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Monday, October 26 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Sharing Your Data with Dataverse (v4.0) • The DRS Project Toolkit: A Scalable Model for Digital Projects

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Presentation 1
Sharing Your Data with Dataverse (v4.0)
The Dataverse Project started in 2006 at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science as an open source software application to share, cite and archive data. From its beginnings, Dataverse has provided a robust infrastructure for data stewards to host and archive data, while offering researchers an easy way to share and get credit for their data. The Dataverse project, started as a repository for social sciences data, has now expanded to benefit a wide range of disciplines and scientific domains (astronomy, life sciences, etc.) leveraging our progress in the social science domain to define and enhance data publishing across all research communities. In particular, as part of the new Dataverse release (v4.0), we have evaluated the features needed in data publishing so data can be properly shared, found, accessed and reused. This session will cover the major changes in Dataverse v4.0 (metadata schemas supported, publishing workflows, support for specific file types, etc) as well as review how to start using Dataverse for an institution.

Presenter: Elizabeth Quigley (Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science)

Presentation 2
The DRS Project Toolkit: A Scalable Model for Digital Projects
What role does a digital repository play in an active and evolving digital scholarship environment? While most repositories are built with basic discovery and download features in mind, the interface and user experience of a repository rarely supports the user interaction, deep scholarly analysis, or contextualization that digital scholarship projects often need to effectively share and publish their work. The Northeastern University Library Digital Scholarship Group is endeavoring to bridge the gap between the repository and scholarly project needs by developing the DRS Project Toolkit, a service designed to empower projects to interact with and manipulate content stored in our Digital Repository Service (DRS).

During our presentation, we will discuss the goals for the DRS Project Toolkit 2015 pilot. We will give an overview of the pilot, including the initial call for proposals and how and why we chose the pilot projects. Our presentation will include details on the development of the API to extract data from our repository as well as the development of custom plugins to present the content in Wordpress. We will also explain the decision to go with Wordpress over Omeka for digital project website building. A live demo will demonstrate the implementation and customization that the toolkit provides. We will share our plans for future development and features. Finally, we will engage the larger DLF community through feedback on our model and discussion of problems and solutions with supporting multiple digital projects.

Presenters: Sarah Sweeney (Northeastern University), Eli Zoller (Northeastern University)


Elizabeth Quigley

User Experience Lead, IQSS at Harvard
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Sarah Sweeney

Digital Repository Manager, Northeastern University

Eli Zoller

Web Developer and Designer, Northeastern University

Monday October 26, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon A Pinnacle Hotel

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