Recent Activity: Data Foundation and Terminology WG

11 Sep 2014

Some input for DFT sessions at P4

As we approach P4 the co-chairs are finishing up our deliverables.

The general outline of documents from DFT WG is as follows:

  • Data Models 1: Overview of the 20+ modles
  • Data Models 2: Model Analysis & Synthesis
  • Data Models 3: Term Snapshot - some core items discussed around PIDs etc.
  • Data Models 4: Use Cases documented from prior sessions and some additions

 

In addition DFT offers a wiki tool for interacting views about terms. These are a much larger set

21 Aug 2014

TeD-T: Update of the term graph

Dear all,
A lot of work was going on in TeD-T the last weeks, so I updated the
Term Graph:
http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/Ted-T_Graph
It contains now 79 nodes and 93 edges.
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / MPI für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching
Tel +49-89-3299-1457
http://www.rzg.mpg.de

13 Aug 2014

Community discussion of the definition of Digital Object

For some time we've had alternate ideas about the nature and essential definition of a Digital Object (DO).  The term is used widely (4,340,000 hits in google) but with different implicit ideas in various communities.  Of course this is far from the only term with differing views from different communities, but this one seems central to communites and workers with

31 Jul 2014

TeD-T: Using relations between terms

Dear all,
For the "PID Information Types WG", I created two new terms ("Property"
and "Type") and added a scope specific definition to "Metadata". You can
find the terms with that scope on the overview page:
http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php?title=Special:SearchByProperty&p...
In addition, I created some relations "is kind of" between these terms.
You can see all that realtions on the page:

28 Jul 2014

TeD-T: list of scopes now browseable

Dear all,
It is now possible to browse through only the entries of a specific scope:
http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/List_by_Scope
Please note that so far, only the two scopes "RDA Term Collection Core"
and "Practical Policy WG" are containing entries.
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / MPI für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching
Tel +49-89-3299-1457

28 Jul 2014

TeD-T: Scopes for every working group established

Dear all,
In the TeD-T platform, there are now "Scopes" covering all RDA working
groups. "Scopes" can be used to differentiate between various
definitions if working groups are defining a term in different ways.
If you need another scope(s) beside the already existing ones, please
tell me.
Best regards,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / MPI für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching
Tel +49-89-3299-1457

25 Jul 2014

Update on progress within the DFT effort

This is just a heads up to WG members that the co-chairs and RDA summer intern Paul Weiss(Univesity of Washington) held a conference call recently to go over progress and schedule for completing activity for P4 in Sept.

We are firming up previous model analysis documents and drafting a long expected synthesis model.  Currently we have a draft process model that is based on interviews with some of the relevant projects.  This is being incorporated into the synthesis.

15 Jul 2014

TeD-T: New tutorial online

Dear all,
Please find online a new tutorial for TeD-T:
http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/RDA_Term_Collection_Tutorial
It covers the new structure of the RDA Term Collection. Please let me
know if something is missing or wrong.
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / MPI für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching
Tel +49-89-3299-1457

04 Jul 2014

Changes in TeD-T

Dear all,
I implemented a lot of changes in our TeD-t tool. Most important one: it
has now a favicon which shows up in the title row of your browser :-)
Beside that gimmick, some more serious stuff was changed (thanks to Paul
for mentioning most of them):
- Form "test" is now gone and *all* pages are using the form RDA. Please
make sure, when you create new pages, use form "RDA" and no more "Test".
All forms on the main page, the link "Add term" in the navigation etc.
are already using the "RDA" form. I will keep form "test" for a while,

25 Jun 2014

PDF export

Dear all,
In TeD-T, you can find now a tab "Print as PDF" in the upper right on
every page. With this function, it is also possible to export a whole
category into a PDF file. Unfortunately, it does not work recursively.
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / MPI für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching
Tel +49-89-3299-1457
http://www.rzg.mpg.de

24 Jun 2014

Text for the startpage

Dear all,
I did some changes on the startpage of TeD-T - now it has a logo :-)
But we would need some more text here, so that a visitor can get an idea
for what the tool is used for. At the moment, I copied the text from the
RDA homepage which describes the WG.
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / MPI für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching
Tel +49-89-3299-1457
http://www.rzg.mpg.de

24 Jun 2014

The graph is back

Dear all,
The graph which visualizes the current content of Ted-T is back:
http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/Ted-T_Graph
Its now in PDF format so you can zoom in and out in better quality.
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / MPI für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching
Tel +49-89-3299-1457
http://www.rzg.mpg.de

19 Jun 2014

Operation terms added to Term Tool and are ready for review

As mentioned in a previous email, we have started a new population of the term tool (aka TeD-T) in order to advnce toward the P4 meeting and our WG deliverables.  There are now 22 pages of terms in the Operations category which grew out of the Practical Policy WG interest, the use scenario developed by Reagan Moore and presented at P3 and subsequent discussion with me.

17 Jun 2014

DFT definitions being added to the RDA term tool (TED-T)

To meet our goals for P4 I have started to add terms and definitions from our core term list discussed at P3 and subsequently. These are going into our operational version of the Term tool, called TED-T.

See http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/Main_Page

New input on Operations has been provided by some groups such as Practical Policy so some of the terms and definitions seen now come from that discussion and the Use Case presented at P3.

06 Jun 2014

DFT tool prototype moved

Dear all,
Due to ongoing issues with having the current version and the prototype
of the DFT tool on the same server (cookie problems etc.), I moved the
old prototype of the DFT to a complete new machine:
http://smw-proto.esc.rzg.mpg.de/
Please don't forget, this installation of the DFT tool is in read only
mode. The place of the current version, where everyone is invited to
provide content, can be found here:
http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de

31 May 2014

Problem with the URLs for the DFT Tool Wiki

Thomas
Thomas
>And the old - please do not longer use! - prototype is available here:
http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/prototype
I've tried to look at the content of the old prototype using the above link
and I cannot see it.
When I click on the All Pages it takes me to
http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/Special:AllPages
I was at a conference trying to point people to the old work which included

05 May 2014

Setting the prototype read only

Dear all,
Having two wiki installations on the same server can cause some trouble
if someone logs in to both wikis at the same time.
Do you agree that I set the prototype into a read only modus, so that
people can access all the content but are not allowed to login for
editing. The current version of the wiki of course stays editable.
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Rechenzentrum Garching (RZG) der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / MPI für Plasmaphysik
Boltzmannstrasse 2, D-85748 Garching
Tel +49-89-3299-1457

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