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Software is available at:

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

https://www.redboxresearchdata.com.au

Categories:

Integration metadata from various systems which are internal to an institution

Metadata Store Solutions

Project Members:

Mike Baker (Project Contact, mike.baker@sydney.edu.au)

Belinda Norman (Support, belinda.norman@sydney.edu.au)

ANDS Contact:

Alan Glixman (alan.glixman@ands.org.au)

Project Status:

Completed

University of Sydney Metadata Store

University of Sydney

Project Description

The Metadata Store project has implemented a University wide RedBox application that addresses the Metadata collection, storage, advertisement needs of University of Sydney researchers and thus all related past, current, and future research fields.

The Metadata Store project has implemented a University wide application that addresses the Metadata collection, storage, advertisement needs of University of Sydney researchers and thus all related past, current, and future research fields.

In support of strategic planning, the system will enable reporting on published collections. Metadata management for unpublished collections will not be within scope, but will be recommended for attention post-project.

High Level Software Functionality:

The Metadata Stores project has provided software and process solution covering the following functionality:

1. Provide mechanisms for the storage and management of collection, party, service and activity records, including management of record relationship types.

2. Provide mechanisms for the Research Portfolio to have an administrative view of published collection, party, service and activity records.
a. Provide mechanisms for the DSA to create, review, edit, publish and republish collection, party, service and activity records.
b. Provide mechanisms for the DSA to search for, and generate reports on, data collections, including values such as Field of Research (FOR), date period, access level, and number of collections published.
3. Provide mechanisms for the validation of party records against an institutional name authority service, with corrections and additions incorporated into the party record managed within the metadata store.
a. Where party records don’t already exist within an institutional name authority service, provide mechanisms for newly created party records to be made available for harvesting by NLA, with resulting People Australia Identifiers created by NLA incorporated within the locally managed party records, and fed back to the institutional name authority service.
4. Provide mechanisms for the validation of activity records against internal (Research Portfolio and HR) and external (ARC and NHMRC) sources of truth, with corrections and additions from sources of truth incorporated into locally managed activity records.
a. Where activity records don’t already exist within an internal or external source of truth, provide mechanisms for the newly created record to be made available for incorporation within the internal source of truth, and available for harvesting by an external source of truth.
5. Provide mechanisms for the application and management of persistent identifiers for published collection records.
6. Provide mechanisms for making RIF-CS research data metadata available to RDA.