[dcc-associates] FW: RCUK OA Guidance and FAQs

2013-04-09 Thread Joy Davidson
-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Lawson, Gerald J.
Sent: 08 April 2013 17:26
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: RCUK OA Guidance and FAQs

Colleagues, RCUK has published the latest version of its Policy and Guidance on 
Open Access

It has also provided a FAQ document, which will be updated as and when new 
questions arise.

The changes aim to further clarify the guidance, and draw on comments received 
from across the research community, learned societies and publishers following 
a call for input in March.

http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/media/news/2013news/Pages/130408.aspx

Gerry Lawson

NERC Research Information Systems
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[dcc-associates] RE: LIS-RESEARCHSUPPORT Digest - 28 Mar 2013 to 4 Apr 2013 (#2013-21)

2013-04-09 Thread Joy Davidson
Understanding how 3rd party data are being used by researchers within an 
institution is likely to be a concern for many HEIs setting up research data 
management policies and support services. The University of York are currently 
seeking input for their survey on how external data resources are being managed 
institutionally. The survey is available until April 16th. 

Best regards,
Joy

-Original Message-
From: Research support mailing list
[mailto:lis-researchsupp...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of LIS-RESEARCHSUPPORT 
automatic digest system
Sent: 05 April 2013 00:07
To: lis-researchsupp...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: LIS-RESEARCHSUPPORT Digest - 28 Mar 2013 to 4 Apr 2013 (#2013-21)

There is 1 message totaling 154 lines in this issue.
Topics of the day:

  1. How are external data resources managed at your institution?
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Date:Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:56:13 +0100
From:Kirstyn Radford kirstyn.radf...@york.ac.uk
Subject: How are external data resources managed at your institution?

Dear all

Staff at the University of York Information Directorate are undertaking a 
project to survey the use of external datasets (financial, social/economic, 
environmental etc) for research and learning at our institution, aiming to 
develop a medium-term strategy for managing subscriptions, licences and user 
support.

We would like to establish whether there are any common practices across the
sector:  who within your institution has responsibility for managing data 
sources, what skills/experience does the role require, and what services do you 
provide?

Your response to the survey below (5 questions) will be much appreciated.
Unless you choose to identify yourself in Q5, your response will be anonymous.
 
Please respond by 5pm Tuesday 16th April.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=trueformkey=dHc4M2
9icHl2QVhMcDBlS2JOc0pwT1E6MQ


Very many thanks and best wishes,
Kirstyn

~~
Kirstyn Radford
Academic Liaison Librarian:  Economics, Politics, PEP, CHE, Women's Studies
Library and Archives
University of York
YO10 5DD
01904 32 3885
kirstyn.radf...@york.ac.uk k...@york.ac.uk
http://www.york.ac.uk/library/
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End of LIS-RESEARCHSUPPORT Digest - 28 Mar 2013 to 4 Apr 2013 (#2013-21)



[dcc-associates] Interoperability Workshop - OpenAIRE

2013-01-22 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies for cross-posting

From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Rettberg, Najla
Sent: 22 January 2013 10:18
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.ukmailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Interoperability Workshop - OpenAIRE

There are still places left for OpenAIRE's workshop on Interoperability, in 
Minho, Portugal. 7/8 Feb.

The goal of the 2-day workshop is to explore open access, open science, discuss 
OpenAIRE's guidelines (both repositories and data) and, above all, on how 
literature and data repositories can interoperate.

Speakers from the OKFN, data centres, EuroCRIS,  the PRIME project and EUDAT 
will present how their initiatives will interoperate with the wider research 
information landscape and building blocks of research infrastructures.

Aimed at: repository managers, librarians, open science enthusiasts.

See here for the full programme 
https://www.openaire.eu/en/component/content/article/9-news-events/432

Registration is freeand, if you're sick of the snow, Braga is a lovely city!

For more information contact: 
najla.rettb...@sub.uni-goettingen.demailto:najla.rettb...@sub.uni-goettingen.de


***
Najla Rettberg
Göttingen State and University Library
49 (0)551- 39 5242
najla.rettb...@sub.uni-goettingen.demailto:najla.rettb...@sub.uni-goettingen.de
www.openaire.euhttp://www.openaire.eu




[dcc-associates] FRAMING THE DIGITAL CURATION CURRICULUM

2013-01-21 Thread Joy Davidson
FRAMING THE DIGITAL CURATION CURRICULUM: the deadline for submission of 
abstracts is approaching 

The deadline of the call for contributions in the Framing the digital curation 
curriculum international conference is approaching. The conference, organised 
by the the DigCurV project, will be held from 6th to 7th of May 2013 in 
Florence.

We invite abstracts on concrete examples of training initiatives and 
educational programmes in digital curation, illustrating approaches, 
methodologies, and success stories of training addressed to an increasingly 
qualified workforce of the library, archive, museum and cultural heritage 
sectors. Topics include: lifelong learning in digital curation, current trends 
and initiatives in digital curation education, existing opportunities for 
professionals, training the trainers, approaches and methodologies, best 
practices, sustainability of training initiatives, multimodal methods of 
learning, opportunities and challenges in developing a training curriculum, 
examination of digital curation/preservation training frameworks (e.g. DigCurV 
Curriculum Framework).

The deadline for submission is the 31st of January 2013.

All the information at: 
http://www.digcur-education.org/eng/International-Conference/Call-for-Contributions

Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii




[dcc-associates] Vacancy / Secondment opportunity with the Digital Preservation Coalition

2013-01-18 Thread Joy Davidson
This vacancy with the DPC might be of interest to list members.

The Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) seeks to recruit an experienced and 
capable member of staff to work closely with the Executive Director of the 
Coalition in a communications role. This is an exciting opportunity to work in 
a high-profile and wide-ranging role. The post has two functions: to design and 
deliver a range of communications and information-provision tasks in support of 
the DPC strategic plan; and to deliver the Coalition's commitments to a new 
international research project '4C'. Because the DPC's role in the 4C project 
is primarily concerned with communications, these functions are complementary 
and have been combined into a single post. Recruitment will be to the DPC 
offices in Glasgow or York and is available immediately for 12 months.

You will work internationally with the world's leading authorities in digital 
preservation, helping to communicate first class research, connecting leaders 
and professionals from different sectors and disciplines, and helping to 
influence public policy. You will have the opportunity to develop an 
exceptional international portfolio of professional contacts and you will gain 
experience in the operation of EC-funded research ahead of the commencement of 
the 80bn Euro investment in the Horizon 2020 programme.

You will have strong communication skills with experience of new media, but 
with enough knowledge of digital preservation - or with a proven capacity to 
learn quickly - in order that you can support and engage others with the 
outcomes of cutting edge research.

DPC welcomes proposals from its members about secondments of existing staff.

For more details, please see the DPC website at 
http://dpconline.org/newsroom/vacancies/954-vacancy-secondment-opportunity-at-the-dpc.

Bes regards,
Joy

Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii




[dcc-associates] iConference 2013: Early-bird registration

2012-12-12 Thread Joy Davidson
 Research, this student 
Expo is organized around the theme of leveraging social media to foster 
lifelong learning in everyday life. It will showcase exceptional 
interdisciplinary research and development work from select information school 
programs. 

Learn more at http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/expo/. 

CONFERENCE LINKS
 
* Conference Home: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/
* Registration: https://www.conftool.pro/iConference13/ 
* Accommodation: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/accommodation/  
* Past Proceedings: http://www.ischools.org/site/conference/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IConference
* Twitter: http://twitter.com/iConf 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

Honorary Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University; Herman Totten, 
University of North Texas

Conference Chair: William Moen, University of North Texas

Program Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Martin Halbert, 
University of North Texas

Papers and Notes Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Martin 
Halbert, University of North Texas

Posters Chair: Catherine Blake, University of Illinois

Workshops Co-Chairs: John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland; Paul T. Jaeger, 
University of Maryland

Alternative Events Co-Chairs: Marcia A. Mardis, The Florida State University; 
Maria Souden, University College Dublin

Research Paper Development Roundtable Chair: Martin B.H. Weiss, University of 
Pittsburgh

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs: Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University; Karen Fisher, 
University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto

Early Career Colloquium Chair: Steven B. Sawyer, Syracuse University

Social Media Expo Committee: Shelly D. Farnham, Microsoft Research; Eytan Adar, 
University of Michigan; Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University; Anthony J. 
Rotolo, Syracuse University

Doctoral Dissertation Competition Committee: David Hendry, University of 
Washington; Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto; Steve Sawyer, Syracuse 
University

Information Privacy Workshop Co-Chairs: Deirdre K. Mullican, UC Berkeley; 
Allessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University

Information Privacy Workshop Steering Committee: Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie 
Mellon University; Finn Brunton, University of Michigan; Jean Camp, Indiana 
University; Robert Deng, Singapore Management University; Jens Grossklags, Penn 
State; Xu Heng, Penn State; Chris Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley; Apu Kapadia, Indiana 
University; Cliff Lampe, University of Michigan; Deirdre K. Mulligan, UC 
Berkeley; Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University; Yingjiu LI, Singapore 
Management University
Proceedings Co-Chairs: Linda Schamber, University of North Texas; Oksana 
Zavalina, University of North Texas

Proceedings Co-Chairs: Linda Schamber, University of North Texas; Oksana 
Zavalina, University of North Texas

Conference System Coordinator: Yunfei Du, University of North Texas

Program Committee:
Eileen Abels, Drexel University
Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney
Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland 
Randolph Bias, University of Texas
Wade Bishop, University of Kentucky
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Joy Davidson, Glasgow University
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University
Yunfei Du, University of North Texas
Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon
Andrew Flinn, University College London
Fred Fonseca, Pennsylvania State University
Maria Gade, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Steve Howard, University of Melbourne
Paul T. Jaeger, University of Maryland
Heikki Keskustalo, University of Tampere
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University
Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto
Marcia A. Mardis, The Florida State University;
Eden Medina, Indiana University
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Arcot Rajasekar (Raja), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Linda Schamber, University of North Texas
Maria Souden, University College Dublin
Mega M. Subramaniam, University of Maryland
Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
Herman Totten, University of North Texas
Martin B.H. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Learn more at: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/





[dcc-associates] New projects helping lay the foundations for biology breakthroughs

2012-11-17 Thread Joy Davidson
The following news release may be of interest to list members. 

-Original Message-
From: Joy Davidson 
Sent: 17 November 2012 14:56
To: dcc3-st...@lists.ed.ac.uk
Subject: New projects helping lay the foundations for biology breakthroughs

Ten new projects, announced today by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences 
Research Council (BBSRC), will help researchers develop and maintain the 
infrastructure and resources that are vital for modern bioscience. The projects 
represent a £5.5M investment by BBSRC to ensure that the bioscience community 
is equipped to help meet some of the biggest challenges that we face as a 
society.

The projects are being supported through the Bioinformatics and Biological 
Resources fund which aims to provide scientists with important resources such 
as databases, new software tools and libraries. These are essential tools for 
modern data-driven biology.

Professor Douglas Kell, BBSRC Chief Executive, said Many of the exciting 
breakthroughs that have been achieved by modern biology have only been possible 
because of advances in technology. Developing new tools and techniques to allow 
us to make the most of the vast amounts of data that bioscience produces is a 
vital and often underappreciated aspect of research. Projects like these are 
allowing scientists to make major insights and solve previously intractable 
puzzles at unprecedented speed.

One of the funded projects, led by researchers at the European Bioinformatics 
Institute (EMBL), will provide a central repository for models to be shared 
amongst biologists. Researchers will be able to browse available models via a 
website and then download them for use in their own work. Making these models 
more accessible promises to help scientists understand how biological systems 
work and could help researchers in fields including drug discovery and 
synthetic biology.

Another project, led by the University of Dundee, aims to provide scientists in 
140 countries with the tools to take raw genetic sequence data and make 
predictions about the structure and function of the proteins that they might 
encode. This will help researchers to make better use of the enormous volumes 
of DNA sequence data that are generated in modern bioscience. 

A community resource in wheat transformation is also being funded at the 
National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). The aim is to provide plant 
scientists with access to the best public wheat transformation system currently 
available anywhere in the world. The resource could help increase wheat yields 
in the face of food security challenges.

The ten funded projects are:

Professor Bonnie Ann Wallace , Birkbeck College, and Dr Robert Janes, Queen 
Mary, University of London - The Protein Circular Dichroism Data Bank, the 
DichroWeb Server, and ValiDichro: Data Sharing, Analysis and Standards 
Resources for CD Spectroscopy Dr Alex Bateman and Dr Paul Kersey, EMBL European 
Bioinformatics Institute - The RNA central database of non-coding RNAs 
Professor Michael J Sternberg, Imperial College London - Maintaining and 
extending PHYRE2 to deliver an internationally-recognised resource for protein 
model Professor Pedro Mendes, University of Manchester - COPASI - Open source 
software for advanced biochemical network modelling Professor Thomas Freeman, 
University of Edinburgh, and Dr Anton Enright, EMBL European Bioinformatics 
Institute - Development of a Rapid Processing Pipeline and Graph-based 
Visualization for the Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing Data Professor 
Peter Ghazal, University of Edinburgh - The SPRINT approach to network biology 
Dr Nicolas Le Novere, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute - BioModels 
Database, the comprehensive resource for computational models in biology Mr 
Henning Hermjakob, EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute - DAS in the age of 
data-driven research Professor Andy Greenland, National Institute of 
Agricultural Botany (NIAB) - A community resource in wheat transformation 
Professor Geoffrey Barton, University of Dundee - The Dundee Resource for 
Protein Structure Prediction and Sequence Analysis.

http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/research-technologies/2012/121116-pr-new-projects-biology-breakthroughs.aspx?utm_source=twitterfeedutm_medium=twitterutm_campaign=Feed%3A+bbsrc+%28BBSRC+-+News+stories+and+features%29
 

Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii



[dcc-associates] iConference 2013: Early-bird registration

2012-11-17 Thread Joy Davidson
 in everyday life. It will showcase exceptional 
interdisciplinary research and development work from select information school 
programs. 

Learn more at http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/expo/. 

CONFERENCE LINKS
 
* Conference Home: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/
* Registration: https://www.conftool.pro/iConference13/ 
* Accommodation: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/accommodation/  
* Past Proceedings: http://www.ischools.org/site/conference/
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IConference
* Twitter: http://twitter.com/iConf 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

Honorary Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University; Herman Totten, 
University of North Texas

Conference Chair: William Moen, University of North Texas

Program Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Martin Halbert, 
University of North Texas

Papers and Notes Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Martin 
Halbert, University of North Texas

Posters Chair: Catherine Blake, University of Illinois, Elaine Toms, University 
of Sheffield

Workshops Co-Chairs: John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland; Paul T. Jaeger, 
University of Maryland

Alternative Events Co-Chairs: Marcia A. Mardis, The Florida State University; 
Maria Souden, University College Dublin

Research Paper Development Roundtable Chair: Martin B.H. Weiss, University of 
Pittsburgh

Doctoral Colloquium Co-Chairs: Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University; Karen Fisher, 
University of Washington; Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto

Early Career Colloquium Chair: Steven B. Sawyer, Syracuse University

Social Media Expo Committee: Shelly D. Farnham, Microsoft Research; Eytan Adar, 
University of Michigan; Jamie Callan, Carnegie Mellon University; Anthony J. 
Rotolo, Syracuse University

Doctoral Dissertation Competition Committee: David Hendry, University of 
Washington; Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto; Steve Sawyer, Syracuse 
University

Information Privacy Workshop Co-Chairs: Deirdre K. Mullican, UC Berkeley; 
Allessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University

Information Privacy Workshop Steering Committee: Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie 
Mellon University; Finn Brunton, University of Michigan; Jean Camp, Indiana 
University; Robert Deng, Singapore Management University; Jens Grossklags, Penn 
State; Xu Heng, Penn State; Chris Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley; Apu Kapadia, Indiana 
University; Cliff Lampe, University of Michigan; Deirdre K. Mulligan, UC 
Berkeley; Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University; Yingjiu LI, Singapore 
Management University
Proceedings Co-Chairs: Linda Schamber, University of North Texas; Oksana 
Zavalina, University of North Texas

Proceedings Co-Chairs: Linda Schamber, University of North Texas; Oksana 
Zavalina, University of North Texas

Conference System Coordinator: Yunfei Du, University of North Texas

Program Committee:
Eileen Abels, Drexel University
Theresa Anderson, University of Technology, Sydney
Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nicholas Belkin, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
John Carlo Bertot, University of Maryland 
Randolph Bias, University of Texas
Wade Bishop, University of Kentucky
Catherine Blake, University of Illinois
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Joy Davidson, Glasgow University
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University
Yunfei Du, University of North Texas
Hamid Ekbia, Indiana University
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon
Andrew Flinn, University College London
Fred Fonseca, Pennsylvania State University
Maria Gade, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Steve Howard, University of Melbourne
Paul T. Jaeger, University of Maryland
Heikki Keskustalo, University of Tampere
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University
Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto
Marcia A. Mardis, The Florida State University;
Eden Medina, Indiana University
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Arcot Rajasekar (Raja), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lionel Robert, University of Michigan
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Linda Schamber, University of North Texas
Maria Souden, University College Dublin
Mega Subramanian, University of Maryland
Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
Herman Totten, University of North Texas
Martin B.H. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Learn more at: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/







Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii




[dcc-associates] Research data management survey

2012-11-13 Thread Joy Davidson
This survey and eventual results may be of interest to list members. 

Best regards,
Joy 

Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii

-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk]
On Behalf Of Stephen Pinfield
Sent: 13 November 2012 14:05
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Research data management survey

Dear colleagues

You are invited to take part in a survey on library roles in research data
management:

https://survey.shef.ac.uk/limesurvey/index.php?sid=41119lang=en

We would be grateful if you could complete the survey as soon as possible and 
no later than Friday 30 November. We estimate it should take about 10 to
15 minutes to fill in the survey, although if you provide fuller responses in 
the comments boxes (which would be very welcome) it may take a little longer.

The survey has been designed to give the community a clear picture of the 
extent to which libraries are currently involved in research data management
(RDM)
work, and the extent to which they regard different aspects of RDM to be 
strategic priorities for the next three years.

As you will know, RDM is a key issue for many HE libraries present. We believe 
that the results of the survey will therefore be of direct interest to 
colleagues in UK HE libraries and beyond, and we hope that we can use the data 
as a benchmark to measure developments in future. We are hoping all of this 
will mean that we get a good response. We will share the results with 
participants as soon as we can.

This work is being carried out by Sheffield Information School as part of a 
wider set of activities in the areas of RDM and open data. These also include 
the JISC-funded RDMRose project led by Andrew Cox, which is developing training 
materials to help develop skills in RDM for library and information 
professionals. We expect these training materials to be available in the New 
Year.

Do contact me if you have any questions about the survey or any other work we 
are carrying out.

Apologies for any cross posting.

Best wishes
Stephen


Dr Stephen Pinfield, Senior Lecturer, Information School, University of 
Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP, UK. E:
s.pinfi...@sheffield.ac.uk, T: +44 (0)114 222 2649. W:
http://www.shef.ac.uk/is/staff/pinfield. LinkedIn:
http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/stephen-pinfield/36/b04/831



[dcc-associates] FW: The Importance of Repository EC- (OpenAire) and RCUK-Compliance Tags for Mandate Compliance Verification

2012-11-07 Thread Joy Davidson
This post about DSpace 3.0 from the JISC Repositories list may be of interest 
to list members.

Best regards,
Joy

From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Stevan Harnad
Sent: 05 November 2012 18:27
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Re: The Importance of Repository EC- (OpenAire) and RCUK-Compliance 
Tags for Mandate Compliance Verification


-- Forwarded message --
From: Tim Donohue tdono...@duraspace.orgmailto:tdono...@duraspace.org
Date: Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Dspace-general] The Importance of Repository EC- (OpenAire) and 
RCUK-Compliance Tags for Mandate Compliance Verification

Hi DSpace Users,

I just wanted to follow up to this request to let everyone know that, as of 
DSpace 3.0 (coming in late November / early December), DSpace has a completely 
rewritten OAI-PMH interface which is now compliant with both OpenAIRE 
(http://www.openaire.eu/) and DRIVER (http://www.driver-support.eu/).

This new feature for DSpace 3.0 was provided by Lyncode 
(http://www.lyncode.com) and our latest DSpace Committer, João Melo.

More information on this brand new OAI-PMH interface (nicknamed OAI 2.0) can 
be found in the DSpace 3.0 documentation at:

https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC3x/OAI
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSDOC3x/OAI+2.0+Server

If any DSpace Users would like to try out this new, or help us test the new 
OAI-PMH interface in general, we are holding a second testathon this week.

You can test things on our demo server: http://demo.dspace.org/
OR
You can download DSpace 3.0 Release Candidate #3 and install it locally to 
test: 
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dspace/files/DSpace%20Release%20Candidate/3.0-rc3/

More info on Testathon is at: 
https://wiki.duraspace.org/display/DSPACE/DSpace+Release+3.0+Testathon+Page

Thanks!

- Tim

On 11/4/2012 12:32 PM, Stevan Harnad wrote:
/**Cross-Posted **/


It is extremely important for the success of both funder and
institutional OA mandates worldwide that eprints, dspace and all other
repositories be made compliant with funder harvesting requirements such
as those of OpenAIRE http://www.openaire.eu (as Eloy Rodrigues
indicates in the passage appended after this message).

For deposit mandates to work, they need to have /a reliable and
date-stamped compliance verification mechanism/.

*/Plea to repository managers and software developers //world-wide/: *

This is the time to make sure that your repositories implement the
requisite metadata tags for specifying the funding agency (US, EU or
RCUK) as well as the article's journal acceptance date).

A system must be designed for ensuring that the mandate will actually be
complied with, which means that there has to be an effective, timely
monitoring mechanism, with swift feedback and consequences in case of
non-compliance.

That means that immediate-deposit of full-text upon acceptance for
publication has to be monitored continuously, based on authors' ongoing
publication calendar dates not just retrospectively in 4-6-year batches.

If compliance is instead left to the the latter -- long-delayed
retrospective batches -- then even the talk about a 6-12-month embargo
becomes meaningless! Embargos can only be observed if publication dates
are observed, and hence if deposits, whether embargoed or unembargoed,
are immediate. That's how deposit-date needs to be integrated into RCUK
authors' annual work-flow, including the all-important date-stamping by
the official date of the journal's letter of acceptance -- not the
wildly varying and incalculable date on which the journal issue actually
appears -- which is in turn often far from the calendar date of
publication: as much as a year or more at times.)

The EC's and RCUK's  mandates have to be integrated with institutional
mandates so as to implement the following 8 shared conditions:

(1) *immediate-deposit* (even if access to the deposit is allowed to
be embargoed):
(2) of the *final peer-reviewed draft*
(3) on the *date of acceptance* by the journal (which is marked by a
verifiable calendar date-stamp)
(4) and the immediate-deposit must be directly in the *author's own
institutional repository* (not institution-externally -- central
repositories can harvest from IRs)
(5) so that immediate-deposit can be *monitored and verified by the
author's institution* (regardless of whether the mandate is from a
funder or the institution)
(6) as a *funding compliance condition* and/or an *institutional
employment condition*
(7) and institutional repository must be designated as the *sole
locus of deposit * for submitting publications for institutional
performance evaluation, funder conditions and national research
assessment.
(8) Repository deposits must be monitored so as to generate *rich
and visible metrics of usage and citation* so as to verify and
reward authors' deposits as well as to 

[dcc-associates] British Library leads the way for sharing research data in the UK as five major institutions sign up to DataCite

2012-10-30 Thread Joy Davidson
British Library leads the way for sharing research data in the UK as five major 
institutions sign up to DataCite
http://pressandpolicy.bl.uk/Press-Releases/British-Library-leads-the-way-for-sharing-research-data-in-the-UK-as-five-major-institutions-sign-up-to-DataCite-5d5.aspx

Five major research centres have expanded their commitment to make data more 
accessible through the British Library's DataCite service, a global initiative 
which addresses the problem of how to find, access and re-use the results of 
research. The Archaeology Data Service, the UK Data Archive, the Natural 
Environment Research Council, the Science  Technology Facilities Council and 
the Chinese genomics institute BGI have signed up to the service and are the 
first institutions to work with the British Library on this initiative.

Data from the participating organisations, which spans information derived from 
ice cores to gene sequences, cultural heritage to current populations, will be 
marked with DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) to enable it to be identified and 
cited, a system which has been widely used to provide persistent links to 
academic journal articles. This initiative provides a practical solution to one 
of the most significant challenges facing researchers today - access to data - 
an issue highlighted by the Royal Society in a report published in June this 
year, 'Science as an open enterprise', which recommended that scientists should 
communicate the data they collect in fieldwork and research more widely. 

