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4th Digital Curation Conference: Call for papers

The call is now open at http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2008/."The first day of the conference will focus on three key topics:

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Legacy document formats

On the O'Reill XML blog, which I always read with interest (particularly in relation to the shenanigins over OOXML and ODF standardisation), Rick Jelliffe writes An Open Letter to Microsoft, IBM/Lotus, Corel and others on Lodging Old File Formats with ISO. He points out that

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Murray-Rust on Digital Curation Conference day 2

Peter Murray-Rust has written two blog posts (here and here; I'm not sure if those are permanent URL's...) about day 2 of the International Digital Curation Conference in Washington DC. Thanks, Peter.In the first post, he began:

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Murray-Rust on Digital Curation Conference day 1

Peter Murray-Rust has blogged on our conference in Washington DC:Overall impressions - optimistic spirit with some speakers being very adventurous about what we can and should do.He paid particular attention to the national perspective from Australia:

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DCC Forum: Comment on Conference best paper

There is a Conference theme over on the DCC Forum. However, despite its RSS feed, it doesn't appear to be quite in the blogosphere, so I thought I would post some quotes from it here. Bridget Robinson announced the best paper selection (it gets a star spot in the programme):

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Two fundamentally different views on data curation

A few months ago, we interviewed two scientists for two quite different posts in the DCC. Both were from a genomics background, and I was very struck by how strongly held, but from my point of view how narrow, was their view of curation. As a result, I’m beginning to realise that there are two fundamentally different approaches to data curation

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IJDC again

At the end of July I reported on the second issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC), and asked some questions:

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OAIS review: what's happening?

In June 2006, there was an announcement:

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Proportion of research output as data or publication?

My colleague Graham Pryor asks in an email:"Chris - I have been looking for evidence of the proportion of UK research output that can be categorised as scholarly publications and that which is in the form of data. I have found nothing. It is quite possible that no-one has ever tried to work this out. However, on the off-chance, is this a figure (even an estimate) that you might have come across?"

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IJDC Issue 2

I am very happy that Issue 2 of the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC) is now out. This open access journal issue contains 7 peer-reviewed papers and 7 general articles.I am listed as editor, and did write the editorial, but Richard Waller of UKOLN did all the hard editorial work, in between his day job on Ariadne. Not to mention our authors, of course! My heartfelt thanks to all concerned.

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