Thursday, 22 May 2008

My Faves for Wednesday, May 21, 2008

PRONOM is a resource for anyone requiring impartial and definitive information about the file formats, software products and other technical components required to support long-term access to electronic records and other digital objects.

[tags: preservation, registry]

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Thursday, 15 May 2008

DISC-UK meet with the UK Data Archive

DISC-UK and the UK Data Archive met at the end of April in the Lionel Robbins Building at LSE. DISC-UK place value on such meetings with UKDA and see this as a useful and worthwhile forum to share both expertise and experience. Topics discussed included: UKDA web site developments; CESSDA developments including plans to 'internationalise' the data portal; training and teaching; user registration with UKDA; UKDA-Store and the StoreLink projects; data management; the DataShare progress report; implications of the New Statistics Act.

(Pictured from left to right: Stuart Macdonald, Harry Gibbs, Karen Dennison, Tanvi Desai, Ken Miller, Jane Roberts. Not pictured: Robin Rice, Louise Corti)

Stuart Macdonald
DISC-UK DataShare

My Faves for Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Social Science Data Archive, DANS, Netherlands, has published quality guidelines for data archiving and "making data future-proof."

[tags: guidelines, report, research data, data archives, data sharing, data curation, data management]

This study investigated costs to Higher Education Institutions of the preservation of research data and developed guidance to HEFCE and institutions on these issues. It also provided a methodological foundation on research data costs for the forthcoming HEFCE-sponsored feasability study for a UK research Data Service.

[tags: preservation, research data, JISC]

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Monday, 12 May 2008

My Faves for Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS) is a broad-based partnership devoted to identifying, acquiring and preserving data at-risk of being lost to the social science research community. Examples of at-risk data include opinion polls, voting records, large-scale surveys on family growth and income, and many other social science studies....

[tags: data, preservation, project]

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Thursday, 8 May 2008

My Faves for Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The community is assembling and interconnecting the world's best repository for raw data -- a sort of giant free allmanac, with tables on everything ...

[tags: data]

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