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Forging connections at the 2017 Dataverse Community Meeting

Photo of attendees filling the garden for a group photo at Dataverse Community Meeting 2017. Photo by Dwayne Liburd.
Attendees fill the garden for a group photo at Dataverse Community Meeting 2017. Photo by Dwayne Liburd

 

Last week, more than 200 participants from around the world gathered to learn about, discuss, and improve Harvard’s own open-source research data repository software, Dataverse. Dataverse is developed at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and used by researchers and journals at Harvard University and beyond to archive, share and receive credit for data. At the 2017 Dataverse Community Meeting, attendees and speakers from over 60 universities and other research organizations convened to discuss and address subjects such as data sharing, reproducibility of research, the data lifecycle, and integrating Dataverse with visualization tools, computational resources, and expanded data storage options.

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Dataverse 4.7 Release

This release provides more customization and branding options for installations, improves documentation, provides better interoperability with citation tools, and incorporates code and bug fixes contributed by the Dataverse developer community during our recent community meeting hackathon.

  • Allow creating a custom homepage, header, footer, navbar logo.
  • Remove the system generated word Dataverse from dataverse names, making it optional.
  • Make all system notifications use the name of the root dataverse in place of the word Dataverse.
  • Read more about Dataverse 4.7 Release

Dataverse 4.6.2

This release includes improvements to mapping tabular data via WorldMap, support for object storage using Swift, support for Handles as persistent identifiers, improvements to the guides and various bug fixes:

  • Fixed classification for latitude/longitude maps
  • Restored WorldMap preview modal
  • Added map thumbnail to dataset page
  • Remove map data that subsequently becomes restricted
  • Verify WorldMap links remain valid
  • Improved Geoconnect documentation based on UX review
  • Support for Handles Read more about Dataverse 4.6.2

Canada’s CARL Portage Network announces the launch of Dataverse North

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Portage Network (https://portagenetwork.ca/),  is a national, library-based research data management network that coalesces initiatives in research data management to build capacity and coordinate activities.

Under the auspices of the Portage Network, Dataverse North (https://portagenetwork.ca/dataverse-north-working-group/) is a Canadian research library initiative created to develop a community of practice for Read more about Canada’s CARL Portage Network announces the launch of Dataverse North

4.6.1 Release

The 4.6.1 release of Dataverse is now available!

This release introduces support for ORCID authentication, a file replace feature, Native API upload, and several enhancements and bug fixes.

Major new features:

  • In addition to the existing options of a Dataverse account and Shibboleth, users can now sign in through ORCID, Google, and Github. These options can be turned on and off at the installation level, so administrators will be able to set the options that work best for each installation.
  • Researchers and curators can now replace files instead of deleting a Read more about 4.6.1 Release

Harvard’s Subscription Data Dataverse

 

This post is from Sonia Barbosa, Manager of Data Curation, Harvard Dataverse. Get in touch at support@dataverse.org.

You can join Harvard’s Subscription Data Dataverse and share licensed data easily!

This year, Harvard’s Dataverse Repository decided it needed a long-term home for data licensed to Harvard affiliates. “Why now?” you may ask, after Dataverse has been in place and available for use Read more about Harvard’s Subscription Data Dataverse

Dataverse 4.6 Release

The main feature of this release is a File Landing Page, which provides a static URL for files and will serve as a base for expanded file options, such as versioning, provenance, and metadata explorations. Features and bug fixes in this release include:


#2465 Introduce a new File Landing Page
#3133 Fix an issue with the Request Access workflow
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Dataverse Release and Roadmap Updates

 

The Dataverse Roadmap is being updated to reflect some changes to our release plans and schedule.

We will release Dataverse 4.6 the week of December 12th. This release of Dataverse includes a file landing page, harvesting updates, enhancements to file uploads, and more.

Dataverse 4.6 does not include File Replace, ORCID, or Provenance. These features are in progress and will follow along as one or more 4.6.x releases in early 2017. 

Thank you to all the community members who Read more about Dataverse Release and Roadmap Updates

Dataverse/RSpace Integration

 

Dataverse and Research Space are pleased to announce an integration of the RSpace electronic lab notebook with Dataverse. This integration, described in the following brief video, enables researchers to deposit datasets directly from RSpace to any Dataverse.

 
By capturing lab data electronically in the RSpace ELN, and providing a simple deposit interface to Dataverse, we hope to make Dataverse more accessible to Read more about Dataverse/RSpace Integration