[MOSS-archives] .zenodo.json update

Maris Nartiss maris.gis at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 08:16:41 PDT 2021

Hello Peter,
thanks for pushing this forward.

I fail to understand the finesses among those roles. Taking into
account your enthusiastic work on bringing MOSS back to spotlight,
shouldn't you be listed as a contact person?


2021-07-01 10:29 GMT+03:00, Peter Löwe <peter.loewe at gmx.de>:
> Hi MOSS community,
> here's an update about the handling of extended metadata by the Zenodo open
> access repository.
> Until now there's the issue that whenever a new release of the MOSS codebase
> is released on github, the Zenodo repo does receive an update of the
> codebase (good), but the extended metadata in the Zenodo records reverts to
> "ploewe / Jeff McKenna" and must be rebuild manually (cumbersome and prone
> to errors).
> The additional files in the github repo with extended metadata
> (CITATION.cff, codemeta.json) are preserved by Zenodo, but the content is
> not being actively used - however codemeta and other will use these files in
> the near future, so I suggest we keep them.
> An additional file (".zenodo.json") needs to be included for complete
> metadata updates in Zenodo. Once we have a first version of this file, the
> friendly Zenodo helpdesk will validate it for us to confirm that it will
> work for the next release.
> The defintion of zenodo.json already allows for different roles:
> - creators: The creators/authors of the deposition (for each author: name
> [required], affiliation [optional],orcid [optional], GND [optional] {FWIW,
> this is the acrynom of the "Gemeinsame Normdatei", a controlled german
> vocabulary of names and places maintained by the National Libraries
> https://gnd.network/Webs/gnd/EN/Home/home_node.html})
> ===> I suggest to store the existing list of the names of MOSS coders (Carl,
> Sol, etc.) as creators
> - contributors: The contributors of the deposition (same attributes as for
> creators).
> -- These roles are currently recognized by Zenodo:
> ----ContactPerson [-> Carl ?]
> ----DataCollector [-> Maris ?]
> ----DataCurator [--> Peter ?]
> ----DataManager [--> Jeff ?]
> ----Distributor
> ----Editor
> ----HostingInstitution [--> OSGeo]
> (and a few others, mainly geared towards project management roles)
> Thoughts ?
> Best,
> Peter
> <peter.loewe at gmx.de>
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