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EPUB Version of Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works

Posted in Bibliographies, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on July 8th, 2012

Digital Scholarship has released an open access EPUB version of the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works.

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Here's an excerpt from the original announcement of the book:

In a rapidly changing technological environment, the difficult task of ensuring long-term access to digital information is increasingly important. This selective bibliography presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. It covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns.

Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles.

The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works is available as a paperback (98 pages, $9.95, ISBN 1477497692 and ISBN-13: 9781477497692) and an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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    TechWatch: Preparing for Data-driven Infrastructure (Draft)

    Posted in Cyberinfrastructure/E-Science, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Reports and White Papers on June 28th, 2012

    The JISC Observatory has released a draft for public comment of TechWatch: Preparing for Data-driven Infrastructure.

    Here's an excerpt :

    This report provides an overview of some concepts and approaches as well as tools, and can be used to help organisational planning. Specifically, this report:

    • describes data-centric architectures;
    • gives some examples of how data are already shared between organisations and discusses this from a datacentric perspective;
    • introduces some of the key tools and technologies that can support data-centric architectures as well as some new models of data management, including opportunities to use "cloud" services;
    • concludes with a look at the direction of travel and lists the sources cited in a References section.

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      Open Data Dialogue: Final Report

      Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Science, Reports and White Papers on June 24th, 2012

      Research Councils UK has released Open Data Dialogue: Final Report.

      Here's an excerpt:

      Undertaken on the behalf of the Research Councils UK in partnership with JISC, the Royal Society and Sciencewise-ERC, this public dialogue explored views on open data, data reuse and data management policies within research.

      The public dialogue was designed to:

      • Provide insight on the business issues that the dialogue will support, at the research councils and JISC
      • Build on prior work in the area and account for the wider policy framework
      • Engage people meaningfully around this complex area, enabling the public to frame issues and test out any principles emerging across a range of research contexts.

      The research comprised a number of elements:

      • an initial literature and policy review of the area
      • two reconvened discussion groups in Swindon and Oldham
      • a workshop involving key stakeholders conducted between the first and second wave of the public dialogues.

      Read more about it at Evaluation of Public Dialogue on Open Data: Report to Research Councils UK.

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        Science as an Open Enterprise

        Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science, Reports and White Papers on June 21st, 2012

        The Royal Society has released Science as an Open Enterprise.

        Here's an excerpt:

        This report analyses the impact of new and emerging technologies that are transforming the conduct and communication of research. The recommendations are designed to improve the conduct of science, respond to changing public expectations and political culture and enable researchers to maximise the impact of their research. They are designed to ensure that reproducibility and self-correction are maintained in an era of massive data volumes. They aim to stimulate the communication and collaboration where these are needed to maximise the value of data-intensive approaches to science. Action is needed to maximise the exploitation of science in business and in public policy. But not all data are of equal interest and importance. Some are rightly confidential for commercial, privacy, safety or security reasons. There are both opportunities and financial costs in the full presentation of data and metadata. The recommendations set out key principles. The main text explores how to judge their application and where accountability should lie.

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          Research Data Management: Review of DCC Tools and Guidance

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

          The REDm-MED Project has released the Review of DCC Tools and Guidance.

          Here's an excerpt:

          In the course of its work, the REDm-MED Project has used various tools and guidance produced by the DCC, most notably CARDIO and DMP Online, the latter in both its checklist and software forms. The Project team found CARDIO to be promising but in need of further development before being used widely. The process of setting up a DMP Online template was relatively straightforward, but unfortunately there was no opportunity to solicit feedback from researchers on using it in the context of the tool.

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            One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Humanities, Reports and White Papers on June 12th, 2012

            The Council on Library and Information Resources. has released One Culture. Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: A Report on the Experiences of First Respondents to the Digging Into Data Challenge.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement, which includes links to additional case studies:

            This report culminates two years of work by CLIR staff involving extensive interviews and site visits with scholars engaged in international research collaborations involving computational analysis of large data corpora. These scholars were the first recipients of grants through the Digging into Data program, led by the NEH, who partnered with JISC in the UK, SSHRC in Canada, and the NSF to fund the first eight initiatives. The report introduces the eight projects and discusses the importance of these cases as models for the future of research in the academy.

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              Repositories for Visual Arts Research Data: Kaptur Technical Report

              Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Repositories, EPrints, Reports and White Papers on June 11th, 2012

              The KAPTUR project has released the Kaptur Technical Report.

              Here's an excerpt:

              This report is framed around the research question: which technical system is most suitable for managing visual arts research data? . . . .

              The Technical Manager selected 17 systems to compare with the user requirement document (Appendix B). Five of the systems had similar scores so these were short-listed. The Technical Manager created an online form into which the Project Officers entered priority scores for each of the user requirements in order to calculate a more accurate score for each of the five short-listed systems (Appendix C) and this resulted in the choice of EPrints as the software for the KAPTUR project.

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                Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works

                Posted in Bibliographies, Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Scholarship Publications, Scholarly Communication on June 10th, 2012

                Digital Scholarship has released the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works.

                In a rapidly changing technological environment, the difficult task of ensuring long-term access to digital information is increasingly important. This selective bibliography presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding digital curation and preservation. It covers digital curation and preservation copyright issues, digital formats (e.g., data, media, and e-journals), metadata, models and policies, national and international efforts, projects and institutional implementations, research studies, services, strategies, and digital repository concerns.

                Most sources have been published from 2000 through 2011; however, a limited number of key sources published prior to 2000 are also included. The bibliography includes links to freely available versions of included works, such as e-prints and open access articles.

                The Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works is available as a paperback (98 pages, $9.95, ISBN 1477497692 and ISBN-13: 9781477497692) and an open access PDF file. All versions of the bibliography are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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