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Social Science Datasets September 2010 John Kaye – Social Sciences Dataset Lead
Datasets Session <ul><li>British Library Datasets Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Economic and Social Data Service </li></ul><...
What is a dataset? <ul><li>Seismic measurements taken by a geologist. </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic data collected by a medica...
The Foundation for Research <ul><li>Data is a crucial component of the scholarly record. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-acquisition ...
The Datasets Programme <ul><li>We envision a future where researchers can: </li></ul><ul><li>Discover, access, reuse, and ...
Search Our Catalogue
Search Our Catalogue (Portals)
Projects – Search Our Catalogue (Portals)
Resource Guides <ul><li>Topical Bibliographies and Dataset Resource Guides are currently in production </li></ul><ul><li>h...
Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS) <ul><li>http:// www.esds.ac.uk / </li></ul><ul><li>ESDS Government </li></ul><ul...
Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS) <ul><li>Data search and download </li></ul><ul><li>Research method guides </li><...
Other Sources of Data – Spatial Data <ul><li>Go Geo! Search </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gogeo.ac.uk/cgi-bin/index.cgi </l...
Other Sources of Data – UK Government <ul><li>http://data.gov.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Office for National Statistics </li></...
Other Sources of Data – International Organisations <ul><li>United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>http://data.un.org/ </li></ul...
Examples of Other Sources of Data <ul><li>Arts and Humanities data Service (AHDS) </li></ul><ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk </li...
Analysis Tools and Software <ul><li>SPSS, SATA </li></ul><ul><li>ArcGIS, MapInfo, IDRISI </li></ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul...
Examples of Online Analysis Tools <ul><li>ESDS NESSTAR  </li></ul><ul><li>http://nesstar.esds.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>ESDS...
Data Visualization <ul><li>Presenting data in a useful and interesting manner </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing concepts to be ea...
Citing Data
DataCite <ul><li>DataCite  is an international consortium which aims to: </li></ul><ul><li>Establish easier access to rese...
A Key Component for Many Goals Make Visible Find Access Track Impact Verify Reuse Cite ? Persistent Identification
Connecting an Article with the Underlying Data <ul><li>Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) offer a solution </li></ul><ul><l...
Depositing and Archiving Data <ul><li>Why Archive? </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>UK Data ...
John Kaye Lead Content Specialist – Datasets Social Science Collections and Research The British Library 96 Euston Road Lo...
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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. 1. Social Science Datasets September 2010 John Kaye – Social Sciences Dataset Lead
    2. 2. Datasets Session <ul><li>British Library Datasets Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Economic and Social Data Service </li></ul><ul><li>Other Sources of Data </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Data Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Citing Data </li></ul><ul><li>Depositing and Archiving </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is a dataset? <ul><li>Seismic measurements taken by a geologist. </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic data collected by a medical researcher. </li></ul><ul><li>A survey of public opinions collected by a sociologist. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Foundation for Research <ul><li>Data is a crucial component of the scholarly record. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-acquisition may be impossible </li></ul><ul><li>Datasets are essential to the British Library’s mission to advance the World’s knowledge. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Datasets Programme <ul><li>We envision a future where researchers can: </li></ul><ul><li>Discover, access, reuse, and reference datasets. </li></ul><ul><li>Track the impact of the data that they generate and receive appropriate credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Our approach is to: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a focus for the community to establish needs, requirements and agreement. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore novel technology and creative solutions. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Search Our Catalogue
    7. 7. Search Our Catalogue (Portals)
    8. 8. Projects – Search Our Catalogue (Portals)
    9. 9. Resource Guides <ul><li>Topical Bibliographies and Dataset Resource Guides are currently in production </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpsubject/socsci/topbib/bibliographies.html </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative methods in social research (Published) </li></ul><ul><li>Management and Business Studies (October 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Before End 2010: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sport and Society and Olympics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Food Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International organisations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>UK government data </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS) <ul><li>http:// www.esds.ac.uk / </li></ul><ul><li>ESDS Government </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>large-scale government surveys, such as the Labour Force Survey and the General Household Survey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESDS International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>multi-nation databanks, such as World Bank's World Development Indicators, and survey data including Eurobarometer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESDS Longitudinal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>major UK surveys following individuals over time, such as the British Household Panel Survey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ESDS Qualidata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a range of multimedia qualitative data sources </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS) <ul><li>Data search and download </li></ul><ul><li>Research method guides </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic guides </li></ul><ul><li>Online analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Question Bank </li></ul><ul><li>http://surveynet.ac.uk/sqb/ </li></ul>
