Data collections can be seen on:

Software is available at:

Software categories:

Metadata Store Solutions

Project Members:

Andrew Williams (ANDS Client Liaison Officer,

Angelica Healey (Project Contact,

Zakir Hossain (Developer,

ANDS Contact:

Alan Glixman (

Project Status:


UniSA Research Metadata Store

University of South Australia

Project Description:

The University of South Australia has implemented an enterprise metadata store solution, to enable complete, high quality, compliant and accessible metadata to describe UniSA's research data and activities. The system facilitates ongoing contribution to Research Data Australia, allowing discovery, reporting and resuse of UniSA's research data.

The project was directed by UniSA's central IT unit in close collaboration with Library and Research units.

High Level Software Functionality:

UniSA used ReDBox / Mint as the basis of their Metadata store.

They have contributed a number of features to ReDBox in open source.

Custom fields:
* abbreviated title
* alternative title
* electronic address
* physical address

Provision to add multiple instances of the following elements:
* description
* electronic location
* physical location
* date coverage
* time period
* access rights / licencing.

Provision to add external collaborators (eg from other universities) and their associated NLA identifiers

Provision to add related activities to a collection using the existing lookup functionality

Provision to enter:
* full citation
* citation metadata

Addition of a confirmation message when deleting a record

Help text added and displayed for each tab

UniSA has also contributed a number of features to Mint.

* Additional security added for all records (private vs public), which restricts the appearance of the record in the OAI-PMH feed
* display the researcher's full name (concatenated first and last names) in activity records (when the research already has a party record)