The benefits for researchers include:

■ Confidence that the link to the data (or information about the data) will be 
persistently and uniquely identified
■  Increased ease of citing data which will, in turn, increase its discovery 
and access, enabling others to verify the results and validate their own 
research
■ Access to a myriad of new research opportunities which have been out-of-reach 
until now
■ Acknowledgement and credit for sharing data and having it cited

Enabling researchers to cite data, along with journal articles and other 
references, is becoming increasingly important, and DataCite has the potential 
to transform the way scientists communicate their research. said Dr Lee-Ann 
Coleman, Head of Science, Technology and Medicine at the British Library. As 
an institution dedicated to providing information, as well as practical support 
to researchers, we believe that the British Library DataCite service is 
addressing some of the barriers to data sharing. We hope that the decision of 
these five institutions to participate will attract others to become involved, 
and will mark an important step towards changing community norms about sharing 
resources.

Professor Julian Richards, Director of the Archaeology Data Service, one of the 
newly signed-up data centres, said: Digital archives are the primary record of 
many archaeological sites now destroyed, but researchers seeking to verify 
interpretations have been faced with a mountain of unpublished grey literature 
fieldwork reports and archives, which it has been impossible to access and 
reference. The decision to use DataCite is a significant step forward to 
resolving this problem, and will be transformational in getting archaeological 
research out to more people.

Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
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[dcc-associates] Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation

2012-08-15 Thread Joy Davidson
Posted on behalf of Katherine Skinner, Educopia Institute.
**
Please excuse cross-posting.

We are pleased to announce the publication of Aligning National Approaches to 
Digital Preservation, edited by Nancy Y. McGovern (Volume Editor).
http://www.educopia.org/publications

On May 23-25 2011, more than 125 delegates from more than 20 countries gathered 
in Tallinn, Estonia, for the “Aligning National Approaches to Digital 
Preservationhttp://www.educopia.org/events/ANADP” conference. At the National 
Library of Estonia, this group explored how to create and sustain international 
collaborations to support the preservation of our collective digital cultural 
memory. Organized and hosted by the Educopia Institute, the National Library of 
Estonia, the US Library of Congress, the University of North Texas, and Auburn 
University, this gathering established a strong foundation for future 
collaborative efforts in digital preservation.

This publication contains a collection of peer-reviewed essays that were 
developed by conference panels and attendees in the months following ANADP. 
Rather than simply chronicling the event, the volume deliberately broadens and 
deepens its impact by reflecting on the ANADP presentations and conversations 
and establishing a set of starting points for building a greater alignment 
across digital preservation initiatives. Above all, it highlights the need for 
strategic international collaborations to support the preservation of our 
collective cultural memory.

This guide is written with a broad audience in mind that includes librarians, 
archivists, scholars, curators, technologists, lawyers, researchers, and 
administrators at many different types of memory organizations.

Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation is the second of a series 
of volumes edited by Katherine Skinner (Series Editor) and published by the 
Educopia Institute describing successful collaborative strategies and 
articulating new models that may help memory organizations work together for 
their mutual benefit.

Readers may access Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation as a 
freely downloadable pdf and/or as a print publication for purchase. Please 
visit http://www.educopia.org/publications to download or order the book.

Authors include:
Martha Anderson, Inge Angevaare, Dwayne Buttler, Laura Campbell, Sheila 
Corrall, George Coulbourne, Joy Davidson, Christian Egger, Michelle Gallinger, 
David Giaretta, Neil Grindley, Martin Halbert, Jan Hutar, President Toomas 
Hendrik Ilves, Christopher A. Lee, Maurizio Lunghi, Clifford Lynch, Nancy Y. 
McGovern, Marek Melichar, Wilma Mossink, Adrienne Muir, Andreas Rauber, Adam 
Rusbridge, Raivo Ruusalepp, Gunnar Sahlin, Sabine Schrimpf, Matt Schultz, 
Michael Seadle, Katherine Skinner, Bohdana Stoklasova, Aaron Trehub, Bram van 
der Werf, and Matthew Woolard




--
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Executive Director, Educopia Institute
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[dcc-associates] News release: How does big data change the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences?

2012-06-13 Thread Joy Davidson
News release
12 June 2012

How does big data change the research landscape for the humanities and social 
sciences?

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today issued the first 
public appraisal of the Digging into Data Challenge, an international grant 
programme first funded by JISC, the US National Endowment for the Humanities 
(NEH), the US National Science Foundation and the Canadian Social Sciences and 
Humanities Research Council.

Their findings are presented in One Culture, along with a series of 
recommendations for researchers, administrators, scholarly societies, academic 
publishers, research libraries, and funding agencies. The recommendations are 
“urgent, pointed, and even disruptive,” write the authors. “To address them, we 
must recognize the impediments of tradition that hinder the contemporary 
university’s ability to adapt to, support, or sustain this emerging research 
over time.”

Read the report http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub151

The Digging into Data Challenge was launched in 2009 to better understand how 
'big data' changes the research landscape for the humanities and social 
sciences. Scholars in these disciplines now use massive databases of materials 
that range from digitized books, newspapers, and music to transactional data 
such as web searches, sensor data, or mobile phone records. The Challenge seeks 
to discover what new, computationally based research methods might be applied 
to these sources.

In its first year, the Digging into Data Challenge made awards to eight teams 
of scholars, librarians, and computer and information scientists. Over the 
following two years, report authors Christa Williford and Charles Henry 
conducted site visits, interviews, and focus groups to understand how these 
complex international projects were being managed, what challenges they faced, 
and what project teams were learning from the experience.

Brett Bobley, chief information officer and director of the NEH Office of 
Digital Humanities, heads the Digging into Data Challenge. Do we have big data 
in the humanities and social sciences? Yes—buckets of it,” he says. “But our 
ability to produce huge quantities of digital data has outstripped our ability 
to analyze and understand it. One Culture helps us to see not only why we would 
want a computer to assist us with our work, but how big data is changing the 
very nature of traditional humanistic research.

Co-author and CLIR president Charles Henry said, This report discloses the 
complexity and sophistication of humanities and social sciences research in a 
digital era. It underscores the excitement and potential of new discovery 
through deep collaboration across disciplines and affirms the continuity of 
traditional values and perspectives of scholarly communication in a 
data-dependent milieu. The report also seeks to animate a collective 
responsibility to more concertedly appreciate, extend, fund, and provide 
adequate services to sustain this remarkable research.

In 2011, four additional funding bodies joined the four original cooperating 
agencies in support of fourteen new international collaborative research 
projects. These funders include the Institute of Museum and Library Services 
(US); the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK); the Economic and Social 
Research Council (UK); and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Stuart Dempster, director at JISC, said, “We are proud to be a partner in this 
trans-Atlantic endeavour which aims to assist individual researchers, academic 
departments, and research institutions to succeed with the ‘data deluge’ in the 
humanities. For the UK to continue to punch above its weight in terms of 
digital scholarship and research it is vital for it to collaborate in ‘smart 
partnerships,’ which foster innovation in the development of tools, skills, and 
new research findings. This report shows that success in action.”

“The CLIR report is an excellent assessment of this unique and exciting 
international partnership,” said Gisèle Yasmeen, Vice-President, Research, at 
the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. “The Digging into Data 
Challenge project is generating innovative computation and data analysis 
techniques to better advance research and we look forward to its continued 
success.”

NSF has found the Digging into Data Challenge to be an excellent mechanism for 
enabling collaborative, data-intensive research in the social sciences and 
humanities, said Elizabeth Tran, programme officer in NSF's Office of 
International Science and Engineering. It has significantly reduced some the 
key barriers to conducting research across borders and has resulted in a number 
of truly international outstanding research projects.

The report is available online in pdf format; an extended version with case 
studies is also available in html format. Print copies are available for 
ordering through the website: 

[dcc-associates] FW: JISC questionnaire on researcher IDs, closes 7 June

2012-06-06 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest for list managers. 

-Original Message-
From: Nicky Ferguson [mailto:ni...@therightplace.net] 
Sent: 01 June 2012 23:28
Subject: JISC questionnaire on researcher IDs, closes 7 June

Apologies if you have already seen this.

If you are part of the UK research community, please spend 10-15 minutes 
responding to this questionnaire from JISC. The questionnaire concerns the 
adoption in the UK of a unique ID for researchers that can be used widely 
across the online systems with which researchers and research managers 
interact. 

The questionnaire is at
http://goo.gl/15J0H

The deadline for responses is 7 June 2012. 

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to people in your own circle who 
may also wish to respond.

If you are a user of Twitter here is a “tweet length” snippet you might care to 
re-use:

UK-based researcher? A 12 minute questionnaire from JISC about UK adoption of a 
unique ID for researchers - http://goo.gl/15J0H.   Closes 7 June.


[dcc-associates] Call For Participation: iConference 2013

2012-05-25 Thread Joy Davidson
 faculty and student 
peers. Participation in the doctoral colloquium is restricted to students who 
have applied for and been accepted into the colloquium. The colloquium will not 
be open to observers. Visit the doctoral colloquium webpage for more 
information: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/doctoral/
Application deadline: September 24, 2012.
Notification: Mid-November.

* Early Career Colloquium: This half-day event is intended for assistant 
professors, post-docs, or others in pre-tenure positions and builds on the 
tradition of highly successful events at past iConferences. The program will 
include an introductory presentation on the tenure process, panels by recently 
tenured faculty and experienced former deans, and small group discussions to 
provide informal dialogue, guidance, and insights. Visit the early career 
colloquium webpage for more information: 
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/jr_faculty/

* FUSE Labs iConference Social Media Expo: The iConference, in collaboration 
with FUSE Labs of Microsoft Research, is pleased to announce the first 
iConference Social Media Expo. The exposition is designed to showcase 
exceptional interdisciplinary research and development work from information 
school programs specializing in social media. Students are asked to form 
interdisciplinary teams of 3-5 students to perform research, design, 
development or community engagement exploring technological solutions to 
people's real needs around the theme of leveraging social media to foster 
lifelong learning in everyday life. A representative team from each 
participating school will be selected to attend and featured in a presentation 
at a special session of the iConference in February of 2013. Visit the Social 
Media Expo webpage for more information: 
http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/expo/
Initial notification: Letters of Interest due September 14, 2012

* New this year, the leadership of the iCaucus and the iConference 2013 
organizers have arranged for a special full-day workshop on Information 
Privacy. The workshop is being co-organized by the following iCaucus members: 
University of California, Berkeley School of Information; Carnegie Mellon 
University, Heinz College; Indiana University, School of Informatics and 
Computing; University of Michigan, School of Information; and Singapore 
Management University, School of Information Systems. The deans from each of 
these five iSchools have committed to send top faculty researchers in 
information privacy (spanning technology, management, law and policy) to 
participate. Details on how to take part will be publicized in the future.

ORGANIZERS
Honorary Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Liddy, Syracuse University; Herman Totten, 
University of North Texas
Conference Chair: William Moen, University of North Texas
Program Co-Chairs: Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University; Martin Halbert, 
University of North Texas

Program Committee:
Randolph Bias, University of Texas
Wade Bishop, University of Kentucky
Pia Borlund, Royal School of Library and Information Science Copenhagen
Peter Brusilovsky, University of Pittsburgh
Joy Davidson, Glasgow University
Robert Deng, Singapore Management University
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon
Andrew Flinn, University College London
Fred Fonseca, Pennsylvania State University
Maria Gade, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Steve Howard, University of Melbourne
Heikki Keskustalo, University of Tampere
Anita Komlodi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Cory Knobel, University of California, Irvine
Eden Medina, Indiana University
Eric Meyers, University of British Columbia
Karine Nahon, University of Washington
Arcot Rajasekar (Raja), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Howard Rosenbaum, Indiana University
Steve Sawyer, Syracuse University
Mega Subramanian, University of Maryland
Elaine Toms, University of Sheffield
Judith Wusteman, University College Dublin
Iris Xie, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Learn more at: http://www.ischools.org/iConference13/2013index/

Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii




[dcc-associates] UK university consortium gets £3.7m for HPC innovation centre

2012-03-28 Thread Joy Davidson
UK university consortium gets £3.7m for HPC innovation centre
Four British universities are sharing computing resources to encourage use of 
HPC
By Sophie Curtis | Techworld | Published: 15:00, 26 March 2012

http://news.techworld.com/data-centre/3346980/uk-university-consortium-gets-37m-for-hpc-innovation-centre/
 

The universities of Southampton, Bristol, Oxford and University College London 
have joined forces with the e-Science Centre at Rutherford Appleton 
Laboratories, to form a new Centre of Innovation for the application of High 
Performance Computing.

The consortium of universities will share computing resources including 
hardware, software applications, support services and skills to encourage wider 
use of HPC in both academia and industry. It has been awarded a total of £3.7 
million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for 
the creation and operation of the centre.

The lion's share of the funding (£2.2 million) has been awarded to the 
University of Southampton, to upgrade its Iridis3 supercomputer. A 12,000-core 
Intel Westmere-based architecture is now being installed, doubling its original 
performance and enabling more than 115 trillion calculations per second.

___

Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii



[dcc-associates] FW: Free RSP Event - Scholarly Communications: New Developments in Open Access 1st June, London

2012-03-22 Thread Joy Davidson
This RSP event may be of interest to list members.

From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Jacqueline Wickham
Sent: 22 March 2012 11:29
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Free RSP Event - Scholarly Communications: New Developments in Open 
Access 1st June, London

I'm delighted to announce that the programme is now finalised for the 
Repositories Support Project event: Scholarly Communications: New Developments 
in Open Access. It will take place on 1st June 2012 at RIBA
This free event will showcase examples of innovative approaches which support 
open access to research outputs and an open approach to scholarship. This 
includes new publishing initiatives - journals and monographs, new approaches 
to peer review, data sharing, the role of repositories and the use of social 
networking tools by academics.

The day will begin with Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of Salford University who 
will provide the keynote address Where next with open access? followed by 
Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy, SPARC and Key Perspectives, on the 
Budapest Open Access Initiative at 10 - recommendations for the next ten years 
of scholarly communication.

It continues with Caren Milloy from JISC on the OAPEN-UK Project, Peter Webster 
on Open Journals at the School of Advanced Study, Simon Hodson on the work of 
JISC to support open data publication and Mark Hahnel from Figshare. It 
concludes with Graeme Moffat from Frontiers, an Open Access publisher which is 
pioneering a novel tier method of evaluation and Melissa Terras from UCL on 
using social media to disseminate research outputs.
The event offers an opportunity to find out about the latest in open access to 
research from an exciting line up of speakers.

For more information and booking: 
http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/scholarly-communications-new-developments-in-open-access/

Best wishes
Jackie

Jackie Wickham
Open Access Adviser (Repositories Support Project)

Centre for Research Communications
University of Nottingham
A31 Greenfield Medical Library
Queens Medical Centre
Nottingham
NG7 2UH

T: +44 (0)115 8466389
F: +44 (0)115 8467577

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[dcc-associates] RCUK Open Access policy

2012-03-19 Thread Joy Davidson
This news item may be of interest to list members.

RCUK plans to extend open access policy
Elizabeth Gibney
Research Fortnight Today 
Issue 3886, 16 Mar 12

Research Councils UK is considering changing its open access policies to 
mandate that all RCUK-funded papers be made freely available six months after 
publication. 

The move would extend rules already in place at the Medical Research Council, 
although initially the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economics 
and Social Research Council would have lengthier, 12 month, periods. 

Under the plans, RCUK would produce a list of research council compliant 
journals, in which all wholly or partially funded projects must be published.

The changes were revealed in a draft policy published on the 
EnablingOpenScholarship website on 12 March. 

The move anticipates the findings a working group on expanding access to 
research findings, chaired by Janet Finch, professor of sociology at the 
University of Manchester and co-chair of the Council for Science and 
Technology. Her report, scheduled for publication this spring, is expected to 
propose a programme of action and make recommendations to government.

RCUK's policy states that access to articles should include unrestricted use of 
text and data mining tools. The revised guidelines would require all papers to 
include details on how to access underlying research materials. 

However, although the draft says that research council funding may be used to 
support payment of authors' fees in open access publishing, it does not go as 
far as the Wellcome Trust's policy, which extends to paying to publish even 
when a grant is used up.

The document says RCUK is aware of the difficulties of the current system and 
in the longer-term may revisit the model. In the meantime, it says, RCUK will 
work with institutions on how they might build an institutional open access 
fund that draws from the indirect costs on grants. 

http://www.openscholarship.org/upload/docs/application/pdf/2012-03/rcuk_proposed_policy_on_access_to_research_outputs.pdf
 



Joy Davidson
Associate Director
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
HATII, University of Glasgow
11 University Gardens
Glasgow
G12 8QJ
Tel: 0141 330 8592
Email: joy.david...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii




[dcc-associates] FW: News release: Text mining promises huge economic and research benefit, but copyright law and other barriers are limiting its use, says JISC report

2012-03-15 Thread Joy Davidson
This JISC report offers may be of interest to list members. 

News release
14 March 2012

Text mining promises huge economic and research benefit, but copyright law and 
other barriers are limiting its use, says JISC report

A new JISC report shows that text mining - a complex and innovative method of 
searching and analysing data - has huge potential benefits for the UK economy 
and knowledge base, but its use is being held back by copyright law and other 
barriers.

Read the report 
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/reports/2012/value-and-benefits-of-text-mining.aspx

Sir Mark Walport, the director of the Wellcome Trust, said at a related event 
last night: This is a complete no-brainer. This is scholarly research funded 
from the public purse, largely from taxpayer and philanthropic organisations. 
The taxpayer has the right to have maximum benefit extracted and that will only 
happen if there is maximum access to it.

Text mining draws on data analysis techniques such as natural language 
processing and information extraction to find new knowledge and meaningful 
patterns within large collections. 

Torsten Reimer, JISC programme manager, explains, “Text mining is already 
producing efficiencies and new knowledge in areas as diverse as biological 
science, particle physics, media and communications. It has been used to 
hypothesise the causes of rare diseases and how pre-existing drugs could be 
used to target different diseases.

“The technique was also used recently to analyse the vast amount of text 
produced on websites, blogs and social media such as Twitter - where copyright 
holders allowed - and showed that the messages exchanged on Twitter during the 
English riots of 2011 were not to blame for inciting riots, added Torsten.

The business benefit of text mining is in identifying emerging trends, and to 
explore consumer preferences and competitor developments. Text mining is 
particularly used in larger companies as part of their customer relationship 
management strategy and in the pharmaceutical industry as part of their 
research and development strategy.  

The report shows that such techniques could enable researchers in UK 
universities to gain new knowledge that would otherwise remain undiscovered 
because there is just too much relevant literature for any one person to read. 
Such discoveries could lead to benefits for society and the economy.

The UK has a number of strengths that put it in a good position to be a key 
player in text mining development, such as the existence of good framework 
conditions for innovation and the natural advantage of its native language.

Professor Douglas Kell, chief executive of the BBSRC says, “This report shows 
the importance of implementing the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review  as 
current copyright law is also imposing restrictions, since text mining involves 
a range of computerised analytical processes which are not all readily 
permitted within UK intellectual property law. In order to be ‘mined’, text 
must be accessed, copied, analysed, annotated and related to existing 
information and understanding.  Even if the user has access rights to the 
material, making annotated copies can be illegal under current copyright law 
without the permission of the copyright holder. 

“The report also shows that text mining can add enormous value to the benefit 
of the UK economy, as long as the text is freely available and unencumbered. 
Otherwise there is a real risk that we will miss discoveries that could have 
significant social and economic impact.”

Torsten added, “These laws are inhibiting text mining’s wider usage and making 
academic institutions nervous of taking it up. Without wider usage, the 
potential for text mining to generate gains for the economy and society cannot 
be exploited and the UK economy will be less able to take advantage of its 
strong public research base. There is a danger that the UK may be left behind 
as other countries such as Japan adopt a more liberal approach that encourages 
text mining usage.”

The report identifies a number of barriers that we need to overcome to make 
best use of text mining tools in the future.  Firstly, text mining is a complex 
technical process that requires skilled staff; secondly it requires 
unrestricted access to information sources; thirdly copyright can be a barrier.

The report authors conclude that more work needs to be undertaken to raise 
awareness of the potential benefits and value of text mining to UK further and 
higher education.

An event at the Wellcome Trust last night started the process of looking at how 
publishers, researchers and policy makers can make this happen.

Read a blog post about the event http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/textmining/

Read the report 
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/reports/2012/value-and-benefits-of-text-mining.aspx


[dcc-associates] DPC/DCC What's New for March 2012, Issue 43

2012-03-14 Thread Joy Davidson
The Digital Preservation Coalition and the Digital Curation Centre are 
delighted to announced the release of 'What's new' for March 2012, Issue 43.

http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new/814-whats-new-issue-43-march-2012


In this issue:
* What's On 
http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new/814-whats-new-issue-43-march-2012#whatson43
 - Forthcoming events from March 2012 onwards
* What's 
Newhttp://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new/814-whats-new-issue-43-march-2012#whatsnew43
 - New reports and initiatives since the last issue
* What's 
Whathttp://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new/814-whats-new-issue-43-march-2012#whatswhat43
 - In the Beginning Was the Word, William Kilbride, DPC
* Who's 
Whohttp://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new/814-whats-new-issue-43-march-2012#whoswho43
 - Sixty second interview with Patricia Sleeman and Ed Pinsent, ULCC
* Featured 
Projecthttp://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new/814-whats-new-issue-43-march-2012#project43
 - SPRUCE, Bo Middleton, Leeds University Library
* Your View? 
http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new/814-whats-new-issue-43-march-2012#yourview43
 - Comments and views from readers



What's New is a joint publication of the DPC and DCChttp://www.dcc.ac.uk/




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[dcc-associates] FW: Event reminder - ON LOCATION: Organizing and using geospatial information

2012-03-08 Thread Joy Davidson
This event on linking data may be of interest to list members.

From: UKEIG: the UK eInformation Group [mailto:lis-uk...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Frances Huckle
Sent: 08 March 2012 16:47
To: lis-uk...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Event reminder - ON LOCATION: Organizing and using geospatial 
information

ISKO UK and the BCS Location Information Specialist Group (LISG)
Thursday 29th March (14.00-18.00)

Wilkes Room - British Computer Society London Office

At this half-day event in Central London, we will hear from experts about the 
current geospatial information landscape and its challenges, some of the 
standards and frameworks that have been put into place to ensure 
interoperability and the potential for linking data. We will also hear how some 
users of GIS systems have applied them in their own organizations.

The event is free to ISKO and BCS members and to full-time students. The fee 
for non-members is just £40, payable in advance. Registration opens at 1.45, 
immediately following the ISKO UK AGM, and we shall start promptly at 2 p.m. 
The programme will be followed by a chance to network, with wine and nibbles. 
The topics and speakers are:

* The landscape and challenges of geospatial information in 2012 - Mike 
Sanderson, 1Spatial



* INSPIRE and the work of UK Location - Alex Coley, Chair of the UK Location 
Programme Architecture  Interoperability Board



* Linking geographic data for research - Jo Walsh, EDINA



* The development and application of GIS in health protection - Matt Bull, 
Health Protection Agency



* Organising and using location data in the Environment Agency - Stefan 
Carlyle, Environment Agency



* AddressBase - developing a unique national address gazetteer - Carsten 
Rönsdorf and Nick Turner, Ordnance Survey

You will find the full programme and booking details via the ISKO UK 
sitehttp://www.iskouk.org/events/location_march2012.htm. Please pass this 
invitation on to any colleagues who may be interested. We hope to see you there.
ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the objective 
of promoting research and communication in the domain of knowledge 
organization, within the broad field of information science and related 
disciplines. Our UK emphasis is to build bridges between the research and 
practitioner communities, with the UK Chapter attracting lively and steadily 
growing audiences to its afternoon meetings. You can see past and future events 
at http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm , most with MP3 recordings.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and the 
interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. 
Among its many specialist groups is the Location Information SG enabling BCS 
members to be well informed and understand the issues and best practices 
associated with geospatial technology, which is becoming increasingly visible 
to business and the public.

Please accept our apologies for cross posting
Fran Huckle
Secretary
ISKO UK
i...@iskouk.orgmailto:i...@iskouk.org


[dcc-associates] OSS Watch webinar on open source licenses tomorrow

2012-03-07 Thread Joy Davidson
This OSS webinar may be of value to anyone seeking tips on selecting open 
source licenses for software. 

-Original Message-
From: OSS Watch Announce [mailto:osswatch-annou...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of 
OSSWATCH-ANNOUNCE automatic digest system
Sent: 07 March 2012 00:09
To: osswatch-annou...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: OSSWATCH-ANNOUNCE Digest - 28 Feb 2012 to 6 Mar 2012 (#2012-3)

There is 1 message totaling 50 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. OSS Watch webinar on open source licenses tomorrow - Register now!

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Date:Tue, 6 Mar 2012 11:07:14 +
From:Sander van der Waal sander.vanderw...@oucs.ox.ac.uk
Subject: OSS Watch webinar on open source licenses tomorrow - Register now!

Dear all,

OSS Watch licensing expert Rowan Wilson will present a webinar this Wednesday 
(7th March) on the topic: Choosing the right open source licence. 

