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22 Feb 2017

Fwd: [rda-datafabric-ig] 3 DFIG items and one action

Dear all,
Perhaps some of you were as surprised as me to receive this mail with “recommendations on what we should do next”.
I could certainly comment on the contents of the document - e.g. the references to HEP, the EIROforum - but my main issue is process. Is DFIG - of even a subset - tasked to make such “recommendations”?
Maybe I am mis-reading this mail; maybe it is another example of “volunteer” work (and not official); maybe I have mis-read the Council mandate?
Cheers, Jamie
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From: Peter Wittenburg

23 Jan 2017

recommendations note

Dear Data Fabric colleagues,
now after the change of the year we should get more active again via the list. Here are two issues to of relevance:
- A group of experts from the realm of the DFIG and other closely active groups finished a recommendations note that was requested by DG RTD of the European Commission due to a deadline. We stopped now asking for even more supporters but will put this document at the DFIG site for commenting and supporting. The document is citable and can be found here:

17 Sep 2016

DFIG core session

Dear DFIG members,
I finished a very intensive time with this plenary in Denver since I had many other activities in parallel which prevented me to be more active. These will all come to an end during the coming few months. Let me briefly summarise a few major points that were discussed in the DFIG core session. For details you can also look at the attached slides.
We elected two new co-chairs:
- Bridget Almas from Tufts University US
- Li Jianhui from CAS China

24 Apr 2016

AW: [rda-datafabric-ig][rda-dft][rda-collection-wg] Some thoughts on "Data Aggregations" terminology & concepts

Dear all,
the DFIG co-chairs are impressed about the intensive interactions. Due to some events and other tasks we were not yet participating in the debate. Coming event we will come up with some opinions, in particular since we also need to plan the sessions in Denver.
best
Peter
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19 Apr 2016

Some thoughts on "Data Aggregations" terminology & concepts

There may be useful analogy to a physical sample that is collected.
You have that object at birth with an id, but over time you can add to this
and take away from it. The original ID serves a purpose but you may need
an ID for the current state
of the object at any time there has been change.
Gary Berg-Cross, Ph.D.
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19 Apr 2016

Re: [rda-datafabric-ig][rda-dft] Re: [rda-datafabric-ig][rda-dft][rda-collection-wg] Re: [rda-datafabric-ig][rda-collection-wg] Some thoughts on "Data Aggregations" terminology & concepts

Reagan, this is a really nice outline.
All – I am on this list, but not sure exactly why? I think I was part of the original Data Fabric IG?
In any event, I’m jumping in below, with a comment that I think is implicit in the ongoing discussion, but want to emphasize one of Reagan’s below points—about entities can change over time.
A collection—viewed as either an object or collection of object (however you like it), is also a convenient grouping, and, yes, can be marked theoretically — at a point in time, although it is not necessarily stagnant.

19 Apr 2016

Re: [rda-datafabric-ig][rda-collection-wg] Re: [rda-datafabric-ig][rda-dft][rda-collection-wg] Re: [rda-datafabric-ig][rda-collection-wg] Some thoughts on "Data Aggregations" terminology & concepts

I realize I am not addressing all of the concerns that have been raised,
but I wonder if a way to move forward would be something like the
definition below:
A collection is a digital object which is identified by a PID and consists
of a set of digital objects with explicitly defined relationships that are
identified in explicitly defined ways.
It seems that for the machine actionability in particular, an explicit way
of identifying objects and understanding the relationship between them may

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