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The eCrystals Federation

Coles, S. and Lyon, L. (2008) The eCrystals Federation. In: Third International Conference on Open Repositories 2008, 1-4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This paper presents the eCrystals Federation project, which represents an entire community engagement in a deployment of the 'open data repository' model supporting the research data lifecycle. The project is establishing a number of open data repositories across a variety of crystallography laboratories around the world, based on the concepts proved by the eBank-UK project and the Southampton eCrystals data repository. This whole community involvement involves a collaboration between crystallographers, archivists, librarians, subject repositories, data centres, publishers and information providers. Building on this data repository federation we present an analysis of the surrounding issues which primarily include community interactions, interoperability, advocacy, sustainability and curation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:Simon Coles, Liz Lyon
Subjects:Main Conference > Wednesday 2nd April > 4b - Scientific Repositories (a)
ID Code:15
Deposited By: Leslie Carr
Deposited On:27 Mar 2008 19:46
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 16:07

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