Manager of Scholarly Digital Initiatives
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University, the National Virtual Observatory (NVO), and its partners are developing a data curation prototype system that connects data deposition with the publishing process using a Fedora-based repository at its foundation. As part of this effort, the development team is evaluating the use of the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) – Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE) specification to create an ORE Aggregation that models the relationships between the various resources related to a particular publication (e.g., an article, the data it describes, and references cited).
As stated on the OAI-ORE Web site, OAI-ORE provides “specifications that allow distributed repositories to exchange information about their constituent digital objects. These specifications will include approaches for representing digital objects and repository services that facilitate access and ingest of these representations.”
This presentation will outline observations from the data modeling process, illustrate the mapping of the model to an ORE Aggregation (and its associated ORE Resource Map or ReM) for the NVO data curation system, and identify linkages between the ORE Aggregation and other conceptual models. Finally, the presentation will identify potential next steps to advance this work into other domains.