My humblest apologies to readers of this blog for neglecting to provide an earlier update on the status of this project. The Gold Standard project officially closed in March this year as announced at that time on the ANDS-general and ANDS-partner e-lists.
The key achievements of this project were:
1. Development of processes and workflows for improving the record quality, connectivity and richness of research data metadata records in Research Data Australia.
2. Analysis of ANDS Tools and costs and benefits of improving Research Data Australia records.
3. A selection of 15 collection records described and contributed to Research Data Australia providing greater exposure to research data through the Research Data Australia portal.
The project findings were presented at an ANDS webinar on 28 November 2012. The webinar recording is available here.
A description of Griffith’s Gold Standard collection records can be viewed on Research Data Australia:
· South East Queensland Domestic Water Usage Collection [all reads = x10]
The code and user documentation developed as part of this project is available at https://github.com/gu-eresearch/
A description of the project and contact information can be found on the ANDS website: http://projects.ands.org.au/id/SC36
As the Gold Project has closed, this will be the last blog post on this site. However, you may be interested in a related blog which recorded the experience and findings of the Data Citation Project at Griffith. The Data Citation Project built on the earlier work Griffith had put in to support minting of DOIs (as discussed frequently on this blog). As per Karen Visser’s email to the ANDS-partner e-list on 15 July:
Griffith University has successfully completed the ANDS-funded project: Data Citation Infrastructure Establishment Program.
The project has contributed to the roadmaps for Griffith research content repositories and discovery services, which now include suggestions for citation-related enhancements such as:
- a ‘citation builder’ that helps depositors to see how the metadata they enter leads to a well-formed citation
- automated depositor notifications that include details of how to cite the deposited collection
- well-formed citation statements displayed on repository landing pages for users to cut and paste into note-taking and word-processing tools
- embedded machine-readable metadata, that will help search engines index scholarly content more effectively, and facilitate citation export to a web-based reference managers like Zotero or Mendeley, and
- citations in formats can be easily downloaded to offline reference managers like Endnote.
The project blog is available at: http://data-citation-griffith.blogspot.com.au/
The PHP script which Griffith staff developed for minting DOIs using the ANDS Cite My Data service, and the MOAI Python script used for providing records to RDA via OAI-PMH, have been uploaded to GitHub and are freely available: https://github.com/gu-eresearch/ANDSDOIScripts.
The project team shared the project with the research data community in a webinar hosted by ANDS on 4 June 2013. The recording is on the ANDS YouTube channel at: http://goo.gl/LRISq
Project information is available on the ANDS website at: https://projects.ands.org.au/id/F&C013
Finally, thanks so much for staying tuned to this blog. There are quite a lot of exciting projects happening at Griffith in 2013 and beyond. We are continuing to develop the Griffith Research Hub, which won the VALA Award 2012 and a Commendation of Merit in the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries 2013. We are building a Climate Change Adaptation Hub and a Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory. We’re also redeveloping our data repository and creating a method for researchers to self-submit their data collections to the repository, which will then feed into the Research Hub. Installation of Symplectic is also in the mix. If you are interested in keeping in touch with these developments, contact me directly, or you can follow my personal blog. I have neglected the blog for quite some time and shall endeavour to post more regularly.