Rethinking metadata creation and management in a data-driven world

Andrew E Treloar, Ross Gordon Wilkinson

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Research data collections are tremendously important and thus need good curation. However data collections are significantly different to publication repositories and so we need to ensure that these differences are taken into account when managing research data. We believe that a good way of approaching this problem is to articulate the needs of research data stakeholders - particularly users and creators. Consequently we have described an analysis of these needs and then examined costs in the light of these varying needs - it is important to note that costs are often incurred by different people to the beneficiaries. We finish the paper by showing practically how incurring software costs can provide valuable savings for both data creators and data managers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on eScience
EditorsRobert van Engelen, Madhu Govindaraju, Massimo Cafaro
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ United States of America
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages782 - 789
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780769535357
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on e-Science 2008 - Univeristy Plave Conference Center & Hotel, Indianapolis, United States of America
Duration: 7 Dec 200812 Dec 2008
Conference number: 4th (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on e-Science 2008
Abbreviated titlee-Science 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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