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"Data Citation Services in the High-Energy Physics Community"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 18th, 2016

Patricia Herterich and Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen have published "Data Citation Services in the High-Energy Physics Community" in D-Lib Magazine.

Here's an excerpt:

In this article we present a case study of data citation services for the High-Energy Physics (HEP) community using digital library technology. Our example shows how the concept of data citation is implemented for the complete research workflow, covering data production, publishing, citation and tracking of data reuse. We also describe challenges faced and distil lessons learnt for infrastructure providers and scholarly communication stakeholders across disciplines.

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    "OCLC Prints Last Library Catalog Cards"

    Posted in Libraries, Metadata, OCLC on October 2nd, 2015

    OCLC has released "OCLC Prints Last Library Catalog Cards."

    Here's an excerpt:

    OCLC printed its last library catalog cards today, officially closing the book on what was once a familiar resource for generations of information seekers who now use computer catalogs and online search engines to access library collections around the world.

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      "Connecting the Pieces: Using ORCIDs to Improve Research Impact and Repositories"

      Posted in Institutional Repositories, Metadata, Self-Archiving on September 10th, 2015

      Mohamed Baessa et al have published "Connecting the Pieces: Using ORCIDs to Improve Research Impact and Repositories" in F1000 Research.

      Here's an excerpt:

      Integration with ORCID has been a key element in this process and the best way to ensure data quality for researcher's scientific contributions. It included the systematic inclusion and creation, if necessary, of ORCID identifiers in the existing repository system, an institutional membership in ORCID, and the creation of dedicated integration tools. In addition and in cooperation with the Office of Research Evaluation, the Library worked at implementing a Current Research Information System (CRIS) as a standardized common resource to monitor KAUST research outputs.

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        CHORUS and ORCID Sign Memorandum of Understanding

        Posted in Metadata, Open Access, Publishing on July 15th, 2015

        CHORUS and ORCID have signed a memorandum of understanding.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        Our plans include supporting simple and non-ambiguous links between researchers and funders by linking CHORUS article records to ORCID ID researcher records, building awareness of the ORCID registry among funding agency researchers and administrators, and encouraging the use of persistent identifiers for researchers and organizations to support public access to research works.

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          "A System for Distributed Minting and Management of Persistent Identifiers"

          Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata on May 27th, 2015

          Lukasz Bolikowski, et al. have published "A System for Distributed Minting and Management of Persistent Identifiers" in the International Journal of Digital Curation.

          Here's an excerpt:

          Minting persistent identifiers and managing their metadata is typically governed by a single organization. Such a single point of failure poses a risk to longevity and long-term preservation of identifiers. In this paper we address the risk by proposing a radically different approach, in which minting and management of persistent identifiers is distributed, and the integrity of the distributed system is guaranteed by public-key cryptography. We describe the general architecture of the system, analyse its robustness and discuss potential deployment scenarios

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            Institutional ORCID Implementation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Report

            Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata, Reports and White Papers on May 19th, 2015

            JISC has released the Institutional ORCID Implementation and Cost-Benefit Analysis Report .

            Here's an excerpt:

            In May 2014, Jisc and ARMA commissioned eight HEI ORCID Pilot projects to support the broader use of ORCID unique researcher identifiers (ORCID iDs) in UK higher education. Information Power Ltd and Research Consulting Ltd were commissioned to prepare this report on the results of the eight pilot projects in order to:

            • Inform how ORCID is implemented in UK HEIs;
            • Enable institutional managers to build a business case for ORCID adoption in HEIs; and
            • Encourage wider adoption of ORCID IDs

            The report is based on semi-structured interviews with the Jisc-ARMA ORCID pilot projects and other research community stakeholders conducted either face-to-face or through telephone/Skype interviews, attendance at the September 2014 and January 2015 pilot project workshops and desk-based review of other relevant evidence.

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              "Persistent, Global Identity for Scientists via ORCID"

              Posted in Metadata, Open Science on February 24th, 2015

              August E. Evrard et al. have self-archived "Persistent, Global Identity for Scientists via ORCID."

