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Presentations from the October 2012 Preservation & Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG) Meeting Now Available

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

Presentations from the October 2012 PASIG Meeting are now available.

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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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          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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            Committee Formed to Examine National-Scale Higher Education Digital Projects

            Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Digital Libraries, Mass Digitizaton on October 11th, 2012

            The Council on Library and Information Resources and Vanderbilt University have formed the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education to examine national-scale higher education digital projects.

            Here's an excerpt from the press release:

            The group, called the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education, comprises college and university presidents and provosts, deans, university librarians, and association heads. The committee will provide the leadership necessary to ensure that these projects are designed and developed as elements of a larger and encompassing digital environment. . . .

            The committee will focus on research and analysis of the large projects and their correlation; initial costs, operating costs and business plans for sustainability; and benefits and transformational aspects. Examples of these projects include the Hathi Trust, the Digital Public Library of America, the Digital Preservation Network, and data curation centers. Results of the committee's work will be publicized regularly.

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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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                "A Sample of Research Data Curation and Management Courses"

                Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on October 4th, 2012

                Andrew T. Creamer et al. have published "A Sample of Research Data Curation and Management Courses" in the latest issue of the Journal of eScience Librarianship.

                Here's an excerpt:

                This paper identifies a sample of research data curation and management courses available at American Library Association-accredited Library and Information Science (LIS) Programs in North America. . . .

                Only 13 (22%) of LIS programs currently offer a course focused on the management and curation of research data. . . .

                Although the literature supports LIS professionals adopting new roles and engaging in eScience and data management, most LIS data-related programs do not have a separate course solely focused on research data management. More LIS programs will need to adapt their curricula in order to help students and practicing professionals develop the needed competencies in research data curation and management.

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