Posts Tagged ‘data management’

The LOCAH Linked Data Project

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The JISC-funded LOCAH (Linked Open Copac and Archives Hub) Project recently announced the release of its first Linked Data set. The Project is also involved in a round of presentations and conference participation. Full details and further information are now available in a News feature on the UKOLN Web site.

LOCAH and LOD-LAM: Linked Open Data Summit

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The International Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (“LOD-LAM”) will take place over 2-3 JuneĀ  2011 in San Francisco, USA. It will ‘convene leaders in their respective areas of expertise from the humanities and sciencesĀ to catalyze practical, actionable approaches to publishing Linked Open Data.’

Adrian Stevenson of UKOLN is an invited expert and member of the organising committee for the Summit. He will also be presenting on the JISC-funded LOCAH (Linked Open Copac and Archives Hub) Project at the Summit.

ACCI Task Forces Report

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The six task forces established by the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastucture (ACCI) have recently approved the final drafts of the reports on the areas in which they were asked to suggest recommendations and ideas for advancing cyberinfrastructure in support of NSF research. Those areas were:

  • Campus Bridging
  • Cyberlearning and Workforce Development
  • Data and Visualization
  • Grand Challenges
  • High Performance Computing
  • Software for Science and Engineering

These task forces were each led by ACCI members and their membership included a cross-section of members from both academic and industrial communities. Over a two-year period the task forces gathered broad community input via open workshops and meetings, solicitation of white papers, and other outreach efforts. Liz Lyon, Director of UKOLN and Associate Director, Digital Curation Centre, is a member of the ACCI Task Force on Data and Visualization. All six reports are available from the NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) Web site.

IDCC11: Call for Papers

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The theme of the 7th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC11) will be Public? Private? Personal? navigating the open data landscape. It will take place this year in Bristol, UK over 5 – 7 December 2011.

Digital curation manages, maintains, preserves, and adds value to digital information throughout its lifecycle, reducing threats to long-term value, mitigating the risk of digital obsolescence and enhancing usefulness for research and scholarship. IDCC11 will bring together practitioners who create information, those who curate and manage it, and those who use it together with those who research and teach about curation processes.

In its Call for Papers the IDCC11 Programme Committee invites submissions on current concerns in digital curation and specific concerns arising from our conference theme.

Data Management Planning at ICED11

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

A paper written by the ERIM Project team has been accepted for presentation at the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), to be held over 15-18 August 2011 in Copenhagen. The paper, Data Management Planning in Engineering Design and Manufacturing Research by Mansur Darlington, Alex Ball, Tom Howard, Chris McMahon and Steve Culley, will explain how the project characterised the nature of engineering research data and developed a modelling technique for visualising its context.

The ERIM Project is a JISC-funded collaboration between the Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research Centre at the University of Bath, and UKOLN in its capacity as part of the UK Digital Curation Centre.