Tag Archives: Dryad

Sara Mannheimer appointed new Dryad Curator

Recent SILS graduate Sara Mannheimer has been appointed the new curator at Dryad Digital Repository, following the departure of Elena Feinstein in July.
During her time as the interim curator, Mannheimer has already worked on Dryad’s draft preservation policy, sharing an award with doctoral student Ayoung Yoon for a poster outlining the policy’s creation presented at the annual ASIS&T meeting in Montreal.

Dryad Poster wins ASIS&T Prize

The poster “Developing Preservation Policy for Dryad Digital Repository,” created by interim Dryad Curator Sara Mannheimer and SILS Doctoral student Ayoung Yoon has won a “Best Poster” prize at the 2013 annual ASIS&T meeting in Montreal, Canada. The poster described the efforts of the Dryad preservation working group in creating a draft preservation policy for the Dryad Digital Repository. The policy is an important step in Dryad’s digital preservation mission, and the draft will be presented to the Dryad Board of Directors in November.

Dryad Membership Meeting at St. Anne’s College, Oxford

What: Dryad Membership Meeting
Who: Dryad staff and members
When: 9am-6pm May 24, 2013
Where: St. Anne’s College, Oxford

Dryad Digital Repository will be holding a meeting for members, prospective members, and other interested parties on May 24 at St. Anne’s College in Oxford, England. Coming at the end of a three-day group of symposia on scholarly communication and research data sharing and attribution, Dryad staff, members, and community will discuss current and future plans for the repository itself as well as its members and partner journals. Scheduled topics include models for the technical and peer review of data, ideas for promoting the adoption of data citations, measuring data reuse, funder perspectives on the use of research grants for data management costs, the relevance of larger data networks, and more.

Registration for physical attendance has already closed, but webinar registration is still available.

Dr. Jane Greenberg wins 2010 Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research

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, ‚ÄúTheoretical 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.

First official meeting of the Dryad Consortium Management Board takes place at NESCent

May, 2009

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.

$2.18 million NSF grant awarded to Dryad

May, 2009

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.)

CRADLE Seminar: Celebrating Darwin Day — Metadata Research and the Dryad Repository Project

February, 2009

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.

Two repository development positions available

November, 2008

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.

Dryad Project Receives Funding from the NSF

September, 2008

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.

Workshop sponsored by NESCent and the Metadata Research Center

May 2007

“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.