Re: Fwd: [iROD-Chat:13083] Announcing iRODS Digital Archive Working Group

Hi Matt and all,

ÂÂÂ For reference the FORCE11 discussion on "machine accessible data" has led to a recommendation document being considered for publication here:

It's not highly prescriptive (intended to be flexible given different needs of different communities of researchers) but the section "RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACHIEVING MACHINE ACCESSIBILITY" has some specific recommendations that would be good for any "digital archive" to follow - on assigning unique identifiers, providing a "landing page" and metadata in various formats from that point, including DCAT etc.

Also if any of you have any feedback on these recommendations I can forward them to the authors.

ÂÂ Arthur

On 1/12/15 5:25 PM, Matthew Turk wrote:
Hi all,

I thought this might be of interest to the group.


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From: Dan Bedard <danb@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 4:21 PM
Subject: [iROD-Chat:13083] Announcing iRODS Digital Archive Working Group
To: "irod-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <irod-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


I'm pleased to announce creation of the iRODS Digital Archive Working Group. This will be the first topic-specific iRODS working group, with more to follow.

The working group will be creating an iRODS-based reference implementation of a digital archive. This is a forum for members to contribute their opinions about what features and structure the implementation should have, with the eventual outcome of code, templates, documents, a cookbook, VM images, and any other materials that would help someone begin to set up a digital repository using iRODS.

We have brought together a core group of experts to begin the conversation:

Jeremy Frumkin, University of Arizona Libraries
Dave Pcolar, Digital Preservation Network
Chris Jordan, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Matthias Grawinkel, Everbit and University of Mainz

And we have created a Google group to host discussions specific to the reference implementation:Â!forum/irods-dawg

We are working to schedule an introductory Google Hangout next week. I will post details here and on the new Google Group once scheduled.

If you're interested in participating, please register with the Google Group. Please recommend others to the group as well.

Thank you,
Dan Bedard

Dan Bedard
iRODS Market Development Manager
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