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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 ...

BibTeX as a data interchange format

As part of our metadata stores initiative we decided to allow researchers to import their publication history in BibTeX format. The idea was quite simple – if a researcher comes from elsewhere he or she quite possibly has a publication … Continue reading

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Publicity

We have a  piece in this month’s ANU IT newsletter – please see http://itservices.anu.edu.au/_resources/the-link/the-link-2013-05.pdf. We’ve also had a piece in the previous month’s newsletter at http://itservices.anu.edu.au/_resources/the-link/the-link-2013-04.pdf – towards the end of the pdf  

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Digital Object Identifiers

We’ve implemented support for Digital Object Identifiers in our publication workflow, meaning it is possible to request a DOI for your data set if it is saved in the ANU Data Commons. My colleague, Rahul Khanna, and myself recently gave … Continue reading

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Doco and code now available

Our generic data capture solution is finished, and more importantly now documented. The code and documentation can be accessed via http://itservices.anu.edu.au/project-updates/anu-data-commons/documentation/. We think we’ve got something pretty neat. If you think so too, let us know ….  

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The Generic data capture solution

Over the past fifteen months we’ve been working on developing a data capture and data management solution. We started off with five related projects. Early on we took the decision to design a single solution that allows both data capture, … Continue reading

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Disrupting the publication process

I think we’re seeing disruptive change to the scientific publication process. Strangely its not the rise of open access publication – they have a similar cost model to more traditional publications, it’s just that the cost of publication is moved … Continue reading

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Bagit. Dropbox and capturing Omeka content

In our solution we’ve been using Bagit as an archive format to handle complex objects – ie multi file objects and collections, which neatly allows us to keep descriptive material and data together as well as being able to handle … Continue reading

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Progress, progress, progress

We are definitely getting there. If you are interested you can take a gander at this presentation that I put together for the Steering Committee. The real value in this project lies in the upload (and download) tool that I’ve written … Continue reading

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ANU Data Commons workshop

Last Tuesday we had a highly successful data management workshop. Click http://seeding-the-commons.weblogs.anu.edu.au/2012/09/06/anu-data-management-interest-group-meeting/ to see the proceedings, meeting notes, and copies of the presentations …  

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Losing legacy data …

Over on one of my other blogs I have a slightly meandering post on the lost digital decades. Meandering as I was trying to work some things out with a think piece. One of the things was how we can … Continue reading

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