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Building an Open Data Repository: Lessons and Challenges

Peer, Limor (2011) Building an Open Data Repository: Lessons and Challenges. pp. 1-20. In: Proceedings of the A DECADE IN INTERNET TIME: OII SYMPOSIUM ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE INTERNET AND SOCIETY, 21 - 24 September 2011, University of Oxford.

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Official URL: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1931048

Abstract

The Internet has transformed scholarly research in many ways. Open access to data and other research output has been touted as a crucial step toward transparency and quality in science. This paper takes a critical look at what it takes to share social science research data, from the perspective of a small data repository at Yale University’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. The ISPS Data Archive was built to create an open access digital collection of social science experimental data, metadata, and associated files produced by ISPS researchers, for the purpose of replication of research findings, further analysis, and teaching. This paper describes the development of the ISPS Data Archive and discusses the inter-related challenges of replication, integration, and stewardship. It argues that open data requires effort, investment of resources, and planning. By itself, it does not enhance knowledge.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Web Science Comments:A DECADE IN INTERNET TIME: OII SYMPOSIUM ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE INTERNET AND SOCIETY
Subjects:WS1 Computer Science
ID Code:670
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:26 Sep 2011 12:42
Last Modified:26 Sep 2011 12:42

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