Very happy to report that our Data Registry now has a permanent home: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/
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.
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
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
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Re-visiting draft guidance for researchers and considering this in context of other offerings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
This week we are sharing information about C4D:
1) Our poster is up at OIA8 in Geneva http://www.libereurope.eu/news/oai8-at-the-university-of-geneva-19-21-june-2013
2) I included some discussion around the project in my presentation at the Scottish Academic Libraries Training Group event yesterday http://salctgresearchsupport.eventbrite.co.uk/ 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.
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:
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!overview and send a join request.
Any problems feel free to email me direct firstname.lastname@example.org
Our C4D poster is currently on display at the ARMA conference.
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.