The Cricket-Tracking Project: a case study
University of Exeter
This document describes a case study for the archiving of a project to the Exeter Data Archive (EDA). The project described here presents a number of challenges for the archive and for the process of recording its information. The rst challenge is that some of the information is too big to upload into a website (of the order of 20Tb). Other challenges are the number of di erent types of information and the dependencies between them. We start, in section 2, by describing some terms and de nitions that will be used in the document. In particular the words data and dataset have particular meanings in the context of a Computer Science project which may di er from those used within EDA and in other university departments. In section 3 the project is described, including what sorts of content it has generated, and section 3.3 lists the di erent le formats used. The process by which the project's content has been grouped together for entry into EDA is described in section 3.5, which also details how the EDA entries have been constructed.
A case study commissioned from Dr Christmas by Open Exeter documenting the process of preparing and uploading large video files to the Data Archive.