persistent IDs

New DCC guide to citing datasets

The DCC has released a guide entitled 'How to cite datasets and link to publications'.

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Persistence of domain names

I had a chat before Christmas with Henry Thompson, who works both in Edinburgh Informatics and also on the W3C TAG. Insofar as the Internet is important in sustaining long term access to information in digital form, there is a sustainability problem that we rather seem to have ignored. Everything on the Internet (literally) depends on domain names, and these are only ever rented. There is no mechanism for permanently reserving a domain name.

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RLUK launched... but relaunch flawed?

Neil Beagrie reminds us that after 25 years, the Consortium of University (and?) Research Libraries (CURL) has relaunched itself as RLUK:

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