As defined in the SSHOC workplan, task 2.3 SSHOC web presence will cover all activities related to the design, development, roll-out and continuous update of the SSHOC web presence. An evolved SSHOC web platform will ensure a service-oriented approach to the SSHOC marketplace developed in WP7 and will act as the main project entry point providing a multi-view of the SSH landscape, according to the main research lines of the ERICs involved, namely Art and Humanities, Social Science, Linguistics.
WP3: Lifting Technologies and Services into the SSH Cloud
This deliverable is a report on SSHOC metadata and data interoperability problems. It pertains to Task 3.5 under responsibility of CESSDA/FSD. In addition to an inventory of data and metadata interoperability problems, this deliverable includes choices for SSHOC recommended formats and priorities for providing conversion services and planning solutions.
This report delivers a comprehensive overview of data citation methodologies in use within the social sciences and humanities, and lays the groundwork for defining a common citation mechanism designed to render SSH data both findable and actionable.
In the SSHOC project Task 3.2 (Selected SSH Ontologies and Vocabularies) several efforts were taken to foster the use of selected global ontologies regarding occupational titles, educational categories, sectors of industry, geographical regions, food items, and religions.
Citation is a pillar for the construction of knowledge. By creating proper citations in a standardized way researchers can constitute a mesh of linked information for various purposes (from credit to reuse). This becomes increasingly important as the SSHOC Task 3.4 team confronts the realities of Social Sciences and Humanities Research in a digital age, when machine actionability takes on a renewed and vital importance.
The SSHOC project task 3.5 has worked with metadata and data format interoperability issues and built an interoperability hub consisting of a portal (called Conversion Hub) and selected metadata conversion solutions that the task team is currently developing. The work is based on earlier work of task 3.5 that delivered Deliverable 3.1 Report on SSHOC (meta)data interoperability problems, which provided an inventory of metadata and data formats used by the SSHOC communities, and recommendations for metadata standards and data file formats.
SSHOC Task 3.6 (Making Data Re-usable and Actionable) focuses on two services originally from the CLARIN infrastructure domain, which in discussion and collaboration with the SSHOC communities are generalised and adapted to serve the broader Humanities and Social Sciences. Specifically with the purpose of facilitating better sharing and re-use of data and services in innovative ways.
Those services are the SSH Switchboard also known as the CLARIN Language Resource Switchboard and the SSH Virtual Collection Registry also known as the CLARIN Virtual Collection Registry (VCR).
It is important to understand the general framework of use for a vocabulary publication platform for the SSHOC project. In SSHOC, it is crucial to support better discovery of SSH research data in order to ensure better access and reusability. This will be made possible through support for multilinguality. In infrastructures, metadata aggregation platforms are provided that map metadata to a shared common ontology usually in English.
The report contains a global workplan for SSHOC Task 3.6 with respect to SSHOC Switchboard and Virtual Collection Registry integration and extension.
The milestone MS12 is described in the SSHOC GA as an “Implementation plan SSHOC Switchboard and VCR services”, verifiable by: “A flexible planning for the extension and integration of SSHOC Switchboard and VCR”.
This document reports on the SSHOC project Milestone 14 inventory process and results. Earlier work of task 3.5 delivered D3.1 Report on SSHOC (meta)data interoperability problems, which provided an inventory of metadata and data formats used by the SSHOC communities, recommendations for metadata standards and data file formats, and priorities for providing conversion services.