2015 Blog Archive

University of the Arts London, RDM in Art and Design Conference, 'Where are we now?', London 11 Dec 2014.

University of the Arts London held a one-day conference in December entitled, 'Research Data Management in Art and Design: Where are we now?'  The day enabled creative arts research and teaching institutions, mostly from the London area, to come together to identify and discuss the particular challenges for RDM in creative arts workflows. I was pleased to chair the panel session and note that video of the event is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDx_h1Xb1n4


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IDCC15 What do we need? - Gathering RDM infrastructure requirements.

An IDCC event report on the Birds of a Feather session: Collecting research data management requirements, how can we collate experiences?

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Confessions of a Digital Archivist

I have a confession to make, I'm not from a University and I don't have any Research Data Management experience. So why exactly did I attend IDCC this year?

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IDCC15 session report: A Decade of Digital Curation

A report on the plenary session 'A Decade of Digial Curation' at the International Digital Curation Conference, London, on Tuesday 10 February 2015.

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Storify of the conference

[View the story "IDCC15 - a decade of data curation" on Storify]

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IDCC15 session A2: Curation Infrastructure, Education and Training

A report on session A2: 'Curation Infrastructure, Education and Training' at the International Digital Curation Conference, London, on Tuesday 10 February 2015. 

Session A2 provided two analyses of the current priorities and workflows of researchers as they go about their research activity.  In both cases, the findings have potential use in improving institutional support for digital curation and research data management.

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Reflections on #IDCC15: Why the road to broader take up of RDM is opening up

The ‘Why is it taking so long panel’ discussion at #IDCC15 touched on two themes that are crucial in understanding the kind of environment that is conducive to take up of RDM. Geoff Bilder repeatedly, and correctly in my view, hammered home the point that until the right infrastructure is in place you can’t expect researchers to be enthusiastic about engaging with RDM, in fact you can’t expect them to do it at all...

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A macroscope for UK web history

A summary of the demo session presented by Andrew Jackson from the British Library at IDCC15 on their web archiving service with macroscope features.

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IDCC15 session A1: Institutional Research Data Management

A report on session A1: 'Institutional RDM' at the International Digital Curation Conference, London, on Tuesday 10 February 2015. 

IDCC 2015 focused on, amongst other things, evidence of progress in RDM over the last ten years.  Panel session A1, ‘Institutional RDM’ on Tuesday provided specific examples of the progress made at specific institutions, including limits, challenges, and variations in ambition of the RDM infrastructure in each case. All three case studies showed what can be achieved when motivated and resourceful staff are able to focus on the job of improving institutional RDM, and in two cases we saw the difference that can be made when institutional funds are invested in this important work.

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Leading a Digital Curation ‘Lifestyle’: First day reflections on IDCC15

Okay that title is a joke, but an apt one to name a brief reflection of this year’s International Digital Curation Conference in London this week, with the theme of looking ten years back and ten years forward since the UK Digital Curation Centre was founded....

Robin Rice from the University of Edinburgh shares her observations from the conference.

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