The architecture behind data versioning

 by  Ørnulf Risnes

Read about how data versioning in Microdata.no works.

Support for data versioning was rolled out in Microdata.no during September 2020.

Data versioning is an important foundation for support for multiple data sources and for improved support for sharing and citation of Microdata.no-scripts.

Read more about the architecture and design underpinning data versioning in the paper FAIR Data Versioning in Microdata.no.

In the paper we show how Microdata.no’s version control regime for DataStores is designed to support the following ambitions:

  1. All data versions are unambiguously identifiable and retrievable from scripts
  2. Microdata.no-scripts are citable and reproducible FAIR Digital Objects
  3. Users are informed about changes made across all data versions