2007 Blog Archive

L'enfer, c'est les metadata des autres...?

Some reflections and connections on IDCC3, where it was said that l’enfer, c’est les metadata des autres…

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Murray-Rust on Digital Curation Conference day 2

Peter Murray-Rust has written two blog posts (here and here; I'm not sure if those are permanent URL's...) about day 2 of the International Digital Curation Conference in Washington DC. Thanks, Peter.In the first post, he began:

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Murray-Rust on Digital Curation Conference day 1

Peter Murray-Rust has blogged on our conference in Washington DC:Overall impressions - optimistic spirit with some speakers being very adventurous about what we can and should do.He paid particular attention to the national perspective from Australia:

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DCC Forum: Comment on Conference best paper

There is a Conference theme over on the DCC Forum. However, despite its RSS feed, it doesn't appear to be quite in the blogosphere, so I thought I would post some quotes from it here. Bridget Robinson announced the best paper selection (it gets a star spot in the programme):

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Anticipating day 1 of the International Digital Curation Conference

Starting in 3 hours or so in Washington DC. I'm quite interested in the various different national approaches being discussed in the morning. Two questions I would like to ask:

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Two fundamentally different views on data curation

A few months ago, we interviewed two scientists for two quite different posts in the DCC. Both were from a genomics background, and I was very struck by how strongly held, but from my point of view how narrow, was their view of curation. As a result, I’m beginning to realise that there are two fundamentally different approaches to data curation

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Posting gap… and intriguing article on “borrowed data”

Apologies to those of you who were interested in this blog; there has been only one posting since the end of August. Shortly after that I went off-air after an accident, and since then I have been recovering. Although not yet officially back at work, I hope I have now reached the point where I can start making some postings again.

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Digital Curation Centre/London eScience Centre Collaborative Workshop

A post from Graham Pryor (DCC eScience Liaison)

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Archiving Service

The other day I had an interesting discussion with a group of IT facilities management guys here at Edinburgh, who have been asked to write the requirements for a new version of their Archive Service, capable of handling modern requirements for huge amounts of data. It was an interesting discussion, and I hope to remain involved in what they are planning (which is a long way from getting funded, I guess).

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IJDC again

At the end of July I reported on the second issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC), and asked some questions:

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