University of Notre Dame (University of Notre Dame, University Libraries)
Log Number: LG-72-16-0122-16
The University of Notre Dame's Hesburgh Libraries will conduct a planning effort with support from the Center for Open Science (COS) and a range of additional stakeholders to address needs for preserving data and software. The goal is to collaboratively design an interoperable and repository agnostic Data and Software Preservation Quality Tool. The planning process will consider existing solutions to better represent digital workflow methodologies, improve data and software provenance, automatically enhance metadata, perform schema validation, improve file format recognition, interoperability, data integrity, and ultimately facilitate reproducibility. Information gathered during panels, workshops, and meetings will be preserved and shared transparently using a free online presentation sharing service. This input will form the basis for a collaboratively authored planning report which will include detailed technical and administrative project plans.