Personnel from the participating organizations in the Data Help Desk at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America published a blog post with information on “Why a Data Help Desk?”, “Behind the Scenes of the ESA Data Help Desk” and “Take Home Messages from ESA 2019”.
We are delighted to announce that EDI receives continued funding through grants from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Biological Infrastructure to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Award #1931174) and the University of New Mexico (Award #1931143): “Collaborative Research: Environmental Data Initiative: Sustaining the Legacy of Scientific Data”.
The software team at the Environmental Data Initiative has recently added a “PASTA+ upload report” tool to the EDI Dashboard website (https://dashboard.edirepository.org/dashboard/reports/upload_report) that allows you to query and display a list of data packages for a given scope value and for a specific period of time. The list information includes the data package identifier, DOI (if present), upload date and time, and title (if requested). The list may also be downloaded as a CSV formatted file. Requesting the title for each data package may require additional processing time if older versions of a data package are in the list. This is because metadata for older revisions is not stored in our Solr search index and, therefore, require downloading and parsing of the EML metadata to obtain the title. Read more about the EDI Dashboard.
The Information Management Code Registry (IMCR) is a community informed resource to enhance the use and value of Environmental Science data by facilitating discovery of software solutions for information management needs. The primary goal of the IMCR is to create an extensive registry of information management software that is searchable by task (e.g. quality control) and other attributes (e.g. software language). Our secondary goal is to highlight coverage gaps of information management software and help shift redundant effort to new development. Continue reading “Information Management Code Registry Nears Release!”