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About dgm

Former IT professional, previously a digital archiving and repository person, ex research psychologist, blogger, twitterer, and amateur classical medieval and nineteenth century historian ...

The Data Commons and GitHub

Over the past few months there’s been a growing interest in archiving software projects, such as can be done via Zenodo. This is part of more general problem – as researchers increasing use environments such as iPython notebooks for their … Continue reading

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ANU Data Commons Documentation page updated

The documentation page, covering both technical and user documentation for the ANU Data Commons has been updated. Documentation covers The Data Commons itself The ANU Data uploader The Metadata stores project Our prototype ORCID updater Links to project source code … Continue reading

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The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone [Webinar]

 Webinar report: The Online Revolution – Education for Everyone Andrew Ng Coursera/Stanford One of the advantages of the online revolution is that it makes it comparatively easy to follow presentations elsewhere, in this case an ACM presentation on the development of … Continue reading

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Comprehensive data management at UCL

Yesterday, ANDS hosted a webinar by Max Wilkinson, head of research data services at UCL – clicking on the link will take you to a pdf of my notes. I have my own views on what a research data service … Continue reading

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Minting ORCID identifiers programmatically …

As part of our work to develop a solution to better manage metadata about researchers, publications and data, we set off down the road of trying to link publications to datasets, and by extension grey literature, deposited in various online … Continue reading

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Webinar on changes to ARC funding rules

Following on from the recent ANDS webinar on the  ARC changes vis à vis research data management ANDS hosted an online discussion of the changes with Douglas Robertson (ANU), Joe Thubron (Intersect), Justin Withers (ARC) and Greg Laughlin (ANDS). The meeting was … Continue reading

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ARC research data management plans

The ARC has recently announced a requirement for future grant applications to include a statement as regards research data management. ANDS recently organised a webinar with ARC participation on the changes. My notes of the webinar are online as a … Continue reading

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Shortdoi.org

Shortdoi.org is a service to shorten these long full canonical DOI strings to something more memorable, and easy to type. It’s effectively a link shortener like bit.ly, but for digital object identifiers Looking at the system it would be trivial … Continue reading

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Using BibTeX for dataset citation

As I’ve written before we chose to use BibTeX as our lowest common denominator citation export format. Despite our focus on datasets the adoption of BibTeX came out of our researcher identification work and we were not really thinking very … Continue reading

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Using Bagit …

Pete Sefton, over at UWS, recently published an interesting post on their use of the bagit specification in their data capture applications. The Data Commons also uses bagit in its ingest mechanism, but for slightly different reasons. The genesis of … Continue reading

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