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  • 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.
  • Manchester Business School Nov 2010

    1. 1. Social Science Datasets November 2010 John Kaye – Social Sciences Dataset Lead
    2. 2. 2 Datasets Presentation  British Library Datasets Programme  MBS Resources  Economic and Social Data Service  Other Sources of Data  Analysis Tools  Data Visualization  Citing Data  Depositing and Archiving
    3. 3. 3 The British Library, 2010 ©British Library Photographic
    4. 4. 4 Collections now 150 million items 625 km shelves 12 km p.a. growth Most known languages Ancient to modern Conferences Newspapers Grey lit Patents Paintings Magazines Official Publications Wax cylinders Sound Talks IOR BIPC Photographs Oral history e-publications Fanzines Manuscripts Websites IGOs Maps and atlases Weapons Models Research reports Books Music scores Bread books Exhibitions
    5. 5. 5 Gate Openers to Content “ We exist for everyone who wants to do research – for academic, personal or commercial purposes” The British Library's mission and vision, as expressed in our strategy for 2005 - 2008. ©British Library Photographic
    6. 6. 6 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.
    7. 7. 7 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.
    8. 8. 8 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.
    9. 9. 9 Search Our Catalogue
    10. 10. 10 Search Our Catalogue (Portals)
    11. 11. 11 Projects – Search Our Catalogue (Portals)
    12. 12. 12 Resource Guides Topical Bibliographies and Dataset Resource Guides are currently in production Quantitative methods in social research (Published) Management and Business Studies (Published) Soon to be published:  Sport and Society and Olympics  Food Studies  International organisations  UK government data
    13. 13. 13 Management and Business Studies Resources Topical Bibliographies available on the MBS Portal 166datasets_MBS_SA.pdf Guide to using ESDS UK National Government Resources UK regional Government Resources International Organsisations Data Other Datasets for Business and Finance Research Methods Resources
    14. 14. 14 Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS) 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
    15. 15. 15 Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS) Data search and download Research method guides Thematic guides Online analysis Survey Question Bank
    16. 16. 16 Other Sources of Data – Spatial Data Go Geo! Search Edina Digimap and UK Borders Experian Mosaic data (Geodemographics/Market Research) Landmap
    17. 17. 17 Other Sources of Data – UK Government Open Data - More data is becoming freely available around the world Office for National Statistics National Digital Archive of Datasets Census Data – casweb Regional Government
    18. 18. 18 Other Sources of Data – International Organisations United Nations European Union OECD World Bank IMF
    19. 19. 19 Examples of Other Sources of Data Guardian Data Store Financial Times Economist Intelligence Unit Web Archive
    20. 20. 20 Analysis Tools and Software SPSS, SATA ArcGIS, MapInfo, IDRISI Excel Online Tools
    21. 21. 21 Examples of Online Analysis Tools ESDS NESSTAR ESDS Spatial Tools Economists Online Dataverse United Nations CASA – Gmap Creator
    22. 22. 22 Data Visualisation Presenting data in a useful and interesting manner Allowing concepts to be easlity understood Static and Interactive Lots of examples online e.g: Flowing Data Bubble Charts
    23. 23. 23 Data Visualisation – NYC Complaints to govt helpline
    24. 24. 24 Data Visualisation – Mobile Industry Lawsuits
    25. 25. 25 Citing Data
    26. 26. 26 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 
    27. 27. 27 A Key Component for Many Goals Make Visible Find Access Track Impact Verify Reuse Cite ? Persistent Identification
    28. 28. 28 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 Connecting an Article with the Underlying Data 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).  
    29. 29. 29 Depositing and Archiving Data Why Archive? Institutional Repositories UK Data Archive Metadata and Code!
    30. 30. 30 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: Twitter: @johnkayebl Slides -
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