[data.edu.au] Fwd: Notes from data.edu.au

Alex (Maxious) Sadleir maxious at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 12:01:46 UTC 2013

Three quick links worth checking out:

Open Data and the Academy: An Evaluation of CKAN for Research Data
Management http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/9778/1/CKANEvaluation.pdf
"CKAN should not simply be judged on what user functionality it offers
today but rather the potential in its technical design and user
community to support the functionality of tomorrow. Research Data
Management is a relatively new practice within higher education. The
requirements for RDM are only just being made clear to information
professionals, developers, researchers and funders."

Bottom of page has some plugins for CKAN recently developed by the
Finnish KATA national research metadata catalogue project eg. "CKAN
shibboleth identification plugin"

Next Generation Cancer Data Discovery, Access, and Integration Using
Prizms and Nanopublications
Use of CKAN as a discovery front end for a more complex domain
specific system "Prizms" and includes plugin to tell people how to
cite datasets stored on CKAN which they call "nanopublications"

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM, David F. Flanders <dff.okfn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,  Please find some notes from the GoogleHangout today (also
> whiteboard notes attached).  Please do add your own commentary as you see
> fit.
> Actions:
> #action Rhys to talk with Anne to agree use of SteveB's time for building
> CKAN in Cloud
> #action Flanders to contact Intersect/QCIF to see if their is a
> participating developer for helping build CKAN in the Cloud? <-- Rhys to get
> political agreement.
> #action SteveA to pass sample sync dataset to Alex as demo
> #action DFF to set up meeting with SteveA and Alex to discuss API ingest
> process and sample data sets to launch with.
> #action DFF to work with developers
> #action Mat to provide some exemplar tabular datasets from IVEC and liaise
> with Alex to see how best to slot them into CKAN.
> Highlights from the Notes:
> Rhys went through the importance of having a federated instance of CKAN that
> the participating AeROs (V3, Intersect, QCIF, IVEC, ESRA) can have as a
> means of providing a real service back to their institutions, and business
> model supporting that.
> Pia Waugh (Director of Data.Gov.Au walked us through some pain points we
> will need to face in getting CKAN launched and features added.
> SteveA discussed issues around large datasets (a la syncrotron) and
> referencing data via CKAN to big data (or rather more importantly the tools
> atop the data)
> Alex highlighted the importance of having visualisations that demo the data
> as a wall of metadata text does not attract users or encourage reuse.
> VisualData is better than MetaData.
> I spoke with Mat later on and IVEC will be helping provide some datasets and
> also looking into what the full corpus of Open Data is as published on RDA.
> Please see attached for further notes, or feel free to call Flanders if
> further briefings are required: 9035 8687.
> Kind Regards,
> David F. Flanders
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