The Dataverse Team is currently working on a new redesign of the Harvard Dataverse home page, and we’re looking for your input! IQSS’s new Product Research Specialist Julian Gautier and Usability Research Assistant Derek Murphy have put together a brief (5 minute long) multiple choice survey that lets you tell us what qualities you look for in a data repository. Your input will inform our design of the new homepage to improve existing users’ experience with the site and to help orient new users. To Read more about Harvard Dataverse Homepage Survey
The main feature of this release is the restoration of the IP Groups functionality, which is an important step for several installations moving to Dataverse 4. Additional features include email verification, dynamic copyright in the page footer, and support for Piwik analytics.
#700 IP groups in Dataverse are a way to specify a certain IP address range so that permissions can be applied based on the user's location or the device used to access the application. This is useful for installations that want to allow Read more about Dataverse 4.5.1 now available!
The four main features of this release are Harvesting, Metadata Export, Private URL, and Federated Login Mode.
Harvesting allows the dataset metadata from another site to be imported so that these files appear to be local, though data files remain on the remote site. This allows Dataverse installations and other repositories to share metadata with each other to create a data sharing community and to provide more access to the datasets stored in each repository. Harvesting is implemented using the standard OAI-PMH protocol - any Dataverse installation can be Read more about Dataverse 4.5 is here!
Thank you to the Dataverse Community for another successful Community Meeting July 11-13th. It was an exciting few days of learning about Dataverses around the world and connecting as a community. All presentation slides have been posted on the Community Meeting website in the Agenda section. Additionally, the keynote and Updates on Dataverse talks were recorded and available on the website in the Agenda section as, “Keynote and Update on Dataverse”.
Are you a publisher looking for a data sharing solution for your journals? Or do you have a journal and are looking for a place to reliably host your author’s data? This blog post will explain some of the ways journals can use Dataverse and will preview some upcoming functionality which will be tailored to journals.
The latest release of the Dataverse software, v4.2.4, is now available to download from GitHub. This is a patch release to address issues with harvested dataset links and correct the behavior of zip downloads when selecting restricted files to which you do not have permission. There are a few other corrections such as fixing the :ZipDownloadLimit setting, allowing a Dataverse installation administrator to adjust the maximum amount of data that can be downloaded at one time. We have also reorganized our Read more about Dataverse Software Release v4.2.4