-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 Polaris House SN2 1EU, Swindon g...@nerc.ac.uk 01793 17 (mob 07740 068060) JVCS: swindon-vis...@nerc.ac.uk; swindon-aur...@nerc.ac.uk Skype: gerry.lawson2 This message (and any attachments) is for the recipient only. NERC is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the contents of this email and any reply you make may be disclosed by NERC unless it is exempt from release under the Act. Any material supplied to NERC may be stored in an electronic records management system.
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? -- 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/ -- End of LIS-RESEARCHSUPPORT Digest - 28 Mar 2013 to 4 Apr 2013 (#2013-21)
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
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
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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 http://www.gla.ac.uk/hatii
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 -- Katherine Skinner, PhD Executive Director, Educopia Institute katherine.skin...@metaarchive.orgmailto:katherine.skin...@metaarchive.org 404 783 2534tel:404%20783%202534
[dcc-associates] News release: How does big data change the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences?
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:
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.
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
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
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 jacqueline.wick...@nottingham.ac.uk http://www.rsp.ac.ukhttp://www.rsp.ac.uk/ http://crc.nottingham.ac.ukhttp://crc.nottingham.ac.uk/ This message and any attachment are intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential information. If you have received this message in error, please send it back to me, and immediately delete it. Please do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in this message or in any attachment. Any views or opinions expressed by the author of this email do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Nottingham. This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses which could damage your computer system: you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation.
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
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
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/ -- Dr William Kilbride FSA Executive Director Digital Preservation Coalition 44 (0)141 330 4522 http://www.dpconline.org/ will...@dpconline.orgmailto:will...@dpconline.org The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this message in error, please notify us and remove it from your system. The contents of this e-mail must not be disclosed or copied without the sender's consent and does not constitute legal advice. We cannot accept any responsibility for viruses, so please scan all attachments. The statements and opinions expressed in this message are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the DPC. Registered Office, Innovation Centre, University Way, York Science Park, Heslington, YORK YO10 5DG Registered in England No: 4492292
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
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! -- 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 -- End of OSSWATCH-ANNOUNCE Digest - 28 Feb 2012 to 6 Mar 2012 (#2012-3) *
[dcc-associates] FW: NISO and NFAIS Issue Draft for Public Comment of Recommended Practice on Supplemental Materials for Journal Articles
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
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. -- 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 -- http://www.york.ac.uk/docs/disclaimer/email.htm --
From: Open Planets Foundation [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Open Planets Foundation Sent: 07 November 2011 09:34 To: Joy Davidson Subject: SCAPE Project: Request for examples of working and best practice documentation Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browserhttp://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724id=f165e81ac7e=dc56c5b655. [http://gallery.mailchimp.com/c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724/images/SCAPE_Logo_Large_NoTagline.png]http://openplanetsfoundation.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724id=9792200843e=dc56c5b655 SCAPE Project: Request for examples of working and best practice documentation The OPF is a consortium member of the SCAPE (Scalable Preservation Environments) project, co-funded by the EU. http://www.scape-project.eu/http://openplanetsfoundation.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724id=be534c846de=dc56c5b655. The project will enhance the state of the art of digital preservation in three 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. If your examples can be publicly available, please add them to the wiki pages: http://wiki.opf-labs.org/display/SP/Examples+of+working+and+best+practicehttp://openplanetsfoundation.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724id=15cf02834ce=dc56c5b655. Alternatively, please send examples to rebe...@openplanetsfoundation.orgmailto:rebe...@openplanetsfoundation.org with the topic of your examples in the subject. Thank you, Kind Regards, Rebecca McGuinness Membership and Communications Manager Open Planets Foundation follow on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/openplanets/ | friend on Facebook | forward to a friendhttp://us2.forward-to-friend1.com/forward?u=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724id=f165e81ac7e=dc56c5b655 Copyright (c) 2011 Open Planets Foundation, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you signed up to the OPF community mailing list. Our mailing address is: Open Planets Foundation c/o The British Library Boston Spa Wetherby, England LS23 7BQ Add us to your address bookhttp://openplanetsfoundation.us2.list-manage.com/vcard?u=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724id=0029a929ba [http://gallery.mailchimp.com/089443193dd93823f3fed78b4/images/banner1.gif]http://www.mailchimp.com/monkey-rewards/?aid=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724afl=1 unsubscribe from this listhttp://openplanetsfoundation.us2.list-manage.com/unsubscribe?u=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724id=0029a929bae=dc56c5b655c=f165e81ac7 | update subscription preferenceshttp://openplanetsfoundation.us2.list-manage1.com/profile?u=c2ba434b13896e6e89790a724id=0029a929bae=dc56c5b655
