New Checklist for a Data Management Plan

We received lots of feedback that we should shorten the DCC Checklist for a Data Management Plan and have managed to condense it to 13 questions and some basic administrative information. More detailed questions are used as pointers to help researchers decide how to respond and we've enhanced the guidance.

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ANADP wins Preservation Publication Award from Society of American Archivists

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation wins Preservation Publication Award from Society of American Archivists. The volume includes an contribution on Education Alignment authored by Joy Davidson, Sheila Corrall, George Coulbourne and Andreas Rauber. 

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NERC and TSB join forces to encourage reuse of environmental data

A series of workshops are being held around the UK from July until September to drive collaboration on a forthcoming NERC/TSB funding call "New Business Solution from Environmental Data." This will require commercial collaboration to produce creative and innovative reuse applications for data from NERC's data centres and other environmental data sources. Read on for full details...

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IDCC14 - Save the Date

"Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data-driven transformations in research, education, business & society"

We are delighted to announce that the 9th International Digital Curation Conference will be held from Monday 24th February to Thursday 27 February 2014 at the Mission Bay Conference Centre at UCSF (University of California San Francisco).


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Consultation on data management planning checklist and themes

We're seeking your opinion on our new draft checklist for data management planning, produced as part of the development of our suite of data management planning tools and resources. The new checklist is simpler and is accompanied by a set of themes which (amongst other things) will help to relate guidance from multiple sources to particular questions dealt with in a plan. We're looking for feedback by June 3rd; read the full article for details and the documents themselves.

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4C consultation is now open!

The 4C project is issuing an open consultation to find people interested in clarifying the costs of curation for their organisation. It consists of an online questionnaire that will start a communication channel for further engagement.

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