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2017-11-08 RDRIWG Virtual Meeting

  • Creator
  • #137554

    Thomas Jejkal



    1. Summary from last time
    2. Update on Todo’s and Discussion
    3. Next steps








    Topic 1

    • DataCrate has similar goals
    • Spec available at GitHub
    • Focus on machine AND human readability
    • Uses and RDF-based content description in CATALOG.html|json files
    • Pro
      • Allows more detailed description of bag content
      • Provides human readability
      • Suggests to provide also DataCite metadata if CATALOG files contain enough information
    • Con
      • Early version, expected to evolve frequently but our WG will end soon
      • Defines its own BagIt profile, which is mandatory to support in compatible bags (conflicts with our plan to support custom BagIt profiles)
      • Metadata mapping from platform models to needed
      • Platform support not available, effort for creating CATALOG files might be higher than providing DataCite metadata
    • Todo: Contact Peter Sefton about potential collaboration (Thomas)
    • Todo: Contact DataConservancy people to check for potential collaboration (David)
    • Todo: Create GitHub page (Thomas)


    Topic 2

    • Mailed to Peter
      • Positive response
      • Latest talk about DataCrate can be found here
      • General agreement that aligning our work makes sense
      • Peter would accept placing CATALOG.* e.g. in ‘metadata’ folder
      • Opened ticket at GitHub regarding support of multiple profiles by BagIt profiles
    • Solution for complexity/metadata mapping issue might be to recommend DataCite metadata and provide tools/instructions on how to create CATALOG files from it (should be possible automatically)
    • Solution for profile issue could be just to use the DataCrate profile if one wants a bag fully compatible with DataCrate and include datacite.xml as recommended by our WG
    • David contacted Aaron Birkland with regard to DataConservancy. No response, yet
    • GitHub Organization RDAResearchDataRepositoryInteropWG created
    •  Internal structure/projects needed
    • Start with:
      • Sample (contains example bag from recommendations)
      • Profiles (contains profiles, organization has to be defined)
      • Other projects, e.g. initial adoptions?
    • Next steps
      • Reduce meeting frequency after next call, start adoption as planned for P11
      • Communication directly or via mailing list


    Topic 3

    • Next meeting at 29 November, 2 pm UTC

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