What is a federated repository?
A federated repository is an existing repository of interoperability solutions (e.g. semantic interoperability solutions, open-source software …) that exchanges information (metadata) about its interoperability solutions with the Joinup platform, creating a pan-European federation of repositories of interoperability solutions. Joinup provides “federated” access to these solutions from a single point of access, giving more visibility to the external repository and its solutions. The interoperability solutions are described using Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) and shared via a platform with the goal of disseminate good practices on metadata management and encourage Member States to set policies, processes, and infrastructures for “metadata” management.
What is displayed on this page?
On this page, you can see a list of federated repositories with the author, the creation date and a short description.
How to sort the list?
- The list of repositories can be sorted by creation date, by title, by the number of solutions and by the rating;
- A select list of sorting criteria is available at top right of the page
How to consult the description of an individual federated repository?
Navigate to the information on Joinup about a federated repository by clicking on its name in the list. The relevant description metadata of the federated repository will be displayed, together with all interoperability solutions that are hosted on this repository.
How to import asset releases?
1. Go to the Joinup platform and login with your user (this should be the same user as the one that created the repository you wish to update)
2. Browse to your repository page (for example : https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/catalogue/repository/metadata-registry)
3. Once in your repository, you should see a link in the menu that can be found underneath the main header, on the upper right corner:
The 3 link/button from the top should state “Upload description metadata”:
4. This should open a new webpage , where you should be able to find a button to press with the label “Choose File” :
5. After pressing the “Choose File” button, a window should pop-up prompting you to select the file to upload :
Select the file that you wish to upload and press open.
6. If the upload has been made then you should be sent back to the main repository page with the following return message :
You will then have to wait for the batch file to run, this takes about one hour, after which you can check if the data was correctly uploaded. If it hasn’t please let us know! We will check the report files to see what errors possibly occurred.
Also it is important to note that only one file will be uploaded at a time, uploading a second file before the batch has ran will overwrite the previous file and only upload the second. Therefore you will either have to upload one file every hour or aggregate the different files into one.