The development of Social Data Archives worldwide requires research infrastructures, which are compatible with each other in terms of the services provided and commonly accepted tools and procedures. Currently, the users of these services consist in practice of individuals with different needs and attitudes towards research infrastructure. These differences are related to the local factor, as research communities form separate collective entities in relation to local file services. This presentation will attempt to outline the profile of a local community, Greece in particular, as analyzed by the Hellenic Bank of Social Data of its National Social Research Center. The advantages and disadvantages of this infrastructure in general will be presented. In particular, the analysis will focus on the types of data requested, the availability of the data provided, the functionality of the services as well as the services that accompany the data. Finally, the local data sharing culture will be highlighted, the relationship of the research community with the data, as well as the role of social networking on an individual and collective level.
- Authors:Kappi C., Kondyli D., Fredzu C. Linardis A.
- Publication Year:2009
- Citation:Kappi C., Kondyli D., Fredzu C. Linardis A. (2009). What Do Researchers Look for in Archives? Data and Metadata on User Requests, and After Service Tracking in the Case of an Emerging Data Sharing Culture. IASSIST 2009: Mobile Data and the Life Cycle», held in Tampere, Finland, May, 26 – 29, 2009. Available at: http://www.iassistdata.org/conference/2009/presentation/1337
- Type:Articles in peer-reviewed academic journals
- Thematic Area:Development and design of research infrastructures,