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									                                                             a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




    The Digital Curation Centre and
    the Representation Information
         Registry/Repository
                                      Maureen Pennock
                                             DCC, UKOLN
                        CETIS MDR SIG, Bath, 28 June 2006
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CETIS MDR SIG                         ::                28 June 2006                        ::              University of Bath
                          a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




                Today‟s Talk

  •   The Digital Curation Centre
  •   DCC teams & work areas
  •   Introduction to Representation Information
  •   Overview & benefits of the DCC
      Representation Information Registry/
      Repository (RIR)



CETIS MDR SIG     ::    28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                         a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




            Digital Curation
  • Digital curation, broadly interpreted, is about
    maintaining and adding value to a trusted
    body of digital information for current and
    future use
  • the active management and appraisal of data
    over the entire life-cycle




CETIS MDR SIG    ::    28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                       a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




           The Digital Curation Centre




CETIS MDR SIG   ::   28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                        a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




                The DCC
  • Launched in 2004
  • Established to help solve the extensive
    challenges of digital preservation and
    curation, and to provide research, advice and
    support services to UK institutions
  • Consortium project – 4 partners
  • 4 main teams distributed across the 4 UK
    locations


CETIS MDR SIG   ::    28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                                      a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation



Organisation to Engage & Collaborate
   communities of                                                curation organisations
                                                                        eg DPC
   practice: users
                                    community
                                     support &
                                     outreach
   Collaborative      service      management
   Associates                                                                research
                     definition     & admin           research             collaborators
   Network of        & delivery      support
   Data
   Organisations                   development
                                   co-ordination
                        testbeds
                        & tools

  Industry                                              standards bodies

CETIS MDR SIG           ::         28 June 2006         ::         University of Bath
                            a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




             DCC Outreach
  • Raising Awareness and Dissemination
     • Website (http://www.dcc.ac.uk )
     • International Journal of Digital Curation
     • Annual International Conference
  • Understanding Users and their Needs
     • Requirement Gathering
  • Associates Network
  • DCC Forum

CETIS MDR SIG      ::     28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                            a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




                DCC Services
  • Information Services
     •   Community-developed Digital Curation Manual
     •   Briefing Papers & FAQ’s
     •   Technology Watch, Standards Watch, Legal Watch
     •   Case Studies
     •   Best Practice Checklists
  • Advisory Services
     • Events: information days, workshops, training
     • Helpdesk
  • Audit and Certification Services

CETIS MDR SIG      ::     28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                              a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




              DCC Research
  •   Annotation in Databases
  •   Data archiving
  •   Socio-economic and legal issues
  •   Metadata extraction and curation
  •   Ontologies and data dictionaries
  •   Provenance and databases
  •   Data transformation, integration and publishing
  •   Supporting technologies
  •   Networks of trusted digital repositories
  •   Organisational and cultural challenges to digital
      curation

CETIS MDR SIG        ::     28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                          a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




         DCC Development
  • DCC Approach to Digital Curation (white
    paper) – sets out the path for development
    activities:
     • Monitoring international standards
     • Creating testbeds for digital curation tools
     • Development of recommendations for tools and
       methods for generating Representation
       Information
     • Development of a Representation Information
       Registry/Repository (DCC RIR)


CETIS MDR SIG    ::     28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                       a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




           Representation Information
                       &
      the DCC Representation Information
              Repository/ Registry




CETIS MDR SIG   ::   28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                       a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




   Representation Information




CETIS MDR SIG   ::   28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                                 a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




                    DCC RIR
  • Representation Information Registry/Repository
  • An essential service for institutions managing an
    OAIS-type repository
  • Envisage network of RIR‟s
  • Authoritative source of RI for a designated
    community
  • DCC prototype demonstrator: based on 2 key
    concepts to facilitate sharing of the curation effort
     • Descriptive „label‟ (structural, semantic, other metadata)
     • Curation persistent ID


CETIS MDR SIG         ::      28 June 2006         ::         University of Bath
                       a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




     RI & RIR High-level view




CETIS MDR SIG   ::   28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                                    a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




 RIR development as Registry
  • Interface and protocols – JAXR “standard”
     • freebXML implementation
     • many access methods
         •   URL
         •   Web Services
         •   API
         •   Etc..
  • Findability
     • Persistent IDs
         • What can we rely on?
     • Labels (to support automated processing)




CETIS MDR SIG           ::        28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                                a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




RIR development as Repository
  • Trusted repository of Rep. Info
     • Authenticity of information
     • Access control
     • Certificates/Digests
  • Extensibility
  • Distributed/Shared network




CETIS MDR SIG         ::      28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                              a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




                Shared RIR
  • Provides the building blocks for institutions to develop
    their own RI objects according to the types of data
    objects they hold
  • Reduces the effort each institution has to expend
  • Benefits all those involved in the life cycle of data
    objects
     • Data creators
     • Data curators
     • Data re-users




CETIS MDR SIG          ::   28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                             a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




Benefits for creators & depositors
  • Helps content producers and depositors
    prepare materials for ingest by:
     •   Increasing awareness
     •   Facilitating selection process
     •   Indicating types of RI to be submitted
     •   Minimising required RI through cumulative
         deposits




CETIS MDR SIG       ::     28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                             a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




          Benefits for curators
  • Availability of a shared RIR offers a broad
    range of benefits for curators, centres,
    archives and libraries:
     •   Cost reduction in running digital archive
     •   Reduces and shares effort
     •   Provides tools to work with RI
     •   Increases range of formats an archive can curate
     •   Extends time for which files can be useful
     •   Encourages community building

CETIS MDR SIG       ::     28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                           a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




        Benefits for re-users
  • Availability of the RIR for third-party re-users:
     • Provides trusted, authoritative, secure RI
     • Allows users to rely on the authenticity and
       integrity of data sources
     • Extends community able to use digital material by
       enabling a large amount of RI to be searched and
       retrieved.




CETIS MDR SIG     ::     28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                        a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




        Future developments
  • RIR development activities tracked through
    http://www.dcc.ac.uk
  • See also the dcc development wiki:
    http://dev.dcc.ac.uk/twiki/bin/view/Main/WebH
    ome
  • CASPAR project
    http://www.casparpreserves.org
  • Research programme of the TFPARS


CETIS MDR SIG   ::    28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                       a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




         Further information
  • DCC development website
    http://dev/dcc/ac/uk
  • DCC development listserv
    DCC-DEVELOPMENT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK

  • DCC website
    http://www.dcc.ac.uk



CETIS MDR SIG   ::   28 June 2006        ::         University of Bath
                          a centre of expertise in data curation and preservation




                      Thank You


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           http://www.dcc.ac.uk/associates/




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