Welcome to the Datastar website.

As part of this project, Cornell University’s Albert R. Mann Library, in partnership with Washington University in St Louis, will analyze researchers’ needs and preferences to share and discover datasets and to enhance the Datastar semantic platform for this use. Librarians at both Cornell and Washington University will gather information from researchers across a number of disciplines by performing in-depth interviews and presenting case studies to report and summarize the results.

As part of this investigation, the team of developers will transition the semantic platform (originally spelled DataStaR) developed at Cornell University from a single library software prototype to a well-documented, open-source platform ready for adoption and extension at other institutions wishing to provide research data sharing and discovery services. Datastar’s ability to expose metadata about research datasets in a standard semantic format called Linked Data will be enhanced to support selective interchange of related information with VIVO, an open-source semantic researcher networking tool gaining prominence through adoption at multiple U.S. universities, in the federal government, and internationally.


  • D-Lib magazine article! Our article entitled "Using Data Curation Profiles to Design the Datastar Dataset Registry" in D-Lib magazine is now available athttp://www.dlib.org/dlib/july13/wright/07wright.html
    Posted Jul 15, 2013, 12:31 PM by huda khan
  • Datastar poster and 24 x 7 presentation at Open Repositories 2013 Dean Krafft will be presenting a 24 x 7 session entitled "Datastar - a semantic registry for research datasets" at the Open Repositories 2013 conference. Sarah J. Wright will be presenting ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 12:19 PM by huda khan
  • Datastar Poster at 2012 LITA National Forum In keeping with the theme of the Forum, "New World of Data: Discover, Connect, Remix," Datastar project librarians presented a poster on "Using the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit to Inform ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 7:04 AM by huda khan
  • Digital Curation Profiles and Symposium Dianne Dietrich participated on an invited panel on "broader perspectives" at the Digital Curation Profiles Symposium at Purdue University, September 2012.The completed data curation profiles from the Datastar project ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 6:57 AM by huda khan
  • Data Curation Profiles Collection Completed! The Cornell and Washington University teams have finished interviewing faculty and researchers as part of the Data Curation Profile analysis and have compiled and reviewed the results.  The result is ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2012, 10:46 AM by huda khan
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Recent Blog Posts

  • Watch for Datastar poster and 24 x 7 session at OR '13 Sarah J. Wright from Cornell University will be presenting a poster entitled "Giving them what they want: Using Data Curation Profiles to guide Datastar development" at the Open Repositories conference ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2013, 11:48 AM by huda khan
  • Datastar presented at VIVO 2012 Huda Khan presented DataStaR: Extending and customizing VIVO to support research data discovery and reuse  at the 2012 VIVO Conference in Miami, Florida
    Posted Mar 7, 2013, 6:49 AM by huda khan
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