Hello, I'm the director of the Data Curation Program at UC Santa Barbara. I've done some preliminary investigation into using Dataverse as a platform for our faculty research data repository, and have a few questions.
1. Geospatial data. I see support for spatial metadata, e.g., FGDC (presumably that means ISO 19115 now?). Is spatial (i.e., map-based) search supported? I'm seeing a connector option to Harvard's Worldmap. I'm not seeing spatial search in Worldmap (perhaps I missed it), but in any case, this area appears to be in the middle of some redevelopment. What's the current status and roadmap here? Will Dataverse support spatial search natively?
2. Administrative controls. Are there options that would allow library administrators/curators to exercise any administrative control over deposited files and datasets? A kind of superuser or sudo ability? Are there workflow options that would allow curators to vet datasets and metadata before being published?
3. Limits. Is there a practical upper bound on the number of files in a dataset? Practical upper bound on individual size? (Note the word "practical" here.)
4. Community. Is the code still being developed exclusively by Harvard? Or are other institutions contributing?