[Esip-preserve] any ESIPers willing to talk about their experience with data collection or database migration?

Kerstin Lehnert lehnert at ldeo.columbia.edu
Wed Feb 12 16:43:55 EST 2020

Hi Andrea,

EarthChem has in recent years migrated its synthesis databases (PetDB, 
SedDB) to a new architecture and data model. Happy to talk to you about it.


On 2/12/20 14:30, andrea thomer via Esip-preserve wrote:
> Hi data stewards,
> For those that don't know me, I'm Andrea Thomer -- I'm a professor at 
> the University of Michigan School of Information, and I conduct 
> research on data curation and scientific data practices.
> I'm currently working on a project studying database and data 
> collection migration. I'm hoping to identify common patterns, 
> processes, and roadblocks to this work, and to start working toward 
> best practices to support database and platform migration.
> So far I've done some deep dives into database migration in natural 
> history museums 
> <https://asistdl.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501055> 
> and archives -- but I'd really like to talk to some folks doing this 
> work in the earth science community. So if you a) work with earth 
> science data or sample collections, b) have experience planning for or 
> navigating database migration, and c) are willing to talk to me about 
> this experience please let me know!  I'm happy to answer any questions 
> about what participation in this project would entail off-list.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Andrea K. Thomer
> Assistant Professor
> School of Information
> University of Michigan
> https://www.akthomer.com/
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