New features in latest Dryad release

We are happy to announce the new quarterly release of Dryad this week.  Some of the most visible enhancements in this version include:

  • One can launch a new search for data from any page using a ‘simple search’ text box.
  • All data packages and data files are now assigned DOIs.
  • The options for when to publish the data have been expanded.  Now authors can now choose to publish their data immediately upon deposit, once the article is published (default), or 1 yr post-publication (embargo).
  • The submission system “timeout” has been extended to 4 hrs to prevent browser sessions expiring before data submission is complete.  (The subsequent release will allow users to save, and return to, incomplete submissions).
  • And while less visible, the production servers for Dryad are now hosted by the North Carolina State University Library, with replication and backup at NESCent.

Dryad at Evolution 2010 in Portland

The Dryad team will be attending and exhibiting at Evolution 2010, the joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB), and the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), on June 25-29, 2010, at the Oregon Convention Center.

Five of the Dryad team will be there:

  • Hilmar Lapp, NESCent Asst. Director for Informatics
  • Heather Piwowar, DataONE postdoc with NESCent and Dryad
  • Peggy Schaeffer, Communications Coordinator
  • Ryan Scherle, Data Repository Architect
  • Todd Vision, Project Director

Come talk to us, learn about what’s up with Dryad, see a quick demo of the data deposit process, ask questions, anytime!  Find us at Booth #6 in the exhibit hall, from Friday through Tuesday.