Steven Lidar

data in server (Algal Scans). first, zip folders.

structured envisioned and files handoff on weds 9am
Meet up on fri 10 am, let´s go over what we need to do.


1 - Data in hierarchical folders. Yes, it is possible to place them in a special hierarchy, but we would do this by hand (ftp, scp). Instead of "Uploading" the files through the webform, we would use the "Attach" option after we put them in place - see below the attach option.

2 - So you uploaded a docx. What is in the "docx" file ? I'll take a look.. Usually the "data" is expected to be arranged in columns and rows. It can be contained in a docx file, but it seems more natural to be in an xlsx file. In principle there is no problem, but for consistency, I may work with you to convert it.

If the data is special (well, LIDAR, GIS, SFFs, bi-dimensional arrays, photos), we'll have to take a second look at it, we have other workflows.

3 - Make the data show in a particular section of a particular page. All the "Data" links you see in the website are pages built on-the-fly (well...). The system queries the database, and the page is built according to the pre-canned query. But the important thing is that data shows in specific sections of specific Data pages depending on how it has been "tagged'. To answer you then, yes you can make it appear where you like, provided we tag the dataset appropriately.

In the screenshot below, I am classifying a dataset as "Streams->Hydrology", by virtue of picking the appropriate "tags" from the "Research Section" keyword set, under "Taxonomy". Granted, "Taxonomy" should be renamed to "Classifications" (perhaps) [will do].

4 - Great Q, another thing I did not have a chance to explain in the ASM working groups (though it is explained in this book about DEIMS). Short answer: Either way. You can start by the "Create->Dataset", and actually, within the Dataset, you can add one or many Data sources. "Data sources" are the actual things that include the data, while "Dataset" is more like the context for the data (as you have guessed already). You can make create those independently: If you create a data source NOT within a dataset, you can associate that "data source" with a dataset later using the button "Add existing data source" in the widget.

As you see in this widget, clicking on the left button will create a form-within-a-form (datasource within dataset). Alternatively, you can access the "inline" form independently by "Add Content->Add Datasource" and when done (and saved!), you can hit the "Use existing data source" to associate the metadata together. You can add as many data sources as you please (there is a handy feature to "clone" data sources too, in case your data sources are very similar)