RDA GEDE webinar on Adaptation of Repositories to the Digital Object Interface Protocol
The use of FAIR Digital Objects to implement the FAIR principles and to make data practices more efficient is now widely accepted. It is also widely agreed that repositories are the caretakers of FAIR Digital Objects, i.e., they need to store, manage and curate DO's bit sequences, maintain globally resolvable PIDs for the DOs and manage metadata of different kinds describing the DO’s bit sequence. The DO Interface Protocol is the unified protocol that allows to create and access FAIR DOs independent of how a repository is organising and modelling its data. Thus, repositories should talk DOIP, but the reality is different.
There are some questions that need to be answered urgently such as:
Why should well-established repositories switch to supporting DOIP?
What are the challenges for adapting to DOIP?
How much effort does it take to adapt to DOIP?
Which new possibilities will be opened?
Since the adaptation will require some efforts and thus costs since in some cases non-trivial challenges may occur and since repositories need to understand why they should take this effort.
RDA GEDE working group together with DANS and FAIRsFAIR.eu will conduct a workshop on “Adaptation of Repositories to the Digital Object Interface Protocol (DOIP)”, on 22nd of May at 16:00 to 18:00 CET/14:00 to 16:00 UTC, with key actors to first discuss the adaptation challenges and at the end discuss what the benefits for an adaptation could be.
This webinar, therefore, is an excellent opportunity to listen to the detailed discussion about the adaptation of two examples of repositories that will help to estimate the efforts and costs for related other cases. At the RDA plenary in Helsinki, the GEDE Group will discuss other cases in detail.