DCC News

Managing Research Data (video)

This short documentary, Digital Curation Centre: Managing Research Data, offers a unique insight into the importance of providing access to research data and the risks of not managing data effectively. It also explains how the DCC could help researchers, research support staff and HE institutions by offering guidance, training and tools. 

 

 

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Who will host IDCC18? It could be you!

 
The DCC is now inviting applications for bids to host its international digital curation conference (IDCC) in 2018 and beyond. 
 
If you have a strong interest in digital curation and research data management and want to bring this exciting event to your local community, please submit a bid!
 
The deadline for applications to host IDCC18 in Europe or North America is Monday 24th of April 2017 at 18:00 UTC. For those who want to express interest in hosting IDCC in future years, we ask that you follow the same process (as far as possible) and submit proposals by 22nd of May 2017. All proposals should be submitted to info@dcc.ac.uk We will notify the successful bidder for IDCC18 of our decision by Friday 5th May. 
 

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Active, actionable DMPs

We had a spectacularly productive IDCC last month thanks to everyone who participated in the various meetings and events focused on the DMPRoadmap project and machine-actionable DMPs. Thank you, thank you! Sarah has since taken the traveling road show onward to a meeting at CERN (slides) and Stephanie discussed institutional infrastructure for DMPs at a meeting of California data librarians. In the midst of travels we’ve been wrangling the mountain of inputs into a draft white paper on machine-actionable DMP use cases. For now, we offer a preview of the report and an invitation to keep the momentum going at the RDA plenary in Barcelona, which is just around the corner (5–7 April).

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SPARC Europe and Open Data resources

The DCC is delighted to announce the first two outputs from our collaboration with SPARC Europe. We began working together in Autumn 2016, with SPARC Europe commissioning a number of publications and resources to support its members with the open data movement. 
 

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Software preservation and sustainability

Jez Cope reports on Birds of a Feather session on Software Preservation held at the International Digital Curation Conference 2017. With perspectives from Jenny Mitcham, Digital Archivist at the University of York and Iain Elmsley, Research Software Engineer at the University of Oxford.

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How can we motivate researchers to learn about Open Data and start implementing Open Data Policies

Michael Heeremans reports from the Birds of a Feather session on Open Data, held at the International Digital Curation Conference 2017.

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Data-Driven Museums

What would a 250-year old museum look like if it were data driven?  What are the benefits that can be delivered to museum visitors – and to staff – if we use institutional and operational data in innovative ways?  And how best do we start data conversations with staff members who are handling data in their daily work but don’t identify themselves as data practitioners?

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"Towards Automating the Data Analytics Process" - Keynote lecture by Professor Chris Williams

Our keynote speaker in Wolfson Hall at 9.30am on Wed 22 February will be Professor Chris Williams, Professor of Machine Learning at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

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RISE, a self-start tool for research data management service review

DCC releases RISE, a new framework aiming to help review RDM services.

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Roadmap retrospective: 2016

Here's an update on DMPRoadmap, courtesy of Stephanie Simms at CDL
 
The past year has been a wild ride, in more ways than one... Despite our respective political climates, UC3 and DCC remain enthusiastic about our partnership and the future of DMPs. Below is a brief retrospective about where we’ve been in 2016 and a roadmap (if you will...we also wish we’d chosen a different name for our joint project) for where we’re going in 2017. Jump to the end if you just want to know how to get involved with DMP events at the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC 2017, 20–23 Feb in Edinburgh, register here).
 
In 2016 we consolidated our UC3-DCC project team, our plans for the merged platform (see the roadmap to MVP), and began testing a co-development process that will provide a framework for community contributions down the line. We’re plowing through the list of features and adding documentation to the GitHub repo—all are invited to join us at IDCC 2017 for presentations and demos of our progress to date (papers, slides, etc. will all be posted after the event). For those not attending IDCC, please let us know if you have ideas, questions, anything at all to contribute ahead of the event!

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