              Here's an excerpt:

              Scientists have an inherent interest in claiming their contributions to the scholarly record, but the fragmented state of identity management across the landscape of astronomy, physics, and other fields makes highlighting the contributions of any single individual a formidable and often frustratingly complex task. The problem is exacerbated by the expanding variety of academic research products and the growing footprints of large collaborations and interdisciplinary teams. In this essay, we outline the benefits of a unique scholarly identifier with persistent value on a global scale and we review astronomy and physics engagement with the Open Researcher and Contributor iD (ORCID) service as a solution.

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                "Towards an Interoperable Digital Scholarly Edition"

                Posted in Metadata on November 19th, 2014

                Desmond Schmidt has published "Towards an Interoperable Digital Scholarly Edition" in Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative.

                Here's an excerpt:

                The change in context between the pre-Web world of 1988, its isolated microcomputers and CD-ROMs, and the modern connected, mobile world of Web 2.0 is stark. Texts now have a different purpose: they need to be much more than simply exchangeable via disk or email, they need to instantly respond to heterogenous needs. Inevitably, this has resulted in a growing discontent with traditional approaches to encoding one-off literary and historical documentary texts (Mueller 2013; Robinson 2010). This discontent has focused on the size of the TEI Guidelines (currently 553 tags), the consequent difficulty of comprehending it enough to use it (Usdin 2009), and its inability to elegantly represent overlapping structures that are common in born-material texts (Renear, Mylonas, and Durand 1993). But arguably the most serious problem, now generally recognized (Unsworth 2011; Bauman 2011), is that TEI-encoded texts are not interoperable: that is, they cannot be fully used in various applications without preliminary, and often substantial, conversion.

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                  Registering Researchers in Authority Files

                  Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Metadata, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries on October 28th, 2014

                  OCLC Research has released Registering Researchers in Authority Files.

                  Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                  Registering researchers in some type of authority file or identifier system has become more compelling as both institutions and researchers recognize the need to compile their scholarly output. The report presents functional requirements and recommendations for six stakeholders: researchers, funders, university administrators, librarians, identity management systems and aggregators (including publishers). It also provides an overview of the researcher identifier landscape, changes in the field, emerging trends, and opportunities.

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                    "On Being a Hub: Some Details behind Providing Metadata for the Digital Public Library of America"

                    Posted in Digital Libraries, Metadata on July 16th, 2014

                    Lisa Gregory and Stephanie Williams have published "On Being a Hub: Some Details behind Providing Metadata for the Digital Public Library of America" in D-Lib Magazine.

                    Here's an excerpt:

                    After years of planning, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launched in 2013. Institutions from around the United States contribute to the DPLA through regional "service hubs," entities that aggregate digital collections metadata for harvest by the DPLA. The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has been one of these service hubs since the end of 2013. This article describes the technological side of being a service hub for the DPLA, from choosing metadata requirements and reviewing software, to the workflow used each month when providing hundreds of metadata feeds for DPLA harvest. The authors hope it will be of interest to those pursuing metadata aggregation, whether for the DPLA or for other purposes.

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                      Integrating Researcher Identifiers into University and Library Systems

                      Posted in Metadata on May 13th, 2014

                      CNI has released a video of the Integrating Researcher Identifiers into University and Library Systems session at the CNI spring 2014 meeting.

                      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                      A number of approaches to providing authoritative researcher identifiers have emerged, but they tend to be limited by discipline, affiliation or publisher. This talk provides an overview of an OCLC Research task group's analysis of a complex ecosystem of systems and institutions that provide, aggregate and use researcher and name authorities: researcher identifier systems. The presentation reflects on the state of the practice and on the remaining challenges to the integration of researcher identifiers into the systems and practices of libraries, universities, funders, and publishers.

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                        "PREMIS-Lite, a Preservation Metadata Generator"

                        Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata on March 5th, 2014

                        Todd P. Swanson has published "PREMIS-Lite, a Preservation Metadata Generator" in Library Philosophy and Practice

                        Here's an excerpt:

                        Using the PREMIS standard as a model this project creates a "PREMIS-Lite" xml preservation metadata generator. This PREMIS-Lite XML generator and its supporting PREMIS-Lite semantic unit definition, user guide, and crosswalk combine to allow for the simple capture and creation of preservation metadata at the object level.

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