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This is the Main Wiki page of the Best Practices for Making Data Findable Task Force
Task Force Co-Leads:
Anita de Waard
Siri Jodha Khalsa
This task force “Best Practices for Making Data Findable” aims to explore current practices of making data finable and to recommend best practices to the data community.
The task force identify three key actors involved in data discovery, they are:
The task force has drafted three best practices for each identified actor in their role to make data discoverable:
There is also an ongoing activity on
Environmental scanning of search features as offered by repositories (work-in-progress. Repository managers/developers are welcome to add their search features to the environmental scanning document.)
This task force will seek comments from the group members, other RDA IG/WG, and data community at large, and incorporate comments into final version.
This task force has a virtual meeting every four weeks. The notes from each meeting is available for the task force’s wiki page.
A survey of current practices in data search services
Data Discovery Paradigms: User Requirements and Recommendations for Data Repositories
Eleven Quick Tips for Finding Research Data
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