waller Papers for submission are very welcome! 1 st issue soon….

23 Digital | Curation | Centre 23 DCC Conferences 1 st International DCC Conference, Bath, Sept Keynote speakers Clifford Lynch CNI Graham Cameron EBI Presentations available PV 2005 Edinburgh NOW 2 nd DCC Conf Nov 2006

24 Digital | Curation | Centre 24 Associates Network Goals Develop understanding, share best practice, advance research, promote recognition, develop consensus Membership International groups, national bodies, industry partners, funders, research groups, HEIs, FEIs, individuals…… Benefits Early access to R&D outputs, advisory services, training, input to definition and design, community participation Discussion Forum Please join us!

25 Digital | Curation | Centre Thank you. Questions?…..

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