[CODATA-international] Video record of the IUCr DDDWG Metadata Workshop

Brian McMahon bm at iucr.org
Tue Sep 8 10:38:36 EDT 2015

I am happy to report that videos of all the presentations and
discussions during the recent Workshop on "Metadata for raw
data from X-ray diffraction and other structural techniques"
are now available through the workshop web page at


The event, graciously described by one participant as "an
inspiring workshop on what was nominally a rather dry subject",
gathered over 20 experts to critically review the central
importance of detailed metadata to proper scientific practice.
It also considered the challenges of acquiring, sharing and
validating high-quality metadata, especially in the age of
high-throughput 'Big Data' experiments; and the best approaches
to interoperability amongst diverse workflows, file formats and
granularity of descriptive ontologies.

This archive will serve to provide a comprehensive review of the
state of the art of metadata definition and use across many of
the scientific fields using X-ray crystallographic and related 
structural techniques.

Brian McMahon
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