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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
    • http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpsubject/socsci/topbib/bibliographies.html
    • 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:// www.esds.ac.uk /
    • 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
    • http://surveynet.ac.uk/sqb/
  • 12. Other Sources of Data – Spatial Data
    • Go Geo! Search
    • http://www.gogeo.ac.uk/cgi-bin/index.cgi
    • Edina Digimap and UK Borders
      • http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/
      • http://edina.ac.uk/ukborders/
    • Experian Mosaic data (Geodemographics/Market Research)
    • http://cdu.mimas.ac.uk/experian/index.htm
      • Landmap
      • http://landmap.mimas.ac.uk/
  • 13. Other Sources of Data – UK Government
    • http://data.gov.uk/
    • Office for National Statistics
    • http://www.statistics.gov.uk/default.asp
    • http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/
    • https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/Default.asp
    • National Digital Archive of Datasets
    • http://www.ndad.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
    • Census Data – casweb
    • http://casweb.mimas.ac.uk/
    • Regional Government
    • http:// data.london.gov.uk /
  • 14. Other Sources of Data – International Organisations
    • United Nations
    • http://data.un.org/
    • European Union
    • http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/
    • OECD
    • http://www.oecd.org/statsportal/
    • World Bank
    • http://data.worldbank.org/
    • IMF
    • http:// www.imf.org/external/data.htm
  • 15. Examples of Other Sources of Data
    • Arts and Humanities data Service (AHDS)
    • http://ahds.ac.uk
    • Guardian Data Store
    • http://www.guardian.co.uk/data-store
    • Financial Times
    • http://www.ft.com/home/uk
    • Economist Intelligence Unit
    • http://www.eiu.com/Default.aspx
    • Web Archive
    • http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/
  • 16. Analysis Tools and Software
    • SPSS, SATA
    • ArcGIS, MapInfo, IDRISI
    • Excel
    • Online Tools
  • 17. Examples of Online Analysis Tools
    • ESDS NESSTAR
    • http://nesstar.esds.ac.uk
    • ESDS Spatial Tools
    • http:// www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/gis /
    • Economists Online Dataverse
    • http://dvn.iq.harvard.edu/dvn/dv/NEEO
    • United Nations
    • http://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx
    • London Brownfield Sites Review
    • http://www.londonbrownfieldsites.org
    • CASA – Gmap Creator
    • http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/software/gmapcreator.asp
  • 18. Data Visualization
    • Presenting data in a useful and interesting manner
    • Allowing concepts to be easlity understood
    • Lots of examples online e.g:
    • http://flowingdata.com/
    • http://datavisualization.ch/
    • http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog
  • 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
    • http://datacite.org/
  • 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]