- 04 Aug 2006
Free Workshop: Digital Repositories, e-Research and Portals
Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th Sept, Lancaster University Centre for e-Science (LUCeS?
) and Lancaster House Hotel
12:00-16:00 hrs on the 6th Sept and 09:30-16:00 on the 7th Sept
The main aim of this workshop is to explore the relationship between digital repositories, e-Research and Portals in the UK with a view to articulating e-infrastructure gaps and short term requirements. The hosts will report on the JISC ITT: JISC Information Environment Portal activity - supporting the needs of e-Research, see http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=funding_portaleresearch
, a study they are undertaking for JISC. The aims and objectives of the study are:
- To scope the requirements of e-research within the area of resource discovery withreference to portal type services and tools.
- To identify gaps and duplication within the current provision (with reference to JISC portal and other relevant activity) therefore to identify potential areas for network and possibly synergies that could offer a more holistic approach than currentlyavailable.
- To highlight issues and challenges that will need addressed in terms of serving e-Research requirements and in terms of enhancing portal activity for the IE more generally.
- To make recommendations for portal related activity that could be taken forward by JISC.
See the bottom of this wiki page for an interesting questionnaire
outlining areas on which you can help us meet these aims.
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ASAP, if you would like to make a presentation please include a title and short (200 words) abstract by 25th August. We anticipate that there will be time for up to 10 (40 minute) presentations over the duration of the Workshop.
For the purpose of the workshop, we define a Digital Repository to be either alocal institutional or a central (e.g. subject- or discipline-based) archive for depositing and providing access to digital contents. Repositories usually have a registry and search facilities via a catalogue or union catalogue with recognised meta-data such as Dublin Core. Several interfaces to such catalogues have been made and are available for research or teaching.
. In the context of the JISC IE, portals interact with brokers, aggregators, indexes, catalogues and content providers using Z39.50, SRW, the OAI-PMH and RSS/ HTTP. (JISC Information Environment Architecture glossary)
We take e-Research to be the invention and exploitation of advanced IT:
- to generate, curate and analyse research data from experiments, observations and simulations,
- to develop and explore models and simulations, computation and data at extreme scales;
- to enable dynamic distributed virtual organisations, facilitating collaboration with information and resource sharing;
The workshop will be videoed and made available as a resource on the Web for future reference - see http://redress.lancs.ac.uk/Presentations.html
for previous workshop recordings.
Accommodation and all meals for speakers and attendees are free and will be in a 4* hotel next to campus, http://www.elh.co.uk/conferences/lancaster.php
, we will also pay reasonable travelling expenses. The workshop meeting will take place in Lancaster University, Faraday A41. For travel to Lancaster University see http://www.lancs.ac.uk/travel/travel.htm
Day 1, 6th September 2006
11:30-12:00 - Registration and Introduction to the Workshop will take place at the hotel
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
Lancaster House Hotel
13:00-13.40 - Simon Coles (Chemistry, Southampton) Digital Repositories as a Mechanism for the Capture, Management and Dissemination of Chemical Data
13:40-14:20 - Chris Awre (Information Services, Hull) Institutional management of portal(s): facilitating portal use across boundaries.
14:20-15:00 - Fred Friend (UCL) Are Institutional or Subject Repositories best for Researchers' Needs?
15:00-15:20 - Tea
15:20-16:00 - Catherine Jones (CCLRC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) CCLRC's Institutional Repository: past, present and future
16:00-16:40 - Derek Sergeant (EVIE, Leeds) What Real Researchers Want (from their Institutional Environment)
16:40-17:20 - Matthew Mascord (IBVRE, Oxford) The Integrative Biology VRE Project: how portals and digital repositories can benefit computational biology.
17:20-18:00 - David Giaretta (CCLRC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory) Using unfamiliar data - the link between e-Research, Portals and Preservation
19:00 onwards - Dinner
Lancaster House Hotel
Day 2, 7th September 2006
9:00 - Walk from Hotel to A41
9:20-10:00 - Rob Allan (CCLRC, Daresbury Laboratory) JISC ITT Report
10:00-10:40 - Ann Apps (MIMAS, Manchester) IESR: A Registry of Collections and Services
10:40-11:00 - Coffee
11:00-11:40 - Ken Miller (ESDS, Essex) What's in STORe - The Info Grid?
11:40-12:20 - Peter Millington (SHERPA, Nottingham) The New Improved OpenDOAR Directory of OA Repositories
12:20-13:00 - David Shotton (Zoology, Oxford) Data Webs: New Visions for Research Data on the Web
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00-14:40 - James Reid (poster)
14:40-15:20 - Discussion
15:20-15:40 - Tea
15:40-16:00 - Conclusions and Recommendations
16:00 - workshop close and Taxis to station
Before attending the workshop, please
could you consider the questions posed in the attached questionnaire.
Please could you also share the questionnaire around your research group, or the people you support in their research. We would like to collect as many respoenses as possible to add to the evidence we report back to the JISC regarding the needs of e-researchers.
As we haven't had time to set this up in any other way - please open the document (from clicking the link below), save, complete, and then email your response to Caroline Ingram
- email address in the document introduction. Thanks!