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Organize Discovered Materials

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Activity Definition(s)

A scholar discovers an artefact that an inquiry (study, exploration) will address, obtains a local copy and stores it in such a way that it can be easily rediscovered when it is needed for the inquiry.

  • Add an artefact to a collection of discovered materials.
  • As part of the process:
    • View metadata about the artefact that either came with it as part of the Dissemination Information Package (DIP) and/or can be inferred from the artefact.
    • Update metadata with more information about the artefact and its provenance.
    • Classify the artefact using open or closed vocabularies relevant to the inquiry.
    • Associate the artefact with a location and/or chronology relevant to the inquiry.
    • Associate the artefact with related artefacts.

Scholars' Stories (scenarios)

----Optional: examples of tools that perform some part or all of the defined activity, ideally with links to relevant project or vendor web sites

Tool name

What it does

Relevant links

Field Helper

Field Workers collect increasing volumes of digital data and this tool supports a simple method of meta data enrichment
and subsequent repository submission.




(See other relevant tools references in Preserve materials in a digital storage facility.)





Related Collections/Content (examples)

----Optional: examples of collections / digital content / digital resources that could be involved in part or all of the defined activity, with links to relevant repository or site where available

Collection/content name

Collection/content description

Relevant links













Applicable Standards or Standards Bodies

----Optional: examples of standards or standards-bodies applicable to the defined activity

Standard name / body

What it governs/regulates/standardizes - What it's for

Relevant links













Notes, comments, related activities, concerns

----This activity combines:

  • Organize discovered materials in a relational database
  • Organize discovered materials in an RDF store 
  • Organize discovered materials in a distributed, column-oriented store (e.g., Hadoop) 

This activity is more informal and individual than depositing created artefacts in a trusted repository for preservation and future access but has many similar processes.

This activity could equally apply to created artefacts that need to be managed and organised in an active work environment as well as discovered artefacts.
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