Original Task List Draft

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Registry Project Task List (Draft)

General Responsibilities

General Administration (including budget and liaison with NSF) Stuart
Internal organization and planning (including designated nagging) Diane
Systems administration Ryan
Functional requirements and user interfaces Jon

First Year Tasks

Outreach and Information Gathering Tasks

  • 2. Initiate NSDL stakeholder discussion and recruitment through the NSDL Communication Portal and through the NSDL Whiteboard Report immediately upon award.
    • Request Registry workspace and set up initial public wiki and mailing list for project (Diane)
    • Compile a list of projects who have already expressed interest and determine whether their vocabularies and schemas can be turned over to our graduate student for processing (Diane)
  • 3. Coordinate with other NSDL initiatives actively canvassing NSDL projects on metadata matters (e.g., Achievement Standards Network) to identify additional stakeholders and schemes and schemas for inclusion in the registry.
  • 4. Hold a stakeholder meeting at NSDL Annual Meeting in Denver to introduce the registry project and solicit additional participation in online discussions throughout the development phase of the registry.
    • Contact NSDL Annual Meeting organizers about meeting times (Diane)
      • Tentatively set for 5:00 on the Thursday of the Annual Meeting
      • Agenda discussion will be initiated on public wiki
  • 5. Initiate discussion of registry use cases with NSDL participants on the NSDL Communications Portal where discussion of vocabulary development is ongoing.
      Start use case documentation by copying CORES basic use cases to this wiki (Stuart)
  • 6. Solicit feedback from identified stakeholders throughout the development period.
  • 7. Identify beta test partners in the projects to work with the research team on testing the training and tutorial materials in year two of the project.

Architectural and Technical Tasks

  • 1. Install software, configure at Cornell for initial use by NSDL and GEM Exchange research and development site at the University of Washington.
  • 8. Develop administrative interfaces for internal production use, and requirements for the external user interface. The administrative interface would support import of standard data, data entry, and data editing and maintenance by authorized and authenticated users as part of the Phase 1 Administrative Implementation described above.
  • 9. In coordination with the work on the Phase 1 Administration Implementation, begin the adaptation of the CORES metadata generation tool specifications to the NSDL registry as part of the Phase 2 Administration Implementation.
  • 10. Develop and add RDF schemas for registering human and machine readable vocabularies and member terms, XML schemas, crosswalks and application profiles.
  • 11. Add specific instances of schemas, schemes, application profiles, and crosswalks including at least one of each type of knowledge organization system to be supported.