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The NERC Data Discovery Service

Latham, S. and Pepler, S. (2008) The NERC Data Discovery Service. In: Third International Conference on Open Repositories 2008, 1-4 April 2008, Southampton, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has a long history of active scientific data management and is committed to the long-term preservation and reuse of data. To this end they maintain a network of data centres each of which serves a different discipline area. For example the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) supports the oceanographic science community. While the subject based organisation is an advantage in terms of understanding the community needs its can present a barrier to interdisciplinary work. The NERC Data Discovery Service is designed to present the data holdings of all these data centres through a central portal in a consistent way. This is done to facilitate discovery and reuse of the data, particularly for inter- disciplinary work, and also to aid compliance with legislation, such as EU directives on geospatial information availability and Environmental Information Regulation which require organisations like NERC to have a register of all its data holdings.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Creators:Susan Latham, Sam Pepler
Subjects:Main Conference > Tuesday 1st April > Posters
ID Code:59
Deposited By: Leslie Carr
Deposited On:27 Mar 2008 19:48
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 16:08

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