Archive for the 'Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management' Category

An Analytical Review of Text and Data Mining Practices and Approaches in Europe

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation, Reports and White Papers on May 5th, 2016

OpenForum Europe has released An Analytical Review of Text and Data Mining Practices and Approaches in Europe: Policy Recommendations in View of the Upcoming Copyright Legislative Proposal.

Here's an excerpt:

Europe needs a regime which enables any researcher, citizen, company or other entity to engage in TDM activities, using material to which they have lawful access, wherever they feel there is a good idea. The exact commercial rewards can be managed at subsequent stages, depending on the implementation of the mining outcome. The protection could be considered at the point at which some clearly commercially beneficial project, product, service, business or company has emerged.

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"Research Library Associations Endorse Open Data Accord"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Science, Research Libraries on May 2nd, 2016

ARL has released "Research Library Associations Endorse Open Data Accord."

Here's an excerpt:

IARLA [International Alliance of Research Library Associations] views the Science International accord on "Open Data in a Big Data World" as an important step towards creating and enabling this common vision of the importance of open data. In setting out principles for open data that are derived from emerging practices within the scientific community, the accord lends the voice of a key stakeholder to the case for open data and provides a practical road map for the implementation of open data at the global level.

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"Are Scientific Data Repositories Coping with Research Data Publishing?"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Repositories, Open Science on May 2nd, 2016

Massimiliano Assante et al. have published "Are Scientific Data Repositories Coping with Research Data Publishing?" in Data Science Journal.

Here's an excerpt:

This study analyses the solutions offered by generalist scientific data repositories, i.e., repositories supporting the deposition of any type of research data. These repositories cannot make any assumption on the application domain. They are actually called to face with the almost open ended typologies of data used in science. The current practices promoted by such repositories are analysed with respect to eight key aspects of data publishing, i.e., dataset formatting, documentation, licensing, publication costs, validation, availability, discovery and access, and citation. From this analysis it emerges that these repositories implement well consolidated practices and pragmatic solutions for literature repositories. These practices and solutions can not totally meet the needs of management and use of datasets resources, especially in a context where rapid technological changes continuously open new exploitation prospects.

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"Assessment of and Response to Data Needs of Clinical and Translational Science Researchers and Beyond"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 28th, 2016

Hannah F. Norton et al. have published "Assessment of and Response to Data Needs of Clinical and Translational Science Researchers and Beyond" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

As universities and libraries grapple with data management and "big data," the need for data management solutions across disciplines is particularly relevant in clinical and translational science (CTS) research, which is designed to traverse disciplinary and institutional boundaries. At the University of Florida Health Science Center Library, a team of librarians undertook an assessment of the research data management needs of CTS researchers, including an online assessment and follow-up one-on-one interviews.

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Disciplinary Differences in Opening Research Data

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 27th, 2016

PASTEUR4OA has released Disciplinary Differences in Opening Research Data .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

This briefing paper presents the current state of open research data across academic disciplines. It describes disciplinary characteristics inhibiting a larger take-up of open research data mandates. Additionally it presents the current strategies and policies established by funders, institutions, journals and data service providers alongside general data policies.

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"Developing Library GIS Services for Humanities and Social Science: An Action Research Approach"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 25th, 2016

College & Research Libraries has released an e-print of "Developing Library GIS Services for Humanities and Social Science: An Action Research Approach" by Ningning Kong, Michael Fosmire, and Benjamin Dewayne Branch.

Here's an excerpt:

In the academic libraries' efforts to support digital humanities and social science, GIS service plays an important role. However, there is no general service model existing about how libraries can develop GIS services to best engage with digital humanities and social science. In this study, we adopted the action research method to develop and improve our service model. Our results suggested that a library's GIS service can support humanities and social science from the research collaboration, learning support, and outreach perspectives, with different focuses according to the stages of learning and research. The research framework adopted in this study not only can serve as an efficient tool for developing GIS services, but also can be expanded to other library service areas.

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"Data Management Plan Requirements for Campus Grant Competitions: Opportunities for Research Data Services Assessment and Outreach"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 20th, 2016

Andrew M. Johnson and Shelley Knuth have published "Data Management Plan Requirements for Campus Grant Competitions: Opportunities for Research Data Services Assessment and Outreach" in the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

Here's an excerpt:

Objective: To examine the effects of research data services (RDS) on the quality of data management plans (DMPs) required for a campus-level faculty grant competition, as well as to explore opportunities that the local DMP requirement presented for RDS outreach. . . .

Results: Analyses showed that RDS consultations had a statistically significant effect on DMP scores. Differences between DMP scores for funded versus unfunded proposals and among disciplinary categories were not significant. The DMP requirement also provided a number of both expected and unexpected outreach opportunities for RDS services.

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"Requirements on Long-Term Accessibility and Preservation of Research Results with Particular Regard to Their Provenance"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 19th, 2016

Andreas Weber and Claudia Piesche have published "Requirements on Long-Term Accessibility and Preservation of Research Results with Particular Regard to Their Provenance" in the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.

Here's an excerpt:

In this article we describe the considerations regarding the implementation of a local research data repository for the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 840. The main focus will be on the examination of requirements for, and an agenda of, a possible technical implementation. Requirements were derived from a more theoretical examination of similar projects and relevant literature, diverse discussions with researchers and project leaders, by analysis of existing publication data, and finally the prototypical implementation with refining iterations.

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"Congress Wants to Turn Obama’s Open Data Actions into Law"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Open Science on April 18th, 2016

Representative Derek Kilmer has released "Congress Wants to Turn Obama's Open Data Actions into Law."

Here's an excerpt:

A new bill introduced Thursday would give a legislative basis to a number of open data initiatives already underway in the federal government under executive order.

The Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, introduced by Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, would build upon a number open data policies from the Obama administration that push federal agencies to make as much data as possible free for the public to use.

A Senate version of the bill will also soon be introduced by Sens. Brian Schatz, D-HI, and Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

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Building Blocks: Laying the Foundation for a Research Data Management Program

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 15th, 2016

OCLC Research has released Building Blocks: Laying the Foundation for a Research Data Management Program.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Many research libraries are taking on a new role to support the research data management needs of their researchers and of their universities. In many cases, there are few resources to support the activity and a single librarian may have only the title or responsibility to get started. This document begins by suggesting very low-overhead ways to start a management program and goes on to describe services that can be added as possible to build out the program. References to many other resources are included.

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Presentations from the 8th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 14th, 2016

eScholarship@UMM has released presentations from the 8th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The theme for the 2016 University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium: "Library Research Data Services: Putting Ideas into Action"

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"Implementing Research Data Management Services in a Canadian Context"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management on April 13th, 2016

Tess Grynoch has published "Implementing Research Data Management Services in a Canadian Context" in the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management.

Here's an excerpt:

Research data management (RDM) has become an increasingly pressing issue for academic libraries as they strive to assist researchers in addressing new public funding requirements surrounding data dissemination and preservation. Briney, Goben, & Zilinski (2015) reviewed several characteristics of RDM service provision efforts by 206 American research universities. Following a similar methodology, the author reviewed RDM service development within Canadian research universities and compared the results to the American efforts. The main area requiring development in Canada is the provision of RDM services. Therefore, some current best practices for implementing RDM services were gathered through a literature review. The successful approaches highlighted in the literature include awareness of funder and institutional data policies, reaching out to data service providers on campus and beyond, understanding researcher data management needs and finding RDM champions, implementing research data services strategically, planning for growth in RDM services, marketing the RDM services, and creating incentives to create data management plans and utilize RDM services.

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