The Power of Data Sharing | ANDS Newsletter

The latest newsletter (July 2014, issue 19) published by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) covers a variety of topics including data storage, data sharing, particularly sharing sensitive data, etc. What follows a series of short articles is a list of forthcoming events (webinars) that you may also find useful. The speaker of the next webinar on July 3, 2014 is Dr Virginia Barbour who will present on “PLOS: open data, ORCIDs and Article Level Metrics”

You can find more details in the ANDS newsletter: http://ands.org.au/newsletters/newsletter-2014-07.pdf

 

What Is Text and Data Mining?

Text mining is an interdisciplinary field combining techniques from linguistics, computer science and statistics to build tools that can efficiently retrieve and extract information from digital text (see PLOS blog: Announcing the PLOS Text Mining Collection, April 17, 2013). For instance, it uses powerful computers to find links between drugs and side effects, or genes and diseases, that are hidden within the vast scientific literature. These are discoveries that a person scouring trough papers one by one may never notice. Interest in text and data mining scholarly content is on the increase. For those who want to learn more about text and data mining, a webinar recording of the CrossRef Text and Data Mining (from June 3, 2014) may be of interest.

Data Publishing Webinar

Our recent updates via Data Forwards covered the theme of data publishing and citation. Here is another good resource for you to stay current on data publishing.

The RDAWDS Publishing Data IG organized a first webinar (1:23) covering the topic of data publishing. Six speakers representing data centers/archives, publishers, and research institutes talk about data publishing workflows, business models, and the design for an infrastructure to link data and publications.

Presentation slides are also available.

ICPSR Webinar: Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans

Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans – Providing Public Access to Federally Funded Research, ICPSR recorded webinar now available

In February 2013, the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy published a memo entitled “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” which directs funding agencies with an annual R&D budget over $100 million to develop a public access plan for disseminating the results of their research. ICPSR strongly supports this memorandum and feels it will “promote re-use of scientific data, maximize the return on investments in data collection, and prevent the loss of thousands of potentially valuable datasets.”

Recently, on December 9th, ICPSR’s Director of Data Curation Services, Jared Lyle, talked about guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans and recent activities related to the OSTP memo.

Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans, ICPSR Webinar

ICPSR Webinar on Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans – Providing Public Access to Federally Funded Research

This webinar will cover the data portion of the memo, explain the 13 elements for a public access plan, and discuss resources and options to successfully address the elements. A review of public access projects at ICPSR already meeting requirements will also be undertaken.

  • Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Presenters: Jared Lyle, Director of Curation Services, ICPSR ; Amy Pienta, Director, National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program; Director of Acquisitions, ICPSR

This webinar is free and open to the public. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/805855322

The DuraSpace Community Webinar Series: Research Data in Repositories

Hot Topics: The DuraSpace Community Webinar Series
Series Six: Research Data in Repositories

Curated by David Minor, Research Data Curation Program, UC San Diego Library

Series six will highlight details on the implementation of a new curation program at the University of California San Diego Library. For more than two years, librarians and computing professionals worked with researchers from diverse disciplines to conduct a pilot program to pinpoint research data curation practices that could be used across campus. The series will present in-depth looks at the technologies, metadata services and decision making processes behind the program presented by the people who developed them. Researchers who participated in the program will also speak on their goals and experiences. There are 3 webinars in this series:

Series six will highlight details on the implementation of a new curation program at the University of California San Diego Library. For more than two years, librarians and computing professionals worked with researchers from diverse disciplines to conduct a pilot program to pinpoint research data curation practices that could be used across campus. The series will present in-depth looks at the technologies, metadata services and decision making processes behind the program presented by the people who developed them. Researchers who participated in the program will also speak on their goals and experiences. There are 3 webinars in this series:

Research Data Curation at UC San Diego: An Overview, Tuesday, October 1, 1:00pmET

Register HERE

The opening webinar will present the background and an overview of the research data curation program and the curation services that were created and used.  The fundamental questions, assumptions and challenges that the program faced, and the decisions that were made based on them, will be presented.

Metadata and Repository Services for Research Data Curation, Tuesday, October 15, 1:00pmET

Register HERE

The second webinar will be an in-depth look at the two core curation services. First, a metadata librarian will present the wide variety of discussions that were held with researchers, focusing on commonalities and differences in needs and expectations, and the data model that resulted. Then, a development manager will address how the Library’s linked data asset management system was updated to express complex research data objects.

Researcher Perspectives of Data Curation, Thursday, October 31, 1:00pmET

Register HERE

The final webinar will present the researcher perspective: two world-class researchers will discuss their view of data curation, why it represents an important part of contemporary scholarship, and their experiences working with the UC San Diego pilot.

Space is limited so register soon.

Please contact Kristi Searle at ksearle@duraspace.org for more information.

Webinar: Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora | DuraSpace

DuraSpace Solutions Webinar: “Stewarding Research Data with Fedora and Islandora”

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
  • 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Eastern

Mark Leggott, University Librarian, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), President of Discovery Garden Inc. and founder of the open source Islandora project.  Interest in curating, managing and stewarding research data is on the rise because now funders often require it, and researchers and the institutions that support them have found that data sharing leads to greater discovery and innovation.

Islandora is an open-source software framework built on Drupal, Fedora, and Solr. The growing international Islandora community is actively working on solutions for managing diverse research data in virtually any domain.

In one example at UPEI, Islandora tools are being built to sync data from systems like DropBox and Google Drive to Fedora, providing immediate preservation services for any arbitrary collection of data. This Physical Data Model is intended to provide a quick and seamless integration with Islandora where the researchers can subsequently enrich and optionally choose to share their data with others. In another example the Smithsonian is applying a set of Intellectual Data Models to steward research output from a variety of projects. In this case data is ingested into Islandora against a domain-specific data model that applies specific metadata forms, data transformations and data viewers to make the data more accessible immediately on ingest.

This webinar will highlight these and other approaches to managing and preserving research data.

Register here

Space is limited so register soon.
Please contact Kristi Searle at ksearle@duraspace.org for more information.