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Retooling An Open Data Repository for A Research Data Repository
Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Cheng-Jen Lee, and Chia-Hsun Wang
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Tawan
The is the slideset for a lightening talk at the SciDataCon 2018 session Repositories: Are we serving our scientists? Cross-learnings from multiple disciplines.
This is still a work in progress. Feedback and comment welcomed!
We will provide an overview of a research data repository developed at the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. The repository itself is built upon and extended from CKAN, an open source software package originally developed by the Open Knowledge International for the hosting of open (government) data. Several features have been added by us to better support the curation and exploration of research datasets. These features include, among others, 1) rich metadata support, 2) spatiotemporal description and query, 3) preview and overlay of spatial datasets (including shapefile), 4) Wikidata-powered keyword support, and 5) simplified and customized frontend for academic users.
We will demonstrate these features by using datasets already deposited at the repository. The showcased datasets include 1) placenames extracted from historical maps about Tainan, and 2) roadkill observation records provided by the Taiwan Roadkill Observation Network (TaiRON) contributors.
The repository is accessible at https://data.depositar.io and its development a joint work of Tyng-Ruey Chuang (project lead), Andrea Wei-Ching Huang, Cheng-Jen Lee (lead developer), Hsiung-Ming Liao, Yen-Tsen Liu, Huang-Sin Syu, Ally Chia-Hsun Wang (project manager), and Yao-Hsien Yeh.