Global Registries Meetings
This workshop will bring together key stakeholders in the digital library and research data communities to explore and discuss how a global network of digital collection and data registries can benefit digital libraries and data management activities across geographies and disciplines. The goal of this workshop is to gather present-day scenarios and current and future needs around data, information resource, and service discovery and use and to understand better how a global network of collections, data and service registries can enable broader and better access to the world-wide range of scholarly data, information and services available to researchers, teachers, and learners.
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The focus of this workshop was the synthesis of the Use Cases distributed prior to the workshop by ANDS, the Data Conservancy and Ockham (wrt the Cloud4Lib initiative) into what functions and interactions the Global Register will need to support. The goal was to produce a high-level architecture and information model for the Global Register which is a requirement for communicating how the GRI intends to achieve its vision. The intended outcomes were a 1-2 page brochure about the GRI and the development of a skeleton for an article on the GRI and a plan for its completion. The purpose of the article was for submission to relevant journals and for use as the basis for presentations on the GRI at relevant fora.
The Global Registries Initiative partners convened a workshop at the Australian National University (5-6 Nov. 2009) to discuss a common operational framework for the Initiative, to establish a model of shared governance, and to outline the scope and functions of services to be offered. The workshop was divided into four sessions over two days. A workshop agenda and a discussion paper were circulated beforehand.
The purpose of this meeting was to bring stakeholders together in order to coordinate activities, including planning, funding, implementation, and governance of a possible international registries initiative. Outputs included an overall plan, timeline, and activities specific to each stakeholder community allowing the effort to move forward.
This meeting, which involved stakeholders from Australia, the UK, and the USA, followed from two previous meetings which had confirmed support for this effort across our international communities (links to the reports from these two meetings are provided below).
The meeting coincided with the Fall CNI task force meeting in Washington, D.C., in early December.
A meeting was held on 31 March 2008 in Southampton (preceding the Open Repositories 08 Conference) to discuss the establishment of a international network of registries that would support federations of repositories and data storage facilities. It follows the previous meeting held in Washington DC on December 9, 2007 that canvassed the scope and desirability of a registry initiative with a wide range of stakeholders in the USA.
Initial scoping meeting was held in conjunction with the CNI Fall Taskforce meeting in December 2007.