Data production according toFAIR principlesis a core element in Geovistory.
The FAIR principles can be defined as follows :
The first step in (re)using data is to find them. Metadata and data should be easy to find for both humans and computers. [...]
Once the user finds the required data, she/he needs to know how can they be accessed, possibly including authentication and authorisation.
The data usually need to be integrated with other data. In addition, the data need to interoperate with applications or workflows for analysis, storage, and processing.
The ultimate goal of FAIR is to optimise the reuse of data. To achieve this, metadata and data should be well-described so that they can be replicated and/or combined in different settings.
FAIR principles applied in the framework of Geovistory
In the framework of Geovistory, the FAIR principles are applied as visualized above. Find below a more detailed description how each dimension of the FAIR principles is applied in Geovistory.
Each entity and project in Geovistory has a unique and persistent URI that allows to identify and find it.
In addition, upon completion of its research, projects will be able to opt for a longterm preservation of its data in a longterm archiving storage such as Zenodo or OLOS. The preservation process includes the attribution of a DOI.
Data produced in Geovistory is accessible for humans and machines. For this, the data will be published in the near future on a SPARQL-Endpoint.
The human interface will be integrated into Geovistory in a module accessible for anyone without requiring a login.
Data produced within Geovistory is native semantic data. For this, the data model of Geovistory builds on the semantical classes of the ISO-normed ontologyCIDOC-CRM and its extension for the historical domaine.
The ontology is not managed within Geovistory, but on a community-driven ontology management toolOntoME, which is operated by LARHRA in Lyon.
This means that the data is free to be reused by other projects. Given the 'one repository' structure of Geovistory, all projects can build on each other taking advantage of previously produced entities.