Discovering Australia's research data

Stefanie Kethers, Xiaobin Shen, Andrew E Treloar, Ross Gordon Wilkinson

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Access to data crucial to research is often slow and difficult. When research problems cross disciplinary boundaries, problems are exacerbated. This paper argues that it is important to make it easier to find and access data that might be found in an institution, in a disciplinary data store, in a government department, or held privately. We explore how to meet ad hoc needs that cannot easily be supported by a disciplinary ontology, and argue that web pages that describe data collections with rich links and rich text are valuable. We describe the approach followed by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) in making such pages available. Finally, we discuss how we plan to evaluate this approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries
EditorsCarl Lagoze, Yuan-Fang Li, Lee Giles
Place of PublicationNew York NY United States of America
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages345 - 348
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450300858
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event10th ACM Conference on Digital Libraries - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 21 Jun 201025 Jun 2010
Conference number: 10


Conference10th ACM Conference on Digital Libraries
Abbreviated titleJCDL 2010
CityGold Coast

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