The longform description of deposited data is an essential resource for discovery. For searchers, it is the only text field where they can see their keywords in context, and in many federated search engines it is the only field that consistently appears on the search result page. In this presentation, Dan Phillips will give an overview of the current landscape of many general repositories including Dataverse on ScholarsPortal, Data Dryad, Figshare, and Pangaea. He will speak to the use of the longform summary/abstract field of data in comparison to other types of abstracts. Finally, he will propose some best practice concepts that aim to help people write effective data summaries.
Dan Phillips has been researching environmental data management practices. His work aims to increase the research impact of the academic world by making it more accessible in the greater community. At Dalhousie University he is a graduand of the Master of Information program and a candidate of the Master of Resource and Environmental Management.
This webinar will be presented in English and recorded. Engagement during the webinar in both official languages is welcomed. Previous webinar recordings are available on the CARL YouTube Channel. Links to the recordings and slides can also be found on Portage Training Resources.