Reflections on Research Data Service Discoverability


Alex Ball (2016), ‘Reflections on Research Data Service Discoverability’, in RDA Europe Research Data Service Discoverability Workshop, Santorini.

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Research data services are hard to define, which makes it hard to build a unified discovery service that covers all of them. This presentation recommends taking a user-focused approach: the discovery service should be built around what a researcher would want to look for, rather than an abstract idea of what makes a service a research data service. The service should also use as simple a solution as possible: the Organisational Profile Document model, as used by the discovery service, is an example of a simple but effective approach.


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