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.
Thursday, 22 May 2008
Thursday, 15 May 2008
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)
The Social Science Data Archive, DANS, Netherlands, has published quality guidelines for data archiving and "making data future-proof."
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.
Monday, 12 May 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....