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Overview of Data Foundations and Terminology (DFT) WG/IG

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Gary Berg-Cross

In an era of Big Data we still lack widely used best practices and a common model in key areas of data organization. Without common terminology used to communicate between data communities, some aspects of data management and sharing are inefficient and costly, especially when integrating cross-disciplinary data. To advance the data community discussion towards a consensus core model with basic, harmonizing principles, we developed basic terminology based on more than 20 data models presented by experts coming from different disciplines and about 120 interviews and interactions with different scientists and scientific departments. From this we crafted a number of simple definitions around digital repository data based on an agreed conceptualization of such terms as digital object, persistent ID, state information, and digital repository.

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