There are many free and open source software licences, and while they all 
broadly attempt to facilitate the same things, they also have some differences. 
Some of the major differences can be grouped together into categories, and this 
talk acts as an introduction to these categories. 

Having attended this session, you will be able to understand which decisions 
you should take in order to select a licence for your code.

Delegates will take away an understanding of:

- The main categories of open source licences available
- The implications of choosing one for the future of your software


The webinar will be hosted by JISC. All the details can be found here:

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/2012/03/webinaropensourcelicence.aspx 


The direct registration link is:

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/2012/03/webinaropensourcelicence/registration.aspx 


We hope to see many of you at the webinar!

Sander

OSS Watch - supporting open source in education and research 
http://www.oss-watch.ac.uk

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[dcc-associates] FW: NISO and NFAIS Issue Draft for Public Comment of Recommended Practice on Supplemental Materials for Journal Articles

2012-02-06 Thread Joy Davidson
Members of the list may be interested in providing comments on this draft. 

-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Cynthia Hodgson
Sent: 06 February 2012 16:00
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: NISO and NFAIS Issue Draft for Public Comment of Recommended Practice 
on Supplemental Materials for Journal Articles

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National 
Federation for Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) have issued a new 
Recommended Practice on Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials, Part
A: Business Policies and Practices (NISO RP-15-201x) for public comment ending 
on February 29, 2012. 

Although supplemental materials are increasingly being added to journal 
articles, there is no recognized set of practices to guide in the selection, 
delivery, discovery, or preservation of these materials. To address this gap, 
NISO and NFAIS jointly sponsored a working group to establish best practices 
that would provide guidance to publishers and authors for management of 
supplemental materials and would solve related problems for librarians, 
abstracting and indexing services, and repository administrators. The 
Supplemental Materials project has two groups working in
tandem: one to address business practices and one to focus on technical issues. 
The draft currently available for comment includes the recommendations from the 
Business Working Group.

The Supplemental Materials project has two groups working in tandem: one to 
address business practices and one to focus on technical issues. The draft 
currently available for comment includes the recommendations from the Business 
Working Group across a wide spectrum of processes from selecting and editing 
supplemental material to hosting, referencing, metadata, and preservation.

Recommended Practice on Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials, Part
A: Business Policies and Practices is available for download from the NISO 
website at: www.niso.org/workrooms/supplemental.. Publishers, authors, 
librarians, abstracting and indexing services, and repository administrators 
are all encouraged to review and comment on this draft.



Cynthia Hodgson
Technical Editor / Consultant
National Information Standards Organization hodgso...@verizon.net
301-654-2512


[dcc-associates] FW: Archaeology Data Service (ADS) Digital Archivist vacancy

2012-02-03 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members.

*** Apologies for Cross-Posting ***

The following might be of interest to list members.

The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) has a vacancy for a Digital Archivist for a 
fixed term of two years, commencing immediately.

The post will involve accessioning, mounting, and indexing of data collections, 
validation of data and conversion into preferred formats; curation and 
migration of digital collections; design and development of user interfaces; 
and discussion and data audits with data depositors.

You should have a first degree or postgraduate qualification in archaeology 
and/or computer science, and you should possess an exceptionally high level of 
ICT skills.

Full details and a job description (PDF) are available from the University of 
York jobs pages: 
https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885p_web
_page_id=142228 

Best wishes,
Stuart.

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Dr Stuart Jeffrey
Deputy Director (Access)

Archaeology Data Service
Department of Archaeology
University of York The King's Manor York, YO1 7EP, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1904 324990, @ADS_Update
http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk

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[dcc-associates] FW: SCAPE Project: Request for examples of working and best practice documentation

2011-11-07 Thread Joy Davidson



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The OPF is a consortium member of the SCAPE (Scalable Preservation 
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ways: by developing infrastructure and tools for scalable preservation actions; 
by providing a framework for automated, quality-assured preservation workflows 
and by integrating these components with a policy-based preservation planning 
and watch system. These concrete project results will be validated within three 
large-scale Testbeds from diverse application areas: Digital Repositories from 
the library community, Web Content from the web archiving community, and 
Research Data Sets from the scientific community. Each Testbed has been 
selected because it highlights unique challenges.

One of the work-packages in which the OPF is participating is undertaking a 
task to carry out a survey of working and existing best practices documentation.

1. We are currently collecting examples of institutional guidelines, reports 
and documentation of working and best practice on Repository Migration.

If your institution has experience in, or if you aware of existing literature 
in this area, we would be very grateful if you would be willing to send us 
examples of documentation for our survey. The examples will be used to write a 
report on working and best practices to which we will add SCAPE experience. Any 
examples that we cite in the reports will be anonymised.

2. We are also collecting examples of institutional guidelines, reports and 
documentation of working and best practice on the Preservation of Scientific 
Datasets.

As above, if your institution has experience in, or if you aware of existing 
literature in either of these areas, we would be very grateful if you would be 
willing to send us examples of documentation for our surveyand report.

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Thank you,

Kind Regards,

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[dcc-associates] Manchester and Elsevier team up on text-mining tool

2011-11-07 Thread Joy Davidson
This press release may be of interest to list members. 

University enters collaboration to develop text mining applications
07 Nov 2011
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=7627

The University of Manchester has joined forces with Elsevier, a leading 
provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and 
services, to develop new applications for text mining, a crucial research tool.

The primary goal of text mining is to extract new information such as named 
entities, relations hidden in text and to enable scientists to systematically 
and efficiently discover, collect, interpret and curate knowledge required for 
research.

The collaborative team will develop applications for SciVerse Applications, 
which provides opportunities for researchers to collaborate with developers in 
creating and promoting new applications that improve research workflows.

The University's National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM), the first 
publicly-funded text mining centre in the world, will work with Elsevier's 
Application Marketplace and Developer Network team on the project. 

Text mining extracts semantic metadata such as terms, relationships and events, 
which enable more pertinent search. NaCTeM provides a number of text mining 
services, tools and resources for leading corporations and government agencies 
that enhance search and discovery.

Sophia Ananiadou, Professor in the University's School of Computer Science and 
Director of the National Centre for Text Mining, said: Text mining supports 
new knowledge discovery and hypothesis generation. 

Elsevier's SciVerse platform will enable access to sophisticated text mining 
techniques and content that can deliver more pertinent, focused search results.

NaCTeM has developed a number of innovative, semantic-based and time-saving 
text mining tools for various organizations, said Rafael Sidi, Vice President 
Product Management, Applications Marketplace and Developer Network, Elsevier. 

We are excited to work with the NaCTeM team to bring this expertise to the 
research community.

Notes for editors
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical 
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the 
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, and 
close to 20,000 book titles. A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, 
Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. 

NaCTeM is the first publicly funded, text mining centre in the world providing 
resources, tools and services to academia and industry. NaCTeM collaborates 
with both academia and industry, nationally and internationally. 

The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester, a member of the Russell Group, is the most 
popular university in the UK. It has 22 academic schools and hundreds of 
specialist research groups undertaking pioneering multi-disciplinary teaching 
and research of worldwide significance.

According to the results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, The 
University of Manchester is now one of the country's major research 
universities, rated third in the UK in terms of 'research power'. The 
University had an annual income of £788 million in 2009/10.

For media enquiries please contact:

Daniel Cochlin
Media Relations Officer
The University of Manchester
0161 275 8387
daniel.coch...@manchester.ac.uk

*
Joy Davidson
DCC Associate Director
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk




[dcc-associates] DaMSSI project delivers career profiles and RDM training recommendations

2011-10-19 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies for cross-posting

*DaMSSI project delivers career profiles and RDM training recommendations*

The JISC/RIN-funded Data Management Skills Support Initiative (DaMSSI), in 
collaboration with DCC, has now completed its work.  DaMSSI produced a series 
of five career profiles that aim to demonstrate how data management skills 
contribute to and underpin high-quality performance in a number of professions. 
 

These profiles can be helpful for:

. illustrating potential career paths for both undergraduate and graduate   
  programmes; 
. promoting professional development training courses; 
. engaging with professional bodies.  

Professions covered by the series so far include:
. Conservators;
. Social Science Researchers;
. Archaeologists;
. Clinical Psychologists;
. Data Managers.

The profiles are available from both the RIN and DCC websites:

http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/researcher-development-and-skills/data-management-and-information-literacy


http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training/data-management-courses-and-training/career-profiles


DCC and RIN are keen to expand the series and welcome suggestions for 
additional professions we might explore.  If you would like to help us to 
highlight the role of data management and curation for your profession, 
please email i...@dcc.ac.uk. 

Both URLs provided above also contain more information about the DaMSSI 
project, including plan and final report. The final report contains a number of 
recommendations which will be of interest to those planning postgraduate 
research data management training. We hope these will prove useful to further 
work in this area.

Thanks 
Laura 
==

Laura Molloy  -- Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute 
(HATII) -- University of Glasgow -- Glasgow G12 8QQ -- Scotland -- Email: 
laura.mol...@glasgow.ac.uk -- Twitter: LM_HATII -- Phone: (+44) (0)141 330 7133 
- Skype: laura.molloy

JISC DaMSSI project: 
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training/data-management-courses-and-training/skills-frameworks
 and 
http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/researcher-development-and-skills/data-management-and-information-literacy

European Commission Digital Curator Vocational Education Europe (DigCurV) 
project: http://www.digcur-education.org/




[dcc-associates] FW: Mimas Senior Development Officer

2011-10-18 Thread Joy Davidson
This post may be of interest to members of the list.


From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Frank Manista
Sent: 18 October 2011 11:40
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Mimas Senior Development Officer

Apologies for cross posting.

Mimas, the national data centre housed at the University of Manchester, has a 
position open for a Senior Development Officer (Jorum Technical Coordinator).   
The selected person will primarily work on the Jorum service and be skilled in 
project management, coordinating and motivating staff to deliver user-led 
service developments. You will be responsible for an ambitious programme of 
work to help turn Jorum into an enabling infrastructure that supports the 
ecology of reuse of OERs.

For the application particulars, please go to: 
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/vacancies/managementandprofessional/vacancy/?ref=134871

There is an option for secondment for this position.

The Jorum Team



[dcc-associates] News release: JISC supports Hargreaves recommendations for better intellectual property framework

2011-05-20 Thread Joy Davidson
News release
19.5.2011

JISC supports Hargreaves recommendations for better intellectual property 
framework

JISC welcomes Professor Ian Hargreaves' independent review of the UK's 
intellectual property (IP) framework as a positive step towards easy, 
widespread access to information and resources.

Dr Malcolm Read, JISC executive secretary, says: We support the key findings 
in the report which we anticipate will help optimise the impact of UK research 
and enable our world class universities to fully contribute towards innovation 
and growth.

JISC has consistently advocated a more liberal, 'open' IP framework that can 
support innovative uses of digital assets.  For universities and colleges the 
following exceptions (below) are crucial as they will allow for and encourage 
digitization, preservation, access and re-use of digital content as well as 
supporting research and learning, he said.

* Exception for preservation

For universities and colleges to have long term access to electronic materials, 
the format-shifting and non-commercial use exceptions are vital. These support 
a general transition to electronic-only services, giving users anytime anywhere 
access and freeing up space and resources.

* Exception for text mining

Text mining allows researchers to extract and manipulate information and data 
from a range of sources. The change would have an enormous effect on the range 
and capability of UK research.

* Orphan Works provision

Orphan works  are those for which the rights holder is unknown or cannot be 
traced.  Enabling people to access and re-use these works would support 
teaching, learning and research immeasurably. Potentially this would encourage 
mass digitisation of digital content on which services and innovation can be 
built.

* Ensuring that copyright exceptions cannot be over-ridden by contract law

Currently, contracts can be used to override exceptions to copyright. 
Enshrining the exceptions in law will future proof the implementation of new 
proposed copyright exceptions and protect the current exceptions, supporting 
further innovation and growth.

* Building an exception into EU framework to facilitate adaptability to new 
technologies

This new exception future-proofs developments in new technology to make sure 
that that harmonised exceptions across Europe remain relevant.

Other recommended exceptions which JISC welcomes include the exceptions for 
parody and format shifting as well as extending the exception for non 
commercial research to all media.

UK colleges and universities contribute towards innovation and economic growth 
as part of a wider, rapidly evolving and complex eco-system which includes a 
spectrum of new and emergent business relationships and models.  In particular, 
recent studies have valued universities' knowledge exchange income (mainly 
patents) at £3 billion (2008/09) and the Universities UK report, The impact of 
universities on the UK economy, states that they contributed £59 billion to the 
UK economy in 2009.

JISC welcomes the full implementation of the recommendations outlined within 
the Hargreaves Review of IP to provide a basis for UK innovation, education and 
research with unprecedented opportunities to compete internationally in a fast 
moving digital age.  

Paul Ayris is president of the association of European research libraries, 
LIBER, and director of University College London library services as well as 
being UCL's copyright officer.  He says: These exceptions provide a robust 
basis for UK education and research to support the UK's economic growth and 
innovation, digital literacy, the preservation of vulnerable materials and 
unlocking digital access to a wealth of vital cultural heritage content 
currently warehoused as orphan works. Moreover, the applications of text 
mining, which are immense and varied can be better harnessed by UK education 
and research, speeding up science and innovation and allowing UK's universities 
and colleges to work more efficiently.

Download the Hargreaves report (PDF)
http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipreview-finalreport.pdf

JISC was invited to contribute to the report.  Read the document we sent 
Professor Hargreaves (PDF) http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipreview-c4e-sub-thejoint.pdf

To find out how JISC can help you with the issues raised by the review, visit 
the useful resources alongside this news story online 
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2011/05/ipr.aspx


[dcc-associates] ICE Forum 2011 * Final programme now available*

2011-05-20 Thread Joy Davidson
***Apologies for cross-posting***

International Curation Education (ICE) Forum

Date: Wednesday 29 June, 2011
Location: University College London, The Roberts Building, Torrington Place, 
London, WC1E 7JE

The final programme for the ICE Forum is now available at 
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/preservation/iceforum.   

While this event will focus on sharing information about the latest 
developments in digital curation teaching and training it will also be of 
interest to anyone wishing to learn more about the range of resources available 
to help practitioners improve their curation skills. 

Further details about the event are provided below. 

***

The aim of this event will be to provide an international meeting place for 
educators, trainers, students and practitioners of digital curation to: 
discuss, evaluate, swap knowledge, and potentially improve practice around:

a) effective curricula and course design
b) production of advice and guidance materials (beginner, intermediate and 
expert)
c) creation and use of textbooks and scholarly material

More information is available at:
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/preservation/iceforum

Registration is available at:
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/workshops/international-curation-education-ice-forum/registration

The principal focus of this meeting will be on enabling all participants to 
learn as much as possible about the latest developments in digital curation 
teaching and training. Presentations will be combined with structured 
networking, lightning talks and feedback sessions to maximise opportunities for 
examining a wide range of approaches.

The event is being subsidised and led by JISC in association with: the Digital 
Curation Centre (DCC); the Institute of Library and Museum Services; the School 
of Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill; and the Department of Information Studies, University College London. The 
programme is being developed with input from an international advisory group.

The Forum will be an ideal opportunity for a number of different groups to 
congregate including: academics; curation training professionals; digital 
curators; repository managers; archivists; records managers; data managers; 
data librarians; publishers; commercial service providers; and students. It 
should be of interest to anyone who attended the DigCCurr conferences at UNC 
Chapel Hill (2007  2009) and will also build on the discussions of the IDEA 
(International Digital Curation Education Action) Group. 

The venue for the forum will be the UCL Roberts Building, a recent addition to 
the UCL Bloomsbury campus and home to the University's engineering faculty 
(http://bit.ly/fEXyJV). The venue is in the heart of the Bloomsbury university 
precinct and is convenient for all the cultural and social attractions that 
Central London has to offer. A small fee will be payable (via invoice) for 
attendance at the event in order to offset some of the costs.

Student - £25
University/ public sector staff - £45
Commercial delegates - £65 (sponsorship queries most welcome)


Neil Grindley
Programme Manager
Digital Preservation  Records Management
1st Floor Brettenham House (South)
5 Lancaster Place
London
WC2E 7EN
tel: 0203 006 6059
email: n.grind...@jisc.ac.uk



[dcc-associates] RSC Publishing and University of Southampton drive the chemical semantic web

2011-05-19 Thread Joy Davidson
* * * Apologies for cross posting * * *

The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) free chemical database ChemSpider has 
added Resource Description Framework (RDF) functionality to its interface, in 
collaboration with the University of Southampton's School of Chemistry. The 
availability of RDF allows the database records to be found and understood by 
semantic web tools, another step in ChemSpider's mission to create a public 
chemical information infrastructure.

= = = = = = = = = = = =

Richard Kidd, Informatics Manager at the RSC says we are delighted to work 
with top academic teams pushing forward what's possible with semantic 
chemistry, and we hope others will use the RDF representation of ChemSpider to 
support their own developments

= = = = = = = = = = = = 

ChemSpider as a Linked Data source for oreChem

The machine-processable representation was specifically developed in order to 
leverage the core competencies of the ChemSpider database: resolvable 
identifiers; high-quality, curated metadata; and rich linking to the extensive 
RSC corpus. Furthermore, as part of the Microsoft Research-funded oreChem 
project, OAI-ORE technology is being used to facilitate the discovery and 
re-use of the chemical information in the correct context.

= = = = = = = = = = = =

Prof Jeremy Frey and Dr Simon Coles commented it is a pleasure for Southampton 
to work with the RSC's ChemSpider as a culmination of our contribution to the 
Microsoft-funded oreChem project. As a member of the Southampton Chemistry 
eResearch team, this work forms the core of graduate student Mark Borkum's PhD 
thesis.

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Enabling open, semantic chemistry in this way is a monumental step forward for 
the domain, notes Lee Dirks, director of Education  Scholarly Communication 
for Microsoft Research, We're thrilled to have played a role in facilitating 
the creation of this resource and extremely pleased to see Southampton and the 
RSC innovating and leading the field.

= = = = = = = = = = = =

Another oreChem participant, Carl Lagoze, the Associate Professor, Cornell 
University Information Science, Co-Director Open Archives Initiative added 
it's wonderful to see the results of our work on OAI-ORE in this exciting 
application. It fulfils our goal of making the results of research easier to 
disseminate and reuse

= = = = = = = = = = = =

ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast access to over 
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[dcc-associates] News release: cloud computing increasingly attractive to universities, says JISC

2011-05-17 Thread Joy Davidson
News release
16.5.2011

Cloud computing increasingly attractive to universities, says JISC

There is a compelling case for using the cloud for research, JISC's 
innovation director for digital infrastructure argued last week.

Speaking at an 'inside government' forum on cloud in the public sector, Rachel 
Bruce said: It's clear that universities need the right infrastructure for the 
right job, and hybrid infrastructure with local and public provision is 
required.  But investment in the cloud is often driven by cost - so cloud 
computing is a particularly attractive option for smaller institutions who 
can't afford to replace their physical hardware to do the same job.

Rachel highlighted some of the reasons that universities are increasingly 
looking to use the cloud for their research services.

Cloud is attractive because it can help universities and similar organisations:

1.Reduce environmental and financial costs - where functions are 
only needed for short periods, for example

2.Share the load - when a university is working with a partner 
organisation so that neither organisation need develop or maintain a physical 
infrastructure

3.Be flexible and pay as you go - researchers may need to use 
specialized web-based software that cannot be supported by in-house facilities 
or policies

4.Access data centres, web applications and services from any 
location

5.Make experiments more repeatable - write-ups of science 
experiments performed in the cloud can contain reference to cloud applications 
like a virtual machine, making the experiment easier to replicate

JISC committee member and Pro Vice Chancellor of Roehampton University, Chris 
Cobb, also addressed an Eduserv symposium last week on shared services.

He said: With the universal drive for efficiencies, shared services has become 
even more topical. The key though is to examine opportunities at a process 
level and not as whole systems or organisational units. JISC is undertaking 
valuable work in supporting institutions in improved understanding of their 
processes and the relationship of processes to systems and physical 
infrastructure.

Through this, institutions are better placed to take advantage of services 
orientated architecture, 'software as a service' and cloud based technologies 
to increase resilience and reduce costs. With cultural barriers to shared 
services now dissipating, the time is right to consider shared services more 
strategically and not just opportunistically as has been the case so far.

JISC is currently working to help organisations better understand the costs of 
a cloud infrastructure and help them make decisions about how the cloud might 
fit their business models.

This includes delivering part of the Universities Modernisation Fund, a £12.5 
million HEFCE fund that aims to help universities and colleges deliver better 
efficiency and value for money through shared services.

JISC is, for example, contributing funding to eleven pilot projects with the 
Engineering and Physical Sciences research council (EPSRC) to explore and 
develop new cloud computing technologies for research.  

Find out how the pilots are going 
http://cloudresearch.jiscinvolve.org/wp/about/

JISC is also helping over 40 UK universities and colleges navigate through the 
steps needed to improve their IT service delivery for students and staff 
including evaluating the possibilities for cloud computing.

Read JISC's tagged articles on cloud computing using the Delicious social 
bookmarking service http://www.delicious.com/tag/cloudcomputing+jiscfsd

Read what Publictechnology.net said about Rachel Bruce's talk 
http://www.publictechnology.net/sector/education/jisc-director-outlines-he-s-cloud-considerations

ends


[dcc-associates] FW: open science and open access: thoughts, current practice, hopes dreams?

2011-05-16 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members.


From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Sarah Currier
Sent: 13 May 2011 11:41
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: open science and open access: thoughts, current practice, hopes  
dreams?

Dear all,

I'm doing some investigation on behalf of the Centre for Research 
Communication's Research Communications Strategy project on strategic issues 
for open science and citizen science. For more details and definitions see 
here: 
http://rcsproject.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/open-science-and-citizen-science-investigating-the-strategic-issues/

I'm wondering what people on this list who are involved in open access for 
research publications think about some of the issues we're looking at (I'll 
also be asking the JISC-OER community in relation to teaching  learning so 
please hold those points for that thread!). This isn't a survey, more an 
attempt to spark some discussion and see what you all are thinking, doing or 
wanting in open science and citizen science. If any of these questions elicit a 
response that you'd like to share, please go for it. I'll also accept non-open 
(off-list) responses if you have observations you'd prefer be anonymised for my 
report!

- Do you think repositories for open access research publications should get 
involved in supporting open scientific/research data? What about open notebook 
science, the practice of making the entire research process (not just 
findings/data) openly available to all on the Web?

- If not, why not? Who should be taking care of this data and how?

- Are you already involved in supporting open notebook science or open science 
data at your institution? What about citizen science initiatives?

- If so, what are the implementation issues? Storage and scaling, formatting, 
user interfaces, metadata, etc., etc.?

- What, in your view, are the issues for strategists, policy makers and 
funders, at institutional, government and funding body levels? What do you 
think should be funded or supported by policy? What's your wish list?

Many thanks all,
Sarah

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[dcc-associates] FW: Free DevCSI Cloud Services Workshop, Friday 27th May, 2011, Southampton

2011-04-15 Thread Joy Davidson
*Apologies for cross posting*

DevCSI are running a FREE Cloud services workshop on Friday 27th of May, 
2011 at the University of Southampton.

The one day workshop will give you an overview of Cloud technologies and 
showcase examples of how the technology is used in further and higher 
education. It is aimed at developers, web developers and systems 
administrators, who are interested in Cloud technology, either to have a 
quick introduction or to explore some of the more recent developments 
that have been taking place in this area. The workshop will cover the 
basics of commercial linux cloud usage.

The day will include sessions on:

 * Basics of the Cloud
 * Advanced services / Snapshotting / Backups
 * Examples of how Cloud services are used in further and higher 
education
 * Cloud Security
 * Amazon's Cloudfront CDN

Time has also been allocated for a number of lightning sessions where 
delegates can talk about projects, technologies or issues that they 
think other attendees will find interesting.

A free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The event is being organised by the DevCSI project and staff from the 
University of Southampton and the University of Kent with support from 
the University of Southampton.

Workshop requirements

 *A knowledge of Linux
Optional but very preferable requirements

 *An Amazon AWS account (http://aws.amazon.com/), this requires 
a debit or credit card. We strongly recommend getting an account as the 
workshop will be a far better experience this way.

Please note, the tag for this event is: #devcsi


For more information and a booking form, please visit:

http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/events/devcsi/cloud_workshop/index.html

Places are limited, so please book early!

-
   Mr Mahendra Mahey

   Project Manager DevCSI and CERIFy Projects
   Research Officer
   UKOLN,
   University of Bath,
   Bath,
   BA2 7AY

   Tel: ++44 (0) 1225 384594
   Fax: ++44 (0) 1225 386256
   Mobile: ++44 (0) 7896300820
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   http://www.ukoln.ac.uk
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[dcc-associates] FW: JISC Automating Quality Assurance Project, event invitation

2011-03-11 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to the list. 

