Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Project Website

The website for the project Scoping Digital Repository Services for Research Data Management has now been launched at : http://www.ict.ox.ac.uk/odit/projects/digitalrepository/

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Is DDI a good metadata standard for scientific data?

The DISC-UK DataShare project has just announced a new briefing paper "The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) and Institutional Repositories" 

DDI is a metadata standard developed by the data archival community to support preservation, management, access and dissemination of Social Science data. An extremely useful standard for institutional repositories (IRs) willing to add datasets to their holdings. 

Nonetheless, some institutions with a wider range of disciplines will produce more than just Social Science data. This is the case in Oxford.  The question now is :

Can DDI be used for scientific data?

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Welcome to the blog

My name is Luis Martinez Uribe, I am based in the Oxford e-Research Centre and am acting as the Digital Repositories Research Co-ordinator.
I am starting this new blog to share the experiences of this new position. During the next months I will posting information about the research that I am responsible for undertaking in connection with scoping digital repository services for research data generated at Oxford.    

If you want to you can subscribe to the RSS feeds  and I would like to invite your comments on any of the posts.