Q:How do you treat data that have been registered in repositories so far?A:
As long as data are stored appropriately in your own institutional repository and have been harvested in junii2 appropriately, the conversion from junii2 to JPCOAR schema should not become a major issue. Currently, we are preparing the new IRDB that supports JPCOAR schema. For the time being, the new IRDB will convert the data harvested in junii2 into JPCOAR schema. The new IRDB will also harvest in JPCOAR schema. From FY2018, we will start re-harvesting all the items to the new JPCOAR-schema-compliant IRDB. In so doing, we are planning to conduct a slightly more strict check on importing data so as to distribute data that are easier to search and access. We are considering providing each institution feedbacks on the import results.