A Data Source Administrator is responsible for liaison between an organisation and ANDS in relation to the organisation's metadata feed. Liaison responsibilities include:
The person acting in this role may also be responsible for liaising with ANDS in relation to funded projects, and should provide up-to-date contact information to their ANDS contact person.
Data Source Administrators should keep themselves informed about potential changes to the RIF-CS Schema and the implications for their institution using the communication channels provided to ANDS Partners.
Data Source profile management and harvester configuration
The Data Source Administrator is responsible for maintaining the administrative information held in the Data Source Account about the OAI-PMH Data Provider at their institution, and may also oversee the technical processes of providing metadata to the ANDS Collections Registry.
A person acting in the role of Data Source Administrator can be responsible for more than one Data Source.
Managing and maintaining the Data Source includes:
Data Source Adminstrator Dashboard
From the Dashboard, you can:
During the development phase of ANDS funded projects, institutions may create records in ANDS Systems. Records with statuses other than Approved and Published are not backed up by ANDS. The Data Source Administrator should ensure that backup copies of these records are held within their institution.
A Data Source Administrator requires the following skill set:
A non-technical person is suitable for the role as long as the organisation has good communications mechanisms, and provides adequate technical support.
The Data Source Administrator needs formal legal authority to share metadata with ANDS. This is likely to derive from an institutional data management policy, supported by formal agreement with depositors.
|26 October 2010||First web publication|
|29 Sept 2011||Minor edits to backup advice and restructure of page to highlight communication role|
|13 May 2013||Included links to updated DSA help pages and video tutorials for Release 10|
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