 



From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Julie Allinson
Sent: 11 March 2011 10:50
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: JISC Automating Quality Assurance Project, event invitation

 

Hi everyone,

The JISC Automating Quality Assurance (AQuA) Project, is running two
three-day events where we are hoping to bring together those with
significant expertise in curation and/or preservation technology, with
people managing large collections of digital materials. The aim is to
find lightweight, reusable solutions to common quality assurance
problems. The information below provides more details.

I hope members of the list will find the events interesting, and sign
up.

Many thanks,

Julie

Do you have large amounts of digital content to look after? 

How well do you know your digital content?
Is your file what it says it is?
Do your users do your QA for you?
Intimidated by digital preservation tools?

These and many more questions will be explored and hopefully answered by
the Automating Quality Assurance Project (AQuA) project events in April
and June 2011. Are you a coder, technical expert, collection curator,
digital preservation practitioner or a little of each? Then come along
and partcipate in the AQuA events, to be held 11-13 April 2011 and 13-15
June 2011, where we will bring together digital preservation
practitioners, collection curators and technical experts to automate
quality assurance of our digital collections.

Preservation or quality issues can occur in our digital content from
many sources:

*   When we create the content via digitisation (eg. missing pages,
duplicate pages, poor focus/contrast)
*   When the collection is stored (eg. bit rot)
*   When the collection is processed or moved from store to store
(eg. when processes run out of memory or disk space)
*   When technology changes (eg. when our standards and file formats
become obsolete)

Manually checking material for these kinds of problems is laborious,
challenging and, most critically, expensive. Checking samples of
material reduces the cost, but can let through problematic quality
issues. Automated tools that can check every digital item in a precise
way should allow us to reduce our costs and increase the overall quality
of our digital collections.

The AQuA events will provide the opportunity to get hands on experience
of developing and applying digital preservation techniques and
technology to digital collections. Whether you're a non-technical
collection manager with content to validate, or a techie ready to get to
grips with some real life digital preservation problems, we need you!

University of Leeds, 11th - 13th April 2011: Join us for our first
Mashup retreat at the beautiful Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and
Hotel

British Library, London, 13th - 15th June 2011: Get involved in our
second AQuA Mashup in the heart of London at the UK's National Library

Inspiring locations, cross discipline collaboration, challenges and
prizes, and evening social events. Plus it's FREE!  Accommodation and
refreshments are paid for.

More info at http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/AQuA/Home

Register at http://aquamashup.eventbrite.com

Questions - by email to digi...@leeds.ac.uk

AQuA is a JISC funded collaborative project between the University of
Leeds, the University of York, the British Library and Open Planets
Foundation.

-- 
Julie Allinson julie.allin...@york.ac.uk
mailto:julie.allin...@york.ac.uk 
Digital Library Manager
University Library   Archives, J.B. Morrell Library
University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
tel: ++44 (0) 1904 324083 skype: j.allinson
 
web: http://dlib.york.ac.uk/
blog: http://yorkdl.wordpress.com/
projects: http://www.york.ac.uk/digitallibrary/
(JISC YODL-ING, OpenART, LIFE-SHARE, AQuA, ESRC IRIS, AHRC Court,
Country, City)
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[dcc-associates] FW: News release: Improve your effectiveness with the JISC infoNet Impact Calculator

2011-02-07 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to the list. 

-Original Message-
From: Maike Bohn [mailto:m.b...@jisc.ac.uk] 
Sent: 04 February 2011 14:19
Subject: News release: Improve your effectiveness with the JISC infoNet Impact 
Calculator

News Release
4 February 2011

Improve your effectiveness with the JISC infoNet Impact Calculator

Further and higher education institutions need to make increasingly tough 
choices about how they operate and it is often difficult for institutional 
managers to justify and measure the impact of new initiatives. 

 JISC's Impact Calculator is designed to provide a robust, transparent and 
consistent means of predicting and measuring the impact of a new process or 
system on an organisation.

The tool is freely available and can be downloaded here: 
www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/impact-calculator

Steve Bailey from JISC infoNet explains:  The calculator is a great tool to 
aid you in the decision making process, particularly when it comes to 
considering which initiatives to fund.  It provides both a solid evidence base 
for assessing proposed initiatives and also contributes to the financial/impact 
transparency of those projects which are then funded. 

Produced in Microsoft Excel the Impact Calculator can be used to define and 
measure the benefit achieved through any process improvement.  The tool 
comprises four main sections which provide the user with the opportunity to 
document the business process they are seeking to improve; to define the nature 
of the benefits they are trying to achieve and how they intend to measure them; 
to capture detailed performance data for each of the benefits defined both 
prior to and at intervals after the completion of the change initiative and to 
record the costs associated with realising that change.  Once the relevant data 
has been entered into the Calculator it will then chart the level of 
improvement realised and determine if and when a 'return on investment' (ROI) 
will be - or was - realised.

Six JISC-funded pilot projects have just tested the Impact Calculator within a 
records management context - the Universities of Nottingham, Cardiff, Aberdeen, 
Huddersfield, Oxford and King's College London - ranging from improvements to 
email management and enhancements to the retrospective appraisal of HR records.

The pilot at the University of Nottingham, for example, showed that the 
introduction of a new system to manage student case records would recoup the 
initial investment costs during its third year of implementation and would 
thereafter save the university a little over £4,500 per annum.  

King's College London found that changes to the storage of electronic records 
within the estates department would save over £10,000 per annum and the 
University of Aberdeen calculated that the provision of email training could 
result in a 38% reduction in the volume of emails retained by staff.

The outputs from the six pilot projects are available from 
http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/records-management/measuring-impact/impact-calculator/pilots
  


[dcc-associates] FW: Web Accessibility, Institutional Repositories and BS 8878

2011-01-24 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members. 

-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Brian Kelly
Sent: 24 January 2011 10:42
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Web Accessibility, Institutional Repositories and BS 8878

From time to time there are discussions on this list on the
accessibility of
content hosted in repositories. However such discussions tend to die
out, in
part, I feel, due to the difficulties in addressing the accessibility of
PDFs in a scalable way - I suspect few authors add alt text to images in
their word processors, for example and repository managers aren't in a
position to do this.

However although WCAG accessibility guidelines tended to be prescriptive
(images must have alternative text) the BSI's recently published BS 8878
Web
accessibility Code of practice is more pragmatic and achievable,
requiring,
for example, providers of Web services to have an accessibility
statement.

I recently had a quick look for accessibility statements on repository
Web
sites but couldn't find anything related to repository items (the
statement
I did find were about the repository Web site interface). 

I have written a draft accessibility statement which I am publishing as
something to start a discussion on regarding what repository managers
should
be doing in this area.  Note the intention is not to add significant
barriers to providing repository content but to document achievable
practices.

The post is available at:
http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/web-accessibility-institution
al-r
epositories-and-bs-8878/


Comments welcome.

Thanks

Brian

Brian Kelly
UKOLN, University of Bath, BATH, UK, BA2 7AY
Email: b.ke...@ukoln.ac.uk
Phone: +44 1225 383943
Web site: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/
Blog: http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/briankelly/
Twitter (automated posts): http://twitter.com/ukwebfocus/


[dcc-associates] DL.org Workshop Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability strategies

2011-01-20 Thread Joy Davidson
***Apologies for cross-posting***

DL.org Workshop on Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability
strategies
4 February 2011
British Academy
London, United Kingdom
http://www.dlorg.eu/index.php/dl-org-events/digital-library-research-ope
n-access-repositories

The European project, DL.org (Digital Library Interoperability, Best
Practices and Modelling Foundations) is delighted to announce the
Workshop on Digital Libraries and Open Access. Interoperability
strategies, which takes place at the British Academy in London (UK), 4
February 2011.
 
Theme and objectives
The DL.org Workshop in London will gather international experts on
Digital Libraries and Open Access Repositories (OARs), providing a forum
in which to:

1) trigger the multi-disciplinary debate about research on Digital
Libraries and Open Access
2) discuss the DL.org project results, and existing frameworks and best
practices for interoperability within the communities of practice
3) propose common strategies for interoperability: start discussing how
to implement a mechanism for exchanging, sharing and integrating results
between DLs and OARs communities
4) create new connections and partnerships, and explore ways for a
closer cooperation between researchers and the communities of practice

Programme
08.45 - 09:15   Registration and Welcome Coffee  Tea
09:15 - 09:30   Introduction, Prof. Seamus Ross, University of
Toronto (CA)
09:30 - 10:00   The DL.org Reference Model, Vittore Casarosa, CNR-ISTI,
Pisa (IT)
10:00 - 10:30   Interoperability best practices and solutions: the
DL.org Cookbook, Leonardo Candela, CNR-ISTI, Pisa (IT)
10:30 - 11:00   The Policy  Quality Interoperability Surveys. Lessons
learned from the OAR community, Perla Innocenti and Giuseppina Vullo,
HATII - University of Glasgow (UK)
11:00 - 11:30   Networking Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00   Data Libraries: A matter of trust, reliability, quality,
Hans Pfeiffenberger, Alfred Wegener Institute (DE)
12:00 - 12:30   The Sonex Workgroup on Interoperability, Pablo De
Castro, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES)
12:30 - 13:45   Lunch break 
13:45 - 14:15   Open Repositories and interoperability challenges in UK,
Peter Burnhill, EDINA - University of Edinburgh (UK)
14:15 - 14:45   The many ways to interoperability. Outcomes and
challenges within DRIVER and OpenAIRE, Wolfram Horstmann, University of
Bielefeld   (DE)
14:45 - 15:15   Future scenarios on Open Access, Heather Joseph, SPARC
(US)
15:15 - 15:45   Networking Coffee break
15:45 - 16:45   Round Table - Common strategies for interoperability.
Chair: Prof. Seamus Ross, University of Toronto (CA)
16:45 - 17:00   Conclusions and Future opportunities

The DL.org Workshop
(http://www.dlorg.eu/index.php/dl-org-events/digital-library-research-op
en-access-repositories/agenda-3) will address the interoperability
challenges within the context of digital libraries and open access
repositories, along the perspectives of content, user, functionality,
policy, quality and architecture, the six core domains captured in the
DL.org Reference Model.

Audience
The workshop is addressed to Library and Information Science researchers
and professionals, and to the Open Access community. It should be of
interest to those involved in developing interoperability frameworks or
models, and those involved in the implementation of digital libraries,
institutional, subject or learning object repositories, and associated
services across a broad range of communities of practice.

Venue
This full day workshop will be held at the British Academy in London
(UK), 10 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH, England.

Registration and fees
For those who register by 5 January 2011, registration fees are GBP 50.
From 6 January 2011 registration fees are GBP 75. 
Registration fees for students (doctoral, masters) are GBP 50.
Registration fees include: Workshop lectures and notes, lunch and coffee
breaks at the British Academy.
To register to the DL.org Workshop please fill in the online form at
http://www.dlorg.eu/index.php/dl-org-events/digital-library-research-ope
n-access-repositories/registration-2
Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation message and
course fee payment instructions.
Registration for the workshop is limited by the venue capacity. Early
registration is strongly recommended. 
For further information please contact lon...@dlorg.eu

Best wishes on behalf of the DL.org Project Team!

--
Dr Giuseppina Vullo
DL.org Project Co-PI
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
11 University Gardens
University of Glasgow, G12 8QJ
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 8594
Skype: giuseppina.vullo
Email: giuseppina.vu...@glasgow.ac.uk
http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/hatii/


[dcc-associates] Research databases in the humanities - where next? A half-day workshop, 21st January, 2011

2011-01-20 Thread Joy Davidson
*APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING*

 

We would like to invite you to the 'Research databases in the humanities
- where next?' workshop, which will take place in Oxford on the
afternoon of Friday, 21st January 2011.

 

What are the issues that researchers in the Humanities face when
compiling data, and how can technology help or hinder? This workshop
will look at the ways in which humanities researchers build, maintain,
and preserve databases, along with the processes currently in place to
support such activities. It will consider what tools could be developed
to support the creation and use of research data, how data from
different sources might be linked, and, where relevant, the role that
public or private cloud services might play.

 

The workshop will be primarily concerned with the processes of creating
databases for humanities research. As such it will be of interest to
humanities researchers who are working with or considering developing
research databases and who wish to stay abreast of the latest
developments and opportunities. It is also likely to appeal to
technologists involved in the provision of research services. We hope to
provide a forum in which ideas can be exchanged and new approaches to
humanities data illustrated.

 

The workshop is being organised as part of the Sudamih Project
(Supporting Data Management Infrastructure in the Humanities), funded by
the JISC.

 

Workshop website: http://sudamih.oucs.ox.ac.uk/databases_workshop.xml

 

Please register via the website or by emailing suda...@oucs.ox.ac.uk

 

Date: Friday 21st January, 2011.

Location: Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA.

 

A buffet lunch will be provided from 12 noon, with the workshop itself
commencing at 1pm and concluding by 4:45pm.

There is no charge for attending the workshop.

 

 

 

---

Dr. James A. J. Wilson,

Project Manager, EIDCSR/Sudamih Projects

 

OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford. OX2 6NN

Tel. (01865) 613489

email: james.wil...@oucs.ox.ac.uk

 



[dcc-associates] FW: research data preservation costs and benefits - tools and methodologies - KRDS User Guide

2011-01-20 Thread Joy Davidson


From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Neil Beagrie
Sent: 15 December 2010 11:27
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: research data preservation costs and benefits - tools and
methodologies - KRDS User Guide

 

Apologies for any cross-posting

 

I am pleased to announce the release of a new User Guide from the
Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) project on the costs and benefits of
digital preservation of research data. The User Guide is available for
download as a PDF from

 

 http://www.beagrie.com/krds.php

 

The KRDS User Guide has been developed to support easier assimilation of
the combined work of the KRDS1 and KRDS2 projects by those wishing to
implement the tools or key findings. 

 

KRDS is a cost framework that can be used to develop and apply local
cost models for research data management and long-term preservation. In
addition, it includes a Benefits Taxonomy and discussion of benefits
which provides a valuable starting point and framework for assessing the
impact and benefits of research data management and preservation
activities. Finally, KRDS has been a significant research project
establishing many key rules of thumb for digital preservation costs
and approaches to sustaining digital research data. Even those who do
not wish to or cannot allocate the resources to develop local models
based on KRDS are likely to benefit from its key findings and exemplars,
covered in later sections of the Guide. 

 

The User Guide consists of thirty-nine A4 pages with 15 illustrations
(many created for this Guide) and covers the following major areas:

 

The KRDS Costs Framework;

 

   A  Brief How To Guide For Life-Cycle Cost Analysis;

 

KRDS Benefits Analysis;

 

KRDS Case Studies, Costs Survey, and  Factsheet;

 

Future Development of KRDS.

 

We hope the User Guide will be of value to the digital preservation and
research data communities. In addition to the User Guide we have created
the new KRDS webpage (url above) which provides a single point of access
for the key outputs of both the KRDS1 and KRDS2 projects (including the
two most recent works of synthesis the KRDS User Guide and the KRDS
Factsheet). 

 

The Keeping Research Data Safe studies have been conducted by a
partnership of the following institutions: Charles Beagrie Ltd, OCLC
Research, the UK Data Archive, the Archaeology Data Service, the
University of London Computer Centre, and the universities of Cambridge,
King's College London, Oxford and Southampton. The creation of the User
Guide has been funded through the JISC Managing Research Data Programme.

 

We would welcome feedback from users of the Guide which will help
enhance and update future editions.

 

 

Neil Beagrie

Charles Beagrie Ltd

Digital Access and Preservation

Management and Research Consultancy

Website: www.beagrie.com http://www.beagrie.com/ 

Blog: www.blog.beagrie.com

 



[dcc-associates] FW: News release: The Open University embraces the Linked Open Data Movement

2010-11-22 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members. 

-Original Message-
From: Maike Bohn [mailto:m.b...@jisc.ac.uk] 
Sent: 18 November 2010 14:58
Subject: News release: The Open University embraces the Linked Open Data
Movement

The Open University is the first university in the UK to open up access
to online data from across the institution as part of the Linked Open
Data Movement.

The JISC-funded OU's LUCERO (Linking University Content for Education
and Research Online) project has enabled information stored across many
of the university's websites to be brought together in a common, openly
accessible location: data.open.ac.uk.

Data about the OU's courses, podcasts on iTunes U and academic
publications is already available to be queried and explored, and the
team is now working to bring together educational and research content
from the university's OpenLearn and library material. At present, this
mostly represents a technical platform. However, it will make it
possible for the OU and others to create new applications to search and
make use of the data.

What this means, explained David Matthewman, Chief Information Officer
at The Open University, is that members of the public, students,
researchers and organisations will be able to easily search, extract
and, more importantly, reuse The Open University's information and data.

Universities need to evolve the way they expose knowledge, share
content and engage with learners. We see emerging technologies such as
'linked data' as an exciting opportunity for the higher education
community. As the first university to make its data available in this
way, we hope other universities will be able to use our knowledge and
experience to do the same.

Mathieu d'Aquin, Research Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
at The Open University, said: The data is there, and already visible,
but in many different places, systems and databases. By exposing it as
linked data on data.open.ac.uk, we make it accessible and exploitable,
and open to uses that we don't have to dictate.

The idea of 'linked data', as advocated in particular by Sir Tim
Berners Lee, inventor of the Web, is that the Web should be seen as a
medium for structured, interlinked and machine-processable information,
as much as, in its current form, a network of documents presenting the
information. LUCERO is The Open University making the initial step on
behalf of UK universities to contribute to what was the original
intention behind a World Wide Web.

Linked data is a set of technological principles to expose on the Web
not only web pages containing information, but also the underlying data
in a way which is directly linkable and reusable. In embracing such
principles, The Open University joins organisations such as the UK, US
and Australian governments, and international media outlets, such as the
BBC and the New York Times.

David Flanders, Programme Manager, Information Environment at JISC,
said: This new centralised-data-watering-pump is the first launched of
its kind in UK universities and should be celebrated accordingly. (...)
hopefully this is the first of many data.foo.ac.uk to come.

For more information visit:
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/inf11/jiscexpo/lucero.aspx


[dcc-associates] FW: News release: Growing Knowledge benefits UK researchers

2010-10-15 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies for cross-posting. 

-Original Message-
From: Nicky Yeeles [mailto:n.yee...@jisc.ac.uk] 
Sent: 14 October 2010 17:31
Subject: News release: Growing Knowledge benefits UK researchers

News release
14 October 2010

Growing Knowledge exhibition benefits UK researchers

Researchers' interactions in a new digital environment launched today at
the British Library are set to help JISC and similar organisations lead
the future of research.

http://www.bl.uk/growingknowledge

The way that people interact with never-seen-before tools,
thought-provoking content and futuristic design in the new 'Growing
Knowledge: the evolution of research' exhibition will provide clues to
how research is changing and what researchers want to experience from
the library of the future. 

Created to encourage engagement and debate, researchers will be able to
physically interact with tools such as Sony's 360-degree
Autostereoscopic Display, a Microsoft Surface Table and HP/Haworth
interactive pods as well as view all the content and tools online.

Working with JISC and the Ciber Research Group, part of UCL, library
users and exhibition visitors will be invited to leave their feedback
with discussion groups for postgraduate students to explore some of the
issues in more depth, for example: How do physical spaces support
digital research? Do any of the tools help with some of the issues they
encounter?

Sarah Porter, head of innovation at JISC, said: Part of JISC's approach
to technology for education is to consult with researchers and other
library users so that we can channel our energy and investments into
areas that are really going to make a difference.  When we help with the
evaluation of this exhibition we will be looking to understand further
the place of digital tools in libraries for the benefit of teachers,
students and researchers.   It's an opportunity to explore how
innovative technologies can support people finding resources in virtual
spaces as well as the physical library. 

Richard Boulderstone, the British Library's director of e-strategy and
information systems, said: Over the last year we have been speaking to
teams of researchers across the UK and around the world, getting a taste
of how research is changing.  We've met with researchers from
archaeologists and performance historians to bioinformaticists, who are
using the power of technology and the web to generate more collaborative
and intuitive research models.

Growing Knowledge will explore some of these disciplines as well as
others, allowing visitors to interrogate, both physically and online
these areas and listen to explanatory videos from experts, who will also
reflect on how research is changing, and how it may in the future. 

Richard continued: We hope Growing Knowledge will inspire and intrigue
in equal measure. For the British Library, it gives us an opportunity to
define the role we will play in this brave new world. Growing Knowledge
is also an exciting collaboration with a range of our partners.  The
Library works closely with many partners to help fill gaps in our
knowledge and this exhibition provides an opportunity to work together
to understand how researchers will use these tools in the future.

The exhibition was today formally opened by Andrew Miller MP, chair of
the science and technology committee, exhibition researcher in residence
Dr Aleks Krotoski and British Library chief executive, Dame Lynne
Brindley.  Growing Knowledge runs until 16 July 2011.

In partnership with BBC, one part of the Growing Knowledge exhibition
will explore whether social media tools and online networking support
researchers in their work.  Please contribute to the debate through a
short survey at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/growingknowledge/

Visit the exhibition at http://www.bl.uk/growingknowledge


[dcc-associates] Open Planets Foundation job vacancy: Java Lead Developer / Architect

2010-10-06 Thread Joy Davidson
The following OPF post may be of interest to list members. 

The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) has been established to provide practical 
solutions and expertise in digital preservation, building on the €15 million 
investment made by the European Union and Planets consortium.

We are now recruiting for a Java Lead Developer / Architect to lead our 
development team. The post-holder should have extensive enterprise architecture 
experience (Web Services, SOA, UML) as well as hands-on experience managing 
remote development teams in open source projects (configuration management, RUP 
/ SCRUM etc.)

The full job description and application process can be found at: 
http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/jobs. 

For more information, please email: recruitm...@openplanetsfoundation.org. 

 

 



[dcc-associates] FW: News release: Universities given key role in securing the UK's digital legacy

2010-10-04 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members. 

-Original Message-
From: Nicola Yeeles [mailto:n.yee...@jisc.ac.uk] 
Sent: 01 October 2010 10:32
Subject: News release: Universities given key role in securing the UK's
digital legacy

News release
1 October 2010

Universities given key role in securing the UK's digital legacy

Unlike parchment and paper, digital data has a life span of years not
millennia.  Current estimates suggest that almost 3 billion euros worth
of vital data is already being lost every year in the EU alone.

Now JISC is joining forces with The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) to
encourage the UK's leading universities to take up a central role in
European-wide efforts to preserve our digital heritage. 

The Open Planets Foundation (OPF) is a group of  major research and
national libraries, national archives, leading technology companies and
research institutions established to provide practical solutions and
expertise in digital preservation.

As a new charter member of the OPF, JISC will be encouraging
participation amongst the UK's leading universities, unlocking the
academic interest in developing digital preservation technology, and
ensuring the wider sector can address the growing challenge of
preserving digital materials more effectively.

Bram van der Werf, executive director of the Open Planets Foundation,
says:  Universities across the globe have a vital role to play in
securing the future of our digital legacy.  The OPF is absolutely
delighted to be working with JISC to unlock the expertise of the UK's
top higher education institutions. Bringing together the creators of
intellectual content with digital preservation practitioners, this
partnership will tackle the challenge head on and ensure the creative
output of today remains accessible for generations to come.

JISC and the OPF will be exploring the best way of providing value and
benefits to both UK higher education and the broader membership of the
OPF.

Neil Grindley, programme manager at JISC, says:  We regard the Open
Planets Foundation as an exemplary model for moving from a reliance on
project funding to a more sustainable economic model.  JISC is delighted
to have an opportunity to join other charter Foundation members in
setting up and supporting a community of digital preservation developers
and practitioners.

In time JISC will establish affiliate group membership for those
academic and research institutions that are looking to address digital
preservation challenges.

This membership will give institutions the opportunity to:
 
*   Be part of an active open source community that really makes a
difference

*   Learn about the workflow and requirements of digital
preservation practitioners, shaping the development of academic programs
and curricula

*   Take advantage of the training, outreach and support provided
through the OPF

Find out more about the Open Planets Foundation at
http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/
 
Explore how JISC can help with data preservation at
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/preservation.aspx


[dcc-associates] FW: Learning and teaching upgrade to digital repositories toolkit

2010-10-01 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies for cross-posting. 

 



From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew McGregor
Sent: 01 October 2010 12:42
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Learning and teaching upgrade to digital repositories toolkit

 

Dear colleagues

 

People on this list may be interested to hear that JISC infoNet have
launched a learning and teaching upgrade to the Digital Repositories
infoKit:
http://jiscinfonet.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2010/10/01/digital-repositories-in
fokit-learning-teaching-upgrade/

 

This upgrade has been written by Lou McGill based and augments the
Repositories Support Project outputs that formed the basis for the
toolkit and infoNet have also updated the navigation and style of the
toolkit.

 

Thanks

 

Andy

 

Andy McGregor

Programme Manager - Information Environment

JISC

Email: a.mcgre...@jisc.ac.uk

Tel: 02030066067

Mob: 07989356452

Skype: andrew.mcgregor77

 



[dcc-associates] FW: RSC CICAG/RSC Historical Group/CSA Trust Event: Celebrating the History of Chemical Information

2010-09-13 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies for cross-posting. 

