- Research Data Storage Infrastructure
- Metadata Store
- Legacy/Orphan research data
- Research data inventory
- Library Digitisation Strategy
- Library eResearch Strategy
- Metadata for research data collections
- Visualisation of research data
- Linked data and the digital humanities
RDSI is a federally funded project to provide increased and improved storage for research data collctions. University of Sydney is working in partnership with Intersect to establish data storage and access services for researchers. Intersect is managing the NSW node for the RDSI initiative.
The ANDS-funded Metadata Store project aims to build on the earlier Metadata Aggregator project. The University of Sydney has components of an enterprise-wide solution for research data management. It is developing data management policies, guidelines and procedures, a data management planning tutorial and a website of information about data management and related services at a whole of University level. A redeveloped research data store will have a web interface supporting collection of administrative and descriptive records through routine user interaction. By having users fill in a storage request form, information about parties, activities and collections will be gathered. The metadata store will provide a point of exchange between local metadata providers (such as the the data capture projects) and external services (such as Research Data Australia).
The Library is committed to widening collection access and key to this is digital access. Although a considerable amount of content has been digitised, this has been on an ad-hoc basis, in response to funding opportunities. To be an engaged partner in University teaching and research programs, the Library will take a strategic approach to digitisation. A digitisation framework will also be developed to identify projects over the coming years, identify funding to deliver the programme and detail standards, procedures, workflows, systems, capabilities and tools for carrying out the work.
The aim of the project is to undertake a comprehensive orphan research data inventory in the nominated faculty. This will involve the discovery, description and registration of orphan research data collections, and an assessment of each collection's significance. A project description is available.
A discussion paper describing some options for carrying out a comprehensive research data inventory.
A presentation given to the ANDS Research Data Management Roundtable to support a discussion of the digital humanities. Covers the Linked Jazz project as an example of an implementation of linked open data. Presentation notes are available.
A presentation given to the ANDS Research Data Management Roundtable to support discussion about metadata stores. Sugjects include types of metadata, comparison of metadata practices in early and current data capture projects, and issues and approaches to supporting metadata quality. Presentation notes are available
A presentation given to members of the Charles Perkins Centre. Subjects include the rise of data journalism, options for increasing awareness of research through visualisation, and tools for producing visualisations. Presentation notes are available.