Notes by Lynn Yarmey: e-Lab Notebooks and OMERO - image curation (http://openmicroscopy.org/site)===
Discussed relationship with DMPs
- people keep notebooks for many different purposes, have separate styles
- extracting something from a notebook is dicey to start - so be clear on goal. For example: patent suit, 7Mil to go through paper notebooks consideration - can you prove provenance from burned CD copy?
- ease of use
- ease of access
- length of trial
- needs to work for users
- curation components - export files, metadata standardization
- CERF (by Rescentris)
- Cambridge Soft (owns ChemDraw) - downside, cost plus lots of backend infrastrcuture; somewhat of a layer over Word and Excel. Cambridgesoft was recently bought by Perkin Elmer
- Wiki + Google docs; digital lives study found big problems with legalities in cloud agreements, no promises about longevity, security, etc.
- University of Southampton projects with chemistry lab notebooks
Open Science vs. Other research approaches
Costs - how to compete with Amazon in terms of cost feasibility for basic file storage.
Phil recommends cloud for virtual machines for pulling out the data from boxes under the desk
- need applications that are compatible
- cloud-based applications
- backend maintenance (in addition to production archival copy)
- files on disk
Issue - as soon as you export from a system to another system (ie. from lab notebook to an archive), you are creating a representation that isn’t usually round-tripable. So what exactly are you archiving? Tension between archival version and actual work.