Press Releases

Counting sheep and other amazing creatures

The University of Glasgow is offering a fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship on managing data related to animal disease outbreaks. This is supported by the Lord Kelvin Adam Smith (LKAS) programme and is suited to those with an interest in digital preservation, data management and epidemiology.

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EAGDA report on governance of data access

New Expert Advisory Group on Data Access report on the governance of data access 

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Software Management Plan Service prototype live

Guest blog post by Mike Jackson, Software Architect at the Software Sustainability Institute. Reposted from the SSI blog.  

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DCP and DAF collaboration

The DCC is pleased to announce that we are involved in an IMLS grant with the Data Curation Profiles team at Purdue University Libraries. 

We came together through our shared interest in engaging researchers to identify their support requirements for Research Data Management. We had ideas for a reusable questionbank based on the various surveys that people had developed when they were implementing the DCC's Data Asset Framework, and found big overlaps with plans for taking forward the Data Curation Profiles toolkit. 

We plan to build a tool to bridge the gap between data producers and data curators, and join up the active phases of data mangagement with the longer-term curation and preservation activities.


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NEW Book: Mastering Digital Librarianship

This new book examines the changing roles of the librarian and how working within a rich digital environment has impacted on the ability of professionals to develop the appropriate 'know how'; skills, knowledge and behaviours required in order to operate effectively. 


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NEW Book: Delivering Research Data Management Services

This new book published on 20 December 2013 is a step-by-step guidance to setting up and running effective institutional research data management services to support researchers and networks.

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RDM job at Strathclyde University

The University of Strathclyde is currently advertising for a Research Data Support Officer. Based in Research and Knowledge Exchange Services,the position will be part of the Research Data Management and Sharing project team.


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RDM Service Coordinator job at Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Research Data Management Service Coordinator to spearhead the development of a compelling user-shaped RDM service for the University of Edinburgh academic community.

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ANADP wins Preservation Publication Award from Society of American Archivists

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation wins Preservation Publication Award from Society of American Archivists. The volume includes an contribution on Education Alignment authored by Joy Davidson, Sheila Corrall, George Coulbourne and Andreas Rauber. 

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4C consultation is now open!

The 4C project is issuing an open consultation to find people interested in clarifying the costs of curation for their organisation. It consists of an online questionnaire that will start a communication channel for further engagement.

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