Journal article

Federated repositories of X-ray diffraction images

Steve Androulakis, Jason Schmidberger, Mark A Bate, Ross DeGori, Anthony Beitz, Cyrus Keong, Bob Cameron, Sheena McGowan, Corrine J Porter, Andrew Harrison, Jane Hunter, Jennifer L Martin, Bostjan Kobe, Renwick CJ Dobson, Michael W Parker, James C Whisstock, Joan Gray, Andrew Treloar, David Groenewegen, Neil Dickson Show all

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION D-BIOLOGICAL CRYSTALLOGRAPHY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2008

Abstract

There is a pressing need for the archiving and curation of raw X-ray diffraction data. This information is critical for validation, methods development and improvement of archived structures. However, the relatively large size of these data sets has presented challenges for storage in a single worldwide repository such as the Protein Data Bank archive. This problem can be avoided by using a federated approach, where each institution utilizes its institutional repository for storage, with a discovery service overlaid. Institutional repositories are relatively stable and adequately funded, ensuring persistence. Here, a simple repository solution is described, utilizing Fedora open-source datab..

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