DataUp Service Update: January – February 2013
Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities
- Strasser, Kunze, and Cruse presented DataUp as a poster at the 2013 International Data Curation Conference, held in Amsterdam in January, receiving 2nd place in the poster competition.
- Strasser presented the DataUp poster at the 2013 iConference in Fort Worth, Texas in February.
- We have been working towards securing future funding for DataUp development via both governmental and non-governmental grants, as well as partnerships with academic and non-academic organizations interested in the tool.
- We are planning a meeting to discuss the future of DataUp in Santa Barbara in April.
- We released the User’s guide for the DataUp web-based application, which is now available on the https://bitbucket.org/dataup/main/downloads (a free source code hosting service).
DataUp Service Description
The DataUp add-in and web application help researchers organize, manage, archive, and share their tabular data. The major functionality of both tools is to guide researchers through the following:
- Carry out a best practices check to determine if there are issues present that might make use or interpretation of the data difficult
- Create metadata in standardized EML (Ecological Metadata Language) format
- Describe the attributes (i.e. columns) of the dataset in standard EML format
- Obtain a unique identifier for the dataset
- Generate a data citation
- Post the data and associated metadata to a data repository
DataUp Service Manager
DataUp Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars
The most current DataUp information is on the website (http://dataup.cdlib.org). This includes frequently asked questions and instructions on accessing and using DataUp. Other relevant sites include the code site (https://bitbucket.org/dataup/main) and the web application site (https://dataup.org/).