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Redesigning the FRDR Discovery Interface: Better, Stronger, Geospatial-er



The Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) offers a valuable national discovery service that allows users to search for research data from institutions across Canada in one place. This service was recently upgraded with the addition of Geodisy - a geospatial search tool for data associated with a location. While the two separate platforms each provide powerful discovery capabilities, there was still room for improvement. We realized we could rebuild it. We have the technology. We could make it better than it was. Better, stronger, faster… geospatial-er. Thus, the FRDR Discovery Redesign Project was born.  

In this lunch and learn, Mark Goodwin will share an update on our efforts to create a platform that seamlessly integrates map-based searching with the existing discovery platform and offers enhanced overall search capabilities for Canadian research data. 



Mark Goodwin, MLIS, Metadata Coordinator, Geodisy Project, UBC Library. 

As Metadata Coordinator at the University of British Columbia, Mark works closely with the Digital Research Alliance of Canada’s Research Data Management team. He is responsible for the Federated Research Data Repository’s Discovery Service and leads technical support for the DataCite Canada Consortium. Mark is passionate about improving access to information and is excited to help enhance discoverability of research data in Canada. 

Please note: The webinar was presented in English.