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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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IDCC14 Preview: Fran Berman

With only six weeks until the 9th International Digital Curation Conference in San Francisco, it's time for the third in our series of preview posts - Dr Francine Berman from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute gives us her perspective on both the upcoming challenges and exciting developments afoot within Research Data Management...

 

 

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RDM in Public Health: Reporting from the NHS-HE Forum

A report from the November 2013 meeting of the NHS-HE forum, including updates on the BRISSKit project and the UCL Information Governance Support Service.

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Usability testing of DMPonline version 4.0

Last year we conducted a comprehensive study of DMPonline version 3.0 using various research methods, such as focus groups, guided interviews, heuristic evaluations and usability testing. The findings signaled a clear need for change and the results can be seen in DMPonline 4.0. We now have the opportunity to compare results from two rounds of usability testing (of versions 3.0 and 4.0 beta) to establish whether the interface of the tool has been improved.

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An exchange of experience on managing research data

On 18 November 2013, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organised a two hour seminar for support staff interested or involved in RDM developments. The seminar kick-started a week of events being organised at the School to celebrate Explore Your Archives week, examining the emerging role that digital collections have within libraries and archives.

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How does DMPonline v.4 work?

We’ve made some major changes to DMPonline this year in light of user feedback:

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