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DMPonline v.4 launches

We're pleased to announce that the DCC has just launched a new and improved version of DMPonline, our web-based tool for creating Data Management Plans.

This new release marks a major progression in terms of usability. The evaluation showed that users had difficulties creating a mental model of how the tool worked. We’ve simplified the concepts behind the tool and responded to requests to shorten the DCC Checklist and ask funder questions directly instead.

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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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Seven rules of successful research data management in universities

Guardian Higher Education Network Blog post offering 'Seven rules of successful research data management in universities' by Sarah Jones, DCC and Simon Hodson, Jisc 

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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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Register for the Dundee roadshow

Registration for the Dundee roadshow is now open!

The event takes place on 5-6 December in the Library and Learning Centre, University of Dundee.

Further information, including a draft programme, is available on the event page.

Register here to join us in Dundee!

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DCC training workshop at iPres 2012

The DCC ran a workshop in collaboration with several other digital curation stakeholders today. Pushing the Boundaries - excellence in digital curation education and training through collaboration covered a number of themes, including curriculum development, assessing course content, and developing frameworks to map skills and evaluate training.

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New Educopia publication: Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation is a new publication from Educopia, which establishes a set of starting points for building a greater alignment across digital preservation, and highlights the need for strategic international collaborations.

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ANDS & the DCC

After giving a presentation on DMPonline at the Future Perfect conference, Martin and I visited ANDS staff in the Canberra and Mebourne offices.  We had some great discussions, sharing common ground and learning from each other's lessons.

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Reflections on IDCC 11 day one

Reflections on IDCC 11 Day One by Clifford Lynch, CNI

Photo (c) Tim Gander

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An international list of data repositories

We're often asked where data can be deposited, so it's great to be able to announce an international list of data repositories initiated by DataCite. The list notes what subject areas the repositories support and outlines any restrictions on data access, licence agreements and identifiers used. This is a working document that will continue to develop over time. Your input is welcomed, so please contact DataCite to suggest changes or additions. 

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