Archive for June, 2013

Glasgow Permanent Address

Very happy to report that our Data Registry now has a permanent home:  


While the site is still being developed and will evolve over time, this allows is to begin minting datasets via Datacite as the url landing pages will stay the same over time. 

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C4D Workshop @ Glasgow University And City University!

June 26, 2013 Leave a comment

In the coming weeks we will be holding a Workshop to present our findings during the C4D project and its outcomes.

The meeting details are as follows:

Friday, 12 July 2013 from 10:00 to 16:00

Sir Charles Wilson Building,

University of Glasgow

If you feel you may be interested in the project and its outcomes you can get further information about the day and registration at the following address:

Unable to attend? At present we are in the process of scheduling a second workshop event to be held at the end of July/Beginning of August, details to follow in the coming days.


We have confirmed details for our second C4D workshop to be held in London:

Friday 26th July 2013 from 9:30 to 15:30

Northampton Suite

City University

To register for the London Event go to the following address:

We look forward to seeing you all at one of our workshop.

The C4D Team

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euroCRIS update re CERIF for datasets

euroCRIS update re CERIF for datasets

euroCRIS have just published their recent newsflash, mentioning the C4D project as the major influencer in the release of CERIF v1.6.

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Project Meeting 19th June 2013

June 20, 2013 Leave a comment

The project is due to end 31st July. We met yesterday.

Summary of Work in progress:

CERIF specification – preparing update including relationship to other initiatives in the UK, Europe and beyond

Work on PURE data registry specification and demo system

Work on ePrints registry at Glasgow – adding Datacite (not sure if will have much actually in place by end of July), working with other ePrints sites to standardise offerings from ePrints

On-going work at both sites on storage requirements, policy development and advocacy

Re-visiting draft guidance for researchers and considering this in context of other offerings

Workshops – two broadly similar content – one booked for 12th July, second planned for London or other location possibly 25 or 26 July TBC. London event will be advertised soon.

You can access and book the Glasgow Event now:

Budget – awaiting award letter. Most of the funds are allocated to hardware and software, staffing, and travel and consumables for workshops and events

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Sharing Information

June 19, 2013 Leave a comment

This week we are sharing information about C4D:

1) Our poster is up at OIA8 in Geneva

poster at oai8

poster at oai8

2) I included some discussion around the project in my presentation at the Scottish Academic Libraries Training Group event yesterday and gave out A4 versions of the poster.

This led to a number of attendees approaching me at the end and asking for more details and discussing how we could keep in touch.


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Data discussions and ePrints UK User Group

June 18, 2013 1 comment

Late last week we went off to London.  There were several meetings:

1) Met with Datacite reps at the British Library to discuss University of Glasgow contract – hopefully we will be signing up soon

2) Met with Essex rep to discuss standardising ePrints offering for data registration

3) Ran the first ever ePrints UK User Group where amongst other things we had a look at the Essex data registry and noted that the resultant ReCollect plug-in is available via the ePrints bazaar and should provide a good basis for data registration for any site considering setting something up.  We agreed that Glasgow and Essex reps would form a data mangement sub-group and post some discussion matter on the google group site.  If you are an ePrints site and want to join the group search for eprints at:!overview and send a join request.

Any problems feel free to email me direct





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Poster on Display at ARMA Conference

June 12, 2013 Leave a comment

Our C4D poster is currently on display at the ARMA conference.

C4D Arma Poster

Looks like we are getting closer to budget transfer from Sunderland so will be able to progress some activities more quickly soon.  Sunderland have had to step back from leading the project  but maintain an interest – and hopefully will be able to come along and share information at forthcoming events.

So full steam ahead with organising our workshops.

12th July confirmed for Glasgow.  Booking will be available soon.

A further date will be announced for another venue probably somewhere in England.

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