Archive for June, 2012

EPrints Test Server at Glasgow

I’m having a great time testing out EPrints 3.3 with datasets. We have just about got our test server up and running. Still needs a bit of work but I’ve been investigating how easy it will be to get things like the RCUK classification system integrated.

All going well at the moment.  Looking forward to getting some test data in. 

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C4D @ CRIS2012

June 28, 2012 Leave a comment

C4D was well represented at the CRIS 2012 conference held in Prague.

We had 2 papers and a poster accepted, and had project team members on hand to present and promote the project.

Presented at the CRIS 2012 conference were the following:


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RIM CERIF Workshop, Bristol (27/28 June 2012)

Strong interest in C4D project at RIM meeting in Bristol and keen desire to have a meeting later in the year to discuss common ground between various parties (i.e. projects, funders, etc.) including project partners and other stakeholders.

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Association of Research Managers and Administrators Conference

June 14, 2012 Leave a comment

I attended the ARMA conference this week.

 I gave out a number of handouts on the C4D project, chatted to a number of people (some of who I will follow up with to ensure they can comment on our project), and had some handouts available on one of the stalls.

At the Thomson Reuters session it was clear that they were thinking about non-publication outputs.  There was some discussion about datasets noting that large data will probably need multi institution collaboration to resource and analyse and rather than use of SQL, SPSS and such packages new tools such as Pig, Hive, and Spotfire may be more appropriate.

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A very useful talk from the C4D team at CRIS2012, and an evident large and ever-increasing pan-European demand for a CERIF framework for metadata.

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Talking about Data Management

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment

We continue to share thoughts about data mangement and the activities of the Cerif for Datasets (C4D) projects via various routes. 

Yesterday William Nixon gave an over view of research information management at the University of Glasgow to the Digital Curation Centre roadshow in Belfast.  This included an overview of C4D as well as other projects.

The slides can be seen at:

A number of staff representing research support, data and library services staffed a stall at our annual Induction of New Staff event here today.  We provided handouts of the C4D posters and staff were available to chat with new staff about data management and other support services.

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EPrints Test Server

We are currently in the process of creating a test server for the latest version of EPrints. Once this is done it will allow us to test how the datasets part of EPrints works without worrying the library team.

We also envisage using this server with data from the main university eprints archive to test for C4D, rather than using the main system. This should speed things up when it comes to that stage. 

It will also aid many of the other JISC projects here at Glasgow. 


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