An Open Data Manifesto

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Denton Declaration Introduction On May 22, 2012 at the University of North Texas, a group of technologists and librarians, scholars and researchers, university administrators, and other stakeholders gathered to discuss and articulate best practices and emerging trends in research data management. This declaration bridges the converging interests of these stakeholders ...

The Current State of Open Access Repository Interoperability (2012)

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

http://www.scribd.com/doc/111482370/COAR-s-Current-State-of-Open-Access-Repository-Interoperability-2012 The above report provides an overview of the current interoperability landscape in terms of the types of services that are now possible because of recent research and development efforts from throughout the Open Access community, and it presents interoperability initiatives in connection to these services. The intended audience includes institutions and ...

Thomson Reuters Tackles Open Access Datasets With Data Citation Index

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

This month, Thomson Reuters began a soft launch of its new Data Citation Index, which is intended as “a comprehensive view of scholarly research bringing research data into the same arena as the published literature it supports. In combination with other resources available on the Web of Knowledge platform, researchers ...

Setting the Digital Agenda for the Memory of the World

Friday, October 12th, 2012

“This heritage is fragile; together we must protect it”. This was the message of UNESCO’s Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, to the participants in the international conference “Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation”, which concluded its work on Friday, 28 September. More than 500 experts from ...

The Finch Report and RCUK Open Access policy: How can libraries respond?

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Libraries have always been advocates of Open Access (OA), providing repository services to collect, share and preserve open access versions of research papers. The Finch Report and the new RCUK OA policy mark a transformation to the way in which research is published and made available in the UK. Making ...

New tools will make sharing research data safer in cyberspace

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Harvard researchers will receive a four-year NSF grant totaling nearly $5 million to study and enhance the privacy of research data. No longer limited to narrow focus groups, painstaking in-person surveys, or artificially controlled studies, researchers today have a far easier time compiling and manipulating large data sets. At the same ...

Help put the open in Open Data and Open Bibliography

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Public consultation on open data in journals launched ..... From BioMed Central: We propose to change the copyright license in open access journals to make published data available for sharing, integration and reuse without legal restrictions, for the benefit of science. If implemented this would mean authors in the future would ...

Budapest Open Access Initiative Launches New Recommendations for the Next 10 Years of Open Access

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Open access to scientific literature plays a crucial role in the development of a digital knowledge commons, benefiting scholars, patients, researchers, and therefore, the public at large. We owe many thanks to the global open access movement that has been working hard to improve access to knowledge for over a ...

Identifying Threats to Successful Digital Preservation: the SPOT Model for Risk Assessment

Friday, September 21st, 2012

1. Introduction Digital preservation strategies, as well as the processes and tools that implement those strategies, are designed to secure the long-term future of digital materials. A successful digital preservation strategy must account for and mitigate the impact of various threats to the accessibility and usability of digital materials over time. ...

LIBER: Research Data Management Recommendations for libraries

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

'Ten Recommendations for libraries to get started with research data management' The LIBER e-science working group decided to focus on research data as it was felt to be the most urgent element of e-science that is of relevance to the community of (research) libraries. A good concise resource for library communities. ...