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Project Homepage:

http://www.redboxresearchdata.com.au/

Software is available at:

http://code.google.com/p/redbox-mint/

Programming language(s):

Java, JavaScript

Software categories:

Integration metadata from various systems which are internal to an institution

Integration collection records

party records and activity records which may be external to an institution

Metadata Store Solutions

Project Members:

Rob Cook (Project Manager, rob.cook@qcif.edu.au)

Duncan Dickinson (Data Source Administrator, duncan@dickinson.name)

Greg Pendlebury (Lead Developer, )

Duncan Dickinson (Data Source Administrator, duncan@dickinson.name)

ANDS Contact:

Andrew White (andrew.white@ands.org.au)

Project Status:

Completed

ReDBox (Research Data Box)

Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)

Collaborator(s): University of Newcastle, Flinders University

Project Description:

Whilst most universities have established an institutional repository for managing publications, the tracking and reporting of research data is still in its infancy. ReDBox provides a way of describing and disseminating research data information. This facilitates the development of a culture of research data sharing. It is pleasing to see that ReDBox has began with a community focus because sharing and reusing research data requires a partnership between researchers and administrators and the systems they use.

For the institutions undertaking ANDS Metadata Stores (AMS) projects, ReDBox provides a solid technical foundation for meeting the mandatory requirements of this program as well as many of the optional deliverables.

Data Type:

An extensible system for use by libraries and research office includes: • a research data registry that provides workflows and interfaces for the creation of metadata; • a name authority system (Mint).

High Level Software Functionality:

An extensible system for use by libraries and research office includes:

• a research data registry that provides workflows and interfaces for the creation of metadata;
• a name authority system (Mint).

Download link: http://code.google.com/p/redbox-mint;