Dataset acquisition, accessibility, annotation, e-research technologies (DART) project

A case study using an X-ray diffractometer
  • Ah Chung TsoiEmail author
  • Jeff McDonell
  • Andrew Treloar
  • Ian Atkinson


The DART project undertook a coordinated program of e-Research requirements analysis, software development, policy and guideline creation and prototyping to investigate how best to: (1) collect, capture and retain large data sets and streams from a range of different sources; (2) deal with the infrastructure issues of scale, sustainability and interoperability between repositories; (3) support deposit into, access to, and annotation by a range of actors, to a set of digital libraries which include publications, datasets, simulations, software and dynamic knowledge representations; (4) assist researchers in dealing with intellectual property issues during the research process; and (5) adopt next-generation methods for research publication, dissemination and access. In this short paper we will describe a case study using an X-ray diffractometer. We report on the implementation and some of the issues encountered during the implementation.


Digital repository Data repository Data lifecycle e-Research 


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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ah Chung Tsoi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeff McDonell
    • 2
  • Andrew Treloar
    • 3
  • Ian Atkinson
    • 4
  1. 1.Hong Kong Baptist UniversityKowloonChina
  2. 2.Lingnan UniversityTuen MunChina
  3. 3.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  4. 4.James Cook University of Northern QueenslandTownsvilleAustralia

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