-Original Message-
From: For science and technology librarians.
[mailto:lis-scit...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Lindsay Battle
Sent: 13 September 2010 08:58
To: lis-scit...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: RSC CICAG/RSC Historical Group/CSA Trust Event: Celebrating the
History of Chemical Information

The RSC Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group, the RSC
Historical Group, and the CSA Trust are organising a joint one-day
meeting celebrating the history of chemical information. A superb panel
of speakers is being assembled for this very special meeting which will
provide a unique opportunity to hear from some of those who have
contributed to the very significant developments which have occurred in
the last few decades. 

Celebrating the History of Chemical Information
Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Monday 29th November 2010

Meeting Flyer:
http://www.rsc.org/images/CICAGMEETINGFLYERNov10_tcm18-190311.pdf

Booking Form: 
http://www.rsc.org/images/BookingFormNov2010a_tcm18-53954.pdf


The latest version of the RSC CICAG Newsletter is available on the RSC
CICAG homepage:
http://www.rsc.org/CICAG/
or use the link below:
http://www.rsc.org/images/CICAG%20Newsletter%20Autumn%202010_tcm18-19049
0.pdf


Sent on behalf of the RSC CICAG Committee.


Mrs Lindsay Battle, Information Officer   
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, 
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory,
South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QZ
Tel: 01865 275698
Email: lindsay.bat...@chem.ox.ac.uk
Chemistry Department Web page: http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk


List archive: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lis-scitech
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[dcc-associates] What's New September 2010

2010-09-09 Thread Joy Davidson
The Digital Preservation Coalition and Digital Curation Centre are
pleased to announce the release of What's New for September 2010.

http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/whats-new 

As well as the regular round up of news and events this issue includes
an interview with Catharine Ward of Cambridge University Library and an
overview of recent digital preservation activities in Canada from Pam
Bjornson of the Canadian Institute for Science and Technical
Information. Kevin Ashley's editorial discusses the need for us to
become better story tellers.

William Kilbride, DPC
Joy Davidson, DCC

--
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Executive Director
Digital Preservation Coalition

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[dcc-associates] Ariadne Issue 64 now available

2010-08-20 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies for cross-posting:
Ariadne Issue 64 was published recently.
 
In Issue 64 the main articles are as follows:
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/#main-articles
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue63/#main-articles 

Trove: Innovation in Access to Information in Australia
http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/holley/ 

Rose Holley describes a major development in the Australian national
digital information 

infrastructure. 

Repository Software Comparison: Building Digital Library Infrastructure
at LSE http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/fay/ 

Ed Fay presents a comparison of repository software that was carried out
at LSE in support 

of digital library infrastructure development.

Rewriting the Book: On the Move with the Library of Birmingham
http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/gambles/  

Brian Gambles presents the Library of Birmingham vision and strategy for
addressing the 

challenge of mobile digital services. 

Public Library 2.0: Do We Need a Culture Change?
http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/hammond/ 

Sarah Hammond explores UK public libraries' growing participation in
social media to reach 

their audiences online, with a focus on blogging.

Intute Reflections at the End of an Era
http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/joyce-et-al/ 

Angela Joyce, Linda Kerr, Tim Machin, Paul Meehan and Caroline Williams
look back 

at the history and achievements of Intute, and reflect on lessons
learned as the service enters its 

final year.

23 Things in Public Libraries http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/leech/ 

Helen Leech describes a collaborative project to increase front-line
staff's understanding and 

use of Web 2.0 in public libraries.

FRBR in Practice http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/taylor-teague/ 

Wendy Taylor and Kathy Teague describe what they learnt about how FRBR
is used at the 

Celia Library for the Visually Impaired in Helsinki, during their
Ulverscroft/IFLA-funded visit.

Retooling Libraries for the Data Challenge
http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/salo/ 

Dorothea Salo examines how library systems and procedures need to change
to accommodate 

research data. 

Data Services for the Sciences: A Needs Assessment
http://dev.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/westra/ 

Brian Westra describes a data services needs assessment for science
research staff at the 

University of Oregon. 

In this issue the at the event articles are as follows: 
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/#at-the-event 

Blue Ribbon Task Force Symposium on Sustainable Digital Preservation and
Access http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/blue-ribbon-uk-2010-rpt/ 

Marieke Guy reports on a symposium which provided an opportunity for
stakeholders to 

respond to the recent Blue Ribbon Task Force report on Sustainable
Digital Preservation 

and Access.

E-books and E-content 2010: Data as Content
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/ebooks-ucl-2010-rpt/  

Brian Whalley reports on a meeting dealing with academic data management
and some 

JISC projects concerned with institutional responses to the need to
manage research data 

more effectively.

Making Datasets Visible and Accessible: DataCite's First Summer Meeting
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/datacite-2010-rpt/  

Tom J Pollard and J Max Wilkinson report on DataCite's First Summer
Meeting, a 

two-day event focused on making datasets visible and accessible, held in
Hannover, 

Germany, in June 2010.

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/iwmw-2010-rpt/ 

Keith Doyle provides a personal perspective on a conference organised by
UKOLN 

for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services.

Open Repositories 2010 http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/or-10-rpt/ 

Philip Hunter and Robin Taylor report on the Open Repositories
Conference held in 

Madrid between 6 -9 July 2010 at the Palacio de Congresos. 

Evidence, Value and Impact: The LIS Research Landscape in 2010
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/lisrc10-rpt/ 

Stephanie Kenna reports on the Library and Information Science Research
Coalition 

conference, held at the British Library on 28 June 2010.

Eduserv Symposium 2010: The Mobile University
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/eduserv-2010-rpt/ 

Shailey Minocha reflects on the one-day symposium organised by Eduserv
in May 2010. 

The aim of the event was to discuss whether and how mobile technology
will play a significant 

role in the delivery of UK Higher Education in the future. 

Learning How to Play Nicely: Repositories and CRIS
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/wrn-repos-2010-05-rpt/ 

Nick Sheppard reports on the event examining integrated, systemic
approaches to research 

information management organised by the Welsh Repository Network and
supported by 

JISC and ARMA at Leeds Metropolitan University, in May 2010.

Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries (emtacl10)
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue64/emtacl10-rpt/ 

Andrew Walsh reports on a new international conference on emerging
technologies within 

academic libraries organised by the library of the 

[dcc-associates] FW: [DIGLIB] Survey Response Request: Digital Geospatial Preservation Clearinghouse

2010-08-18 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members.

-Original Message-
From: Lazorchak, William [mailto:w...@loc.gov] 
Sent: 17 August 2010 20:09
To: Lazorchak, William
Subject: [DIGLIB] Survey Response Request: Digital Geospatial
Preservation Clearinghouse

Apologies for cross-posting...

The Library of Congress and the Center for International Earth Science
Information Network at Columbia University's Earth Institute are working
to create a web-based clearinghouse of information about best practices
for preserving significant digital geospatial data. 

CIESIN is currently gathering requirements to gain insight into
potential uses and users of the clearinghouse and to inform its
development. They have established a survey to assist them in their
efforts. 

The brief, anonymous survey is available at
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XVTT92P and all interested community
members are encouraged to provide input. The survey will close at the
end of August 2010.

Based on the results of their requirements-gathering, CIESIN will launch
a beta version of the clearinghouse later this year.

Further information on the Clearinghouse can be found at
http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/news/2010/20100602news_article_geospa
tial_clearinghouse.html.

Please forward this announcement to any appropriate listservs or
colleagues. 

Butch Lazorchak
Digital Archivist
Library of Congress
National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20540
w...@loc.gov
(202) 707-2603




[dcc-associates] FW: London Citizen Cyberscience Summit, 2-3 September 2010

2010-08-11 Thread Joy Davidson


From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ashton, Anna
Sent: 11 August 2010 11:43
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: London Citizen Cyberscience Summit, 2-3 September 2010

 

London Citizen Cyberscience Summit 

 

2-3 September 2010, King's College London

 

The world's first summit on citizen cyberscience will be held at King's
College London on 2-3 September.

 

Citizen cyberscience is a growing trend where ordinary people use their
computers and the world wide web to contribute in meaningful ways to an
increasingly wide range of scientific challenges.

 

Citizen cyberscience activity takes place all over the world and by its
very nature participants very rarely - if ever - meet. This event will
showcase a cross-section of these projects and will provide a platform
for scientists and citizens to share their thoughts on the impact of
citizen cyberscience face-to-face.

 

The summit will be hosted by King's College London, and is organised
jointly by the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, based at CERN in Geneva; the
Centre for e-Research at King's; Queen Mary, University of London;
Imperial College London; University College London and GridRepublic. It
is supported by the Shuttleworth Foundation, the Joint Information
Systems Committee (JISC), e-ScienceTalk and Microsoft Research.

 

Confirmed speakers include David Anderson, director of the s...@home
project, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of Berkeley; George
Dyson, historian and philosopher of science and author of 'Darwin Among
the Machines'; and Myles Allen, head of ClimatePrediction.net at Oxford
University.

 

There are currently more than 100 active citizen cyberscience projects -
many address topical themes, such as modelling climate change
(ClimatePrediction.net) or simulating the spread of malaria
(MalariaControl.net). King's staff will demonstrate how citizen
cyberscience can be applied to the cultural heritage sector through the
East London Theatre Archive project (elta-project.org).

 

The event will be of interest to both amateur and professional
scientists, to people who care about the impact of science on society,
and of society on science, and to those working in the digital
humanities and cultural heritage. 

 

The Citizen Cyberscience Summit will take place on 2-3 September 2010 in
the Anatomy Theatre  Museum at King's College London's Strand Campus.
To see the full programme and to book tickets, see
www.citizencyberscience.net/summit
http://www.citizencyberscience.net/summit . The event will also be
webcast.

 

___

 

Anna Ashton

Communications  Administrative Officer

 

Centre for e-Research

King's College London

26-29 Drury Lane

London, WC2B 5RL

 

Tel: 020 7848 2689

Fax: 020 7848 1989

 

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/cerch

Follow us on Twitter @CeRch_KCL

 

 

 



[dcc-associates] FW: Conference - Dare to share: new approaches to long-term collections management

2010-08-02 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members. 

 



From: Faraday, Alison [mailto:alison.fara...@bl.uk] 
Sent: 29 July 2010 15:25
Subject: Conference - Dare to share: new approaches to long-term collections 
management

 

*With apologies for cross posting*

 

Dare to share: new approaches to long-term collections management

 

A Research Libraries UK and Preservation Advisory Centre joint conference 
exploring how collaborative activities can form part of a strategic approach to 
collections management across research and higher education institutions.  

 

Monday 6 September 2010

Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, United 
Kingdom

 

This one day conference examines how libraries and other research institutions 
can benefit from integrating preservation into broader, long-term collections 
management strategies with a particular emphasis on collaborative preservation 
ventures. Speakers from the UK and abroad present current thinking on hybrid 
collections; using collection strengths to inform integrated strategies for 
resource allocation; how digitisation affects what we keep; protecting 
investment in digitisation projects; lifecycle costing of digital collections; 
and opens up the question about the UKRR being a model for other library 
materials.

 

The day builds on research by the RLUK/BL Preservation Learning Project which 
identified high demand for skills development on strategic issues in 
collections management amongst staff in research and higher education 
libraries.  Responses particularly emphasised the value that a long-term view 
can bring in considering access to the collections - both physical and digital 
- and the importance of preservation within an encompassing and strategic 
perspective. 

 

Programme

09.30Registration

10.00Welcome - Philip Sykes, University Librarian, Liverpool University and 
RLUK Chair

10.15Hybrid collections or divided collections TBC

10.45Identifying collection strengths - Brian Clifford, Deputy University 
Librarian, University of Leeds

11.15Break 

11.40System level strategic planning for collections management and 
preservation - Roger Schonfeld, Manager of Research, Ithaka

12.10Managing our legacy journal collections: United Kingdom Research 
Reserve (UKRR) - the share of things to come - Deborah Shorley, Director of 
Library Services, Imperial College and Head of UKRR

12:40Lunch

13:45Session to be confirmed

14.15Protecting Investment by Sustaining Access to Digital Assets - Neil 
Grindley, Programme Manager Digital Preservation, JISC

14.45Break

15.10It costs how much? A lifecycle approach to collection management - 
Paul Wheatley, Digital Preservation Manager, The British Library

15.40Sustainability and the RLUK/BL Preservation Advisory Centre learning 
programme - Alison Faraday, Preservation training co-ordinator, The British 
Library Preservation Advisory Centre 

16:10Discussion 

16.30Close - David Prosser, Executive Director, RLUK

 

Cost: 

RLUK members £75 + VAT (including refreshments)

Non-RLUK members £100 + VAT (including refreshments)

 

Booking:

Please visit www.bl.uk/blpac/dare.html

 

Alison Faraday

Preservation Advisory Centre

The British Library

96 Euston Road

London NW1 2DB

United Kingdom

 

 



[dcc-associates] FW: Institutional repositories research

2010-07-28 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies for cross-posting.

 



From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Richard Cockram
Sent: 28 July 2010 09:59
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Institutional repositories research

 

Apologies for cross posting.

Dear all,
I am a postgraduate student at Aberystwyth University studying for an
MScEcon in Records and Information Management. As part of my
dissertation on the use of Cloud Computing in institutional repositories
I have designed this short questionnaire. If you work in a repository
and would like to share your opinions on cloud technologies, I would be
extremely grateful if you would complete this when you get a chance as
the information you provide will form a vital part of my research. All
the information will of course be anonymised.

http://FreeOnlineSurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?sid=khekke8m1jdnmrw787619

Thank you very much for your time,

Richard Cockram



[dcc-associates] JISC Inform issue 28

2010-07-28 Thread Joy Davidson
This summer edition of JISC Inform is now available online at
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/jiscinform/2010/inform28.aspx. 

The issue contains features that may be of interest to list members. In
particular, the items on digital technologies and early career
researchers and how doctoral students access information may be of
interest to the JISC 07/09 and 04/10 projects. 

This issue also looks at the role of cloud computing in UK and US
universities. 

Best regards,
Joy

Joy Davidson
DCC Associate Director
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk



[dcc-associates] FW: Show Me the Data: Managing Data Sets for Scholarly Content -- August 9 NISO Webinar

2010-07-28 Thread Joy Davidson

-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Cynthia Hodgson
Sent: 28 July 2010 15:35
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Show Me the Data: Managing Data Sets for Scholarly Content --
August 9 NISO Webinar

There's still time to register for the National Information Standards
Organization (NISO) August webinar on Show Me the Data: Managing Data
Sets
for Scholarly Content-August 11 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern).

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

This webinar examines the state of the art in linking published
scholarly
information -- think journal articles -- to the data that supports the
publication. In an area devoid of standards, pioneering work is being
done
both by publishers, libraries, and repositories to address how to manage
the
datasets that support scholarly publications.

The webinar will address such questions as: How are commercial and
non-profit publishers responding to the demand to link publications
directly
to data? What are the important technical developments aimed at
providing
seamless linkages between publications and data? What are the
implications
for publishers, research libraries, faculty, and researchers and their
established cultures? 

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS

.   New Models for Publications and Datasets: Dryad
Dr. Jane Greenberg, Professor, School of Information and Library
Science,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dryad is a repository for data underlying scholarly publications in the
field of evolutionary biology and related disciplines, supported by a
partnership involving professional associations and publishers.

.   Providing Access to Citable Data: DataCite
Joan Starr, Strategic  Project Planning Manager, California Digital
Library
John Kunze, Associate Director, UC Curation Center, California Digital
Library
DataCite is a new international organization that works to improve the
scholarly infrastructure around datasets, including establishment of
best
practices for citing well-preserved datasets. EZID is the California
Digital
Library's application for simple identifier management, including DOIs,
and
other long-term identifiers, such as ARKs.

.   From Documents to Data: Challenges in Linking, Aggregating and
Citing
Joel Hammond, Director, Product Management  Development, Healthcare 
Science, Thomson Reuters
Does research data matter? Data-driven research is generating its own
set of
research questions and priorities. Publishers are attempting to define
the
value of data in scholarly communication and provide new means for
enabling
its discovery and the attribution of credit.

REGISTRATION

Registration is per site (defined as access for one computer). NISO and
NASIG members may register at a discounted rate. A student discount is
also
available. Can't make it on the scheduled date or time? Registrants
receive
access to the recorded version for one year, which can be viewed at your
convenience. For more information or to register, visit the event
webpage:
http://www.niso.org/news/events/2010/datasets/



Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodg...@niso.org
Phone: 301-654-2512


[dcc-associates] FW: eSciDoc Days 2010 - Save the Date!

2010-07-23 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to the lists...

-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Razum, Matthias
Sent: 22 July 2010 15:40
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: eSciDoc Days 2010 - Save the Date!

*** Apologies for cross-posting ***

First announcement - Save the Date

*** eSciDoc Days 2010, November 16-17, Copenhagen (Denmark)*** www.escidoc.org

FIZ Karlsruhe and the Max Planck Digital Library cordially invite you to 
participate 
in the eSciDoc Days 2010 to be held on Tuesday, November 16, and Wednesday, 
November 17, hosted by the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The eSciDoc Days are targeted at both existing eSciDoc users and people 
interested in eResearch environments, publication infrastructure, research data 
management and scholarly collaboration.

The two day conference will provide extensive information about eSciDoc, the 
open source eResearch environment. Keynote speakers will give an overview of 
the 
current eResearch developments. Presentations held by eSciDoc team members and 
eSciDoc users will demonstrate the existing eSciDoc Applications and the 
underlying eSciDoc Infrastructure as well as its future directions.

In parallel tracks, we offer a whole day of hands-on tutorials for eSciDoc 
newcomers as well as experienced developers who are interested in creating 
their 
own applications based on the eSciDoc Infrastructure, or who intend to 
re-purpose 
their existing eSciDoc Applications. 

Program and speakers will be announced soon.

More information about eSciDoc is available at www.escidoc.org

About FIZ Karlsruhe 
FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure provides 
high-quality services for science. Its main activities are focused on STN 
International, the premium online service in science and patent information, 
jointly operated with CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society. Through 
its KnowEsis product line, FIZ Karlsruhe provides e-Science infrastructures to 
support web-based research. FIZ Karlsruhe also develops databases in 
mathematics, computer science, and crystallography. FIZ Karlsruhe is a member 
of the Leibniz Association (WGL) which consists of 86 German research and 
service institutions.
www.fiz-karlsruhe.de


About the Max Planck Digital Library 
The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) is a scientific service unit within the 
Max Planck Society (MPS), established in January 2007. The MPDL provides 
services to help MPS researchers manage their scientific information 
workflow. Such services comprise the provision of actual content and of 
technical solutions, but also the support to users by acting as a centre of 
competence and a community facilitator in the domain of scientific information 
management. This is achieved through close collaboration with the Max Planck 
Institutes and their libraries. The core activities of the MPDL lie in building 
up infrastructures and tools for publications and research data. A substantial 
task of the MPDL is to provide most effective access to scientific information 
and fostering the Open Access policy of the Max Planck Society.
www.mpdl.mpg.de



Matthias Razum
Head ePublishing and eScience
Development  Applied Research

Phone  +49 7247 808-457
Fax+49 7247 808-133
Mobile +49 179  5131949
matthias.ra...@fiz-karlsruhe.de

FIZ Karlsruhe
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

www.fiz-karlsruhe.de




---

Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, Gesellschaft für wissenschaftlich-technische 
Information mbH. 
Sitz der Gesellschaft: Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Amtsgericht Mannheim HRB 
101892. 
Geschäftsführerin: Sabine Brünger-Weilandt. 
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: MinR Hermann Riehl.



[dcc-associates] FW: [DIGLIB] Music Encoding Initiative Council announces the release of MEI 2010-05

2010-07-14 Thread Joy Davidson
May be of interest to some list members...



From: Mayhood, Erin (elm8s) [mailto:el...@eservices.virginia.edu] 
Sent: 12 July 2010 17:09
To: dig...@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [DIGLIB] Music Encoding Initiative Council announces the release of 
MEI 2010-05

 

The Music Encoding Initiative Council announces the release of MEI 2010-05

- a groundbreaking digital musical notation model

 

The MEI Council is pleased to announce the first collaboratively-designed 
method for encoding the intellectual and physical characteristics of music 
notation documents and their scholarly editorial apparatus. MEI has the ability 
to manage complex source situations and will dramatically improve the search, 
retrieval and display of notated music online, benefiting music scholars and 
performers. Because of MEI's software independence, the data format defined by 
the schema also serves an archival function. 

 

The MEI model is free and available for download at http://music-encoding.org 
http://music-encoding.org/ . The site also offers tutorials, examples, and 
experimental software for MEI conversion - more will be available in the near 
future. Information about the future of the project and how to get involved are 
also on the site.

The MEI Council is an international group of scholars, technologists, and 
educators representing a broad range of musicological, theoretical, and 
pedagogical interests. The Council was created through funding to the 
University of Virginia Library and the University of Paderborn from the 
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) and the National 
Endowment for the Humanities. 

About the University of Virginia

With 14 physical locations as well as the original Rotunda, the U.Va. Library 
contains more than 5 million books, 17 million manuscripts, rare books and 
archives, and rapidly growing digital collections. The Library is a leader in 
developing collections, tools, and collaborations that foster scholarship at 
the University and worldwide. It is known, in particular, for its strength in 
American history and literature and its innovation in digital technologies. The 
MEI project is a continuation of work begun in 2000 at U.Va. 

About the University of Paderborn

The University of Paderborn has a special focus on Computer Science, 
exemplified by its Heinz-Nixdorf Institute. Together with the Hochschule für 
Musik in Detmold, the University conducts the Seminar for Musicology where, in 
2004 and in cooperation with the Carl Maria von Weber Complete-Edition project, 
preliminary work was performed regarding digital critical editions of music. 
Its Edirom project (also DFG-funded) has been developing platform-independent 
solutions for musical editions since 2006.

About the granting agencies

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft is the central, self-governing research 
funding organization, serving all branches of science and the humanities by 
funding research at universities and other publicly financed research 
institutions in Germany and facilitating cooperation among investigators.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency 
of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, 
preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

Any views, finding, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program 
do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities 
or the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

 

 

Erin Mayhood

Head, Music Library

Old Cabell Hall 
University of Virginia 
PO Box 400175 
Charlottesville VA 22904-4175 
(434) 924-7017 

el...@virginia.edu

 



[dcc-associates] FW: PARSE.Insight reports now available!

2010-07-14 Thread Joy Davidson


From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On 
Behalf Of Strathmann, Stefan
Sent: 14 July 2010 08:53
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: PARSE.Insight reports now available!

 

---Apologies for cross-posting---

 

After two years of research, the European project PARSE.Insight held its final 
symposium on 25 June 2010. The project results were received with enthusiasm by 
Brussels' EC representative Carlos Morais-Pires who stated to be 'very happy to 
have facts about the situation in research and to receive recommendations for 
the science data infrastructure in Europe'.

 

Ten major insights in research 
http://www.parse-insight.eu/downloads/PARSEInsight_event201006_insight.pdf  
were presented, amongst these major gaps between European countries in how to 
deal with research data and researchers' reluctance to share their data while 
they certainly want others' data. These findings were enforced by the outcomes 
of three case studies 
http://www.parse-insight.eu/downloads/PARSE-Insight_D3-3_CaseStudiesReport.pdf
  in High-Energy Physics, Earth Observation and Social Sciences and Humanities.

 

In conjunction with these insights the final roadmap 
http://www.parse-insight.eu/downloads/PARSE-Insight_D2-2_Roadmap.pdf  for a 
science data infrastructure in Europe has been published. Aside from technical 
aspects this also addresses organisational as well as social aspects such as 
incentives for researchers to increase their willingness to share their data. 
Furthermore, the gap analysis tool 
http://www.parse-insight.eu/downloads/PARSEInsight_event201006_gapanalysis.pdf
  was presented which helps analysts to find weak spots and contradictions in 
stakeholder communities.

 

Please visit our website for downloading the PARSE.Insight reports:

http://www.parse-insight.eu/publications.php

 

Apart from these documents, PARSE.Insight created an online visualisation 
http://www.parse-insight.eu/imap_intro.php  of actors putting effort in 
digital preservation. This Interactive Map is a first attempt to give an 
overview of who is playing an important role in research to digital 
preservation. Via this map researchers, data managers, publishers, funders and 
other stakeholders that would like to learn more about best practices in 
preservation can look for an organisation in their country or discipline.

 

On behalf of the project team,

 

David Giaretta

 

About PARSE.insight

PARSE.Insight was a two-year project co-funded by the European Union under the 
Seventh Framework Programme. It is concerned with the preservation of digital 
information in science, from primary data through analysis to the final 
publications resulting from the research. The problem is how to safeguard this 
valuable digital material over time, to ensure that it is accessible, usable 
and understandable in future. The rapid pace of change in information 
technology threatens media, file formats and software with obsolescence, and 
changing concepts and terminology also mean that, even if data can be read, it 
might not be correctly interpreted by future generations.