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
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/
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
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
***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
* * * 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. = = = = = = = = = = = = 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 25 million structures, properties and associated information. By integrating and linking compounds from more than 400 data sources, ChemSpider enables researchers to discover the most comprehensive view of freely available chemical data from a single online search. For more information GO TO www.chemspider.com The Southampton work builds on work from the RC-UK EPSRC funded e-Science CombeChem and Platform projects (GR/67729, EP/C008863, EP/G026238, EP/F05811X) and JISC Data Management projects. To review this news item online GO TO http://blogs.rsc.org/technical/2011/05/16/rsc-publishing-and-southampton-university-drive-the-chemical-semantic-web/ Kind regards Louise Louise Peck, Library Marketing Specialist Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Cambridge, CB4 0WF, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432669, Fax: +44 (0) 1223 420247 www.rsc.org/publishing pe...@rsc.org DISCLAIMER: This communication (including any attachments) is intended for the use of the addressee only and may contain confidential, privileged or copyright material. It may not be relied upon or disclosed to any other person without the consent of the RSC. If you have received it in error, please contact us immediately. Any advice given by the RSC has been carefully formulated but is necessarily based on the information available, and the RSC cannot be held responsible for accuracy or completeness. In this respect, the RSC owes no duty of care and shall not be liable for any resulting damage or loss. The RSC acknowledges that a disclaimer cannot restrict liability at law for personal injury or death arising through a finding of negligence. The RSC does not warrant that its emails or attachments are Virus-free: Please rely on your own screening. List archive: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lis-scitech Settings (leave list, disable temporarily, etc): http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=lis-scitechA=1
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
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 -- Sarah Currier Research Communications Strategy Open Science Project http://rcsproject.wordpress.com/category/open-science/ Twitter: @RCSOpenSciencehttp://twitter.com/RCSOpenScience Sarah Currier Consultancy Ltd. http://www.sarahcurrier.com/ Open Education | Resource Sharing | Web 2.0 | Metadata | Repositories Tel: +44 (0)141 4233660 Mob: +44 (0)798 0855801 E-mail: sarah.curr...@gmail.commailto:sarah.curr...@gmail.com -- P Please consider the environment before printing this email.
*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 email: m.ma...@ukoln.ac.uk skypeID: mr_mahendra_mahey http://devcsi.ukoln.ac.uk/ http://cerify.ukoln.ac.uk/ http://www.ukoln.ac.uk ---
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) calendar: http://tinyurl.com/jal-cal disclaimer: http://www.york.ac.uk/docs/disclaimer/email.htm --
[dcc-associates] FW: News release: Improve your effectiveness with the JISC infoNet Impact Calculator
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
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/
***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
*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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 Settings (leave list, disable temporarily, etc): http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=lis-scitechA=1
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 -- Dr William Kilbride FSA Executive Director Digital Preservation Coalition 44 (0)141 330 4522 http://www.dpconline.org/ will...@dpconline.org The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this message in error, please notify us and remove it from your system. The contents of this e-mail must not be disclosed or copied without the sender's consent and does not constitute legal advice. We cannot accept any responsibility for viruses, so please scan all attachments. The statements and opinions expressed in this message are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the DPC. Registered Office, Innovation Centre, University Way, York Science Park, Heslington, YORK YO10 5DG Registered in England No: 4492292 __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5324 (20100729) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5367 (20100814) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5416 (20100901) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5416 (20100901) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
-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
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
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
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/
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
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
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)
***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
-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
-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. -- Dr William Kilbride FSA Executive Director Digital Preservation Coalition 44 (0)141 330 4522 http://www.dpconline.org/ will...@dpconline.org The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this message in error, please notify us and remove it from your system. The contents of this e-mail must not be disclosed or copied without the sender's consent and does not constitute legal advice. We cannot accept any responsibility for viruses, so please scan all attachments. The statements and opinions expressed in this message are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the DPC. Registered Office, Innovation Centre, University Way, York Science Park, Heslington, YORK YO10 5DG Registered in England No: 4492292 __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5164 (20100601) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com
