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British Library Datasets Programme 2010

British Library Datasets Programme
John Kaye - Lead Content Specialist datasets, British Library spoke on the British Library's Datasets programme and the DataCite project

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British Library Datasets Programme 2010

  1. 1. Datasets ProgrammeJune 2010John Kaye – Lead Content Specialist Datasets
  2. 2. The British Library Exists for everyone who wants to do research – for academic, personal, and commercial purposes. Covers all subject areas – sciences, technology, medicine, arts, humanities, social sciences… Receives a copy of every item published in the UK. Holds over 150 million items, with 3 million items added each year. Used by over 16,000 people each day (on site and online). 2
  3. 3. Data and the Digital Landscape Seismic measurements taken by a geologist. Genetic data collected by a medical researcher. A survey of public opinions collected by a sociologist. 3
  4. 4. The Foundation for ResearchData is a crucial component of the scholarly record.Re-acquisition may be impossibleDatasets are essential to the British Library’s missionto advance the World’s knowledge. 4
  5. 5. Currently…There is: No effective way to link between datasets and article; No widely used method to identify datasets; No widely used method to cite datasets.As a result, datasets are: Difficult to discover; Difficult to access; In danger of being lost. 5
  6. 6. Datasets Strategy - VisionResearchers can discover, access, adapt, reuse andreference datasets in the course of their researchResearchers will be able to track the impact that their datasetshave and receive appropriate creditThe British Library will be an essential component of aninterconnected network of service providersDatasets from all disciplines remain intact, discoverable,useable and vital for future generations 6
  7. 7. The Datasets ProgrammeWe 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. 7
  8. 8. Projects – DataCite DataCite is an international consortium which aims to: Establish easier access to scientific research data on the Internet Increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scientific record Support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and re-purposed for future study 8
  9. 9. Projects – DataCiteGerman National Library of Science andTechnology (TIB)British Library (BL), UKETH Zurich Library, SwitzerlandInstitute for Scientific and TechnicalInformation (INIST-CNRS), France Founded on 1 Dec 2009National Technical Information Center(DTIC), DenmarkTU Delft Library, NetherlandsCanada Institute for Scientific andTechnical Information (CISTI) Now 12 members from 9Australian National Data Service (ANDS) different countriesCalifornia Digital Library (CDL), USAPurdue University Libraries (PUL), USAGerman National Library of Medicine (ZBMED)GESIS - Leibniz Institute of SocialSciences, Germany 9
  10. 10. Projects – DataCiteDataCite: Supports researchers by enabling them to locate, identify, and cite research datasets with confidence Supports data centres by providing workflows and standards for data publication Supports publishers by enabling research articles to be linked to the underlying data 10
  11. 11. A Key Component for Many Goals Cite Make Reuse Visible Persistent ? Identification Find Verify Track Access Impact 11
  12. 12. Connecting an Article with the Underlying DataURLs 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).Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) offer a solution Mostly widely used identifier for scientific articles Dataset Researchers, authors, publishers Yancheva et al (2007). Analyses know how to use them on sediment of Lake Maar. Put datasets on the same playing PANGAEA. field as articles doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.587840 12
  13. 13. The Cost of Visibility DOI-registration and €0.01 – €1 search results Storage, €50 – €500 quality assurance, (approx 1% of data creation cost) and metadata Harvesting €5,000 – €5,000,000 and production 13
  14. 14. Projects – Search Our Catalogue 14
  15. 15. Social Science Collections and Research Datasets Strategy Content Continue to build existing content (print and electronic): OECD, World Bank, UN etc Enhance links to Economic and Social Data Service: International Government, Longitudinal, Qualidata Partnerships Key partners: UK Data Archive, ONS, The National Archives Involved in UK Data Forum; signatory to National Data Strategy for Economic and Social Data Resource discovery Resource/ user guides – add value to SSCR projects Dataset Cataloguing Census 2011 exhibition Capacity building Datasets Content Lead Recruited Training for Reference Team (Social Science, Science) 15
  16. 16. Challenges to Explore Long-term preservation of data Standards for data citation and metadata Methods for assuring quality and integrity of data Attribution and credit for data producers Effective discovery and accessibility 16
  17. 17. John KayeLead Content Specialist – DatasetsSocial Science Collections and ResearchThe British Library96 Euston Road LondonNW1 2DBTelephone: 020 7412 7450Email: 17