Preserving CAD

On 26 July 2013 the DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition) held a Briefing Day to launch its new report on preserving computer-aided design models. As the author of the report, I went along to give the opening talk and listen to others' experiences and thoughts about emerging trends.

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Hands-on RDM with SIM4RDM

On 12 April 2013 I attended a workshop organised in Berlin by the SIM4RDM project. This is a European project that is creating a framework for evaluating and improving research data management (RDM) for a range of stakeholders.

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ERIM Project Report Released - Review of the State of the Art of the Digital Curation of Research Data

The report examines models and terminology already in use to describe digital curation, digital repositories, data lifecycles and data processing. It summarizes the guidance provided by research funders, data centres and curation specialists on curating digital data, alongside any requirements they impose. Finally, it provides a brief overview of standards and tools of particular relevance to the ERIM project, and draws lessons from the introduction of a new curation policy at the World Data Center for Climate.

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