Many initiatives are already under way in this area. Therefore, PARSE.Insight 
aimed to develop a roadmap and recommendations for developing the science data 
infrastructure in order to maintain the long-term accessibility and usability 
of scientific digital information in Europe. The project conducted surveys and 
in-depth case studies of different scientific disciplines and stakeholders and 
based its results on these findings, as well as knowledge of ongoing 
developments.

The consortium consists of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC, 
coordination), National Library of the Netherlands (KB), German National 
Library (DNB), Max Planck Gesellschaft (MPG), International Association of 
Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM), European Space Agency ESRIN 
(ESA), FernUniversitat in Hagen (FUH), European Organization for Nuclear 
Research (CERN) and Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen Stiftung Oeffentlichen 
Rechts (UGOE).

PARSE.Insight is closely linked to the Alliance for Permanent Access to the 
Records of Science (http://www.alliancepermanentaccess.eu/). The output from 
the project is intended to guide the European Commission's strategy about 
research infrastructure.

 

--
Stefan Strathmann
Research and Development Department (RDD)
Goettingen State and University Library
Georg-August-Universität Goettingen
37073 Goettingen
Germany

Phone: +49 551 39 7806
Fax: +49 551 39 3856

strathm...@sub.uni-goettingen.de
http://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de/ 



[dcc-associates] FW: The Metadata Forum

2010-07-07 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest...

-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Stephanie Taylor
Sent: 06 July 2010 11:41
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: The Metadata Forum

The Metadata Forum will be launched at the Open Repositories 2010
Conference in Madrid, 6th-9th July 2010 at a Birds of a Feather session
to be held on 7th July, 3.45pm - 4.45pm. if you're attending the
conference, please come along to find out more and to help shape the
subjects the Forum will address.

Do you work with metadata? Might you need to work with metadata in the
future? If so, then the Metadata Forum wants to hear from you! As a new
initiative, run by UKOLN at the University of Bath and funded by JISC,
the Metadata Forum is planning four face-to-face meetings throughout the
UK and ongoing conversations online where anyone who has an interest in
metadata can ask for help, share experiences and learn from others.

The Forum is open to everyone, from novice to expert and anyone in
between who deals with metadata in their day-to-day work. And the Forum
wants to hear from you! And we're not just seeking experts. If you have
metadata hopes, metadata dreams and (perhaps especially) metadata fears,
bring them along to the Forum. The questions you want answering and the
areas you want to discuss will be the foundation of both the
face-to-face meetings and the ongoing online conversations. If you need
something, or want to share something, let us know.

If you're not able to attend the launch meeting but would like to
suggest topics for discussion, demonstrations you would like to give or
to see, have any ideas for exchange of experience workshops or have any
other metadata-related thoughts, you can - 

* contact Stephanie Taylor of the Metadata Forum at s.tay...@ukoln.ac.uk

* leave a comment Forum blog - http://blogs.ukoln.ac.uk/themetadataforum

* follow the Forum on Twitter - @MetadataForum


[dcc-associates] iPRES2010 - call for participation registration

2010-06-28 Thread Joy Davidson
 CALL FOR Participation

   7th International Conference on
Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2010)

  September 19 -- 24, 2010
  Vienna, Austria

  http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010


 ** Registration now open **
  early registration deadline: July 31 2010


The Austrian National Library, the Vienna University of Technology and 
Austrian Computer Society are pleased to invite you to the International

Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna in 
September 2010. iPRES2010 will be the seventh in the series of annual 
international conferences that bring together researchers and 
practitioners from around the world to explore the latest trends, 
innovations, and practices in preserving our digital heritage.

Digital Preservation and Curation is evolving from a niche activity to 
an established practice and research field that involves various 
disciplines and communities. iPRES2010 will re-emphasise that preserving

our scientific and cultural digital heritage requires integration of 
activities and research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries

to adequately address the challenges in digital preservation. iPRES2010 
will further strengthen the link between digital preservation research 
and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific data centres.


PROGRAMME:

iPRES2010 will feature an intensive 1-week program, starting with a set 
of tutorials on Sunday. This will be followed by 3 days of the main 
conference Monday - Wednesday including panel sessions, poster sessions 
and spotlight talks. Between Wednesday and Friday a number of focussed 
workshops will take place. All this will be accompanied by a social 
programme offering ample room for discussion and deliberation.

The detailed session schedule will be announced in the next few days on 
the iPRES2010 website. However, for a first overview of the topics 
covered and the programme offered, a rough outline of the programme as 
well as the list of papers accepted is provided below at the end of this

email.


REGISTRATION:
Registration services are provided via our partner Nethotels Vienna. We 
have also arranged accomodation at a number of hotels in the vicinity of

the conference venue, which can be booked directly. Further information 
is provided at the iPRES2010 website in the accomodation section. Please

make sure to register as early as possible to make sure you benefit from

the reduced early registration rates. Also, please note that some 
workshops are co-sponsored by institutions, offering reduced rates for a

limited number of participants on a first-com first-serve basis.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna in September. If you 
have any questions concerning iPRES2010, do not hesitate to contact us 
at ipres2...@ifs.tuwien.ac.at.


Best regards
  Andreas Rauber, VUT, Austria
  Max Kaiser, ONB, Austria
  Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress, US
  Panos Constantopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, 
Greece;
 Digital Curation Unit, Greece
  Johann Stockinger, OCG
on behalf of the entire iPRES2010 Organising team


List of Tutorials, Workshops and Papers:
-

TUTORIALS:
   * T1 S. Abrams et al., The next-Generation JHOVE2 Framework and 
Application
 (Full day)
   * T2 R. Guenther, et al., PREMIS Tutorial; an exploration of the
 PREMIS Dictionary for Preservation Metadata (Full day)
   * T3 Kulovits H, et al., Logical and bit-stream preservation
integrated
 digital preservation using Plato and EPrints (Full day)
   * T4 E. Kroski, Personal Digital Archiving (Half day, morning)
   * T5 J.Kett and M. Lunghi, Stability of digital resources on the 
Internet
 and strategies for persistent identifier (Half day, afternoon)

WORKSHOPS:

   * IWAW - International Web Archiving Workshop
 J. Masanes (European Archive Foundation) et al.
   * Spanning the Boundaries of Digital Curation Education
 C. Lee (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
   * PREMIS Implementation Fair
 R. Guenther (Library of Congress)
 (sponsored by the University of Florida, Florida Center for Library

Automation
 for a limited number of participants on a first-come, first-serve 
bases)
   * Greater than the sums of our parts? Collaboration, cooperation and
 grand challenges in digital preservation
 N. Schumann (Nestor), M. Anderson (NDIPP), I. Angevaare (NCDD), W. 
Kilbride (DPC),
 S. Schrimpf (DNB)
 (sponsored by Alliance for Permanent Access for a limited number of

participants
 on a first-come, first-serve bases)

PAPERS:

* Ellen Margrethe Pihl Konstad Konstad . Retention and disposition
* Angela Dappert. DEAL WITH CONFLICT, CAPTURE THE RELATIONSHIP: THE CASE
OF
   DIGITAL OBJECT 

[dcc-associates] Sudamih Workshop: Data Management Training in the Humanities

2010-06-25 Thread Joy Davidson
Posted on behalf of the Sudamih project.

*APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING*

We would like to invite you to the 'Data Management Training in the
Humanities' workshop, which will take place on the morning of Thursday
the 22nd July, 2010 in Oxford. This half-day workshop will consider how
institutions might meet growing requirements for training in the
management of research data within the humanities. The aim is to learn
more about research data management training already taking place at UK
universities, plans for such training, relevant scoping studies, and
related experiences.

We are adopting a broad approach to 'data', taking it to mean not just
structured information on computers, but the whole range of materials
that researchers must assemble and analyse in order to produce their
research outputs. 

Although the focus is on data management training in the humanities, the
workshop will hear experiences from other disciplines as well.

The workshop is being organised as part of the Sudamih Project
(Supporting Data Management Infrastructure in the Humanities), funded by
the JISC. The project seeks to develop tools and training that will
enable researchers in the humanities to organize their information more
effectively.

For more information about the workshop, please visit the conference
website: http://sudamih.oucs.ox.ac.uk/training_workshop.xml 

To register for this event, please email suda...@oucs.ox.ac.uk 

Yours,

James A J Wilson

Project Manager, EIDCSR/Sudamih Projects
OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford. OX2 6NN
Tel. (01865) 613489
email: james.wil...@oucs.ox.ac.uk



[dcc-associates] Call for Participants: Spanning the Boundaries of Digital Curation Education (Sept 22-23, 2010)

2010-06-22 Thread Joy Davidson
***Apologies for cross-posting***

We would like to invite you to participate in a workshop called Spanning
the Boundaries of Digital Curation Education, which will be held over
two half days: the afternoon of September 22 and the morning of
September 23 in Vienna, Austria.

The workshop will be held in association with the 7th International
Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna on
Sept 19-24.

The number of projects and institutions providing training and education
on aspects of digital curation has increased dramatically in recent
years, resulting in a vast and often overwhelming number of courses for
potential attendees to consider. It is clear that increased
collaboration is needed in order to establish a more coordinated
approach.

The primary goal of this workshop is to facilitate the sharing of
information and ideas across the boundaries of professional education
(national, institutional and educational level).  While the number of
digital curation educational offerings across the globe has increased
significantly in recent years, there are still relatively scarce human
resources for developing and implementing educational content.

The workshop will explore potential areas of collaboration and will
include short summary talks about current educational activities by
workshop participants.  We will then engage in small group discussions
devoted to planning and strategies for sharing and collaboration within
given regions and discussion among all participants about implications
for collective action and formulation of next steps.

This event is designed for those who are engaged in efforts to prepare
professionals to care for digital collections.  This includes full-time
professional educators, but also professionals who work as adjunct
instructors, those who offer continuing professional education
workshops, and those providing professional development opportunities to
staff within their own institutions. It is intended to be a very
inclusive and interactive.  In order to encourage participation from a
diverse set of individuals, we are not requiring participants to submit
formal papers.

If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send a message
to spanning-boundar...@unc.edu by July 15, 2010 with Spanning the
Boundaries as the subject line and including the following within the 
body of the message:

- Your name

- Institutional affiliation

- Job title

- Current and planned digital curation education efforts

- Whether or not you would like to give a brief presentation about your
current/planned efforts

This information will allow the organizers to determine how much time
should be devoted to the individual talks and structure the small group
discussions in a way that reflects the composition of the intended 
participants, based on nationality and institutional affiliation.

We encourage you to consider this exciting opportunity and to alert your
colleagues who have related interests.  We hope to see you in Vienna!

Sent on behalf of the Spanning the Boundaries workshop team:

* George Coulbourne, Executive Program Officer, Office of Strategic
Initiatives, Library Of Congress

* Costis Dallas, Associate Professor  Interim Director of Museum
Studies, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Assistant
Professor, Communication, Media and Culture Department, Panteion
University; and Research Fellow, Digital Curation Unit - IMIS, Athena
Research Centre

* Joy Davidson, Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre (UK)

* Wendy Duff, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of
Toronto; Director, Digital Curation Institute

* William Kilbride, Executive Director, Digital Preservation Coalition
(UK)

* Christopher (Cal) Lee, Assistant Professor, School of Information and
Library Science, University of North Carolina

* Nancy McGovern, Digital Preservation Officer, Inter-University
Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan

* Simon Tanner, Director,  King's Digital Consultancy Services, King's
College London, Centre for Computing in the Humanities

* Manfred Thaller, Professor of Humanities Computer Science, University
at Cologne, Germany

* Helen R. Tibbo, Professor, School of Information and Library Science,
University of North Carolina


[dcc-associates] FW: Short questionnaire on info support for researchers

2010-06-14 Thread Joy Davidson

-Original Message-
From: Rachael Kotarski [mailto:rachael.kotar...@bl.uk] 
Sent: 11 June 2010 14:49
Subject: Short questionnaire on info support for researchers

Dear Colleague,
 
UCL and The British Library (BL) are conducting a project (funded by JISC) 
called: 'Defining a new role: The Research Information Manager'. It aims to 
scope a dedicated information specialist role within a multidisciplinary 
research environment. It is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate the 
research information landscape - with a daunting volume of scholarly 
publications, large and complex datasets, images, software tools, workflows and 
a myriad of other information resources and outputs. UCL are therefore 
currently working with researchers to understand their practices, barriers and 
needs in relation to research information, in order to gain an integrated 
understanding of the flow of research information.
 
To this end, we are interested in identifying roles in other institutions that 
are involved in organisational research information management processes. This 
will help us to map the right systems and practices to address the information 
needs and specific requirements of researchers.
 
We are contacting you to help us identify people in your and other 
organisations, who provide information support to the researchers by means of 
dedicated roles or through shared responsibilities among different roles. In 
order to help us, we ask you to please fill in this short questionnaire 
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RIM_data_mgt_forum.
 
Your institution's feedback is invaluable and the survey should take no more 
than 10 minutes. 
 
As a way to thank you for your time, if you complete the survey and fill in 
your contact details, your name will enter into a prize draw for a chance to 
win £25 to spend at the British Library Online Shop (http://shop.bl.uk). 
Please note we will need to receive your results by 21st June in order to 
include you for the draw.
 
Thank you in advance for your assistance. Please do not hesitate to contact me 
if you have any queries.
 
 
Best regards,
 
Rachael Kotarski on behalf of: 
 
Dr Karen Walshe
Research Officer - Biosciences
Science, Technology and Medicine
The British Library
karen.walshe @ bl.uk


[dcc-associates] FW: Digital Preservation and the JISC Digitisation Programme

2010-06-03 Thread Joy Davidson


-Original Message-
From: William Kilbride [mailto:will...@dpconline.org] 
Sent: 02 June 2010 09:11
Subject: Digital Preservation and the JISC Digitisation Programme

JISC, the Digital Preservation Coalition, Portico and the University of London 
Computer Centre are pleased to announce the release of a new report 
investigating long term access to digitised collections.

http://www.dpconline.org/advocacy/digitisation-programme-digital-preservation-study.html

The digital universe grew by 62% in 2009, but those adding to these resources 
need to think long term if they want to make best use of their public funding. 
Clearly stated preservation policies are essential in guaranteeing that 
researchers in the future will be able to access and use a digital resource, 
according to a new report funded by JISC. But the responsibility needs to be 
shared between funders, who must articulate the need for data curation, and 
universities, who need to implement a preservation policy for each digital 
collection.

The advice comes as the government announces a new 'right to data' so that 
government-held datasets can be requested and used by the public, and then 
published on a regular basis. JISC has invested more than £20 million in the 
last five years so that students and researchers can have instant and flexible 
access to a range of the UK's most important archival collections.

Alastair Dunning, programme manager at JISC, said: Although our initial goal 
was to examine our own projects, the recommendations and outcomes are relevant 
to funders and projects in many different sectors.

Dr William Kilbride, Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition, 
said: JISC challenged us to work in fine detail and in broad strokes at the 
same time. We immersed ourselves in the detail of sixteen different projects 
with a brief to support these projects and use that experience for a strategic 
and lasting contribution based on hard empirical evidence.

The results of this work published today contain recommendations for 
institutions, funders and those assessing funding projects and programmes.  The 
authors anticipate that the template used to survey the projects could also 
form a useful blueprint for funders and assessors in the future.


--
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Executive Director
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[dcc-associates] FW: News from New Zealand: Budget Dollars Strengthen Archives New Zealand's Digital Capabilities

2010-06-02 Thread Joy Davidson
 

 



From: Evelyn Wareham [mailto:evelyn.ware...@archives.govt.nz] 
Sent: 01 June 2010 04:14
Subject: News from New Zealand: Budget Dollars Strengthen Archives New 
Zealand's Digital Capabilities

 

The New Zealand Government has allocated $12.6 million of Budget money to 
Archives New Zealand and the National Library over the next four years to 
develop and implement a full-scale industrial-strength digital archive.

Archives New Zealand’s Acting Chief Executive Greg Goulding said, “this is a 
hugely important development for Archives New Zealand. Having the capability to 
manage digital archives is fundamental to the department’s continued position 
as the government’s lead agency on records and archives management and 
preservation.

“The new archive means we can take in large-scale transfers of government 
agency digital records, such as email messages, videos, databases and 
electronic documents. We’ll then actively preserve and maintain these records 
so they remain accessible to agencies and the public into the future.

“The new archive will utilise Archive’s New Zealand’s existing infrastructure 
and build on functions developed for the National Library’s National Digital 
Heritage Archive,” Mr Goulding said.

“This means we will not be starting from scratch. We will be sharing 
infrastructure, pooling expertise, saving costs and building on a solid 
foundation which already exists. Having looked at other international systems 
we decided to use the core technologies already used by the National Library.

“We look forward to working with the National Library on this project.”

Archives New Zealand’s online search engine Archway will be extended to manage 
the necessary digital record metadata and the department will develop new tools 
around transfer and security in consultation with agencies.

“We aim to achieve a cost-effective, efficient and sustainable archive to 
ensure the ongoing security of public sector digital information including our 
own,” Mr Goulding said.

A public announcement about the Government Digital Archive was made by the 
Minister Responsible for Archives New Zealand Hon Nathan Guy at the Government 
Recordkeeping Forum held in Wellington on Tuesday 1 June 
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/nathan+guy 
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/nathan+guy  
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/nathan+guy 
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RE: [dcc-associates] DCC: Call for Curation Reference Manual Reviewers

2010-05-21 Thread Joy Davidson
Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. Just a quick note to let you know 
that we have now got all the reviewers we need for the science metadata 
instalment. The others are still available though.

*   Automated Metadata Extraction
*   The Role of Microfilm in Digital Preservation
*   Preservation Scenarios for Projects Producing Digital Resources

Best regards,
Joy

Joy Davidson
DCC Associate Director
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
email: j.david...@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk 

From: owner-dcc-associa...@lists.ed.ac.uk 
[mailto:owner-dcc-associa...@lists.ed.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Joy Davidson
Sent: 21 May 2010 11:16
To: research-data...@jiscmail.ac.uk; dcc-associates@lists.ed.ac.uk
Subject: [dcc-associates] DCC: Call for Curation Reference Manual Reviewers

The Digital Curation Centre's Curation Reference Manual provides advice, 
in-depth information and criticism on current digital curation techniques and 
best practice. Each instalment is designed to help data custodians, producers 
and users better understand the challenges they face and the roles that they 
play in creating, managing and preserving digital information over time. For 
each topic covered, suggestions for best practice and real life examples are 
given. For more on the manual, please see 
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/curation-reference-manual. 
We have received a number of draft instalments for peer review and are now 
seeking expressions of interest from the curation and preservation community. 
Topics for review include:
*   Automated Metadata Extraction
*   The Role of Microfilm in Digital Preservation
*   Preservation Scenarios for Projects Producing Digital Resources
*   Scientific Metadata
Each instalment is about 25 pages long and we are seeking two reviewers for 
each instalment. If you are interested in reviewing one of these instalments, 
please complete the attached form and return it to me by June 4th 2010. 
Reviewers will be selected based on their experience with the topic and the 
domain in general. All reviews must be returned by June 25th 2010. Reviewers 
will receive £100 upon the return of their comments.  
DCC Digital Curation Manual Reviewer Proposal Template.doc 
Best regards,
Joy
Joy Davidson
DCC Associate Director
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
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[dcc-associates] FW: New Personal Membership Class for DPC

2010-05-20 Thread Joy Davidson

-Original Message-
From: William Kilbride [mailto:will...@dpconline.org] 
Sent: 18 May 2010 10:05
Subject: New Personal Membership Class for DPC

Dear All,

I'm writing to tell you about some changes DPC is making to membership
that will make it easier for consultants, sole traders and recent
graduates to participate in our work.  A new class of 'Personal
Membership' is about to be trialled so that individuals without an
organisational affiliation can apply for grants, attend specialist
events, get priority access to publications and join work streams which
have previously been restricted to institutional members.

Personal membership will be launched for a trial period of twelve months
in July 2010. Sole traders, recently-graduated students and consultants
will be able to join the coalition for a year with a one off payment of
120 pounds.  Personal members will be invited to participate in all the
activities of the coalition throughout the year.  In the first year,
fees will be fixed and places limited on a first come-first-served basis
to twenty five.  A review towards the end of the year will put personal
membership on a longer term footing within the coalition.

We'd like to hear from interested parties and welcome questions which
will help us shape this membership category.  Further details and an
application pack will be released in early July 2010. An early
expression of interest will guarantee a place for those eligible.
Prospective applicants should also read the DPC prospectus 2010-11.

Please do forward this announcement to parties that you think might be
interested.

This innovation originated from the lively discussions at our Planning
Day in November 2009 and was taken forward by a small working party.  It
was approved by the Board of the Coalition in March 2010.

All best wishes,

William

--
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Executive Director
Digital Preservation Coalition

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[dcc-associates] FW: News release: Referencing made easy

2010-05-20 Thread Joy Davidson
Referencing made easy

A new piece of software to help students and universities manage
academic references more easily has been developed by the Open
University and its partners.

Funded by JISC, and made in collaboration with RefWorks, the web-based
research management, writing and collaboration tool, the OU has
developed MyReferences to simplify referencing.

Lawrie Phipps, programme manager at JISC, said: Writing up references
can be a really time-consuming activity for the student and researcher -
but it's essential to avoid plagiarism, develop robust scholarship and
lead the reader to other relevant work.  This resource is one aspect of
a huge investment from JISC which aims to spark innovative solutions to
issues like referencing that affect people working up and down the
country, in order to inspire and help other UK colleges and
universities.

MyReferences integrates tools from the widely-used RefWorks reference
management software into the Moodle virtual learning environment which
is used in academic institutions across the UK to support online
learning.

Nicky Whitsed, director of library services at the OU, said: For
students, this means helping them to adopt good practice in organising
and managing references and using citations appropriately in their work.
And for universities this new and easy reference management system will
help to tackle plagiarism by making referencing easier; encourage
information literacy; and help libraries to improve reference management
for courses.

The MyReferences software is open source, making it free for any
institution to download, tailor to their own needs and integrate into
their own learning environments.

The software is part of the 'technology enhanced learning supporting
students to achieve academic rigour' (TELSTAR) project.  Owen Stephens,
project manager, said: These new tools are invaluable to the 21st
century educational institution and student. There is an ever increasing
wealth of resources available and hence a real need for students, course
and programme teams to be able to create, manipulate, organise and store
a range of citations and bibliographic references for easy use.

There are already a number of general referencing tools available to
students, but MyReferences takes the usability of these tools a step
further by integrating them into online courses so the materials
students commonly need to reference are already available in the format
they need. Students simply select the sources they need to reference,
the referencing style their institution requires and then copy and paste
the result into their assignment.

Owen continued: From now until July we'll be working with other
institutions to implement the software, as well as continuing to pilot
it with staff and students at the OU. The response we've had so far from
students and staff alike has been overwhelmingly positive and we're
looking forward to working with more and more organisations in the UK
and across the world to spread the benefits of this new referencing
tool.

RefWorks is proud to be a part of the MyReferences project - it not
only provides users with an effective and easy-to-use research
management tool, but it takes another step towards educating them about
information literacy, said Colleen Stempien, executive director of
operations, RefWorks-COS.  Any institution that currently subscribes to
RefWorks may easily adapt the added Moodle integration functionality
using the RefWorks API.

See a visual demonstration of MyReferences
athttp://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/telstar/telstar-quick-demonstration/

Find out more about events planned to share information about TELSTAR
and developments in the field of reference management
athttp://www.open.ac.uk/telstar/event



[dcc-associates] FW: [News] DOI News: Launch of shortDOI Service

2010-05-07 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest...

-Original Message-
From: news-ad...@doi.org [mailto:news-ad...@doi.org] On Behalf Of
International DOI Foundation
Sent: 06 May 2010 18:09
To: n...@doi.org
Subject: [News] DOI News: Launch of shortDOI Service

International DOI Foundation Launches shortDOI(tm) Service

The IDF has launched the shortDOI Service, a public service, open to 
anyone, that creates shortcuts to DOI names, which are often very long 
strings.  The service creates short handles of the form '10/abcde' and 
enables short HTTP URIs of the form 'http://doi.org/abcde' that are 
ideal for use in email, blogs, mobile messaging and more.

The IDF runs two services based on handles: the DOI Service, and the 
shortDOI Service.

To use the shortDOI service, go to http://shortdoi.org.

For more information see the DOI Tools page at 
http://www.doi.org/tools.html.

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exchanging intellectual property in the digital environment. A DOI(r) 
name assigned to content enhances a content producer's ability to trade 
electronically. It provides a framework for managing content in any form

at any level of granularity, for linking customers with content 
suppliers, for facilitating electronic commerce, and enabling automated 
copyright management for all types of media. The International DOI 
Foundation, a non-profit organization, manages development, policy and 
licensing of the DOI System to registration agencies and technology 
providers and advises on usage and development of related services and 
technologies.

