[Rdap] Dataverse

Paula Lackie plackie at carleton.edu
Wed Jul 1 13:17:23 EDT 2015

My apologies for cross posting an rdap thread to iassist but I'm hopeful that we will get more information about supporting dataverse this way. 

In response to the question from rdap asking for advise on setting up a dataverse: I am sure that others will have more usefully direct information but I at least have a couple of points that I hope may at trigger some larger collaborations. 

First; I'm assuming the school is planning on running it from a hosted service. In that cast there's no direct control over the version so it will be useful to pay attention to whether or when the host has upgraded. The newest version reportedly has much greater security controls but I haven't played with it yet to know how easy (or not) it may be. We have a tiny pilot project that has been graciously hosted by the Odum Institute and they have not yet upgraded to the new version. 

The previous version is reportedly a behemoth to run so if they were considering installing it locally, they will need an extremely powerful system to support it. I assume that the newer version is similarly power-hungry. 

And on to my distracting question:

Does anyone know of a group of dataverse user-support people or do we need to start such a group? 

If it/they exist, where? 

Thank you kind data people! 

Paula Lackie
Carleton College 
Research and Data Support

[Note: iPhone-enhanced typos]

> On Jul 1, 2015, at 8:11 AM, Cunera M Buys <c-buys at northwestern.edu> wrote:
> Hi everyone
> A school here at Northwestern is considering using Harvard's Dataverse software to create a data repository.  Does anyone have experience using the Dataverse software? If so, we'd like to know about your experience. We are interesting in learning all we can about Dataverse software and have questions such as was using the software easy or difficult, what problems you encountered, the amount of time and staffing needed, any costs etc.
> Feel free to contact me off list.
> Thanks
> Cunera Buys
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