Survey on current practices in using schemas to describe research datasets

27 Feb 2019

The following is an invitation to participate in a survey concerning
use of schemas to describe research datasets.

There is widespread and growing use of metadata schemas such as schema.org
and DCAT to describe
research data, often for the purpose of adding structured metadata
to landing pages so that they can be indexed by, and searchable
through web search engines.
If you have adopted or extended a metadata schema in some way, have
undertaken a crosswalk from another schema to Schema.org, or have
explored whether Schema.org is suitable for a specific repository,
we would very much appreciate your participation in this survey: “Current
practices in using schemas to describe research datasets
”.

Operating under the auspices of the Research Data Alliance, we
hope to engage researchers globally to assess current working
practices and to recommend solutions that will serve community
efforts in the domain. The survey will inform the planning of an RDA
working group “Using
schema.org for research dataset discovery
”, the name and scope
for which are still under development.
 
The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete; your
participation by 25th March would be most helpful to us. Should you
require any clarification about the survey or wish to comment on the
questions, please feel free to reply to this email.  
Please click here
to start the survey. 


Best wishes,
Mingfang on behalf of Preparation group for the RDA Schemas WG
p.s. Please help to forward this email to your network for wider
participation. Thanks!
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Siri-Jodha Singh KHALSA, Ph.D., SMIEEE
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0449 Phone: 1-303-492-1445 GV: 1-303-736-9976
http://cires.colorado.edu/~khalsa
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9217-5550