Best Practices for Discovering, Describing, Managing and Archiving Software Source Code
A short introduction describing the activities and the scope of the group:
The Software Source Code IG was founded in 2017, after a BoF session at the 9th Plenary. It aims to discuss issues on management, sharing, discovery, archival and provenance of software source code, review and revise metadata for describing and discovering source code, develop guidelines for managing, describing and publishing software source code, collect and publish use cases of current examples and practices, and contribute software related expertise to other groups in the RDA which have a software aspect.
Additional links to informative material related to the group i.e. group page, Case statement, working documents etc:
For further information, see:
Software Source Code Interest Group Charter
Software Source Code IG Wiki (where metadata frameworks and use cases will be collected)
Join the group: https://www.rd-alliance.org/user/login?destination=group/node/56578/subs...
The objectives of the meeting are:
- Analyze existing metadata frameworks for the description of source code and identify gaps
- Analyze existing metadata frameworks for the discovery of source code and identify gaps
- Identify potential use cases of current practice in managing, sharing, discovery, and archival of software source code
1. Short introduction to the group and its aims (10 minutes)
2. Introduction to current metadata frameworks for description and discovery of source code (10 mins)
3. Parallel discussion and gap identification of description / discovery metadata (45 minutes)
4. Collection of potential use cases (15 minutes)
5. Summary of results (10 minutes)
The target audience for this session comprises: repository managers, software project owners, software catalog maintainers, software source code researchers, software preservation and archival experts, and others with an interest in the discovery, description and preservation of software source code.
Participants should familiarise themselves with current efforts in preserving source code (such as Software Heritage), describing software (e.g. CodeMeta) and citing software (the FORCE11 Software Citation Principles).
Group chair serving as contact person: Neil Chue Hong
Type of meeting: Working meeting
Session Room: Mansfield 2
Session Time: Tuesday 19 September, Breakout 2, 14:00 - 15:30
Collaborative session notes:
Session slides and materials:
IG Motivation Slides: https://www.rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/attachment/2017-09-19-RD...
IG Status and Session slides: https://www.rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/attachment/RDA10_Softwar...
Discussion intro slides: https://www.rd-alliance.org/sites/default/files/attachment/2017-09-19-RD...
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