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DuraSpace Gets $861,000 Grant to Develop DuraCloud Data Services

Posted in Cloud Computing/SaaS, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on November 12th, 2012

DuraSpace has received a two-year $861,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop DuraCloud data services.

Here's an excerpt from the press release:

Currently, DuraCloud provides a reliable way to preserve and archive research materials in the cloud, a solution developed within the academic community for academic institutions. During the next phase of DuraCloud development, additional applications, features, and services will be built to extend the cloud in order to facilitate data archiving and content management. DuraSpace offers DuraCloud as a software as a service that enables archiving, preserving, and managing institutional content using cloud storage and intends to expand its service offerings in the next phase of development.

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    Presentations from the PREMIS Implementation Fair 2012

    Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata on November 8th, 2012

    Presentations from the PREMIS Implementation Fair 2012 are now available.

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      Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science

      Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on October 30th, 2012

      The UNC School of Information & Library Science has released Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science.

      Here's an excerpt:

      The National Science Foundation sponsored a workshop on September 10 and 11, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia on "Curating for Quality: Ensuring Data Quality to Enable New Science." Individuals from government, academic and industry settings gathered to discuss issues, strategies and priorities for ensuring quality in collections of data. This workshop aimed to define data quality research issues and potential solutions. The workshop objectives were organized into four clusters: (1) data quality criteria and contexts, (2) human and institutional factors, (3) tools for effective and painless curation, and (4) metrics for data quality. . . .

      The workshop identified several key challenges that include:

      • selection strategies—how to determine what is most valuable to preserve
      • how much and which context to include—how to insure that data is interpretable and usable in the future, what metadata to include
      • tools and techniques to support painless curation—creating and sharing tools and techniques that apply across disciplines
      • cost and accountability models—how to balance selection, context decisions with cost constraints.

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        SURA Research Data Management Group Releases "A Step-By-Step Guide to Data Management"

        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on October 17th, 2012

        The SURA Research Data Management Group has released "A Step-By-Step Guide to Data Management."

        Here's an excerpt from the press release:

        SURA has launched an institutional tool for Research Data Management (RDM), developed by a working group formed with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The working group brings together CIOs and library professionals from SURA member institutions to explore collaborations for improving their ability to manage the rapidly growing volume of research data.

        The working group produced an institutional "Step-By-Step Guide to Data Management," which is being used to identify gaps in existing RDM processes and guide future efforts of the group. The group has also built a discipline specific metadata scheme directory to assist researchers in finding existing metadata models for their research data.

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          Thomson Reuters Launches Data Citation Index

          Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Publishing, Scholarly Metrics on October 17th, 2012

          Thomson Reuters has launched the Data Citation Index within the Web of Knowledge.

          Here's an excerpt from the press release:

          This new research resource from Thomson Reuters creates a single source of discovery for scientific, social sciences and arts and humanities information. It provides a single access point to discover foundational research within data repositories around the world in the broader context of peer-reviewed literature in journals, books, and conference proceedings already indexed in the Web of Knowledge. . . .

          The Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index makes research within the digital universe discoverable, citable and viewable within the context of the output the data has informed. Thomson Reuters partnered with numerous data repositories worldwide to capture bibliographic records and cited references for digital research, facilitating visibility, author attribution, and ultimately the measurement of impact of this growing body of scholarship.

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            "Public Availability of Published Research Data in High-Impact Journals"

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 15th, 2012

            Alawi A. Alsheikh-Ali et al. have published "Public Availability of Published Research Data in High-Impact Journals" in PLOS ONE.

            Here's an excerpt:

            We reviewed the first 10 original research papers of 2009 published in the 50 original research journals with the highest impact factor. For each journal we documented the policies related to public availability and sharing of data. Of the 50 journals, 44 (88%) had a statement in their instructions to authors related to public availability and sharing of data. However, there was wide variation in journal requirements, ranging from requiring the sharing of all primary data related to the research to just including a statement in the published manuscript that data can be available on request. Of the 500 assessed papers, 149 (30%) were not subject to any data availability policy. Of the remaining 351 papers that were covered by some data availability policy, 208 papers (59%) did not fully adhere to the data availability instructions of the journals they were published in, most commonly (73%) by not publicly depositing microarray data. The other 143 papers that adhered to the data availability instructions did so by publicly depositing only the specific data type as required, making a statement of willingness to share, or actually sharing all the primary data. Overall, only 47 papers (9%) deposited full primary raw data online. None of the 149 papers not subject to data availability policies made their full primary data publicly available.

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              Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation

              Posted in Copyright, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Reports and White Papers on October 14th, 2012

              The Digital Preservation Coalition has released Intellectual Property Rights for Digital Preservation.

              Here's an excerpt:

              While a number of legal issues colour contemporary approaches to, and practices of, digital preservation, it is arguable that intellectual property law, represented principally by copyright and its related rights, has been by far the most dominant, and often intractable, influence. It is thus essential for those engaging in digital preservation to understand the letter of the law as it applies to digital preservation, but equally important to be able to identify and implement practical and pragmatic strategies for handling legal risks relating to intellectual property rights in the pursuit of preservation objectives. . . .

              This report is aimed primarily at depositors, archivists and researchers/re-users of digital works, but will provide a concise introduction to the subject matter for policymakers and the general public.

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                Presentations from Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections

                Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries on October 8th, 2012

                Presentations from the Designing Storage Architectures for Digital Collections meeting are now available.

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