Metadata for publication-related Data Archives: As much as necessary and as little as posssible

Posted: August 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: EDaWaX | Tags: , | Comments Off on Metadata for publication-related Data Archives: As much as necessary and as little as posssible

250_metadata_mad_Musebrarian_flickrIn the course of our project we had to deal with a work package (WP5) in which we had to develop (or at least to choose) a metadata schema capable of describing and labelling publication-related metadata. Today I would like to summarize our approach and some of our thoughts for choosing an appropriate metadata schema.

I already characterised our approach in my talk at the IASSIST 2013 conference, but I would like to describe it more in-depth to start a discussion with researchers and the community, so feel free to comment.

In a first move we evaluated the data and further materials we found in the data archives of economics journals. These types of data we found within the journals’ data archives were seen as functional requirements, because the metadata schema should be capable to describe these data.

We focussed on a schema that should be capable to describe quantitative data – mainly because qualitative approaches are rare in Economics. Read the rest of this entry »


New DCC Resource: Disciplinary Metadata

Posted: January 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: found on the net, Research Data | Tags: , , | Comments Off on New DCC Resource: Disciplinary Metadata

Metadata_love250All people dealing with research data management quickly learn that good metadata is key for research data access and re-use.

Now Elizabeth Bedford from DCC, the Digital Curation Centre in UK, collected a lot of information about disciplinary metadata standards, including profiles, tools to implement the standards and use cases of data repositories currently implementing them.

The ressource can be searches by discipline (biology, earth science, physical science, social sciences and humanities and general research data) or by resource type (metadata standards, profiles and extensions, use cases, tools).

Everyone dealing with RDM should have a look at that page – I think it is a very good ressource and provides a valueable  overview of disciplinary metadata standards.

Picture: cea. /  flickr.com


Announcement: Workshop “Metadata and Persistent Identifiers for Social and Economic Data”

Posted: February 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Workshop | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Announcement: Workshop “Metadata and Persistent Identifiers for Social and Economic Data”

The German Data Forum (RatSWD), the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, nestor – the German Competence network for digital preservation, the International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IDSC) and the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) will be hosting a joint workshop on the subject of

„Metadata and Persistent Identifiers for Social and Economic Data“

which will take place on 7th and 8th May 2012 in Berlin and to which you are cordially invited.

Attendance is free, registration is requested.
For registration and more information, please visit:  http://www.ratswd.de/pid_2012

The full program ist attached below. Additional information may be found on our download page and here.

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