Following on from the StORe project, a JISC press release announces that UKDA-store will be launched on 30 June 2008 at the NCRM Methods Festival in Oxford. UKDA-store uses repository software to aid researchers to deposit data with the UK Data Archive and to self-archive their data. Astrid Wissenburg, Director of Communication and Information at the ESRC is quoted as saying that "The ESRC welcomes the creation of UKDA-store as a valuable tool for the archiving of social science data, and is complementary to the ESRC's publications repository."
Friday, 29 February 2008
Wednesday, 27 February 2008
WRAP is a a blog to chart the progress of the Warwick Research Archive Project. Recent posts include thoughtful musings on the potential effects of Harvard mandating open access, attitudes of academics towards pre-prints, and the new European Research Council Guidelines for Open Access [including primary data].
Saturday, 23 February 2008
Quoted: This blog aims to serve as a tool to both record the progress of the Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data Management project and to disseminate outputs and information about relevant activities in the converging domains of data curation, institutional repositories and e-Research.
(Luis Martinez Uribe was a DISC-UK member at LSE until this year and has contributed deliverables to the DataShare project. We will keep in contact with him and wish him well with his project at Oxford.)
Thursday, 21 February 2008
- Robin Rice
This article of JISC Informs by Judy Redfearn says that "data management is rising up the political agenda". Some scenarios by researchers are given, and repositories are offered as a possible solution, naming some JISC projects from the Digital Repositories Programme.
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
This article describes the work currently underway at Monash University to rethink the role of repositories in supporting data management. It first describes the context within which the work has taken place and some of the local factors that have contributed to the inception and continuation of this work. It then introduces the idea of a Data Curation Continuum and describes the various continua that might be applicable in a repository data management context. The article then discusses some of the implications of this approach, before reviewing related work.
The aims of the Centre are to assist to improve the research performance of the University through:
improved use of ICT technologies,
improved dialogue between IT developers in the Faculty of IT and end-user researchers in the other faculties,
improved dialogue between ITS and researchers,
nurturing development of e-Research and GRID technologies,
engagement with industry and government and
engagement with national and international collaborations.
Cyberscholarship: High Performance Computing Meets Digital Libraries - by William Arms
Thursday, 14 February 2008
DRIVER, or the Digital Repositories Infrastructure Vision for European Research, is a joint collaboration between ten European partners which aims to create a knowledge base for European research. DRIVER is funded by the EU (FP6) and puts in place a test-bed of digital repositories across
Europe, to assist with the development of a knowledge infrastructure for the European Research Area. The project builds upon existing institutional repositories and national networks, from countries including the Netherlands,
Germany, France, Belgium and the UK.
Note pages 138 -151 provide an informative overview of data curation tool, procedures, and data quality in an IR environment
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Monday, 11 February 2008
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Peter Murray-Rust, a reader in molecular informatics at the University of Cambridge, has a vision. In his vision, software robots roam the network collecting scientific information, which they aggregate and process to arrive at new insights.
Friday, 1 February 2008
DDI and Institutional Repositories, by Luis Martinez, released 1 February, 2008.
See also http://www.disc-uk.org/deliverables.html for other project deliverables.