Blogs

Open Data Panel at #IDCC16

The 11th International Digital Curation Conference is just around the corner and we are anticipating great discussions in Amsterdam in couple of weeks.

In the first of our series of preview posts, members of the Open Data Panel at IDCC - Fiona Nielsen, Marta Hoffman-Sommer, Phil Archer, Thomas Ingraham and Jeroen Rombouts - briefly explain why open data is important, what are the benefits as well as challenges to sharing research data.

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More than spilled milk- CREAM at the Research Data Spring workshop

Blog article on the Research Data Spring workshop on 10 December 2015, focusing on a breakout session titled  'Observations on Commonalities of Process’. This was led by Iris Garelfs and Graham Klyne of the CREAM project.

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RDMF14: report from Breakout Group 2 (Systems Integration)

A report from the 'systems integration' breakout discussion at RDMF14, the Research Data Management Forum event in York 9-10th November 2015.

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What staff resource is allocated to RDM Services, and is it enough?

First of a three -part briefing on the responses to the DCC survey of Research Data Management services in UK Higher Education Institutions, carried out in May 2015.

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Variety in RDM requirements, a curse or the spice of life?

A report from the 'requirements' breakout discussion at RDMF14, the Research Data Management Forum event in York 9-10th November 2015.

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Guidance publications - Are we getting it right?

Some responses from our consultation on guidance publications, and what they tell us about the current range of DCC guides.

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Education and Training for Research Data Handling at RDA Plenary 6, September 2015

Laura Molloy reports on progress at the RDA's interest group on education and skills for research data handling, which met at last week's plenary in Paris. 

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Where are they now? An RDM update from Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities

In the latest of our "Where Are They Now?" updates, Beth Hall (Academic Support Librarian, Bangor University), Hannah Payne (REF and Research Monitoring Manager, Aberystwyth University), Amy Staniforth (Institutional Repository and Metadata Team Leader, Aberystwyth University), and Chris Drew (Head of Strategic Partnership Development and Deputy Head of the Aberystwyth-Bangor Strategic Alliance) provide us with an update on the collaborative work that has been undertaken to support research data management at Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities.

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Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - benefits for everyone

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) recently hosted the first Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference. Laura Molloy reports on digital preservation and curation happening in the wild, and the enduring popularity of the DCC's Curation Lifecycle Model.

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Jisc research data spring takes its next leap forward

The 15 projects funded through the first round of Jisc’s Research Data Spring programme competed for further funding in the second sandpit workshop. Here Angus Whyte reviews some of the work presented.

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