DataUp Service Update: April 2013
Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities
- We gathered potential stakeholders of DataUp in Santa Barbara, CA for a meeting to discuss the tool’s future directions. The meeting took place April 2‐3 at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). The meeting report is available at
- Strasser held a DataUp workshop at the UC Berkeley Library on April 11.
- Strasser virtually presented on DataUp at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2013 Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. The video is available at http://vimeo.com/63614563.
- Strasser presented on DataUp at a workshop for graduate students during the International Association of Landscape Ecologists 2013 Meeting in Austin, TX on April 16. Slides available at http://www.slideshare.net/carlystrasser/dataup-for-the-iale-2013-meeting.
- Strasser visited the California Polytechnic State University on April 18 and presented on DataUp to the librarians and researchers. Slides available at http://www.slideshare.net/carlystrasser/dataup-presentation-at-cal-poly.
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 (http://dataup.org).