    12. 12. Other Sources of Data – Spatial Data <ul><li>Go Geo! Search </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gogeo.ac.uk/cgi-bin/index.cgi </li></ul><ul><li>Edina Digimap and UK Borders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edina.ac.uk/ukborders/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experian Mosaic data (Geodemographics/Market Research) </li></ul><ul><li>http://cdu.mimas.ac.uk/experian/index.htm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landmap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://landmap.mimas.ac.uk/ </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Other Sources of Data – UK Government <ul><li>http://data.gov.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Office for National Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.statistics.gov.uk/default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/ </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/Default.asp </li></ul><ul><li>National Digital Archive of Datasets </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ndad.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Census Data – casweb </li></ul><ul><li>http://casweb.mimas.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Government </li></ul><ul><li>http:// data.london.gov.uk / </li></ul>
    14. 14. Other Sources of Data – International Organisations <ul><li>United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>http://data.un.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>European Union </li></ul><ul><li>http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/ </li></ul><ul><li>OECD </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oecd.org/statsportal/ </li></ul><ul><li>World Bank </li></ul><ul><li>http://data.worldbank.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>IMF </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.imf.org/external/data.htm </li></ul>
    15. 15. Examples of Other Sources of Data <ul><li>Arts and Humanities data Service (AHDS) </li></ul><ul><li>http://ahds.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Guardian Data Store </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/data-store </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Times </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ft.com/home/uk </li></ul><ul><li>Economist Intelligence Unit </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eiu.com/Default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Web Archive </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/ </li></ul>
    16. 16. Analysis Tools and Software <ul><li>SPSS, SATA </li></ul><ul><li>ArcGIS, MapInfo, IDRISI </li></ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul><ul><li>Online Tools </li></ul>
    17. 17. Examples of Online Analysis Tools <ul><li>ESDS NESSTAR </li></ul><ul><li>http://nesstar.esds.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>ESDS Spatial Tools </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/gis / </li></ul><ul><li>Economists Online Dataverse </li></ul><ul><li>http://dvn.iq.harvard.edu/dvn/dv/NEEO </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>http://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>London Brownfield Sites Review </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.londonbrownfieldsites.org </li></ul><ul><li>CASA – Gmap Creator </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/software/gmapcreator.asp </li></ul>
    18. 18. Data Visualization <ul><li>Presenting data in a useful and interesting manner </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing concepts to be easlity understood </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of examples online e.g: </li></ul><ul><li>http://flowingdata.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://datavisualization.ch/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog </li></ul>
    19. 19. Citing Data
    20. 20. DataCite <ul><li>DataCite is an international consortium which aims to: </li></ul><ul><li>Establish easier access to research data on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record </li></ul><ul><li>Support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study </li></ul><ul><li>http://datacite.org/ </li></ul>
    21. 21. A Key Component for Many Goals Make Visible Find Access Track Impact Verify Reuse Cite ? Persistent Identification
    22. 22. Connecting an Article with the Underlying Data <ul><li>Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) offer a solution </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly widely used identifier for scientific articles </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers, authors, publishers know how to use them </li></ul><ul><li>Put datasets on the same playing field as articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dataset </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yancheva et al (2007). Analyses on sediment of Lake Maar. PANGAEA. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.587840 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>URLs are not persistent </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. Wren JD: URL decay in MEDLINE- a 4-year follow-up study . Bioinformatics. 2008, Jun 1;24(11):1381-5). </li></ul> 
    23. 23. Depositing and Archiving Data <ul><li>Why Archive? </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>UK Data Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata and Code! </li></ul>
    24. 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]
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