The Dryad Repository Application Profile: Process, Development, and Refinement
This paper presents research and development work for the Dryad metadata application profile. Dryad is a digital repository for datasets underlying published works in evolutionary biology and related fields. The paper details the phased implementation of the repository and the corresponding modular application profile. The paper reviews the application profile methodology, reviews each element description, and describes how the schema supports the unique functionalities of each phase of Dryad. The approach presents a method for bringing the Level One application profile, which is currently being tested for Phase One of Dryad, into conformance with the Dublin Core Singapore Framework. The benefits of compliance with the Singapore Framework include maximum interoperability and long-term quality control of the schema. In addition, conformance will allow for the Dryad application profile to be utilized by other initiatives. Finally, this paper proposes a Level Two Dryad application profile and a means of implementation.
Advisor:Dr. Jane Greenberg
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:04/18/2008