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Data collections can be seen on:!/q=*%3A*/p=1/tab=collection/type=collection/group=Griffith%20University

Software is available at:

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 Feed/Harvest/Publish

Project Members:

Natasha Simons (Project Manager,

Arve Sollard (Senior Developer,

ANDS Contact:

Andrew White (

Project Status:

In Progress

Griffith RDA Gold Standard Record Exemplars

Griffith University

Project Description:

The Gold Standard Project allowed Griffith to assess the deficiencies of its research data collection records (and their associated party, activity and service records). It allowed us to identify improvements to the records that would produce high quality metadata. It also allowed us to make connections within those records using ANDS tools and services, such as those for persistent identification of researchers (the NLA party infrastructure) and persistent identification of data (the CiteMyData DOI minting service).

We approached the opportunity presented by the project by building capacity for richer metadata about research data collection into our own systems and processes. Therefore while the end result was a rich feed of metadata records to RDA, Griffith systems (the Research Hub, the Research Repository) also contain, capture and expose this rich metadata. Whenever possible, we found solutions to problems we encountered by building capacity in our own systems so that the solutions could be applied to as many of our records as possible (not just those identified for the Gold Standard project).

The overall benefits of the project to the institution include:
•The creation of rich metadata in RDA – for discovery, connections and re-use
•The creation of rich metadata in our systems – for discovery locally and by Google etc.
•The creation of rich metadata for other tools and services. For example, more and more widgets and visualisation tools are being developed for specific discipline areas. They require the metadata to present, for example, 3D flyovers using spatial co-ordinates, or visual and interactive timelines that use temporal data.
•The inclusion of a citation element and DOIs in our collection records as an encouragement to researchers to cite data and as an incentive to provide data so that it can be cited.
•The inclusion of NLA party identifiers in our records about researchers, as a way of managing multiple identifiers for each researcher and to improve researcher exposure through creation of a Trove record.
•Overall, the creation of better metadata for long-term access, preservation, discovery, re-use.

The following collection records and their associated party and activity records were enhanced to Gold Standard through the project:
•Griffith Corpus of Spoken Australian English (GCSAusE) Collection (mediated access)
•South East Queensland Domestic Water Usage Collection [all reads = x10] (mediated access)
•Australian Rivers Institute Collection (mediated access)
•Clinical and Community Practice Innovation Data Collection (open access)
•Australian Institute of Suicide Research and Prevention Collection (mediated access)
•Queensland Films 1930-1960: from Talkies to Television (open access)