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03 Mar 2016

Data Fabric and PIT updates

Dear DF and PIT,
I understand that there have been some questions during one of the Data
Fabric session at P7 today on the status and future of the PIT
developments. Since PIT is considered to be part of the overall Data
Fabric approach, I would like to take this opportunity to give a few
essential updates here that shed some light on the more recent
activities since the end of the WG lifetime:
- The PIT API and demonstrator are available as an RDA recommendation
and I am quite happy to see that there are a couple of adoption projects

23 Feb 2016

WG: RDA Plenary 7 - 1 March IG Data Fabric, IG National Data Services Schedule Change

Dear all,
there will be a change in the program on Tuesday 1. March
The two data fabric related sessions will be exchanged – see below.
Von: Hilary Hanahoe [mailto:***@***.***]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 23. Februar 2016 09:53
An: Wittenburg, Peter; ***@***.***; ***@***.***; Amir Aryani; Adrian Burton; Kevin Ashley (DCC)
Cc: Parsons, Mark Alan; ***@***.***; Timea Biro

08 Feb 2016

AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] R: [rda-datafabric-ig] dfig-terms

Thanks Stefano and Keith,
Is the stuff you are talking about Keith written down somewhere? How to move ahead?
The FAIR folks are suggesting to agree on a formal language to represent metadata etc.
It seems that my old CLARIN people describe categories (concepts) with help of SKOS and they use this “component” approach with a registry of components (sub-schemas) allowing everyone to re-use these components or adapt them to their needs. Of course RDF can or is being created for whatever purposes.

03 Feb 2016

Re: Re: [rda-datafabric-ig] dfig-terms

ZHU, Yunqiang Ph.d Professor
Director, Department for Geo-data Science and Sharing
Deputy Director,State Key Lab. of Resources and Environmental Information System
Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
诸云强 博士 研究员
资源与环境信息系统国家重点实验室 副主任
地球数据科学与共享研究室 主任
北京朝阳区大屯路甲11号 100101
From: Gary
Date: 2016-02-02 12:29
To: YunqiangZhu; Data Fabric IG

02 Feb 2016

Re: [rda-datafabric-ig] [rda-datafabric-ig] AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] dfig-terms

I agree completely with this 'define for working and later refine' approach. K
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---- Alan Blatecky wrote ----
I think building a joint vocabulary is urgent as well. However, if we aren’t careful, we could find ourselves caught up in endless discussions trying to get precise definitions (that is, "the perfect is the enemy of the good”). We need to get rough consensus so we can spend time on issues other than definitions.
On Feb 2, 2016, at 10:24 AM, Peter Wittenburg <***@***.***> wrote:

02 Feb 2016

AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] [rda-datafabric-ig] AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] dfig-terms

Fully agree Alan.
This is what we did in DFT I guess: see how terms are being used by various people and finding a way that can be accepted by most.
Now it is Gary’s and Raphael’s case to push this ahead.
I hope that TAB is supporting the idea to involve all chairs. It’s on the agenda for the TAB meeting this week.
Peter Wittenburg Tel: +49 2821 49180

02 Feb 2016

AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] dfig-terms

Thanks Juha.
We need to have a process in RDA to either accept these definitions or come with new ones if necessary and to map the various other terms.
To me this is an urgent action for building a joint vocabulary. I think that either the metadata groups or the DFT IG (or both) should work on this.
Myself I don’t have strong opinions except that I need to be able to fit the terms that are being used in the discussions.

25 Jan 2016

AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] dfig-terms

Hallo Zhu,
is there a definition of the last two terms: spatial and temporal extent.
I think that at least in your community there must be some definitions around.
Peter Wittenburg Tel: +49 2821 49180
***@***.*** ; ***@***.***
RDA Europe Director, RDA TAB Member, EUDAT Scientific Advisor

25 Jan 2016

AW: [rda-datafabric-ig] dfig-terms

Great Zhu.
Indeed everyone should feel free to add terms to the list.
We need to discuss in RDA and with DFT how to tackle this.
Peter Wittenburg Tel: +49 2821 49180
***@***.*** ; ***@***.***
RDA Europe Director, RDA TAB Member, EUDAT Scientific Advisor
Senior Advisor Data Systems, Max Planck Computing and Data Facility