Joint user interaction meeting between NorDataNet and INTAROS

In recent years we have seen an increasing focus on publication and reuse of scientific data. These data are generated using public funding and it is in the interest of the authorities to maximise the benefit of investments in science. Furthermore, the data is a very important legacy of the science undertaken. As a consequence national, regional (EU) and global requirements for free and ethically open access to data have emerged.

Share searches for data with colleagues

It is now possible to share searches for data with colleagues. When you have specified search criteria and performed a search that you are satisfied with, you will find an envelope at top of the search results pane. This will enter a URL into an email that you can save for alter or send to a colleague. This feature will be further improved in the future.

Updates to the search interface and the catalogue

Recently the search interface and backend services supporting this has received a number of upgrades which have improved functionality. We are now harvesting metadata on a regular basis from several partners, but some issues still need to be handled. Some problems are handled in the harvest process or prior to ingestion, but some issues require handling on the provider side.

Newsfeed from RDA Eleventh Plenary Meeting

We report on relevant information from the RDA 11th Plenary Meeting (Berlin, 21-23 March 2018)

Approach to data packing
There is increasing interest in merging research data and metadata into a (zipped) folder structure or self-describing package. Inspiration is taken from usual software packages (with readme.txt and licence.txt files).