[dcc-associates] FW: News from New Zealand: Budget Dollars Strengthen Archives New Zealand's Digital Capabilities
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 http://www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/nathan+guy . Evelyn Wareham Programme Manager, Digital Continuity Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga National Office 10 Mulgrave Street PO Box 12 050 Wellington 6144, New Zealand DDI 04 495 6237 T 04 499 5595 M 021 799 349 F 04 495 6210 E evelyn.ware...@archives.govt.nz www.archives.govt.nz This e-mail message and any attachments are CONFIDENTIAL to the addressee(s) and may also be LEGALLY PRIVILEGED. If you are not the intended addressee, please do not use, disclose, copy or distribute the message or the information it contains. Instead, please notify me as soon as possible and delete the e-mail, including any attachments. Thank you.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.dcc.ac.uk email: j.david...@hatii.arts.gla.ac.uk
-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 -- Dr William Kilbride FSA Executive Director Digital Preservation Coalition 44 (0)141 330 4522 http://www.dpconline.org/ will...@dpconline.org The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this message in error, please notify us and remove it from your system. The contents of this e-mail must not be disclosed or copied without the sender's consent and does not constitute legal advice. We cannot accept any responsibility for viruses, so please scan all attachments. The statements and opinions expressed in this message are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the DPC. Registered Office, Innovation Centre, University Way, York Science Park, Heslington, YORK YO10 5DG Registered in England No: 4492292 __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5122 (20100517) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5122 (20100517) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5123 (20100518) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5123 (20100518) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5123 (20100518) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com
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
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. --- The DOI(r) System is a system for interoperably identifying and 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 information about the DOI System, see http://www.doi.org or contact cont...@doi.org. To be unsubscribed from this mailing list, contact i...@doi.org. If you have received this from another source and wish to subscribe directly, click on Subscribe to DOI News on the www.doi.org home page. --- The DOI(r) System Website: http://www.doi.org/ DOI(r), DOI.ORG(r) and doi(r) are registered trademarks, and shortDOI(tm) is a trademark, of The International DOI Foundation.
[dcc-associates] CfP - Deadline extension: iPRES2010: 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, Vienna, Austria
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
-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 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
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
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
This may be of interest to list members. _ 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
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/
Of possible interest to list members. _ 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
-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/
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'; email@example.com 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
-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
This new JISC briefing paper may be of interest. _ 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
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
***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
_ 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)
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/ This email and its contents are the property of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please delete it. All DCMS e-mail is recorded and stored for a minimum of 6 months The original of this email was scanned for viruses by the Government Secure Intranet virus scanning service supplied by CableWireless in partnership with MessageLabs. (CCTM Certificate Number 2009/09/0052.) On leaving the GSi this email was certified virus free. Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or recorded for legal purposes. __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4670 (20091208) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com __ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4670 (20091208) __ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com
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 IDCC Digital Curation 101 Lite.pdf Description: Adobe PDF document
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
[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
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/ No virus found in this outgoing message Checked by PC Tools AntiVirus (126.96.36.199 - 10.004.102). http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/ -- The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
[dcc-associates] FW: [DIGLIB] High Volume Digitisation: Issues, Trends Innovative Robot Tech: Free Workshop, 23rd September, Birmingham
_ 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
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.
_ 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 This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses, which could damage your computer system: you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation. This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses, which could damage your computer system: you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation.
***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/
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 -- Robin Rice 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/ -- The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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 Description: Adobe PDF document
***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