VERSIONS invitational evaluation workshop
2006 the project team hosted an invitational VERSIONS workshop at
LSE, comprising 9 expert participants from a range of backgrounds
including repository software developers, repository managers,
digital curation specialists and metadata experts.
The project team delivered presentations detailing the project
background, scenarios work and progress to date. Following this,
workshop participants discussed and evaluated the VERSIONS user
requirements analysis, looking in detail at the survey design and
the results of interviews with researchers. Participants discussed
their own experiences of completing the survey and any potentially
problematic areas were identified.
lunch the group split into three and each team evaluated potential
solutions to the version identification issue. Options discussed
included the value of a standardised terminology for versions, a
date-based approach to file naming, possible linking of related
documents, and a free text descriptive approach to version
identification. The group re-formed to discuss their responses and
any other issues before closing.
The project team found the workshop extremely useful; the
representation of a wide variety of skills and specialities within
the group led to some practical and enlightening discussion.
Please find the agenda, presentations and notes taken on the day