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Store

Definition

This theme has been merged into Store, Archive and Preserveand is now closed for edits. Please make any further changes on that theme's page.

In seeking themes centered on scholarly activities undertaken against research materials, a theme that emerged for me might best be summarized as "Store."  This theme covers simple digital or analog storage of research materials, use of repositories and other library or museum services, aspects of "data" curation, and overlaps to a degree with "Archiving."  Store seems sufficiently different from Archiving to suggest a separate theme at present.  (Archiving brings the long-term preservation aspect that Store may or may not include; some Stores are temporary, such as one's Zotero collection.  See the OAIS Reference Model for details in that space, referenced in the Archiving theme.)  Many other activities assume the presence of a storage capability, so that Gathered materials persist for the duration of the research project and possibly beyond. In fact, some scholarly activity has as its end-goal the creation of a curated store of materials that can then be Shared or Presented.  So storage seems fundamental to the use of research materials.

[Late note - there's also a theme for "Preserve objects of scholarly interest."  Maybe these three related themes need further analysis and combination.  More for another day, unfortunately....]


 

Name(s)

Institution(s)

Proposed/originated by:

Jim Muehlenberg

Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

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What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts exist in this area of scholarly practice?

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Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

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http://www.interesting_thing.org


What tools, standards, organizations, or efforts are missing from this area of scholarly practice?

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Description - what is it?

URL or other reference

sound_byte_name_or_description (your_name)

summary_description (your_name)

http://www.interesting_thing.org


What part of this area of scholarly practice is within Project Bamboo scope, and why?

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Description - what is it?

Why is it in scope?

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summary_description (your_name)

explanation_of_why_in_scope (your_name)


What part of this area of scholarly practice is outside Project Bamboo scope, and why?

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Why is it out of scope?

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References

References (e.g., material from Workshop 1 notes or flipcharts)

Contributor

  • Finding a secure, persistent place for storing resources.  Should be like Library of Congress Minerva project. Academic presses are thinking about this as well.  (Ex. 2 scribe notes, 1a-B)
  • Archives of conference papers, electronic working papers like the sciences do. Registry of research activities as part of this social networking activity -- pre-print, awareness of area of work and particular argument, approach, methodology.  A 10-page searchable "visiting card". ... Store and retrieve personal research, being able to find what you've already digested somewhat and make sense of it. ...  Store recordings into repository. ...  Collating previous work.  Has both a mechanical and archival quality as well as a summary and reflective side. ... Updating current dossier of work. (Ex. 2 scribe notes, 1a-C)
  • B9: Submit what one has done to an archive so others can see it. Not just in a large, structured appendix.  One's university library might not take these extra materials, depending on policy. But it's hard to put one's research materials in coherent order for presentation to a library ... there's no credit in doing this work ... the library might not know how to take care of it ... what's a suitable archive in which materials can reside?  (Ex. 2 scribe notes, 1b-C)
  • E1:  most of what we do are e-repositories. ... E2:  Informed ingestion of primary materials into a repository - allowing faculty to produce e.g. scholarly editions w/o the need to learn e.g. TEI. ... E2:  a repository of "dead ends".  journal of digital disasters. (Unsworth).  (Ex. 2 scribe notes, 1b-F)
  • 10 - the mind is the data store.  (Ex. 2 scribe notes, 1d-E)
  • Hold research in live repository.  (Ex. 2-3 flipcharts, 1c-E)
  • Digital curation.  (Ex. 2-3 flipcharts, 1d-C)
  • Exit strategy. Archiving/migratable - ex. TEI - designed for preservation. ...  Ex. Data Curation at Hopkinswith astrophysicists.  Bamboo - could organize data curation communities.  (Ex. 2-3 flipcharts, 1d-K)
  • People used to have mentality of as things came across their desk, they'd decide keep/not keep. Now people want to keep everything so they can later do whatever.  Need metadata, huge storage department - people want huge e-mail quotas.  (Ex. 6a scribe notes, 1c-C)

Jim Muehlenberg

  • conference in may on supplementary materials for journal articles, talk of trying to get data sets out of cancer researchers, faced resistance about turning over data sets.  journals should require turnover of datasets for publication.  code of best practices proposed.  as editor, do i have to edit datasets now? (Ex. 6b scribe notes, Ex 1d-D)
  • publishing was in two forms, books and articles.  now there's creation of databases.  story of a colleague with db of 5000 women writers in china, with references to the writings.  new librarian decides "we don't want to support this".  what's the clearinghouse to support dissemination if a project loses support?  we need to solve the dissemination problem. (Ex. 3 scribe notes, 1d-F)

Steve Masover

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