Category Archives: digital curation

Halfway through the US Blue Ribbon Meeting

Greetings from Blue Ribbon Meeting again. http://brtf.sdsc.edu/index.html Some interesting angles emerging from a variety of participants. Heard from Thomas Kalil this morning who works as a policy staffer at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology. (Is he perhaps what they call a ‘policy wonk’ … I don’t know. I should have paid closer … Read more

The Economics of Sustaining Digital Information

I’m in Washington to attend the US Symposium of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access. Symposium programme – http://brtf.sdsc.edu/symposium.html This is the end of a two year process of enquiry and analysis where  14 experts have had a series of meetings to consider what the economic implications are, and what economic … Read more

Data Management Policy – An Interview with Paul Taylor

Dr. Paul Taylor works at the University of Melbourne and has just finished a 2 week secondment in the UK with the JISC-funded EIDCSR (Embedding Institutional Data Curation Services in Research) project based in Oxford. This is an approximate transcript of a quick 5 minute interview between Paul and Neil Grindley (JISC Information Environment Programme … Read more

iPres 2009 – Preservation Infrastructure Track

In San Francisco at iPres sitting in the preservation infrastructure track. Stephen Abrams (CDL) is telling us about micro-curation services. Lots of clear categorisation of types of services that institutions might require. Currently talking about storage requirements. Provide for safety through redundancy, meaning through context, utility through service. Rattling through too fast to capture detail. … Read more

Data in Nature

Finally got around to looking at the article on data that appeared on the Nature website last week. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7261/full/461145a.html Very nice to see JISC mentioned so positively in the editorial. They mention the Digital Curation Centre by name which is obviously one of the key pieces of support and infrastructure that JISC is funding to … Read more