Experience in Moving Toward An Open Repository For All

We report on our experience in building a domain-specific research data repository and in moving it toward an open repository for all to deposit datasets.

Data and Resources


Wikidata Keywords

  • Q20872470
  • Q2145117
  • Q5227240
  • Q61926073
  • Q15809982
  • Q39162
  • Q98433008
  • Q515701
  • Q219416
  • Q977484
  • Q2013

Basic Information

Data Type
  • Standard office documents
  • Images
  • Audiovisual data
  • Structured text
Language English (eng)

The abstract is a lightly edited proposal that was originally submitted to and accepted by Open Repository 2020 (but was not presented because of COVID-19). The abstract was submitted to and again accepted by Open Repository 2021.

The set of slides was prepared in early June 2021 and presented online at Open Repository 2021 on June 10. The title slide was modified on August 12, 2021 to include the link https://data.depositar.io/en/dataset/or2021 where this set of presentation materials is deposited.

The video is a pre-recorded presentation for Open Repository 2021. The actual presentation (with some Q&A) over Zoom was recorded and put online at https://youtu.be/8jgn0h38Zr8?t=1223. Note that the auto-generated caption is not great. This video uses the modified title slide.

The script is the sequence of prepared sentences read by the presenter along with the slides.

Spatio-temporal Information

Temporal Resolution Monthly
Start Time 2020-01
End Time 2022-08

Management Information

Creator Tyng-Ruey Chuang, Cheng-Jen Lee, Chia-Hsun Wang, Yu-Huang Wang
Created Time 2021-08
Process Step

The abstract and the script were prepared as markdown text files. They were converted to HTML and opened by LibreOffice Writer before they were exported as PDF files.

The slides were prepared, and exported as a PDF file, by using LibrOffice Impress.

The slides were converted to a sequence of JPG image files (1600 x 1200) in LibreOffice Impress (Version 5) with the "Export As Images" plug-in. The title slide was modified on August 12 and exported as a JPG image file in LibreOffice Impress (Version 6).

The script was recorded as WAV files, one WAV file for each JPG image. For each slide, the audio was converted from WAV to M4A format, and synched with the JPG image to make a MP4 video by using the following ffmpeg command (here slide 1 is used as an example):

ffmpeg -loop 1 -i 1.jpg -i 1.m4a -c:v libx264 -c:a copy -shortest 1.mp4

The 22 MP4 files '1. mp4', '2.mp4', ..., '22.mp4' were concatenated to make a final output video file 'out.mp4':

ffmpeg -f concat -safe 0 -i fileList.txt -c copy out.mp4

while the file 'fileList.txt' includes the following lines:

file '1.mp4'
file '2.mp4'
file '22.mp4'

All files were prepared on Debian 10.10 (or older versions) with Cinnamon 3.8.8 (or older versions).

Contact Person Tyng-Ruey Chuang
Contact Person Email trc@iis.sinica.edu.tw