A short and sweet summary of the Cambridge report sizing up the UK Trading Funds (such as the Met Office, Land Registry and the Ordnance Survey) and their business models. Bottom line? Opening up the data vaults at these agencies "could benefit the economy to the tune of net £164m." Link through to the full report and on to the Guardian's Free Our Data Campaign.
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
The theme is the complications of making mashups from external data sources, which may not be standardised or consistent.
Create Change is an educational initiative that examines new opportunities in scholarly communication, advocates changes that recognize the potential of the networked digital environment, and encourages active participation by scholars and researchers to guide the course of change.
It was developed by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and is supported by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
Friday, 14 March 2008
This project deliverable entitled 'Libraries in the Converging Worlds of Open Data, E-research, and Web 2.0' can be viewed at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=31131972&site=ehost-live.
For other project deliverables visit: http://www.disc-uk.org/deliverables.html.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Tuesday, 11 March 2008
A comparison across institutions at different stages of Institutional Repository development (published in D-Lib Nov/Dev 07)
Friday, 7 March 2008
After posting his abstract for the opening keynote of Open Repositories 2008 on his blog, I commented on my surprise that he hadn't mentioned Open Data. This led to a a few more exchanges where he emphasised his view that data repositories based in institutions must focus on the needs of the data creator (scientist).
What does “Open” mean in Open Repositories? - March 7th, 2008
Should Data Repositories be Open? - March 6th, 2008
Repositories for Scientific Data (at OR08) - March 4th, 2008
and also his brief observations about Australian developments (in between the others).
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
The VERSIONS project - funded by JISC and has produced a Toolkit to address the issues and uncertainties relating to versions of academic papers in digital repositories.
A new blog from the JISC team that manages a number of programmes including ours - the Repositories and Preservation Programme.