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Title:DataUp: Enabling data stewardship for researchers
Author(s):Strasser, Carly
Subject(s):data management
research data
Excel
services
software tools
digital curation and preservation
information services
knowledge management
Abstract:Recognizing that most Earth, environmental, and ecological scientists use spreadsheets at some point in the life cycles of their data, the California Digital Library partnered with Microsoft Research Connections and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create a tool for Microsoft ® Excel that would encourage and enable good data stewardship practices. The resulting DataUp tool facilitates documenting, managing, and archiving tabular scientific data. It comes in two forms, both open-source: an add-in for Excel and a web-based application. Both the add-in and the web application provide users with the ability to (1) Perform a "best practices check" to ensure data are well formatted and organized; (2) Create standardized metadata, or a description of the data, using a wizard-style template; (3) Retrieve a unique identifier for their dataset from their data repository, and (4) Post their datasets and associated metadata to the repository.
Issue Date:2013-02
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Strasser, C. (2013). DataUp: Enabling data stewardship for researchers. IConference 2013 Proceedings (pp. 657-658). doi:10.9776/13300
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42094
DOI:10.9776/13300
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright © 2013 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03


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