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Archive for October, 2011

Had your Heart Broken by Data Loss?

Posted by Marieke Guy on 13th October 2011

Then maybe it’s time to share the pain…

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Outreach group are collecting stories about data loss and preservation. If you’ve had your heart broken or uplifted by data loss or preservation, please fill out the form at http://j.mp/datastories.

There’s no deadline, but they will probably be taking a look at what they have in November.

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Free Research DM Workshop, Cambridge, 9-11 Nov

Posted by Marieke Guy on 4th October 2011

Unfortunately the DCC Brighton Roadshow was cancelled but the next roashow isn’t far off and places are still available.

To give some background….

DCC logoThe UK Digital Curation Centre is running a series of free inter-linked regional workshops aimed at supporting institutional research data management planning and training. The DCC Roadshows are designed to allow every institution in the UK to prepare for effective research data management and understand more about how the DCC can help. The sixth DCC Roadshow is being organised in conjunction with Cambridge Library and will take place from 9th – 11th 2011 November in the Paston Brown Room at the Homerton Conference Centre, Cambridge.

The roadshow runs over three days but each workshop can be booked individually. Attendees are encouraged to select the workshops which address their own particular data management requirements. The workshops will provide advice and guidance tailored to a range of staff, including PVCs Research, University Librarians, Directors of IT/Computing Services, Repository Managers, Research Support Services and practising researchers.

Day one is an introductory day aimed at researchers, data curators, staff from library etc. It provides an introduction to the DCC and the role of the DCC in supporting research data management. Day two is a more interactive day aimed at senior managers, research PVCs/Directors, directors of Information Services etc. and looks at strategy/policy implementation. Day three is a hands-on day and consists of the Digital Curation 101 – How to manage research data: tips and tools workshop.

To find out more about the workshops take a look at the DCC Cambridge Roadshow page. Registration for the workshop is free but places are limited.

If you can’t decide if the roadshow is for you Steve Walsh from the Interoperable Geospatial Data for Biosphere Study( IGIBS) Project, Aberystwyth University, has written a review of the most recent workshop held in Oxford.

Details of further roadshows will be announced soon on the DCC Web site.

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