Scholarly Communication Architect
Johns Hopkins University
Manager of Scholarly Digital Initiatives
Johns Hopkins University
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Head, Digital Production
Centre University of Amsterdam
Curating Published Data (Cyzyk, Reynolds)
The Johns Hopkins’ DataPub project seeks to illustrate a technique and implement a set of technologies useful in the capture and curation of scientific datasets along the publications path. This proof-of-concept project shows how datasets can be submitted to a publication system simultaneous with their corresponding articles, how the relationships between data and text can be captured, maintained, and communicated, and how all of this–published articles and associated data–can ultimately be transmitted to an external archive for long term preservation and citation, for search and discovery, and for future, unforeseen analysis and use.
Publishing Enhanced Publications Using Repository Infrastructure (Hoogerwerf, Brandsma)
The SURFshare program, comprising all Dutch universities, has created a common repository infrastructure that facilitates researchers’ ability to share and access scientific and scholarly information. The program currently focuses on enhanced publications: publications enriched with research data, tools, audio or video, reviews, and citations. Recently one of its projects ended successfully: the creation of a publishing and archiving infrastructure for enhanced publications for the new open access e-Journal of Archaeology in the Low Countries (JALC). The project uses the existing SURFshare repository infrastructure, the data repository EASY from Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and the Web publication environment of the digital production center of the University of Amsterdam. Archaeology generates a large amount of data in the form of databases, photos, drawings and GIS data. JALC wants to combine the opportunities of online publishing and online research data by allowing researchers to visualize the data within their publications as high-resolution images, GIS viewers, or dynamic data tables. The primary goals of this project are:1) allow better understanding of archaeological research by combining publications with research data; 2) gain experience with the organization and technology for putting together enhanced publications and making them available; 3) increase researchers’ interest for this type of publication and lay the foundation for their long-term involvement.