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Record cloning

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Overview

Allow an existing ReDBox record to be cloned. This primarily assists in 2 use cases:
  1. Easy creation of a similar record based on a different data set (e.g. "Sensor Readings 2010" and " Sensor Readings 2011") that requires only minor edits to the metadata
  2. Easy creation of metadata to describe a new version of the underlying data. 

Functional requirements

  • Relationship with DOI and correct tracking of data versions:
    • A published dataset shouldn't be changed. 
    • Any changes to the data should be provided as a new version, with a new DOI
      • Data signatures/checksums could help track/alert changes made to the underlying data. See also Reporting and statistics feature
    • The data storage system should create a read-only copy of the data 

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