Tuesday, 2 June 2009

New project and end of this blog

I am glad to announce that the activities carried out through the Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data Management project are now being continued through a project called Embedding Institutional Data Curation Services in Research (EIDCSR) funded by JISC under the Information Environment Programme 2009-11.

Therefore, this is now the official final post for this blog. I would like to thank to everyone that has been reading and contributing to it and hope you will continue to follow our work in this new venture. 

A new EIDCSR project blog has been set up. Please follow our new activities there!

Friday, 15 May 2009

IASSIST Quarterly on research data repositories

IASSIST Quarterly IQ Vol. 31 issue 3&4 is now available. This IQ is a special issue dedicated to explore different research data repositories projects. The editor, Gretchen Cano, highlights the common themes such as the importance of aligning services with researchers' needs or the role of the data manager playing an increasingly important role within research groups. 

And it contains an article by me : Digital Repository Services for Managing Research Data: What Do Oxford Researchers Need?  where I describe the findings of the requirements gathering exercise with researchers in Oxford.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Digital Preservation Animations

Digital Preservation Europe (DPE) has just released the following great video in youtube explaining digital preservation in a funny and simple way. Good job!