Jul 102012
 

As Day two workshops get underway we thought we’d take a look through the tweets and updated from Day One and share the highlights. This is the first set of updates, we’ll be adding to it from the tweets and comments throughout the day and after the event so do add links and comments here and come back to take a look…

After registration we realised it had taken a wee while for people to spot the 8GB memory stick hidden inside their delegate badges. Thankfully @williamjnixon was on hand with an explanation of how to use them – “The 8gb flash drive just swivels out of the badge”. Yes, it is really that easy ūüėČ

The DSpace Committers meeting seemed to go really well – lots of interesting stuff raised according to those we’ve been chatting to this morning. If you were along and would like to share your notes/thoughts just let us know!

The Islandora workshop introduced Islandora to lots of folk who didn’t previously know much about it. And @jjtuttle was impressed to¬†see “the #DiscGarden¬†#Islandora¬†video solution pack does reencoding using ffmpeg to generate access files. We want that.”

The Open Access Index workshop described establishing a way¬†to “measure openness of research. What factors should it consider?” (via @openscience). To gather responses they have set up a¬†survey here – do fill it in.

The DCC workshop, Institutional Repositories & Data – Roles and Responsibilities highlighted that¬†Research Data Management is “a relay race, pass the baton at key point in the cycle” (via @wrap_ed). @informnivore tweeted Jared Lyle’s take on data curation challenges: “formats, metadata, privacy, and training”. The ICPSR work was of lots of interest. The full results of the recent¬†ICPSR study will be¬†a here (via @sjDCC) and a handy tip from the workshop: “ICPSR has an anonymizer tool for social science data”. One of the more interesting questions raised here was “what the role of funding agencies in data preservation & curation?” (via @informnivore). Breakouts included¬†researcher workflows, insinstutional responsibilities, and IR limitations (via¬†@pcastromartin). Concerns over the latter included “limited qualifications of library staff to deal with domain-specific metadata”. Apparently it “took¬†us an hour or so but ‘the’ question has come up. So ‘what is research data?'”¬†(via¬†@wrap_ed).

At the text mining workshop @CriticalSteph reported back so regularly she got banned by Twitter for the day! But before the ban she shared news of Argo,¬†which has “the aim is to be a community resource of a complete framework of text mining”.

The Repositories Support Project workshop: Building a national network kicked off with an overview from Balviar Notay of JISC’s work with repositories that left the crowd wanting more and particularly interested in the JISC Elevator and UK RepositoryNet+. And¬†@llordllama wondered “Does the JISC elevator sound like the one in Are You Being Served? That would be neat.”. Jackie Wickham spoke on RSP but also on Sherpa as “Congratulations go to Bill Hubbard, now a very recent dad which has trumped attending¬†#or2012“! (via¬†@williamjnixon). OpenDOAR, Sherpa/Romeo and Juliet were all well recognised by the crowd, even those from overseas and “66% of publishers listed on Romeo allow some form of repository archiving. That figure’s been stable for half a decade”¬†(via¬†@llordllama). And one audience member suggested that adding¬†‚ÄúArticle Processing Charges‚ÄĚ (APCs) to Romeo would be a v useful addition”. A great fact from Jackie’s talk on RSP (the website for which was launched in 2006): “UK only second to US in number of repositories” – “on OpenDOAR the 9.5% of the institutional repositories are from the UK” (via @RepoSupport). “RSP¬†has been busy with over 1300 delegates to from from 200+ organisations to events and 90+ consultancy visits” and have an embeddedness¬†self-assessment tool¬†(via¬†@williamjnixon¬†and @nancypontika). Marie Cairney talked about “the evolution of Enlighten from its antecedents in JISC FAIR and DAEDALUS“. Now¬†@uofglibrary¬†has two separate repositories 1 for published papers (Enlighten) & 2nd for theses. This led to discussion of deposit policy and of the Glasgow¬†publications policy¬†a¬†“mix of metadata, full text and use of address”.¬†See also:¬†Building a national network – Nick Sheppard’s excellent liveblog of the RSP session:¬†http://ukcorr.org/2012/07/09/building-a-national-network/

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