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Dataverse 4.13

The 4.13 release of Dataverse is now available!

This release introduces a tree view for files in a dataset and adds a new file metadata editing API. Some more on these two changes: 

  • Viewing File Hierarchy: Following on the ability to add and edit file hierarchy in previous releases, users can now toggle the list of files to a tree view.  This provides a new way to navigate the files within a dataset.
  • API for File Metadata: We’ve added a new API to view and edit metadata at the file level. This will allow an API-based method...
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How Europe’s top agricultural research institute, INRA, uses Dataverse to improve data sharing

L'Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA), or the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, updated their Dataverse-based repository in late January 2019. With the update, the repository, called Portail Data Inra, is able to ingest more types of tabular files, better preserving and presenting tabular data. And the repository sends more metadata to DataCite in order to improve data discovery.

INRA also updated...

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Dataverse 4.12 introduces new APIs and additional File Hierarchy support

This release introduces User Management APIs, the ability to edit the hierarchy of files in a dataset, backend support for Make Data Count, and guidance on best practices for making datasets appear in search engines. Some more on each of these changes: 

  • User Management APIs: Administrators can now merge and rename Dataverse accounts. Merging is especially helpful for managing cases where users change from one institution to another.
  • Editing File Hierarchy: Users can move files to different folders or subfolders...
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Dataverse 4.10 Release Includes Internationalization, Support for Large Data, and More

Data and More

Dataverse’s latest update includes support for large data transfers, a simplified upgrade process, and internationalization. It also includes over 100 other changes and new features, like API endpoints and bug fixes. To see the full release notes, check out the release notes on GitHub.

Large Data Transfers

All installations will...

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QDR Launches Dataverse Repository: Propelling Qualitative and Multi-Method Research & Data Sharing

With its focus on qualitative and multi-method research, the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) at Syracuse University curates, archives, and enables the sharing of qualitative research data. The Dataverse Project plays an integral part in propelling QDR’s mission to make the sharing of qualitative data a customary practice in the social sciences.

QDR recently went in search of...

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From Analog to Bytes: The Transformation of the Murray Research Archive

The Henry A. Murray Research Archive (MRA) at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) is a permanent repository for qualitative and quantitative research data. Founded in 1976, tucked away in Radcliffe Yard, the MRA was fondly known as The Murray Center, emphasizing the study of lives over time, with a particular focus on the lives and concerns of women. Even from these early years, the MRA was defined by its commitment...

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Global Dataverse Community Consortium Announcement

We are extremely excited to announce the latest progression for our Dataverse community with the forming of a new Global Dataverse Community Consortium.

The vision is that the Global Dataverse Community Consortium (GDCC) will provide international organization to existing community efforts and will provide a collaborative venue for institutions to leverage economies of scale in support of Dataverse repositories around the world. It is our intention that the consortium be community driven and ultimately the goals to be defined by the participants. But recent developments...

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Dataverse 4.8.6 Release

This release introduces a modular Explore feature to support external tools. It includes performance enhancements for S3 storage, provides an API endpoint to move datasets and other improvements, includes documentation improvements and fixes a number of bugs.

For a full list of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes, check out the release notes.

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Dataverse 4.8.4 Release Adds Support for Schema.org

Dataverse’s latest update adds more metadata to dataset landing pages, using a community-driven vocabulary supported by major search engines to make it even easier to find open data online.

Search results account for a large portion of traffic to datasets published online. For example, since Dataverse 4 was released in June 2015, at least a fifth of the traffic to dataset pages in the largest Dataverse installation, Harvard Dataverse, has come from search engines, mostly Google. Giving search engines and other systems richer metadata to index datasets will help people...

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