Blogs

Video games: worth preserving?

A guest blog post by the winner of the DPC's Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation 2014 - Alastair John Bachell. Alastair writes about games archives and preservation, how he got interested in the subject, and finally if they are even worth preserving.  

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From RDMF5 to RDMF12: How the world has changed…

A guest blog post from Catherine Jones of STFC, reflecting on changes undergone between the 2010 and 2014 RDMF events...

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RDMF12: notes from breakout group 4 (Tracking Uses)

RDMF12: break-out group on Tracking Usage of Research Data The topic of the break-out group was "Tracking uses: who uses/reuses data (in academia and industry), and what do they use it for?"

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RDMF12: notes from breakout group 3 (Crossing Boundaries)

"Crossing boundaries: How do we cope with crossing institutional boundaries to communicate with systems we can’t control?" This breakout group was proposed and chaired by Jez Cope, Research Data Support Manager at Imperial College London. Jez began by outlining his motivation for proposing the topic, namely a recent conversation with an astrophysicist who needs to process data originating from multiple facilities, in different parts of the world, and the challenges presented in capturing this in an institutional data catalogue.

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Sharing RDM Services – Where to Now?

Discussion at the Research Data Management Forum 12 meeting in Leicester included a breakout on the opportunities for shared services. In this article Angus Whyte looks at the main points the discussion came up with, and draws some concusions.

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10 years of the Digital Curation Centre - a series of reflections

We have a birthday to celebrate, and we're going to be marking it with a series of special blog posts.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the Open University

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts is the Open University which was incorporated into our Institutional Engagement programme in autumn 2013. At that time the OU had only recently commenced an internal project to develop as institutional framework for the management of research data which was being led by Library Services. We catch up with Isabel Chadwick to find out what progress they have made in the last year:   The OU’s Research Data Management project ended in January 2013, the key outcomes of which were the creation of:

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Record Turnout for Repository Fringe 2014

EDINA's Nicola Osborne summarises the highlights of Repository Fringe 2014. Presentations and 

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Notes from the Digital Humanities Summer School, University of Oxford (DHOxSS), 14-18 July 2014

Finding out more about digital humanities workflows, tools, and methods at the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the University of Edinburgh

As part of our series to catch up with participants from the institutional engagement programme, this month we have an update from Stuart MacDonald at the University of Edinburgh. Stuart has recently started a one-year secondment as Research Data Management Service Coordinator. His update reports on the completion of phase 1 of the RDM roadmap.

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