This is a service announcement for the International DOI Foundation and 
has been prepared to inform you of important developments to enable 
digital copyright management of intellectual property. For more 
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[dcc-associates] CfP - Deadline extension: iPRES2010: 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, Vienna, Austria

2010-05-05 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies for cross-postings.
---

 Due to numerous requests we have decided to 
 extend the deadline of 
   iPRES2010 
 by 7 days until May 12
Please note that this will be a hard deadline! 
  http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010


The new deadline for submissions to iPRES2010 is

Paper/Tutorial/Panel Submission:  May 12, 2010 (midnight IDLW, GMT
-12hrs)

---

CALL FOR PAPERS
  (Deadline extension)
 7th International Conference on
   Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2010)

 September 19 -- 24, 2010
 Vienna, Austria

 http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010


The Austrian National Library and the Vienna University of Technology
are pleased to host the International Conference on Preservation of
Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna in September 2010. iPRES2010 will
be the seventh in the series of annual international conferences that
bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to
explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our
digital heritage.

Digital Preservation and Curation is evolving from a niche activity to
an established practice and research field that involves various
disciplines and communities. iPRES2010 will re-emphasise that preserving
our scientific and cultural digital heritage requires integration of
activities and research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries
to adequately address the challenges in digital preservation. iPRES2010
will further strengthen the link between digital preservation research
and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific data centres.


SUBMISSIONS

iPRES2010 will adopt a two-track scheme, focussing on research Papers
reporting on novel, previously unpublished work, as well as case studies
and best practice reports in both a *Full Paper* as well as a *Late
Breaking Results* track. The conference programme will be designed to
encourage interaction between these areas, rather than seeing them as
separated fields. A selection of outstanding papers from the iPRES2010
will be invited for submission to a special issue of the International
Journal of Digital Curation. 
Furthermore, iPRES2010 will offer a set of *Tutorials* on the Sunday
preceeding the conference, as well as focussed *Workshops* following the
main conference.
Submissions are invited for full and short papers, demos/posters,
panels, workshops, and tutorials. All contributions will undergo a
peer-review process by members of the Programme Committee. 

More information, including instructions for submission, is available at
the iPRES2010 homepage. (http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010)


TOPICS (include but not limited to):

 - Theoretical, Formal and Conceptual Models of Information and
Preservation
 - Trusted Repositories: Risk Analysis, Planning, Audit and
Certification
 - Scalability and Automation
 - Metadata Issues for Preservation Processes
 - Business Models and Cost Estimation
 - Personal Archiving
 - Innovation in Digital Preservation: Novel Approaches and Scenarios
 - Training and Education
 - Domain-specific Challenges: Web, GIS, Primary/Scientific/Sensor Data,
   Governmental  Medical Records
 - Case Studies and Best Practice Reports: Systems, Workflows, Use Cases


IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop Submission:  passed
Workshop Notification of Acceptance:  passed
Paper/Tutorial/Panel Submission:  May 12, 2010
extended 
  (midnight IDLW, GMT
-12hrs)
Paper/Tutorial/Panel Notification of Acceptance:  June 18, 2010
Submission of final versions: July 11, 2010

Conference:   September 19-24, 2010


CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

GENERAL CHAIRS:
 - Andreas Rauber, VUT, Austria
 - Max Kaiser, Austrian National Library, Austria

PROGRAMME CHAIRS:
 - Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress, US
 - Panos Constantopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business,
Greece; Digital Curation Unit, Greece

PANEL CHAIR:
 - Heike Neuroth, Goettingen State and University Library, Germany

TUTORIAL CHAIR:
 - Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan

WORKSHOP CHAIRS:
 - Perry Willett, California Digital Library, US
 - John Kunze, University of California, US

PUBLICITY CHAIRS:
 - Priscilla Caplan, Florida Center for Library Automation
 - Joy Davidson, University of Glasgow, Scotland

LOCAL ORGANISING CHAIR:
 - Johann Stockinger, Austrian Computer Society, Austria


For further details please check
http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010 regularly.

Best regards,

Rebecca Guenther, Panos Constantopoulos
Andreas Rauber, Max Kaiser

on behalf of the entire iPRES2010 Organising team




[dcc-associates] FW: LIFE3 Storage Survey Request

2010-05-03 Thread Joy Davidson
-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list
[mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Hole, Brian
Sent: 30 April 2010 15:27
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: LIFE3 Storage Survey Request

Dear Colleagues,
 
As part of the LIFE3 project (http://www.life.ac.uk/), we are collecting
data on digital preservation storage costs. LIFE3 is developing a
predictive costing tool that will significantly improve the ability of
organisations to plan and manage the preservation of digital content.
The data collected in this survey will help us to improve the accuracy
and flexibility of the storage section of the model.

We would greatly appreciate it if you or your operational managers could
fill out and return the survey, which can be downloaded from the
following location:

http://www.life.ac.uk/3/docs/life3_storage_survey_v04.xls

If possible we would like to have the responses back by May 21st, and as
mentioned on the form, incomplete responses are better than none at all
as all data received will be of use. 

All responses to this survey will be kept confidential and any data used
in the LIFE Model will be anonymised.

Many thanks,

Brian Hole
___
LIFE3 Project Manager
The British Library
www.bl.uk/dp
 


[dcc-associates] DCC Tools of the Trade workshops: DAF and AIDA

2010-04-28 Thread Joy Davidson
DCC Tools of the Trade Workshops
May 19 2010
Manchester Convention Centre
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/workshops/tools-trade-workshops  


The DCC is delighted to announce that we will be holding two of our Tools of
the Trade workshops. The first will introduce users to the newly refined Data 
Asset Framework (DAF) toolkit and the second, held in cooperation with the 
University of London Computing Centre (ULCC), will introduce users to the 
Assessing Institutional Digital Assets (AIDA) toolkit. 

Each of these half-day workshops will provide participants with an introduction 
to the tool and its underlying methodology. A key goal for these events will be 
to show how the tools may be used as a means of identifying data management 
requirements and benchmarking data management activity and improvement over 
time. The events will also feature examples of the how the tools have been used 
in a real-life setting.   

The events will take place 19 May 2010 at the Manchester Conference Centre 
-directly following the JISC MRD Progress workshop 
(http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/workshops/jisc-mrd-progress-workshop). 
Participation is limited to 25 for each workshop. 

Agenda:
09:30 - 12:30 Introduction to the Data Asset Framework (DAF)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:30 Introduction to Assessing Institutional Digital Assets (AIDA)

Participation in either or both of these events is free to project staff in the 
JISC Managing Research Data programme. All other participants will be charged 
£40 for participation in a single workshop or £60 for participation in both 
workshops. 

To register, see: 
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/workshops/tools-workshop-registration  

Best regards,
Joy

Joy Davidson
DCC Associate Director
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk 








[dcc-associates] 2nd CfP: iPRES2010: 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, Vienna, Austria

2010-04-26 Thread Joy Davidson
Less than 2 weeks until the paper submission deadline (May 5):
Apologies for cross-postings.
---


 CALL FOR PAPERS

  7th International Conference on
Preservation of Digital Objects (IPRES 2010)

  September 19 -- 24, 2010
  Vienna, Austria

  http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010


The Austrian National Library and the Vienna University of Technology 
are pleased to host the International Conference on Preservation of 
Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna in September 2010. iPRES2010 will 
be the seventh in the series of annual international conferences that 
bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to 
explore the latest trends, innovations, and practices in preserving our 
digital heritage.

Digital Preservation and Curation is evolving from a niche activity to 
an established practice and research field that involves various 
disciplines and communities. iPRES2010 will re-emphasise that preserving 
our scientific and cultural digital heritage requires integration of 
activities and research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries 
to adequately address the challenges in digital preservation. iPRES2010 
will further strengthen the link between digital preservation research 
and practitioners in memory institutions and scientific data centres.


SUBMISSIONS

iPRES2010 will adopt a two-track scheme, focussing on research Papers 
reporting on novel, previously unpublished work, as well as case studies 
and best practice reports in both a *Full Paper* as well as a *Late 
Breaking Results* track. The conference programme will be designed to 
encourage interaction between these areas, rather than seeing them as 
separated fields. A selection of outstanding papers from the iPRES2010 
will be invited for submission to a special issue of the International 
Journal of Digital Curation.
Furthermore, iPRES2010 will offer a set of *Tutorials* on the Sunday 
preceeding the conference, as well as focussed *Workshops* following the 
main conference.
Submissions are invited for full and short papers, demos/posters, 
panels, workshops, and tutorials. All contributions will undergo a 
peer-review process by members of the Programme Committee.

A detailed call for papers is available at the iPRES2010 homepage at
http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010/cfp.html


TOPICS (include but not limited to):

  - Theoretical, Formal and Conceptual Models of Information and 
Preservation
  - Trusted Repositories: Risk Analysis, Planning, Audit and Certification
  - Scalability and Automation
  - Metadata Issues for Preservation Processes
  - Business Models and Cost Estimation
  - Personal Archiving
  - Innovation in Digital Preservation: Novel Approaches and Scenarios
  - Training and Education
  - Domain-specific Challenges: Web, GIS, Primary/Scientific/Sensor Data,
Governmental  Medical Records
  - Case Studies and Best Practice Reports: Systems, Workflows, Use Cases


IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop Submission:  passed
Workshop Notification of Acceptance:  passed
Paper/Tutorial/Panel Submission:  May 5, 2010
   (midnight IDLW, GMT 
-12hrs)
Paper/Tutorial/Panel Notification of Acceptance:  June 18, 2010
Submission of final versions: July 11, 2010

Conference:   September 19-24, 2010


CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

GENERAL CHAIRS:
  - Andreas Rauber, VUT, Austria
  - Max Kaiser, ONB, Austria

PROGRAMME CHAIRS:
  - Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress, US
  - Panos Constantopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, 
Greece; Digital Curation Unit, Greece

PANEL CHAIR:
  - Heike Neuroth, Goettingen State and University Library, Germany

TUTORIAL CHAIR:
  - Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan

WORKSHOP CHAIRS:
  - Perry Willett, California Digital Library, US
  - John Kunze, University of California, US

PUBLICITY CHAIRS:
  - Priscilla Caplan, University of Florida, US
  - Joy Davidson, University of Glasgow, Scotland

LOCAL ORGANISING CHAIR:
  - Johann Stockinger, Austrian Computer Society, Austria


For further details please check 
http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/dp/ipres2010 regularly.

Best regards,

Rebecca Guenther, Panos Constantopoulos
Andreas Rauber, Max Kaiser

on behalf of the entire iPRES2010 Organising team





[dcc-associates] FW: eResearch Analyst position - one year - Canberra, Australia

2010-04-19 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members. 

-Original Message-
From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk]
On Behalf Of monica berko
Sent: 18 April 2010 02:43
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: eResearch Analyst position - one year - Canberra, Australia

List members,

there is a job opportunity for a Senior Research Analyst with the
Australian National Data Service, located at the Australian National
University in Canberra.  Perhaps you or someone you know might be
interested:

http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?p=1213

Closing date for applications is 23rd April


Monica Berko
Senior Research Analyst
Australian National Data Service
monica.be...@ands.org.au




[dcc-associates] FW: Confession Sourcing: Wanted - your confessions!

2010-04-16 Thread Joy Davidson
This may be of interest to list members.

 

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From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk]
On Behalf Of Hannah Payne [hep]
Sent: 16 April 2010 10:18
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Confession Sourcing: Wanted - your confessions!

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

On 7th May 2010 JISC http://www.jisc.ac.uk/  and ARMA
http://www.arma.ac.uk/  will be jointly hosting a one-day event on the
topic of repositories and Current Research Information Systems at the Rose
Bowl, Leeds Metropolitan University. Organised by the Welsh Repository
Network http://www.wrn.aber.ac.uk/  (WRN), this fully booked event will
bring together colleagues from both research administration and repository
management functions within institutions to explore the synergies, overlaps
and opportunities in our role of curating institutional research and
publication management information. The event programme
http://www.wrn.aber.ac.uk/events/cris/  will offer a mix of presentations,
case studies and discussion sessions alongside an exhibition of a selection
of CRIS software providers. 

 

We hope to be able to offer one session during the day using evidence from
real life situations which will address the issue of 'how not to do it/
pitfalls to avoid' when developing a repository, a research management
system, and a CRIS. The success of this idea relies on us gathering
sufficient detail from various institutions around the UK so we are seeking
your input to help us shape this session. 

 

Would you be willing to critically reflect on your own activities in this
area and help others by submitting your confessions to the event organisers?


 

Any information received will be presented as an amalgamated case study of
'Institution X' so no individual or institution will be able to be
identified.

 

We have created an anonymous poll, available from:
http://surveys.polldaddy.com/s/C20256363122CB80/, which allows you to tell
us your stories. Why not pass on information about things that have gone
less well in the areas of research and publication management and offer tips
or advice to others on routes not to take and things not to do? Please be
assured that the poll allows you to submit responses anonymously and we will
take great care to ensure that any material we use during the session will
not implicate any individual or allow any institution to be identified. 

 

 

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.

 

 

Hannah Payne

 


Swyddog Cynorthwyo Cadwrfeydd

Repository Support Officer 


Rhwydwaith Cadwrfeydd Cymru (RhCC)

Welsh Repository Network (WRN)


Prifysgol Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth University

 

01970 628490

 

www.wrn.aber.ac.uk

 

 

 

 



[dcc-associates] FW: InChI Trust Web site now live

2010-04-15 Thread Joy Davidson
InChI Trust Website is now live. 

The InChI Trust develops and supports the non-proprietary IUPAC InChI
standard and promotes its uses to the scientific community.

The Trust's goal is to enable the interlinking and combining of chemical,
biological and related information, using unique machine-readable chemical
structure representations to facilitate and expedite new scientific
discoveries.

-Original Message-
From: UKEIG: the UK eInformation Group [mailto:lis-uk...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On
Behalf Of Wendy Warr
Sent: 15 April 2010 10:11
To: lis-uk...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: InChI Trust Web site now live

The InChI Trust web site is now live.

http://www.inchi-trust.org/

Wendy

Dr. Wendy A. Warr
Wendy Warr  Associates
6 Berwick Court, Holmes Chapel
Cheshire, CW4 7HZ, England
Tel./Fax +44 (0)1477 533837
we...@warr.commailto:we...@warr.com
http://www.warr.comhttp://www.warr.com/




[dcc-associates] FW: [padiforum-l] Vacancy at National Library of New Zealand

2010-04-07 Thread Joy Davidson
Of possible interest to list members.

 

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From: Steve Knight [mailto:steve.kni...@natlib.govt.nz] 
Sent: 06 April 2010 23:21
To: Steve Knight
Subject: [padiforum-l] Vacancy at National Library of New Zealand

 

Apologies for cross - posting

 

The National Library of New Zealand has a vacancy for a Digital Preservation
Analyst.

 

Reporting to the National Digital Heritage Archive (NDHA) Manager you will
be responsible for developing and implementing digital preservation
solutions for the digital material held within the NDHA. The goal is to
prevent and/or mitigate risk to ensure that the Library's digital
collections remain accessible over time and available for researchers,
students and other users in the future.

You will undertake risk management of the National Digital Heritage Archive
(NDHA) and research, test and implement appropriate solutions for
preservation strategies and actions in line with accepted best practice and
international standards.

You should possess a demonstrated commitment to the long-term archiving and
preservation of digital objects and be able to show vision and skill in
developing strategies to achieve permanent accessibility. You will undertake
regular surveys of the digital preservation environment and emerging
technologies as well as impact analysis and cost/benefit analysis to
determine the best strategies for any given preservation activity.

You will have demonstrable experience in digital preservation including
ingest, validation tools, format libraries etc and be able to work with a
range of people involved in the digital preservation process including
creators, appraisal, ingest, technical analysis etc staff.

It is expected that you have a Masters or Doctorate in a relevant discipline
and have an advanced understanding of computer technology and research
methodologies. Academic qualifications in another discipline with
demonstrable experience and knowledge of the digital preservation
environment, may also be considered.

For more information about this position see -
http://www.natlib.govt.nz/about-us/working-here/current-job-opportunities/di
gital-preservation-analyst

Applications close 5pm Friday 7 May 2010.

For more information about the Digital Preservation programme at the Library
contact:

Steve Knight, Programme Director Preservation, Research  Consultancy,
steve.kni...@natlib.govt.nz

Lynn Benson, Manager of the National Digital Heritage Archive,
lynn.ben...@natlib.govt.nz

Regards

Steve

Steve Knight
Programme Director

Preservation Research  Consultancy
National Library of New Zealand

ph.  +64-4-474-3142
Mobile +64 (0) 21 490 503
email   steve.kni...@natlib.govt.nz 



[dcc-associates] FW: [DIGLIB] Planets Testbed released as Public Beta - Join now!

2010-03-01 Thread Joy Davidson

-Original Message-
From: Kaiser Max [mailto:max.kai...@onb.ac.at] 
Sent: 01 March 2010 09:51
To: dig...@infoserv.inist.fr
Subject: [DIGLIB] Planets Testbed released as Public Beta - Join now!

*** Apologies for cross-posting 

We are happy to inform you that the Planets Testbed (Public Beta) has been
released for public access. 

The newly released Testbed (Public Beta) provides a scientifically sound
environment for experiments on different methods in digital long-term
preservation. Within Testbed v1.1 migration, emulation and other experiments
may be executed in an intuitively comprehensible 6-step workflow on
annotated data (Corpus) or own files. 

We cordially invite you to join for usage! 

For login information (or any question on the Testbed), please contact our
Helpdesk: helpdes...@planets-project.eu

To get more information on the Planets Testbed, have a look at
http://testbed.planets-project.eu/testbed/ 

The Planets Testbed is a web application for experimenting on the
performance and behaviour of tools and digital objects in digital
preservation. It offers a controlled hardware  software environment and
provides structured processes for the arrangement and evaluation of
preservation experiments. 

The Planets Project is funded under the IST FP6 Programme. To comment or
ask a question about Planets, please e-mail us at: i...@planets-project.eu.


Best regards
Max Kaiser


Max Kaiser
Head of Research and Development
Austrian National Library
Josefsplatz 1, A-1015 Vienna
Tel.:   +43 1 53410-370
Fax:+43 1 53410-681
Email:  mailto:max.kai...@onb.ac.at
http://www.onb.ac.at/






[dcc-associates] RE: DPC and DCC's joint newsletter 'What's New' issue 23 is now available

2010-03-01 Thread Joy Davidson
Apologies - the correct url should read:

http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/what-s-new/index.html

-Original Message-
From: owner-dcc3-d...@lists.ed.ac.uk [mailto:owner-dcc3-d...@lists.ed.ac.uk]
On Behalf Of Joy Davidson
Sent: 01 March 2010 13:13
To: dcc-st...@lists.ed.ac.uk; 'dcc3-Dirs'; dcc-associates@lists.ed.ac.uk
Subject: DPC and DCC's joint newsletter 'What's New' issue 23 is now
available

DPC and DCC are delighted to announce that the latest issue of our new joint
newsletter 'What's New' is now available for viewing online. 

http://www.dpconline.org/newsroom/what-s-new/ 

All best wishes,
Joy Davidson and William Kilbride 

Joy Davidson
DCC Associate Director
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk








[dcc-associates] FW: DPE-ALL: ECDL 2010 - Extension of Paper Submission Date

2010-02-26 Thread Joy Davidson


-Original Message-
From: Andrew McHugh [mailto:a.mch...@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk] 
Sent: 26 February 2010 09:35
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: DPE-ALL: ECDL 2010 - Extension of Paper Submission Date

***APOLOGIES FOR CROSS POSTING***

** Research papers submission date extended to March 1st (abstracts) and 
March 8th (full papers) **

14th European Conference on Digital Libraries
September 6-10, 2010
Glasgow, UK
http://www.ecdl2010.org

Call for Contributions

Overview

The European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL) is the leading 
European scientific forum on digital libraries and associated technical, 
practical, and social issues, bringing together researchers, developers, 
content providers and users in the field. ECDL 2010, the 14th conference 
in this series, will be organised by the University of Glasgow. The 
proceedings will be published as a volume of Springer's Lecture Notes on 
Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Digital Libraries and Mobility
* Digital Library Architectures
* Digital Library Infrastructure
* Digital Preservation and Curation
* Information Mining in Digital Libraries
* Information Retrieval in Digital Libraries
* Interoperability of Digital Library Systems and Services
* Knowledge Organisation Systems
* Metadata Standards and Protocols in Digital Library Systems
* Multilinguality in Digital Libraries
* Multimedia Digital Libraries
* Personal Information Management and Personal Digital Libraries
* Personalisation in Digital Library Systems and Settings
* Policies for Digital Library systems
* Social Networking, Web 2.0 and Collaborative Interfaces in Digital 
Libraries
* User Interfaces for Digital Libraries
* User Studies for and Evaluation of Digital Library Systems and 
Applications
* Visualisation in Digital Libraries

Important dates

Research papers

Abstract submission: March 1, 2010
Full paper submission: March 8, 2010
[All abstracts and research paper deadlines are at midnight HAST (GMT 
-10hrs)].

Notification of acceptance: May 3, 2010
Submission of final version: May 24, 2010

Posters and demonstrations

Poster and demo submission: March 31, 2010
Notification of acceptance: May 3, 2010
Submission of final version: May 24, 2010

Doctoral consortium

Paper submission: April 15, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2010
Submission of final abstract: May 24, 2010

Call for Research Papers

Authors are invited to submit research papers describing original, 
unpublished research that is not (and will not be) simultaneously under 
consideration for publication elsewhere. Research papers must be up to 
12 pages in length. Paper acceptance can be as long paper, short paper, 
or poster. The authors of the best research papers will be invited to 
submit substantially extended versions of their papers for publication 
in a Special Issue of the International Journal on Digital Libraries 
(Springer). For further information, please refer to 
http://www.ecdl2010.org/?page_id=67.

Call for Posters and Demonstrations

Posters provide an excellent opportunity for presenting late-breaking 
results, significant work in progress, or research that is best 
communicated in an interactive or graphical format. Demos showcase 
innovative digital libraries technology and applications, ranging from 
research prototypes to operational systems, allowing you to share your 
work directly with your colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Poster 
and demo submissions must be up to 4 pages in length. For details, 
please visit http://www.ecdl2010.org/?page_id=75.

Call for Doctoral Consortium Papers

The ECDL 2010 Doctoral Consortium (DC) serves as a forum for PhD 
students to share ideas about the development and use of Digital 
Libraries, compare approaches, discuss future research problems and 
receive feedback from the international Digital Library community. PhD 
students, whose doctoral research is related to digital libraries and is 
at a stage of progress where feedback from the international community 
might be of value, are invited to submit extended abstracts of up to 10 
pages describing their work. For detailed information, please see 
http://www.ecdl2010.org/?page_id=92.

Submissions

All contributions must be written in English. They must follow the 
formatting guidelines of Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science 
(LNCS) and must be submitted via the conference submission system.

Further information

For further information, please visit the conference web site at 
http://www.ecdl2010.org/ or email i...@ecdl2010.org.

Conference organizers

Honorary Chair
Keith van Rijsbergen, University of Glasgow, UK

General Chairs
Joemon Jose, University of Glasgow, UK
Mounia Lalmas, University of Glasgow, UK

Local Chair
Ingo Frommholz, University of Glasgow, UK

Programme Chairs
Andreas Rauber, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Fabrizio Sebastiani, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Poster  Demo Chairs

[dcc-associates] FW: JISC Briefing Paper: Assessing the Business Case for Standards

2010-01-22 Thread Joy Davidson
This new JISC briefing paper may be of interest.

 

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From: Announcement list for all CETIS groups
[mailto:cetis-annou...@jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Christina Smart
Sent: 21 January 2010 11:20
To: cetis-annou...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: JISC Briefing Paper: Assessing the Business Case for Standards

 

Assessing the Business Case for Standards
An introduction for strategy planning and resourcing committees

A recent briefing provides advice to help people incorporate standards in
their ICT-related business cases.

Making a business case for interoperability and standards is a challenging
task for those involved in the strategic planning of IT
systems in educational institutions. This briefing written by Adam Cooper
and Wilbert Kraan of JISC CETIS,  is intended to provide advice
and supporting materials to help people to incorporate standards in their
ICT-related business cases. It assumes some familiarity with the way 
IT systems are presently deployed and maintained in educational
institutions, and will be of interest to Information Services managers and 
senior managers for strategy planning and resourcing.


The briefing is available at :-
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications/documents/bpbusinesscaseforstandards.aspx

Sarah Holyfield and Christina Smart 

--
Dr Christina Smart

JISC e-learning programme journalist,
JISC CETIS,
The Institute for Educational Cybernetics,
University of Bolton,
Bangor office,
Technium CAST,
Ffordd Penlan,
Parc Menai Business Park,
Bangor
LL57 4HJ

IEC Masters in Learning with Technology ||
http://www.bolton.ac.uk/IEC/Courses.aspx


c.sm...@bolton.ac.uk

http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk/

Tel:01248 675362





[dcc-associates] December Issue of Curation News Round Up

2010-01-14 Thread Joy Davidson
Happy New Year everyone! 

The December 2009 issue of the Curation News Round Up is now available
online at http://www.dcc.ac.uk/news/#c-news. 

Best regards, 
Joy

Joy Davidson
DCC Acting Associate Director
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk




[dcc-associates] Digital Content Quarterly- first edition

2010-01-11 Thread Joy Davidson
***APOLOGIES FOR CROSS POSTING***

Welcome to the first issue of Digital Content Quarterly

Whether your background is cultural heritage, education  and research,
health or public service broadcasting, you face many of the same
opportunities and challenges when it comes to digital content. In the last
decade, millions of pounds of public funding have been made available to
investigate and experiment with digitisation and online services. Digital
technologies have fundamentally changed how content can be created,
delivered, presented, exploited, shared and enhanced.

In this fast-paced, ever-changing environment the Strategic Content
Alliance's Digital Content Quarterly (DCQ) provides a news round-up of
digital content issues from around the world, thought-provoking features
highlighting key debates in the field and regular columns from experts in
areas that have most traction in terms of digital content provision:
intellectual property rights and business modelling and sustainability. The
quarterly is also interactive**, complete with video interviews of features
and 'top tip' guides as well as a vibrant new design.

This first issue looks back to the past (discovering the treasures of the
BBC Archive and how it hopes to unearth them), assesses the present
(investigating the wonders of crowdsourcing) and gazes into the future
(speculating how the technological landscape will look in the medium to long
term).

Please download the static or interactive pdf version of the Digital Content
Quarterly  at the Strategic Content Alliance blog:
http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/

Do please pass on the magazine to your colleagues and feel free to twitter,
blog, bookmark, email and disseminate as widely as possible.

As a new publication, it's really important to know what works and what
doesn't, so we would be grateful if you could fill in a feedback survey at:
http://surveys.polldaddy.com/s/7737A20E8F010AED. If you complete all the
fields and provide contact details, you will be entered into a draw for the
chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. (This draw is open until 31st March
2010.)


** Please note that video access will only be possible using Acrobat version
9 or greater. If you do not have Acrobat version 9, please download here:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/tryout.html?promoid=DTELN***


Sarah Fahmy

Manager
Strategic Content Alliance
The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
1st Floor, Brettenham House
5, Lancaster Place
London, WC2E 7EN

Tel: 0203 006 6075
Mob: 07891 501192
Email: sarah.fa...@jisc.ac.ukmailto:sarah.fa...@jisc.ac.uk
Web: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/contentalliance
Building Bridges to e-Content with the Strategic Content Alliance





[dcc-associates] FW: Digital Preservation - The Planets Way. 9-11 February 2 010, British Computer Society, London

2009-12-16 Thread Joy Davidson
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From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk]
On Behalf Of Planets Project News Update
Sent: 16 December 2009 15:00
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: Digital Preservation - The Planets Way. 9-11 February 2010, British
Computer Society, London

 

Digital Preservation - The Planets Way: 9 - 11 February 2010
The British Computer Society, London

 ***Apologies for cross-postings***

Registration is now open for the Planets training and outreach event
ondigital long-term preservation in London. 

Find out how to plan and execute your digital preservation plan for the
future!  

Presentations and workshops include: 
. introductions to preservation planning, preservation actions and useful
software tools 
. practical case studies as examples of successful long-term preservation at
prestigious European institutions 
. hands-on experience applying the Planets tools and services to authentic
corpora 
. a possibility to exchange ideas and best practices for digital
preservation with experts from various countries and institutions across
Europe 

Register now for day 1 only at a cost of EUR95 or for the whole three-day
event at a cost of EUR199 at:  http://www.tcp-events.co.uk/planets2010/
http://www.tcp-events.co.uk/planets2010/. 

Places are limited and registration will close on 1 February 2010. 

For more information on Planets and on the outreach event and to see the
full programme, please visit:
http://www.planets-project.eu/events/london-2010/
http://www.planets-project.eu/events/london-2010/ or send an email to
trainingeve...@planets-project.eu. 

Planets (Preservation and Long-Term Access through Networked Services) is a
four-year project co-funded by the European Union and delivered by 16
national libraries, national archives, universities and technology companies
across Europe. 

We look forward to seeing you in London! 



[dcc-associates] Public Consultation on the legal deposit of UK offline and online non-print publications (which are available free of charge and without access restrictions)

2009-12-09 Thread Joy Davidson
The Department for Culture Media and Sport has launched a consultation on
the legal deposit of UK offline and online non-print publications which are
available free of charge and without access restrictions.  The Legal Deposit
Libraries Act 2003 allows for publications to be deposited with Trinity
College, Dublin (subject to provisions in Section 13), which is why we are
seeking responses from interested parties in the Republic of Ireland as well
as the UK.

 

Legal deposit is a legal requirement that a person or group submit copies of
their printed publications http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publication  to
the British Library and, on their request, the other deposit libraries (the
National Library of Scotland; the National Library of Wales; the Bodleian
Library, Oxford; the University Library, Cambridge; and the Library of
Trinity College, Dublin) so that they can to be preserved for the benefit of
future generations and become part of the national heritage. 

 

This consultation sets out recommendations provided by the Legal Deposit
Advisory Panel to the Secretary of State for Culture on the legal deposit of
UK offline and online non-print publications. 

 

The consultation will be of interest to professional and amateur writers who
are the author of online publications that are available to the public free
of charge and accessible without restriction. 

 

Further information, including the consultation document (a Welsh language
version will be available shortly), can be found on the DCMS website:
http://www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/consultations/6506.aspx.

 

Please respond before the closing date of 01 March 2010 using the
questionnaire at Annex G of the document, to
deposits.consultat...@culture.gsi.gov.uk.  If you do not have access to e
mail, please respond to: 

 

Frances Love Libraries and Archives Team, Culture Directorate 2-4 Cockspur
Street London SW1Y 5DH 

 

For enquiries about the consultation (handling) process only please contact
the DCMS Public Engagement and Recognition Unit (PERU) at the above address
or email using the form at www.culture.gov.uk/contact_us heading your
communication Proposal on the Collection and Preservation of UK Offline and
Microform Publications and UK Online Publications, which are available free
of charge and without access restrictions. 

 

Please forward this email to anyone you know who will be interested in this
consultation.

 

Many thanks.

 

Department for Culture Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5DH

 http://www.culture.gov.uk/ http://www.culture.gov.uk/

 

 

 


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[dcc-associates] Digital Curation 101 Lite

2009-11-18 Thread Joy Davidson
Digital Curation 101 Lite
December 2 2009
Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2009/programme/

The DCC is pleased to announce that it will be offering a one-day Digital
Curation 101 Lite workshop as part of the pre-IDCC events. This workshop is
aimed at researchers and those who support researchers and want to learn
more about how to develop sound data management and curation plans for new
research projects. Through a mixture of presentations and practical
exercises, this workshop will provide an introduction to digital curation,
the range of activities and roles that should be considered when planning
and implementing new projects, and an overview of current tools that can
assist with curation activities.

The programme is attached. Registration is available at
http://asp.artegis.com/IDCC09Workshops.

Best regards,
Joy 

Joy Davidson
Acting Associate Director DCC 
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
british.edi...@erpanet.org




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[dcc-associates] FW: Coalition of Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks - CHAIN

2009-11-12 Thread Joy Davidson
With apologies for cross posting.
==

A meeting was held at King's College, London, on 26th and 27th October 2009,
between representatives of the following networks, infrastructure projects,
and planning initiatives working with digital technologies in the Arts and
Humanities:

* arts-humanities.net (http://www.arts-humanities.net/)
* ADHO - Association of Digital Humanities Organisations
(http://www.digitalhumanities.org/)
* CLARIN (http://www.clarin.eu/)
* centerNet (http://www.digitalhumanities.org/centernet/)
* DARIAH (http://www.dariah.eu/)
* NoC - Network of Expert Centres in Great Britain and Ireland
(http://www.arts-humanities.net/noc/)
* Project Bamboo (http://projectbamboo.org/)
* TextGrid (http://www.textgrid.de/)

We identified the current fragmented environment where researchers operate
in separate areas with often mutually incompatible technologies as a barrier
to fully exploiting the transformative role that these technologies can
potentially play. We resolved that our present, proposed, and future
activities are interdependent and complementary and should be oriented
towards working together to overcome barriers, and to create a shared
environment where technology services can interoperate and be sustained,
thus enabling new forms of research in the Humanities.

In order to achieve these goals we agreed to form the Coalition of
Humanities and Arts Infrastructures and Networks – CHAIN. CHAIN will act as
a forum forareas of shared interest to its participants, including:

* advocacy for an improved digital research infrastructure for the
Humanities;
* development of sustainable business models;
* promotion of technical interoperability of resources, tools and
services;
* promotion of good practice and relevant technical standards;
* development of a shared service infrastructure;
* coordinating approaches to legal and ethical issues;
* interactions with other relevant computing infrastructure initiatives;
* widening the geographical scope of our coalition.

CHAIN will promote an open culture where experiences, including successes
and failures, can be shared and discussed, in order to support and promote
the use of digital technologies in research in the Humanities.

Sheila Anderson, King's College London (DARIAH)
Andreas Aschenbrenner, State and University Library Göttingen (TextGrid,
DARIAH)
David Greenbaum, University of California, Berkeley (Project Bamboo)
Seth Denbo, King's College, London (DARIAH)
Neil Fraistat, University of Maryland (centerNet)
Chad Kainz, University of Chicago (Project Bamboo)
Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University (CLARIN)
Lorna Hughes, King's College London (ADHO, NoC)
Tobias Blanke, King's College London (DARIAH)
Torsten Reimer, King's College London (arts-humanities.net)
David Robey, University of Oxford (NoC)
Harold Short, King's College London (ADHO)
Katherine Walter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (centerNet)
Peter Wittenburg, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (CLARIN)
Martin Wynne, University of Oxford (CLARIN, DARIAH)

This information is online at:
http://www.arts-humanities.net/blog/torsten_reimer/coalition_humanities_arts
_infrastructures_networks_chain




[dcc-associates] FW: Book on U.S. copyright for libraries, archives, and museums published

2009-10-30 Thread Joy Davidson
[please crosspost]

Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines 
for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, 
and Museums by Peter B. Hirtle, Emily Hudson, and 
Andrew T. Kenyon was published today by Cornell 
University Library.  A description of the 260 
page book with instructions on how to download a 
free PDF copy follows.  Printed copies are also 
available for $39.95 from CreateSpace and, in a 
few weeks, from Amazon.  Please consider asking 
your employer to get a print copy if you can't afford one yourself.

While written with digital issues in mind, there 
is much in the book that would be useful to 
anyone who wants to understand better copyright 
issues in American cultural institutions.

 From 
http://communications.library.cornell.edu/com/news/PressReleases/manual.cfm:

Cornell University Library Publishes New Digitization Manual

'Copyright and Cultural Institutions' Will Assist 
Cultural Heritage Institutions

ITHACA, N.Y. (Oct. 29, 2009) - How can cultural 
heritage institutions legally use the Internet to 
improve public access to the rich collections they hold?

Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines 
for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, 
and Museums, a new book by published today by 
Cornell University Library, can help 
professionals at these institutions answer that question.

Based on a well-received Australian manual 
written by Emily Hudson and Andrew T. Kenyon of 
the University of Melbourne, the book has been 
developed by Cornell University Library's senior 
policy advisor Peter B. Hirtle, along with Hudson 
and Kenyon, to conform to American law and practice.

The development of new digital technologies has 
led to fundamental changes in the ways that 
cultural institutions fulfill their public 
missions of access, preservation, research, and 
education.  Many institutions are developing 
publicly accessible Web sites that allow users to 
visit online exhibitions, search collection 
databases, access images of collection items, and 
in some cases create their own digital content. 
Digitization, however, also raises the 
possibility of copyright infringement. It is 
imperative that staff in libraries, archives, and 
museums understand fundamental copyright 
principles and how institutional procedures can be affected by the law.

Copyright and Cultural Institutions was written 
to assist understanding and compliance with 
copyright law. It addresses the basics of 
copyright law and the exclusive rights of the 
copyright owner, the major exemptions used by 
cultural heritage institutions, and stresses the 
importance of risk assessment when conducting 
any digitization project. Case studies on 
digitizing oral histories and student work are also included.

Hirtle is the former director of the Cornell 
Institute for Digital Collections, and the book 
evolved from his recognition of the need for such 
a guide when he led museum and library 
digitization projects. After reading Hudson and 
Kenyon's Australian guidelines, he realized that 
an American edition would be invaluable to anyone 
contemplating a digital edition.

Anne R. Kenney, the Carl A. Kroch University 
Librarian at Cornell University, noted: The 
Library has a long tradition of making available 
to other professionals the products of its 
research and expertise. I am delighted that this 
new volume can join the ranks with award-winning 
library publications on digitization and preservation.

As an experiment in open-access publishing, the 
Library has made the work available in two 
formats. Print copies of the work are available 
from CreateSpace, an Amazon subsidiary. In 
addition, the entire text is available as a free 
download through eCommons, Cornell University's 
institutional repository, and from SSRN.com, 
which already distributes the Australian guidelines.

Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines 
for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, 
and Museums by Peter B. Hirtle, Emily Hudson, and 
Andrew T. Kenyon.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University 
Library, 2009. ISBN: 
http://cornell.worldcat.org/search?q=+ti%3A+au%3A+kw%3A0935995102qt=advanc
ed978-0-935995-10-7. 
Price: $39.95. Available for purchase at 
https://www.createspace.com/3405063https://www.createspace.com/3405063, 
and for free download at: 
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1495365http://papers.s
srn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1495365 
and http://hdl.handle.net/1813/14142http://hdl.handle.net/1813/14142.

About Cornell University Library

Cornell University is an Ivy League institution 
and New York's land-grant university. Among the 
top ten academic research libraries in the 
country, Cornell University Library reflects the 
university's distinctive mix of eminent 
scholarship and democratic ideals. The Library 
offers cutting-edge programs and facilities, a 
full spectrum of services, extensive collections 
that represent the depth and breadth of the 
university, and a deep network of 

[dcc-associates] Skilling Up To Do Data

2009-10-21 Thread Joy Davidson
Colleagues may be interested in an output from the second DCC-RIN Research
Data Management Forum: Skilling Up to Do Data: Whose Role, Whose
Responsibility, Whose Career? which is published in the current edition of
the International Journal of Digital Curation (http://www.ijdc.net)
 
Abstract: 

What are the roles necessary to effective data management and what kinds of
expertise are needed by the researchers and data specialists who are filling
those roles?  These questions were posed at a workshop of data creators and
curators whose delegates challenged the DCC and RIN to identify the training
needs and career opportunities for the broad cohort that finds itself
working in data management - sometimes by design but more often by accident.
This paper revisits previous investigations into the roles and
responsibilities required by a data workforce, presents a representative
spectrum of informed opinion from the DCC Research Data Management Forum,
and makes some recommendations for raising capability, capacity and status.

Best regards,
 
  Martin.
 
 
Martin Donnelly
Digital Curation Centre
University of Edinburgh

Email: martin.donne...@ed.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7853 261 952
 
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://data-forum.blogspot.com/



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[dcc-associates] FW: [DIGLIB] High Volume Digitisation: Issues, Trends Innovative Robot Tech: Free Workshop, 23rd September, Birmingham

2009-09-11 Thread Joy Davidson
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From: terry.k...@gmail.com [mailto:terry.k...@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Terry
Kuny
Sent: 10 September 2009 18:18
To: DIGLIB Mailing List
Subject: [DIGLIB] High Volume Digitisation: Issues, Trends  Innovative
Robot Tech: Free Workshop, 23rd September, Birmingham

 

From: Beverley Dodd beverley.d...@bcu.ac.uk
Date: Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 8:39 AM
Subject: FW: High Volume Digitisation: Issues, Trends  Innovative Robot
Tech: Free Workshop, 23rd September, Birmingham

 

*** APOLOGIES FOR CROSS POSTING ***
   

Dear Colleague, 

I am writing to invite you to attend a FREE workshop. 

High Volume Digitisation: Issues, Trends  Innovative Robot Tech

 

Location: The New Technology Institute, Birmingham
http://www.ntibirmingham.co.uk/facilities/ 

 

Date:   Wed 23rd September 2009 (all day)

Sponsored by JISC
http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/digitisation/reports/workshops.as
px 

Who Should Attend

This workshop focuses on high-volume digitisation of bound materials e.g.
books, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, registers and ephemera. 

This is a growing area of interest for technical and project managers,
practitioners, researchers and useful for anyone interested in what is also
known as 'mass' or Large Scale Digitisation Initiatives (LSDIs). 

Bringing together experts, UK and European case studies, the latest
technical developments and good practices; the day is intended to provide an
outline awareness of what is involved in planning LSDIs for digital
preservation or digital access. This includes LSDI feasibility, logistics,
scaling, outsourcing, costing, risks, quality, metadata, OCR and FAQs.

The day will include real-time demos of robotic-arm scanners with
opportunities for two way dialogue and open questions.  

More Information  How to Register

For more details and the workshop programme please click
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/dcs/workshop.htm here . Alternatively, email
d...@bcu.ac.uk or tel.  (0)121 331 6350 and ask for Bev Dodd or Beth Delwiche
for information or to register. 

Deadline for registration is Fri 18th September 2009. Attendance is free
until the deadline, but places are limited so attendees are urged to reserve
places early and avoid possible disappointment !  

Hope to see you there!

Best wishes

Bev Dodd,

DCS, Library  Learning Resources,

Birmingham City University

Tel. 0121 331 6350

www.bcu.ac.uk/dcs



[dcc-associates] FW: Survey: Virtual Research Environment Collaborative Landscape Study

2009-09-04 Thread Joy Davidson
Survey: Virtual Research Environment Collaborative Landscape Study

With apologies for cross-posting.

We invite you to participate in an online survey on on-line research
collaboration in Virtual Research Environments (VREs). The focus of our
study is to scope developments in VREs around the world, across all
disciplines.

The study aims to stimulate debate about the benefits of research
collaboration facilitated by Virtual Research Environments so as to assist
the UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to provide services and
strategies to support it.


What is a VRE?

...a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is an an online framework of
collaborative tools and resources that allow researchers to share and re-use
data, combine services, and undertake tasks to promote new collaborative
research practices

If you are a user, manager, information specialist, developer, or provide
support for VREs, your input would be most welcome. Answering the questions
will take about 20 minutes - your input and experiences will help others to
develop and support a better on-line infrastructure for research!

Survey link: http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/kcl/vrelandscape

The project is being undertaken by the Centre for e-Research at King's
College London and the Oxford e-Research Centre at the University of Oxford.




[dcc-associates] FW: RSP 'Goes back to' School - BOOKING NOW OPEN

2009-08-18 Thread Joy Davidson
 

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From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk]
On Behalf Of Dominic Tate
Sent: 18 August 2009 17:12
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: FW: RSP 'Goes back to' School - BOOKING NOW OPEN

 

Dear All,

 

There are still a handful of places left on this course if any of you would
like to participate
http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/index.php?page=backtoschool2009-09-14/index.php

http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/index.php?page=backtoschool2009-09-14/index.php.

 

Do let me know if you have any questions.

 

Dominic

 

 

 

 

From: Repositories discussion list [mailto:jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk]
On Behalf Of Dominic Tate
Sent: 10 August 2009 14:57
To: jisc-repositor...@jiscmail.ac.uk
Subject: RSP 'Goes back to' School - BOOKING NOW OPEN

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

The Repositories Support Project is pleased to announce that booking is now
open for its next residential course for the Autumn term – RSP ‘Goes back
to’ School.
http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/index.php?page=backtoschool2009-09-14/index.php.


 

A booking form is now available at
http://www.rsp.ac.uk/events/booking.php?event=backtoschool2009-09-14, and
reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  There will be a
nominal £120 fee for this event, but this will include accommodation and all
meals during the conference.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to
contact me directly, and I look forward to being able to welcome you to
Matfen Hall next month!

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Dominic Tate

 

SHERPA Repository Development Officer

 

Centre for Research Communications

University of Nottingham

Greenfield Medical Library

A.31 Queen's Medical Centre

Nottingham NG7 2UH

 

T: +44 (0) 115 84 67544

M: +44 (0) 7825 753 982

F: +44 (0) 115 82 30549

 

dominic.t...@nottingham.ac.uk mailto:bill.hubb...@nottingham.ac.uk 

http://www.sherpa.ac.uk

 

 

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[dcc-associates] DCC Charter and Statement of Principles: Have Your Say!

2009-02-25 Thread Joy Davidson
***Apologies for cross-posting***

Digital Curation Centre (DCC) Charter and Statement of Principles
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/charter/

There's still time to have your say on the DCC's draft Charter and Statement
of Principles. 

The DCC Charter and Statement of Principles is intended to:

-Convey key curation messages to primary stakeholders and to our wider
community 

-Inform and influence political positioning in the curation and
preservation landscape 

-Promote and publicise the DCC and curation concepts 

-Facilitate the process of consensus within the DCC on critical issues of
identity and mission

To view the Charter and Statement of Principles, please go to
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/charter/. To contribute your feedback on the Charter
and Statement of Principles, please use the online form at
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/feedback-charter/. 

The deadline for feedback is February 27th, 2009.


Dr Liz Lyon
Director
UKOLN
University of Bath
Bath   BA2  7AY
UK
 
email: e.l...@ukoln.ac.uk
Tel:   +44 (0) 1225 386580
Fax:  +44 (0) 1225 386838
URL: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/







RE: [dcc-associates] And in other news

2009-02-18 Thread Joy Davidson
Hi Robin,

Thanks. Taken over as Associate Director following Seamus' departure. We
still don't have a new director for HATI  but maybe when we do they'll take
over the post. I'll enjoy it while it lasts! 

Cheers,
Joy
-Original Message-
From: Robin Rice [mailto:r...@staffmail.ed.ac.uk] 
Sent: 18 February 2009 14:53
To: british.edi...@erpanet.org
Subject: Re: [dcc-associates] And in other news

Hi Joy,

Whoa, just saw your sig! Congratulations! How does that fit in with 
Seamus' vacancy?

cheers,
Robin

 Thanks for this Jeremy,

 Great to see that the issues are starting to get out to the non-DP
 community. I'll certainly encourage some input on behalf of the DCC.

 Thanks again,
 Joy

 Joy Davidson
 DCC Associate Director
 Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
 George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
 University of Glasgow
 Glasgow G12 8QJ
 Scotland
 Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
 Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
 http://www.dcc.ac.uk

   


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EDINA and Data Library
University of Edinburgh

r.r...@ed.ac.uk
0131 651 1317 (M, W, F)
0131 651 1431 (T, Th)
http://datalib.ed.ac.uk/


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[dcc-associates] December Issue of Curation News Round Up

2009-01-06 Thread Joy Davidson
Hi everyone,

Happy New Year! Please find attached the December issue of the Curation News
Round Up. 

Best regards,
Joy

Joy Davidson
DCC Training Coordinator and ERPANET British Editor
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 8592
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.digitalpreservationeurope.eu
british.edi...@erpanet.org



DCC News Round-up December 2008.pdf
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[dcc-associates] QQML2009: Call for papers

2008-12-17 Thread Joy Davidson
***Apologies for cross-posting***

QQML2009: Call For papers for special session

Special session on Digital Sustainability
Coordinated by: Dr Gillian Oliver (gillian.oli...@vuw.ac.nz) and Professor G
E Gorman, ( gary.gor...@vuw.ac.nz ) School of Information Management,
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Scope  rationale 
The compelling need to develop solutions to manage digital information in
today's complex and dynamic environment has tended to focus the attention of
researchers on technical problems. To ensure digital sustainability over the
long term however, there is a need to explore social and cultural factors
that influence the success of digital preservation initiatives. The purpose
of this session is to report on research into the problems of digital
preservation and access, to identify the major research questions and
appropriate methodologies. 

Topics could include, but are not limited to:
*Attitudes of users to digital repositories
*Cultural differences in approach to digital preservation 
*Collaborative activity between libraries, archives and museums
*End-user interface design

Contributions for this Section: 
Contributions may be submitted in one of the following formats: a.
structured abstract (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation; b. full
paper (not exceeding 7,000 words) and presentation; or c. poster (not
exceeding 2,500 words). 

In all cases at least one of the authors must to be registered to attend the
conference. Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically
within the timetable provided (http://www.isast.org/importantdates.html) to
the emails gillian.oli...@vuw.ac.nz ; gary.gor...@vuw.ac.nz and
secretar...@isast.org. 

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author
guidelines http://www.isast.org/presentations/abstractpapersubmission.html


Joy Davidson
DCC Training Coordinator and ERPANET British Editor
Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII)
George Service House, 11 University Gardens,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QJ
Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 330 3549
Fax: +44(0)141 330 3788
http://www.dcc.ac.uk
http://www.erpanet.org