Many research datasets could be profitably reanalyzed, but are in danger of being lost since they are never properly archived. Institutional Repositories are charged with preserving scholarly products, but not all feel prepared to curate and archive research data. Institution-wide data repositories may co-exist with others within and beyond their institution, subject-based archives serving national and international communities, and publisher repositories. The workshop will offer service providers in these contexts a snapshot of the current landscape, and share examples, models and metaphors to help plan future development. We aim to map points of consensus and concern around repository roles in supporting data reuse and developing the infrastructure for that.
The workshop includes short presentations but the emphasis is on informal and open discussion.
Presentations will include: an overview of the UK landscape by Simon Hodson, JISC Programme Manager 'Managing Research Data'; plus ICPSR’s project to team with IRs to curate and preserve social science data; Digital Curation Centre’s programme of ‘institutional engagements’; SSRN's thinking around data; and developments at the Universities of Bath, Oxford, and Hull. We are interested in learning from people attending OR2012 what they see as the critical issues, concerns and needs for support.
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OR2012 is the 7th International Conference on Open Repositories. The conference is being held in Edinburgh from 9th July to 13th July 2012.
For more information and to view the full programme and register for your place at the conference see: http://or2012.ed.ac.uk/.
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