Because good research needs good data


Press release from Society of American Archivists June 27 2013
Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation, edited by Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern (the volume editor) and Dr. Katherine Skinner (the series editor), is the recipient of the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

Registration for the Dundee roadshow is now open!
The event takes place on 5-6 December in the Library and Learning Centre, University of Dundee.
Further information, including a draft programme, is available on the event page.
Register here to join us in Dundee!

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation
Educopia Institute: 2012
On May 23-25 2012, more than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for the Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation conference. 
At the National Library of Estonia, this group explored how to create and sustain international collaborations to support the preservation of our digital cultural memory.

We're often asked where data can be deposited, so it's great to be able to announce an international list of data repositories initiated by DataCite.
The list notes what subject areas the repositories support and outlines any restrictions on data access, licence agreements and identifiers used.

This is a working document that will continue to develop over time. Your input is welcomed, so please contact DataCite to suggest changes or additions. 

We're trying out new ways to communicate our resources better at the DCC. 
Based on JISC digital media training, we're pleased to bring your our first attempt at screencasting.  The video below introduces you to the DAF tool.

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.

Digital Curation: A how-to-do-it manual by Ross Harvey

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.

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

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.