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EUDAT summer school

From 3-7 July 2017, EUDAT is organising a Summer School to introduce early-career researchers to the principles and tools needed for careers in data science and data management. The week-long training course will be set in the stunning landscapes of Heraklion, Crete, and kindly hosted by FORTH. The course is applicable to those working with big data, as well as researchers from less data-intensive communities. In collaboration with other pan European e-Infrastructures, this intense training course will provide attendees with a better understanding of the European e-Infrastructure landscape, the different tools and services offered by them, and how they can be used to improve the quality of your research outputs.

The deadline for applications is Monday April 17th 2017, midnight CET. Further details about how to apply are available on the EUDAT website

Image: Little Red Fishing Boat CC-BY-NC by Over Doz

 

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Data and the Web Manager

At this year’s Institutional Web Management Workshop data emerged as one of the surprising key themes. Although Web managers are familiar with data (for example in the form of analytics and log data) the three days showed that there is stll much more they could be doing with it. 

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Re-engineering libraries for the Data Decade

DCC Associate Director Liz Lyon gave a keynote speech on Wednesday 8 February 2012 at the VALA2012 conference in Melbourne, Australia. The talk entitled 'The informatics transform : re-engineering libraries for the Data Decade' looks primarily at research data and considers how librarians fit into the data space.

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Reflections on research data management

Reflections on research data management: RDM is on the up and up but data driven policy development seems a long way off.

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Supporting Research Data Management at ECDL 2010

Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre, and her DCC colleague Sarah Jones will facilitate the panel on Developing Services to Support Research

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The Digital Curation Centre: A new phase, a new perspective

On 1st March 2010 the Digital Curation Centre embarks on its third phase of evolution, following six years of development and consolidation.

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Online and offline storage: cost and greenness at Sun PASIG

I was at the Sun Preservation and Archiving SIG meeting in Malta a couple of weeks ago, a very interesting meeting indeed. The agenda and presentations are being mounted here. I’ll try to pick out some points that are worth briefly blogging about, if I can.

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What are data?

Another nice blog post from Peter Murray-Rust, in his "thinking out loud before a presentation" series, from which I quote:"Different people would have cutoffs at different points on this hierarchy [CR: Data → Information → Knowledge → Wisdom] but I think the following are fairly common attributes of data:

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Are research data facts and does it matter?

This should probably be titled “are research datasets comprised of facts and does it matter?”. It certainly does appear to matter whether datasets are comprised of facts, as in some legal jurisdictions facts are not copyrightable. If this is so, then without other protection such as the EU Database Right, or perhaps contract law, then there is no basis for licences (you can’t control someone else’s use unless you have a right to exercise that control).

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Load testing repositories

One of the issues that has worried me about moving from repositories of e-prints to repositories of data is the increased challenges of scale. Scale could be vastly different for data repositories in several dimensions, includingrate of depositnumbers of objectssize of objectsrate of accessrate of change to existing objects...

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