Investigation on Accessibility of Scientific Data at Lulea University of Technologies
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The aim of this thesis is to analyze the factors that affect the accessibility of scientific data and results at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU). This work also attempts to improve the accessibility of scientific data at LTU. To this end, first, accessibility is measured by a questionnaire and compared with some theory in the field and certain main factors for a satisfactory accessibility.Second, a survey is given about the causes and factors for better accessibility in accordance with standards and theory. Considering the expectations of students and staff, who are the first users of scientific data as a part of their studies and research, following some frameworks and standards certainly is necessary.Furthermore, the thesis contains a study to find out any plan to save and preserve some related metadata of scientific data. This is another scope of this thesis that can increase access for users for a long time. This research figures out some standards and frameworks according to reliable previous research by other authors. If these are adopted by the university, accessibility of scientific data will be obtained without the problems that users mention in the questionnaire.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 74 p.
Technology, Scientific accessibility, long time accessibility, standards and framework for preservation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-48807Local ID: 63b42dec-f887-48ec-a41b-506f17cf7270OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-48807DiVA: diva2:1022151
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Digital Curation, master's level
Validerat; 20140210 (global_studentproject_submitter)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved