[CODATA-international] Data Governance Workshop at Academy of Management Meeting

Mark Leggott mark.leggott at rdc-drc.ca
Wed Aug 5 18:56:52 EDT 2020

I had a chat with David Baker last week, when the site first became unavailable. Kathleen is right, CASRAI was under the LYRASIS umbrella, but I’m not sure of the legal status of the organization now, other than what has been suggested here: the CASRAI site is down; the CASRAI initiated CREDIT taxonomy has moved to NISO; the CASRAI RDM Glossary has moved to CODATA.

What is unclear at this point, is if the old URL’s that have the old casrai.org prefix will resolve to the new CODATA site, which Simon has shared an early version of. It is also unclear if all the CASRAI glossaries (there were 2 primary ones, RDM and RMI) will be migrated or merged, so hopefully we will have all the information needed to ensure this valuable resource will continue to be available.

I should also note that the first 2 editions of the RDM Glossary had their start with Research Data Canada, and were stewarded by Claire Austin as part of her chair ship of RDC’s Standards and Interoperability Committee. Claire was most recently one of the Moderators of the RDA COVID-19 Epidemiology Working Group, so she continues to make substantial contributions to the RDM community. You can see a brief history of the Glossary (with a link to the original version) on the RDC site (https://www.rdc-drc.ca/glossary/), which will be updated as soon as we have a better sense of the final location. It was moved to CASRAI so we could ensure an atomistic approach to the service (e.g. each definition having a unique PID/URL), as RDC’s parent organization was not able to do so.

I have received dozens of messages from colleagues in the international RDM ecosystem about the loss of access to the Glossary, so it is good to know that it will have a new home with CODATA. Cheers,


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On Aug 5, 2020, at 13:01, Kathleen Shearer <m.kathleen.shearer at gmail.com> wrote:

Indeed! I will try to find out from David Baker (former CASRAI Executive Director) or Lyrasis (I thought CASRAI was now under the Lyrasis umbrella)

Kathleen Shearer
Executive Director
Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

On Aug 5, 2020, at 6:42 AM, S.C. Edmunds <scott at gigasciencejournal.com<mailto:scott at gigasciencejournal.com>> wrote:

I actually emailed info at casrai.org<mailto:info at casrai.org> about this yesterday and the email came back saying:

The response was:
DNS Error: 40078525 DNS type 'mx' lookup of casrai.org<http://casrai.org/> responded with code SERVFAIL

I'm part of the FORCE11 attribution working group who have just published a paper<https://doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2020.1779591> heavily promoting the CASRAI CRediT taxonomy so it's a bit embarrassing it takes readers to a dead website.

On Wed, 5 Aug 2020 at 17:57, Jonathan Petters <jpetters at vt.edu<mailto:jpetters at vt.edu>> wrote:
Hi all,

Does anyone know what happened to the CASRAI website<http://casrai.org/>?

It's not accessible, nor is their wonderful research data management glossary<https://casrai.org/rdm-glossary/>. And it's been this way for almost a week...


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