Category Archives: research

Repositories and Research Information Management

On the 7th of May the Welsh Repository Network Enhancement Project put on an event focusing on examining the links between institutional repositories and research information management systems. The event focused on bringing repository managers and research managers together to discuss shared issues and overall institutional responses to the issue of managing research. There was … 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

Repositories and Research Management Systems

There have been discussions over the years about the potential of repositories to play a role in research management systems, supporting universities’ ability to report, for example, for the Research Assessment Exercise. A few universities have gone down that road a long way, while others have not. Indeed, various surveys (eg infoNet work) suggest that … Read more

‘Article level’ usage statistics from publishers and repositories

Usage statistics for electronic journals are increasingly standardised and usable thanks to the collaborative efforts of publishers, other information providers and librarians in developing and implementing the COUNTER codes of practice. But what do you do if you need usage statistics for individual articles by a particular author published across different journals and also held … 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

If you’re a developer interested in library services – AND you haven’t got anything to do this weekend…then read this:

The JISC MOSAIC project is holding a competition to discover what can be done with library usage data. It closes at 23.59 this coming Monday. They’re looking for compelling applications, interfaces and mash-ups that use the data in research, learning and libraries etc. • First prize – £1000 sterling • Second Prize – £250 sterling … Read more