Wednesday, 30 January 2008

My Faves for Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Free Knowledge Institute (FKI) is a non-profit organisation that fosters the free exchange of knowledge in all areas of society. Inspired by the Free Software movement, the FKI promotes freedom of use, modification, copying and distribution of knowledge in four different but highly related fields: education, technology, culture and science.

[tags: Open Access, open source, organisation]

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Thursday, 24 January 2008

My Faves for Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Open Access Interview with Peter Murray-Rust (Univ. Cambridge) discussing (amongst other things) the Open Data movement

[tags: research data, open data, science, interview]

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Saturday, 19 January 2008

My Faves for Friday, January 18, 2008

The Open Knowledge Definition (OKD) sets out principles to define the 'open' in open knowledge. The term knowledge is used broadly and it includes all forms of data, content such as music, films or books as well any other type of information.

[tags: open data, Open Access]

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Friday, 18 January 2008

My Faves for Thursday, January 17, 2008

The CARMEN Neuroinformatics Project (Code Analysis, Repository and Modelling for e-Neuroscience) is a four-year e-Science pilot project funded by the EPSRC. The objective of the project is to create a virtual laboratory in which data on neuronal activity (electrical and optical measures) can be shared, stored, manipulated and modelled. The project currently involves a consortium of 20 academic investigators from 11 universities as well as commercial and international associates, but will expand to include new core partners over the coming years. CARMEN is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

[tags: project, metadata, research data]

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Another DISC-UK Datashare Deliverable

As part of the JISC-funded DISC-UK DataShare project, a briefing paper has been written detailing and comparing a number of numeric data visualisation utilities. This project deliverable entitled Web 2.0 Data Visualisation Tools: Part 1 – Numeric Data can be downloaded from the DISC-UK Datashare website at:

For other project deliverables visit:

Thursday, 10 January 2008

My Faves for Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The latest issue of the DCC peer reviewed journal includes an article on PRONOM-ROAR (file formats), archiving derived data from astronomy publications and graduate curriculum for biological information specialists. In the non-peer reviewed section there are conference reports and a draft of the new DCC Curation Lifecycle model.

[tags: digital curation, preservation, lifecycle]

A useful fact sheet from the DCC on copyright in databases and the database right.

[tags: data, intellectual property, legal, guidelines]

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Monday, 7 January 2008

Edinburgh DataShare takes shape

As part of the collaborative DISC-UK DataShare project, Edinburgh University Data Library has now launched a pilot data repository for members of the university to use for sharing their data, much in the way that Edinburgh University Library has been offering an open access document repository for a few years already (called ERA). The new DSpace repository is called Edinburgh DataShare, reflecting its part in the wider project as well as its primary purpose.

Friday, 4 January 2008

My Faves for Thursday, January 03, 2008

the protocol is meant to be a basis for creating a legal tool to facilitate data re-use and data integration across international jurisdictions.

[tags: data, science, intellectual property, legal, guidelines]

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