Some more conference items from UKOLN staff in early 2015 are now available from the University of Bath repository:
From the 10th International Digital Curation Conference:
From the Research Data Alliance Fifth Plenary:
From the Spring 2015 EuroCRIS Membership Meeting:
Alex Ball will present a paper at the Spring 2015 EuroCRIS Membership Meeting.
Entitled 'Using CRIS to power research data discovery', the paper will be based on the work done so far in the Jisc Research Data Discovery Service project. It will propose a mapping from CERIF, the metadata standard used by many Current Research Information Systems, to the RIF-CS scheme used by the Phase 1 discovery service prototype, and discuss any potential issues with implementing it.
The EuroCRIS Membership Meeting will be held on 11–12 May 2015 in Paris.
Alex Ball will present the outputs of the Metadata Standards Directory Working Group (MSDWG) at the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Fifth Plenary.
The group was tasked with setting up a sustainable, community-maintained directory of metadata standards in use across the full range of academic disciplines. It has also collected use cases for research metadata to help with organizing standards witin the directory. Alex will present the work of the group at three different sessions:
- a joint session of the Metadata Interest Group, MSDWG, the Data in Context Interest Group, and Research Data Provenance Interest Group;
- the Outputs Plenary;
- the Metadata Plenary.
The RDA Fifth Plenary will be held on 8–11 March 2015 at the Paradise Point Hotel, San Diego.
Some more presentations made by UKOLN staff in 2014 are now available from the University of Bath repository.
From the Repositories Fringe 2014:
From Archives*Records 2014:
From the 2014 Autumn Workshop of the Research and Enterprise Network for Universities:
From the 3rd EUDAT Conference:
Alex Ball will be speaking at the 3rd EUDAT Conference as part of a session on the topic 'B2FIND and Quality of Metadata'.
The session will discuss metadata quality in the context of data discovery services like EUDAT's B2FIND service. In his talk, 'Metadata for Impact: Lessons from the UK', Alex will contribute the experience of the Jisc Research Data and Discovery Service. In particular, he will look at how quality was measured in Phase 1 of the project and the challenges of harmonizing discovery metadata from a variety of different source. He will also outline a preliminary set of recommendations concerning what discovery metadata contributing repositories should provide.
The 3rd EUDAT Conference is co-located with the Research Data Alliance 4th Plenary, and takes place on 24–25 September at the De Meervaart Conference Centre, Amsterdam.
Alex Ball will be speaking at the 2014 Autumn Workshop of the Research and Enterprise Network for Universities (RENU). He will introduce the various tools, services and guidance materials offered by the UK Digital Curation Centre supporting research data management. One of these, the CARDIO methodology, will be used as the basis for a group exercise at the workshop.
RENU is the new name for the Modern Universities Research Group (MURG). Its Autumn Workshop is an annual event; this year it will be held on 17 September 2014 at the Headington Campus of Oxford Brookes University.
Alex Ball will be speaking at the Repositories Fringe 2014, to be held on 30–31 July 2014 in Edinburgh.
The subject of Alex's talk, ‘Preparing for the UK Research Data Registry and Discovery Service’, will be the second phase of the Jisc-funded project to develop a data discovery service for UK researchers. He will outline the plans for the two-year phase and give pointers on how repositories can get involved.
The Repositories Fringe is an unconference organized by the UK Digital Curation Centre, EDINA and the University of Edinburgh. There is no official closing date for registrations but places are limited.
Alex Ball will be participating in a panel session entitled ‘Frameworks for the discussion of architectural digital data’ at Archives*Records 2014.
In his talk, ‘Lost in translation: Technological views on preserving CAD’, Alex will look at the fundamental technical difficulties with preserving CAD (computer-aided design) for the long term, and some of the solutions put forward to mitigate them. His fellow panellists include Kari Smith (MIT), who will apply the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) Reference Model to preserving CAD and BIM (building information management) data, and Ines Zalduendo (Harvard University), who will present curatorial views on collecting and archiving born-digital architectural data.
Archives*Records is the joint annual meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the (US) National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and the Society of American Archivists. The 2014 meeting is being held on 10–16 August in Washington, DC, with the panel taking place on Friday, 15 July at 2.30 p.m. Registration remains open until 18 July, with a discounted rate available until 7 July.
Presentations made by UKOLN staff early in 2014 are now available from the University of Bath repository.
From the 9th International Digital Curation Conference:
- Alex Ball, Kevin Ashley, Patrick McCann, Laura Molloy, Veerle Van den Eynden, ‘Show me the data: The pilot UK Research Data Registry’.
- Alex Ball, Sean Chen, Jane Greenberg, Cristina Perez, Keith Jeffery, Rebecca Koskela, ‘Building a disciplinary metadata standards directory’.
- Manjula Patel, ‘Introduction to the Community Capability Model Framework and Profiling Tool’.
From the Jisc Digital Festival:
From the RDA 3rd Plenary:
Alex Ball will be speaking at Open Repositories 2014, to be held at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Helsinki, Finland, on 9–13 June 2014.
In his presentation, ‘Building a Research Data Registry for the UK’, Alex will give an overview of a project to develop a pilot research data discovery service for the UK, and outline how the pilot might be further developed into a full service.
This will be the 9th International Conference on Open Repositories; the theme this year is ‘Towards Repository Ecosystems’. Alex's talk forms part of session 6B, scheduled for 9.30 a.m. on Thursday, 12 June. Early bird registration is available until 4 May 2014.