The past few years has seen a substantial growth in the release of datasets to the general publicFrom the focus point of H.E. we can see massive changeIncreasingly prevalent in cultural heritage
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Transcript of "Sharing data"
libraries@cambridge 2012Are librarians and researchers on the same page?
Changing data environment Ed Chamberlain (Systems Development Librarian, CUL) Sharing geographic research data Dr Max Satchell (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) Libraries providing infrastructure for research data Paul Stainthorp (eresources Librarian, University of Lincoln) Cambridge context Dr Anna Collins (DSpace@Cambridge Research Data and Digital Curation Officer) Open Forum
• Public information• Events• Public service usage and availability • Raw research data• Healthcare • Usage data• Spending • Environmental data • Courses• Population / census • Geographic information • Results• Electoral information • Timetables • Material • Organisation • People • Places • Results • Bibliographic data • Usage data
Short term: Increased transparency (Response to F.O.I. requests) Value for taxpayer /fee-payer / research funder Increased prestige Expedite research Support from national and international government Longer term: External support in (I.T.) service development Easier collaboration Decreased operating costs Cross sector fertilisation (rise of the data journalist) Growth of a data economy?
Make your stuff available on the web★ (whatever format)★★ Make it available as structured data (e.g. Professor excel instead of image scan of a table) Sir Tim Berners-★★★ Non-proprietary format (e.g. csv instead of excel) Lees Use URLs to identify things, so that Open Linked Data★★★★ people can point at your stuff Standards Link your data to other people’s data to★★★★★ provide context http://data.southampton.ac.uk/5star.html
Management of risks I.P.R. / Licensing – open is best Skills to create, maintain and exploit Infrastructure Importance of standards
Data production Data consumption Skills trainerData provider Data curator Data storageData production Data consumption
Changing data environment Ed Chamberlain (Systems Development Librarian, CUL) A researchers perspective: making GIS datasets open Dr Max Satchell (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge) Libraries working to curate research data in practice Paul Stainthorp (eresources Librarian, University of Lincoln) Cambridge context Dr Anna Collins (DSpace@Cambridge Research Data and Digital Curation Officer) Open Forum
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