Blogs

Engaging with UK data centres for the pilot UK research data registry and discovery service

Veerle Van Den Eynden of the UK Data Archive discusses liaison with data centres for the pilot UK research data registry and discovery service.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from UEL

Diana suggested that we catch up with participants from our Institutional Engagement programme and start a new feature in our monthly newsletter to profile the work they've been doing on RDM.

Stephen Grace from the University of East London has written guest blog posts for us before and presented on their work at the DCC roadshows. Here he describes what they've been doing since we finished our institutional engagement with UEL.

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Data Publishing - Libraries & repositories presentations at IDCC

Key points from the three talks in this session (Parallel B, session 1), which each considered the changing relationships between domain repositories and other actors - university libraries and publishers.

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Secondary data usage: transitioning from ‘second class’ to ‘sexy’?

Alex Ball of the DCC presents in San Francisco and Birmingham on the pilot Research Data Registry project, and writes for LSE's 'The Impact Blog' on the Jisc research data registry pilot project and how secondary data reuse is transitioning 'from 'second class' to 'sexy''.

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IDCC14 Report on Parallel B, session 2: 'Linking with articles'

Building a Bridge Between Journal Articles & Research Data - Eleni Castro and Alex Garnett In the data publishing parallel session on Wednesday 26 February we heard from Eleni Castro from Harvard and Alex Garnett of Simon Fraser University talking about building a bridge between journal articles and research data.

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DMPTool and DMPonline workshop

Read about the DMPTool and DMPonline workshop at IDCC in San Francisco

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IDCC14 Preview: Kevin Ashley

This time next week we will be getting ready to head out to San Francisco, so here is the last in our series of preview interviews with DCC Director, Kevin Ashley, who tells us what he is looking forward to at IDCC this year. The theme of this year’s conference is how data-driven developments are changing the world around us. What scientific breakthroughs, technical advances or potential new opportunities excite you the most?

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IDCC14 - Make the most of your time in San Francisco

IDCC14 is just around the corner – hopefully you have reserved your hotel, booked your flight, and registered for your favorite workshops. A couple of months ago, we blogged about some suggested activities for those of you visiting San Francisco for the first time. Now that the date is closer, we can provide a few more recommendations based on current exhibits and updated calendars – plus a few recommended bars for post-conference discussions.

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Metadata mapping for the pilot UK Research Data Registry

Having set up the software that will power our pilot UK Research Data Registry, we are now writing crosswalks that will let us import metadata records from various UK data centres and institutional data repositories. We have mapped from five different metadata schemes to the registry's own internal scheme, RIF-CS. In February 2014 we will turn these mappings into crosswalks and begin testing them out.

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IDCC14 Preview: Paul Lewis

Five weeks today the 9th International Digital Curation Conference will be kicking off in San Francisco with a full programme of workshops, followed by the Pre-Conference Drinks Reception. In the fourth of our mini series of preview posts, Washington DC Correspondent for the Guardian, Paul Lewis, lets us in on what to expect from his talk...

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