Sep 19 – 22, 2022
Paul Scherer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
Europe/Zurich timezone

SciCat Present and Future

Sep 20, 2022, 1:50 PM
WHGA/Auditorium and online (Paul Scherer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland)

WHGA/Auditorium and online

Paul Scherer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland

Paul Scherrer Institute Forschungsstrasse 111 CH-5232-Villigen-PSI
Oral NOBUGS 2022


Carlo Minotti (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)


This presentation will introduce SciCat to the general audience, a metadata catalogue developed as a collaboration between PSI, ESS and MAXIV. We will present the guiding principles and the needs that this project strives to address.
We will list the features currently implemented, from ingestion to publication, with an emphasis on the user experience. We will also showcase some external tools that leverage the SciCat API

We will showcase how SciCat is used at PSI and highlight the technical challenges with the underlying software architecture, and the integration work that has been done when a given metadata catalogue, specifically SciCat, is deployed to a given facility.

We will cover the topic of CI/CD driven deployments, in particular for parallel installations into different test and production environments based on Kubernetes.

We will conclude this presentation with the future roadmap for the project.

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Primary author

Carlo Minotti (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)


Massimiliano Novelli (European Spallation Source) Stephan Egli (PSI - Paul Scherrer Institut)

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