Recent Activity: Research Data Collections WG

25 Oct 2016

API Feedback

Tobias,
Thanks for your detailed feedback on the API. I'm responding on list in
case others want to chime in.
* Capabilities/Features:
o All capability entries should be mandatory, so not to leave
ambiguities.
Tobias,
Thanks for your detailed feedback on the API. I'm responding on list in
case others want to chime in.
* Capabilities/Features:
o All capability entries should be mandatory, so not to leave
ambiguities.
> Agreed

17 Oct 2016

Cleaned up API spec

Hi all,

Per my action item from the last conference call, I've cleaned up the Swagger API spec to add fuller descriptions of requests, responses and parameters.  I also cleaned up the model names, added finer grained response codes and tried to address a concern about the non-RESTful use of verbs for collection operations by putting these at a subpath (which I know is still not perfect, and I welcome other suggestions!)

You can explore the updated API in the Swagger UI at http://rdacollectionswg.github.io/apidocs/#

27 Sep 2016

Meeting Notes: 27 September 2016. Next Webconference: 11 October.

Hi all,

Perhaps we're all still recovering from P8 - it was a small group for today's call, just Tim, Frederik and myself, so we kept it short.

The one topic we discussed, which emerges from activity at P8, was congruency between the work we're doing on collections and the "Digital Object Cloud" proposed approach by Larry Lannom and Peter Wittenburg (as part of the Data Fabric IG work).   See http://hdl.handle.net/11304/a8877a1a-9010-428f-b2ce-5863cec4aff3 for more on this.

17 Sep 2016

Minutes from P8 Denver session

Dear all,
on Thursday, we held our WG session at the RDA 8th Plenary in Denver.
Despite the late time and the overall drag felt towards the end of an
intensive week, we made very good progress on our current work topics,
had in-depth discusions on possible use cases and also laid out the
future work towards P9. A big thank you to all who attended and
contributed their thoughts!
While we were discussing, Bridget took some very thorough notes, which I
have now compiled into a short report document available from our shared
folder:

17 Sep 2016

Data Discovery IG

Hello all,
I was speaking with Andrew Treloar yesterday and he brought to my
attention a new RDA IG, the Data Discovery IG:
https://rd-alliance.org/groups/data-discovery-ig
As supporting data discovery came up in a number of use cases for the
collections API during our discussion yesterday, we should probably
think about reaching out to this new IG and getting their feedback on
the API as it progresses.
Bridget

14 Sep 2016

Collection WG meeting at P8, session agenda

Dear all,
tomorrow, we will have our Collection WG session at the RDA P8 in
Denver, during breakout 3, Thu 16:00-17:30.
In preparation of the session, we have updated the working document
which reflects the current state of the groups' conceptual discussions.
Please find it in the following shared folder:
https://datashare.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/s/W878ggdygLmxzXD
The API specification has also seen a lot of activity; as always, its

25 Aug 2016

PID Workshop next week in Garching

Dear all,
I know that some of you are attending the PID workshop next week in
Garching.
If anyone of you is already in Garching on Tuesday and feel bored in the
hotel room, let us know ;-)
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)
Gießenbachstr. 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany
Tel +49-89-3299-1457
http://www.mpcdf.de

24 Aug 2016

Minutes from call 2016-08-23 - next meeting at P8!

*Tuesday 23 Aug 2016 - Collection WG call*
*Attending: *Bridget, Frederik, Maggie, Tobias, Tom, Ulrich
*Next call:* Next meeting actually at P8; next call to be decided then.
*Actions:*
* Tobias: provide a text for the back page of the 2-pager, also useful
for mailing to use case providers
* Tobias: continue updates on doc, item metadata
* Bridget: A few short API example calls for the 2-pager
* Bridget/Tobias: Contact use case providers
* All: Improve two-pager to get it ready before P8

23 Aug 2016

Re: [rda-collection-wg] [rda-collection-wg] Re: [rda-collection-wg] One pager in...

For now I have tried to condense the text a little bit to make room for a graphic, but there’s still room for improvement. I think we should discuss what said graphic should convey — do we want to express the model(s) for collections, server architecture, the API or how those things relate to one another? I’ll try to come up with at least one sensical suggestion until the meeting.
Best,
Frederik

23 Aug 2016

RE: [rda-collection-wg] Re: [rda-collection-wg] One pager in a nutshell / call...

Hi Tom,
I think it is a very good first try, and I especially like the "What is a collection?" and "What can we do with it?" sections! But I'm lacking a bit more information about what the WG is actually doing. Yes, there are some links at the end, but they could do with a little bit more explanatory text - as an example, "the API" is mentioned in the last link, but nowhere is made any mention about an API being worked on, or what it is supposed to be doing!

22 Aug 2016

Re: [rda-collection-wg] One pager in a nutshell / call reminder for tomorrow

Hi Tom,
thank you, I just had a look. I like the layout, pretty compact and all
necessary info to participate in the group is directly visible.
I'm wondering whether we can have a second image in it to illustrate the
usage even better, because that is something that someone new to the
group will need to understand the direction we are heading. Maybe we can
talk about this tomorrow as well.
Call reminder: Tomorrow, Aug 23, at 13:00 UTC.

22 Aug 2016

One pager in a nutshell

Dear all,
As promised, please find a folder "onePager" in our DataShare folder
where I started to create a new nutshell / one pager for the upcoming
plenary in Denver:
https://datashare.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/s/W878ggdygLmxzXD
Best,
Tom
--
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)
Gießenbachstr. 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany
Tel +49-89-3299-1457
http://www.mpcdf.de

10 Aug 2016

Minutes from call 2016-08-09 - next meeting Aug 23

*Attending:* Bridget, Frederik, Maggie, Tobias, Tom, Ulrich
*Next call:* Aug 23., usual time (09:00 Eastern, 13:00 GMT, 15:00
Central European)
*Actions:*
* Tom: Prepare sth. on the one-pager
* Bridget: Continue on API
* Tobias: Continue on def document - particularly mapping function
examples, item metadata
* Bridget+Tobias: Contact use case providers - before next call
* Frederik, Ulrich: Work on examples, provide input on the mapping
function

08 Aug 2016

Reminder: Call tomorrow 13:00 GMT

Dear all,
we will have our regular call tomorrow, 13:00 GMT (09:00 Eastern, 15:00
Central European).
Brief agenda:
- Update on definitions
- General progress on API, document, use cases
- AoB
Call-in information:
https://rd-alliance.org/group/research-data-collections-wg/event/researc...
Best, Tobias
--
Dr. Tobias Weigel
Abteilung Datenmanagement

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