RDA/WDS Certification of Digital Repositories IG

IG

Group details

Case Statement: 
IG Established
 

Status: Recognised & Endorsed Joint RDA/WDS IG

In order to guarantee data sharing, the long-term preservation of these data in sustainable digital repositories is a sine qua non. Data that are created and used by science and scholarship need to be managed, curated and archived, making sure that the substantial investments in preparing and presenting the content and tools will not be lost. Researchers need to be sure that the resources the repositories offer remain meaningful and usable over time. Moreover, the repositories themselves need to have sustainable business models.

Preservation and sustainability raise challenges in many areas. The main issues related to long term preservation and sustainability remain basically unresolved, as many organizational, technical, financial and legal aspects remain open. Certification is therefore fundamental in guaranteeing the trustworthiness of digital repositories and thus in sustaining the opportunities for long-term data sharing.

 

The Interest Group will build on previous work in the area of certification. It will deliver the global overview and the necessary recommendations and requirements that allow the effective implementation of certification of digital repositories on a national, European and even global level.

  • Interest Group Charter 
  • DSA–WDS Partnership Working Group Case Statement
     


Recent Activity

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.

 

Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

16 Sep 2019

Request for Comments: Version 0.02 of the TRUST principles for Digital Repository White Paper

     I am pleased to inform you that Version 0.02 of the TRUST principles for Digital Repository White Paper is available for comments and suggestions. While a group of 17 co-authors from various disciplines have made a lot of progress in 5 months, this community-based effort still needs improvements and inputs from additional perspectives. Please share your thoughts at

    https://bitly.com/trustprinciples

   and pass the link to who may be interested in the topic. 

  

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28 Jun 2019

Call for Abstracts: WDS Co-convened Session at AGU 2019

Dear Colleagues,

My sincere apologies that you have likely received this message through several channels, but I hope it might of interest to at least some members of the IG.

The 2019 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union will be held on 9–13 December 2019 in San Francisco, CA. WDS is co-convening the following session, and we would like to encourage your abstract submission by the deadline of Wednesday, 31 July.