January 24, 2018 – The Portage Data Discovery Expert Group is pleased to announce the formation of the FRDR Discovery Service Working Group. This working group will continue the efforts of the former Collections Development and the Metadata Working Groups by identifying Canadian repositories for inclusion in the Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) and developing core lists of metadata standards for mapping to FRDR. The working group will unite the expertise of participants from a range of Canadian and US universities and research organizations, including Library and Archives Canada, and the SHARE Project. For information on the working group’s mandate and membership, please consult their Terms of Reference.
The Portage Data Discovery Expert Group supports research data creators and curators in planning, producing, and managing descriptive metadata for effective discovery and reuse. The group facilitates discussions about data discovery in Canada and promotes the use of metadata standards for research data that support both machine-to-machine and human-to-machine discovery activities.
Portage is a national research data management initiative to assist researchers and other research data management stakeholders through a library-based network of expertise on RDM and national platforms for planning, preserving, and discovering research data. Portage is managed by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL).