DCC

DCC roadshow success

We held our first data management roadshow in Bath last week, bringing together IT directors, librarians, data managers and researchers to discuss the data challenge.Early feedback has been positive, with many people commenting they now feel better equipped to start addressing data management.Slides are available and Marieke Guy has produced a useful summary of day 2.

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Practical Guides to Digital Curation & Digitization

Facet Publishing have released Ross Harvey's Digital Curation: A how-to-do-it manual, offering an in-depth, start-to-finish explanation of the digital curation process.  They will follow this in December with Anna E Bülow and Jess Ahmon's Preparing Collections for Digitization.

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DCC Unlocks Open Science

The Research Information Network (RIN) and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) have published the results of research undertaken by the DCC into the benefits and barriers to using ‘open science’ methods. The investigation aimed to identify what motivates researchers to work (or want to work) in an open manner with regard to their data, results and protocols, and whether advantages are delivered by working in this way.

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DCC & DPC Monthly newsletter

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and DCC are delighted to be collaborating on the joint publication of 'What's New'.  

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Incremental project report released

The JISC-funded Incremental project has released its scoping study into researchers' data management needs at the Universities of Cambridge and Glasgow.

A blog post summarises our findings and implementation plans.

We welcome any feedback you have.

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What's New: The joint DCC and DPC monthly newsletter

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and DCC are delighted to be collaborating on the joint publication of 'What's New'.  

A new phase, a new perspective, a new Director

As the DCC begins its third phase today, we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Director, Kevin Ashley, who will succeed Chris Rusbridge upon his retirement in April 2010.

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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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Digital Curation Centre User Survey 2009: Highlights

My colleague Angus Whyte has provided the following brief summary of two surveys carried out in Phases 1 and 2 of the Digital Curation Centre, in 2006 and 2009 respectively, as part of our evaluations. In retrospect, we might have done better revising the questions for the second survey rather more than we did; nevertheless I thought it worth while sharing this with you.

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Director, The Digital Curation Centre (DCC)

So, time to come fully out into the open, after various coy hints over the past week or so. I'm planning to retire around the start of DCC Phase 3. Adverts are starting to appear with the following text:"We wish to appoint a new Director to take the DCC forward into an exciting third phase, from March 2010. You must be a persuasive advocate for better management of research data on a national and international scale.

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