April 22nd, 2010
Paper: Theoretical considerations of lifecycle modeling: An analysis of the Dryad repository demonstrating automatic metadata propagation, inheritance and value system adoption
Dr. Jane Greenberg, professor and director of the Metadata Research Center, of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded the 2010 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research by the Library Research Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA).
Greenberg wrote the winning paper titled, “Theoretical considerations of lifecycle modeling: An analysis of the Dryad repository demonstrating automatic metadata propagation, inheritance and value system adoption”. The article explores lifecycle modeling for understanding metadata and reports the results of two extensive studies.
More information can be found here.
The first meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board was held May 21-22, 2009 at NESCent in Durham, NC. Representatives from over a dozen journals met to launch and plan for the future of the consortium. Topics discussed included board governance, repository sustainability, the Joint Data Archiving Policy, intellectual property, repository policy, interactions with journals and other repositories, repository software development plans, and community engagement. A schedule of events is already available, and notes from the meeting are forthcoming.
The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) have been developing Dryad in coordination with a large group of journals and societies in evolutionary biology and ecology. With the new grant, the additional team members are contributing to the development of the repository. (More information about the award can be found here.)
Presented by: Jane Greenberg and Hollie White
208 Manning Hall
12 noon, Friday, Feb 13th
The Dryad repository is for scientific data supporting published research in the field of evolutionary biology and related disciplines. Dryad was launched via a collaboration between the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), an NSF Center supporting research in evolutionary biology, and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dryad seeks to balance a need for low barriers inviting contribution from scientists and higher-level goals supporting data analysis activities. The Dryad development team has pursued an active metadata research agenda. This CRADLE talk will introduce the Dryad repository, provide an overview of current metadata research activities, and highlight several research accomplishments.
The Dryad Data Repository has two open programming positions located in central North Carolina: (1) a general repository programmer and (2) a programmer focused on enhancing metadata records with controlled vocabulary terms. Dryad stores data underlying scientific publications from evolutionary biology and related fields. Dryad is being developed by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the Metadata Research Center (MRC) at the University of North Carolina in coordination with several scientific journals and societies.
(1) The Dryad Repository Programmer will support general repository development activities, enhancing systems for preserving, searching, and distributing scientific data. This position is funded for 3 years, with possibility for extension. It will be located at NESCent in Durham, NC, and information about applying can be found on the NESCent site.
(2) The Dryad/HIVE Programmer will apply the SKOS standard to improve the Dryad cataloging system, developing software to select and manage terms from multiple controlled vocabularies and ontologies. The position (number: 0058793) is funded for 21 months, with possibility for extension. It will be located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Apply now through the UNC Chapel Hill Office of Human Resources. The position will close on December 10, 2008.
Please see the NESCent site for full position descriptions.
A Digital Repository for Preservation and Sharing of Data Underlying Published Works in Evolutionary Biology. Dryad, a collaboration between the MRC and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), is awarded $650999.
“Digital data preservation, sharing, and discovery: Challenges for Small Science Communities in the Digital Era”
A DRIADE project workshop to help identify the way forward for long-term preservation and sharing for the datasets that underly published works in evolutionary biology.
A joint project of NESCent and the UNC Metadata Research Center “to establish a repository for heterogeneous digital datasets in the field of evolutionary biology in order to ensure long-term preservation and promote resource discovery and reuse.”