As promised, SHERPA's Juliette service (compliments Romeo) now lists and rates the open access policies of research funders (UK and beyond) not only for peer reviewed outputs but for research data. Policies are given a pass-fail rating based on the following criteria: 1) Data archiving is required. 2) Data must be deposited within five years.
A pre-print article for Library Trends, this is a no-holds barred critique of institutional repository politics, software, usage statistics, utility (from the researcher's point of view), and of the library establishment for not providing enough support and training to make them work, from the point of view of a fed-up IR manager from the University of Wisconsin. Very insightful, with colourful language, as the title suggests. (Thanks, Ann for the link!)
Interesting item about how the volume of generated astronomy data has surpassed the ability of scientists to analyse it, and so how they have enlisted the public (amateur astronomers) to help.