data publishing

Data Publishing - Libraries & repositories presentations at IDCC

Key points from the three talks in this session (Parallel B, session 1), which each considered the changing relationships between domain repositories and other actors - university libraries and publishers.

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IDCC14 - Workshop registration is now open

The workshop programme for IDCC14 has now been published and registration is open.

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IDCC13 Data Publication: generating trust around data sharing

A report on the Data Publication strand at IDCC13. This featured presentations from Maarten Hoogerwerf (DANS), Sarah Callaghan (BADC and the PREPARDE project), and Peter Doorn (DANS).

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IDCC11: Open data driving scholarly communications in 2020

Professor Philip E Bourne from the Department of Pharmacology at University of California San Diego and Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Computational Biology gave a remote presentation to the conference via Skype to outline what he sees as the future for data publishing.

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Projects to Cite, Link and Integrate Data Join JISC MRD Programme

According to the JISC Managing Research Data blog..."As well as seeking to demonstrate ways in which research data management in UK Universities can be improved, the JISCMRD programme seeks to demonstrate the benefits of making research data as openly available as possible.

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More activity on semantic publishing

If you saw tweets from @cardcc today, you might realise I’ve been very interested in a couple of recent developments in semantic publishing. I wrote earlier about linking data to journal articles, including David Shotton’s adventures in semantic publishing. David’s work was one of those included in the review article in the Biochemical Journal by Attwod, Kell, McDermott et al (2009).

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Data and the journal article

I recently had a discussion (billed as a presentation, but it was on such an (ahem) intimate scale that it became a discussion) at Ithaka, the organisation in New York that runs JSTOR, ArtSTOR and Portico. We talked about some of the issues surrounding supporting journal articles better with data. Both research funders and some journals are starting to require researchers/authors to keep and to make available the data that supports the conclusions in their articles. How can they best do this?

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Nature special section on data sharing

This week's issue of Nature includes a very interesting special section on data sharing. There is a (not entirely accurate) editorial, a feature (on why data archives are so empty), and two opinion pieces.

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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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Data publishing and the fully-supported paper

Cameron Neylon’s Science in the Open blog is always good value. He’s been posting installments of a paper on aspects of open science, and there’s lots of good stuff there. Of course, Cameron’s focus is indeed on open science rather than data, but data form a large part of that vision. In part 3: “Making data available faces similar challenges but here they are more profound. At least when publishing in an open access journal it can be counted as a paper.

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