Oh, is THIS where that question came from, Chris? ;)
> I'm looking for information on tools for managing data in the research
> environment for the sciences (biology, chemistry, physiology, physics,
> etc.). Ideally this would be a tool or toolset that facilitates saving and
> organizing data as it is collected/generated, with the provision for some
> minimal set of metadata, but well before the data set is moved to an
> institutional repository (IR). Most of the resources I've been able to
> locate are focused on IR applications, which are not optimized to the
> application I need.
Islandora: http://islandora.ca/ Particularly if the IR in question is
Fedora-based to begin with.
Hubzero: http://hubzero.org/ No IR integration that I'm aware; I don't
think preservation was a desideratum for this software suite.
Alternately, you could roll-your-own based on the deposit protocol
SWORD, http://swordapp.org/ . If your favorite content-management
system is PHP-based, Stuart Lewis may have done much of the work for
Dorothea Salo [log in to unmask]
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University of Wisconsin
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