Blogs

DMPonline Beta update

Following on from the recent unveiling of the development version of the new DMPonline, an updated version is now available.

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FOI dataset provisions - what do they mean for RDM?

RDM managers should be aware of recent changes in Freedom of Information legislation in England and Wales, which add to the risks and opportunities around making research information and datasets openly accessible.

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Research data management in France: DCC and Jisc MRD programme suggest possible approaches

The DCC was invited to participate in the ADBU (French association of research library directors) research data management study day at Le Havre, France, on 19 Sept 2013, with Laura Molloy and Alex Ball both giving presentations.

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DMPonline Development Progress

 

We've been redeveloping DMPonline from the ground up following a review of the current version. We're making good progress and have now opened up our GitHub repository and deployed our code on our development server. There's still quite a bit to do but we're expecting to make a lot of progress in the next few weeks.

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Preserving CAD

On 26 July 2013 the DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition) held a Briefing Day to launch its new report on preserving computer-aided design models. As the author of the report, I went along to give the opening talk and listen to others' experiences and thoughts about emerging trends.

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Developing joined up RDM infrastructure for institutions

A report on a session at the JISC MRD Programme workshop on achievements, challenges and recommendations, titled "Repositories, portals and institutional systems” with the general theme of how to join up institutional systems for research data management.

 

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IASSIST, Research Journals and Data Linkages

The future of data publication was a big topic at this year’s IASSIST (International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology) conference held in Cologne, Germany

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Access to Citation Data

On 14 May 2013 I and a group of other interested parties met to discuss the findings of a new Jisc-funded study that considers the case for open access to citation data.

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A conversation with the funders

The organisers of DCC’s special event, Funding Research Data Management, which took place on 25th April at Aston University, can surely claim that the essence of the debate (about what is acceptable, feasible and achievable in the use of research grant funding for the provision of data infrastructure and services) has at long last been laid bare under the light of expert scrutiny. Propitiously, in what could have proved a confrontational exercise, this eagerly anticipated conversation with the funders developed into a harmonious sharing of experience, observation and explanation that, as STFC’s Juan Bicarregui observed, should lead to greater openness and collaboration between the funders and the research community.

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RDM in the Performing Arts

An overview of some of the main themes that came out of ECLAP 2013, the 2nd International Conference on Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment, that took place in Porto, Portugal.

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