A preview of the paper, "Towards Sustainable Curation and Preservation: The SEAD Project’s Data Services Approach," presented by Jim Myers, SEAD Co-PI, at the 1st International Workshop on Interoperable infrastructures for interdisciplinary big data sciences (IT4RIs 15) is now available on the SEAD website. The workshop has been held in conjunction with 11th IEEE International Conference on eScience in Munich, Germany on September 3, 2015. As the SEAD project is soon anticipated to enter a new phase marked by the release of SEAD 2.0 version, the paper is a great read for SEAD users and for those who are new to SEAD as it describes the outcomes and achievements of the project over the last four years. Readers can learn about:
- the success of SEAD’s efforts to provide the sustainability science projects a powerful, yet simple and inexpensive way to manage, curate, and publish their data through hosted project spaces;
- the project’s collaborators and early adopters, representing both research groups and repositories who utilize SEAD’s services as well as contribute to improving usability and new approaches to curating data;
- SEAD’s emphasis on the potential of active and social curation approaches and ways they can be used in the growing ecosystem of linked open data sources and schema-agnostic tools to help realize the potential of the semantic web;
- SEAD’s strategy and future plans at addressing the challenge of creating long-term, sustainable data services.
The paper can be accessed through its DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/eScience.2015.56.