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

Geoffrey Stuart Boulton G.Boulton at ed.ac.uk
Tue Sep 8 10:46:15 EDT 2015

Dear Brian

Many thanks for this, and congratulations on an excellent piece of work. It could be useful if we could use your work in an exemplary fashion for others. I will discuss this with Simon and we might then have a dialogue with you.

All good wishes


Geoffrey Boulton OBE FRS FRSE
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> On 8 Sep 2015, at 15:38, Brian McMahon <bm at iucr.org> wrote:
> 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
>     http://www.iucr.org/resources/data/dddwg/rovinj-workshop
> 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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