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  • So why focus on datasets? Data is the foundation for research It is an essential component of the scientific record. Time-consuming, costly to produce. Re-acquisition may be impossible. Therefore essential that it is preserved and shared.
  • So why focus on datasets? Data is the foundation for research It is an essential component of the scientific record. Time-consuming, costly to produce. Re-acquisition may be impossible. Therefore essential that it is preserved and shared.
  • As a result of these challenges In Dec 2009 the BL produced a Datasets Strategy. This strategy has been transformed into a programme of work in a number of departments in the Library and a number of significant projects. The datasets programme has been established to explore how the Library can help… Not only do we want to ensure data is preserved, we envision a future where… Our approach is to foster collaboration and…
  • The types of data linked to include Data from ESDS/UKDA, UK government data, regional and local government data, international organisations etc.
  • Example Project 1 – DataCite Our long term vision is to support researchers by providing methods for them to locate, identify, and cite research datasets with confidence.
  • DataCite 2 We see Persistent identification as a key component for this… It allows data to be verified, discovered, accessed, reused, cited and tracked,
  • How does datacite work? The approach that DataCite is taking – using DOIs - has some important social benefits. Researchers, authors, publishers are comfortable, understand, and know how to use them. They put datasets on a level playing field with articles.
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    • 1. Social Science Datasets September 2010 John Kaye – Social Sciences Dataset Lead
    • 2. Datasets Session
      • British Library Datasets Programme
      • Economic and Social Data Service
      • Other Sources of Data
      • Analysis Tools
      • Data Visualization
      • Citing Data
      • Depositing and Archiving
    • 3. What is a dataset?
      • Seismic measurements taken by a geologist.
      • Genetic data collected by a medical researcher.
      • A survey of public opinions collected by a sociologist.
    • 4. The Foundation for Research
      • Data is a crucial component of the scholarly record.
      • Re-acquisition may be impossible
      • Datasets are essential to the British Library’s mission to advance the World’s knowledge.
    • 5. The Datasets Programme
      • We envision a future where researchers can:
      • Discover, access, reuse, and reference datasets.
      • Track the impact of the data that they generate and receive appropriate credit.
      • Our approach is to:
      • Provide a focus for the community to establish needs, requirements and agreement.
      • Explore novel technology and creative solutions.
    • 6. Search Our Catalogue
    • 7. Search Our Catalogue (Portals)
    • 8. Projects – Search Our Catalogue (Portals)
    • 9. Resource Guides
      • Topical Bibliographies and Dataset Resource Guides are currently in production
      • Quantitative methods in social research (Published)
      • Management and Business Studies (October 2010)
      • Before End 2010:
          • Sport and Society and Olympics
          • Food Studies
          • International organisations
          • UK government data
    • 10. Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS)
      • http:// /
      • ESDS Government
          • large-scale government surveys, such as the Labour Force Survey and the General Household Survey
        • ESDS International
          • multi-nation databanks, such as World Bank's World Development Indicators, and survey data including Eurobarometer
        • ESDS Longitudinal
          • major UK surveys following individuals over time, such as the British Household Panel Survey
        • ESDS Qualidata
          • a range of multimedia qualitative data sources
    • 11. Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS)
      • Data search and download
      • Research method guides
      • Thematic guides
      • Online analysis
      • Survey Question Bank
    • 12. Other Sources of Data – Spatial Data
      • Go Geo! Search
      • Edina Digimap and UK Borders
      • Experian Mosaic data (Geodemographics/Market Research)
        • Landmap
    • 13. Other Sources of Data – UK Government
      • Office for National Statistics
      • National Digital Archive of Datasets
      • Census Data – casweb
      • Regional Government
      • http:// /
    • 14. Other Sources of Data – International Organisations
      • United Nations
      • European Union
      • OECD
      • World Bank
      • IMF
      • http://
    • 15. Examples of Other Sources of Data
      • Arts and Humanities data Service (AHDS)
      • Guardian Data Store
      • Financial Times
      • Economist Intelligence Unit
      • Web Archive
    • 16. Analysis Tools and Software
      • SPSS, SATA
      • ArcGIS, MapInfo, IDRISI
      • Excel
      • Online Tools
    • 17. Examples of Online Analysis Tools
      • ESDS Spatial Tools
      • http:// /
      • Economists Online Dataverse
      • United Nations
      • London Brownfield Sites Review
      • CASA – Gmap Creator
    • 18. Data Visualization
      • Presenting data in a useful and interesting manner
      • Allowing concepts to be easlity understood
      • Lots of examples online e.g:
    • 19. Citing Data
    • 20. DataCite
      • DataCite is an international consortium which aims to:
      • Establish easier access to research data on the Internet
      • Increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record
      • Support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study
    • 21. A Key Component for Many Goals Make Visible Find Access Track Impact Verify Reuse Cite ? Persistent Identification
    • 22. Connecting an Article with the Underlying Data
      • Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) offer a solution
      • Mostly widely used identifier for scientific articles
      • Researchers, authors, publishers know how to use them
      • Put datasets on the same playing field as articles
        • Dataset
        • Yancheva et al (2007). Analyses on sediment of Lake Maar. PANGAEA.
        • doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.587840
      • URLs are not persistent
      • (e.g. Wren JD: URL decay in MEDLINE- a 4-year follow-up study . Bioinformatics. 2008, Jun 1;24(11):1381-5).
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    • 23. Depositing and Archiving Data
      • Why Archive?
      • Institutional Repositories
      • UK Data Archive
      • Metadata and Code!
    • 24. John Kaye Lead Content Specialist – Datasets Social Science Collections and Research The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB   Telephone: 020 7412 7450 Email: [email_address] Twitter: @johnkayebl [email_address]