With projected lifespans of many decades, infrastructure initiatives such as Europe’s Distributed Systems of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo), USA’s Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio), National Specimen Information Infrastructure (NSII) of China and Australia’s digitisation of national research collections (NRCA Digital, available through the Atlas of Living Australia) aim at transforming today’s slow, ineﬃcient and limited practices ofContinue reading “What is a Digital Specimen?”
Bringing in disparate and heterogeneous datasets on institutions, people, collections and specimens, ELViS will provide a service that handles various stages of the research data life cycle.
We name the architecture we’re going to use for DiSSCo as “Digital Specimen Architecture”, or “DSArch” for short. It has three fundamental components to it: Digital Object Architecture (DOA) as its core basis Built-in support for the FAIR Guiding Principles Evolutionary with Protected Characteristics Here we explain why each component has been chosen and broughtContinue reading “Fundamentals of Digital Specimen Architecture”
Data is most reusable where data types are simple and easy to describe, and when the community is organized and collaborative. — Quote from “FAIR in practice” This is the first post in the new “DiSSCo Tech” blog. We’re just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notifiedContinue reading “Our First Blog Post”