Saturday, 25 October 2008

My Faves for Friday, October 24, 2008

Ben O'Steen's blog post describing the DISC-UK DataShare project's approach at Oxford to incorporating a dataset type (a phonetics database) into a Fedora repository.

[tags: Oxford, blogs, data curation, formats, metadata]

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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Update from LSE - Associate Partner in DISC-UK DataShare

LSE Library has been developing a new approach to the management and development of Data Library Services, following difficulties in recruiting to a single Data Library Manager post. We have identified the various strands of the service offered by the Library, and we are developing a team approach which will enable the flexible delivery and development of LSE Library services, along with the ability to actively participate in research and development activities in the field.

The Library has recently made the first appointment in this new team - with Dave Puplett taking up the post of Data Librarian on 6 October. Dave has worked in the Library since 2007, on a variety of projects focussing on improving access to electronic resources and exploiting new
web technologies. He has recently completed work on the JISC funded VIF project dealing with version identification of academic research in digital repositories.

Dave ('d dot puplett at lse dot ac dot uk') will be the main contact for the Data Library service.

Over the coming months we will continue to develop the Library's data services team and our commitment to the Data Library service remains as strong as ever.

Nicola Wright
Information Services Manager
London School of Economics and Political Science

My Faves for Tuesday, October 14, 2008

"Publishing data long-term with an accompanying journal publication can produce a large number of citations which will be good for your career in the Research Excellence Framework" -- said Michael Wilson, a researcher associated with the MRC Psycholinguistic Database, who presented this finding at the e-Science All-Hands Meeting in Edinburgh last month.

Edinburgh DataShare is an institutional data repository set up by the Data Library to help researchers do just this. It uses the same DSpace software as the Edinburgh Research Archive, ERA, and operates in tandem with the Publications Repository to provide a place for researchers to share the datasets on which their published papers are based.

[University Newsletter article announcing the soft launch of Edinburgh DataShare, a project deliverable and pilot service.]

[tags: edinburgh, repository, service, data sharing, data publishing]

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