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Presentation to King's Doctoral Training Centre in November 2012 on Dataset Resources, Citation and Impact

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  • I am here to tell you about the datasets programme across the BL and in the Social Sciences team, There have been rapid changes in the digital landscape which has led to people generating and sharing ever increasing volumes of data. We refer to collections of data as datasets. While the nature of datasets varies across disciplines, researchers within each discipline typically agree on what constitutes a dataset for them. Examples of datasets include (1) example of volcanic data (2) cluster of chromosomes inside a breast cancer cell (3) uk poll of voting intention (blue cons, red labour, yellow liberal) Within the Dataset Programme, we consider a dataset to be an organised collection of digital objects that is produced or consumed during research. We emphasise the role that the dataset plays in the research activity, its importance to researchers, its impact, and its potential for reuse. Despite the differing nature of datasets, many of the services required by researchers are shared, such as methods of citation, discovery, and preservation.
  • 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.
  • Example Project 3 – Resource Discovery The BL is developing improved discovery services by deploying the Primo system from Ex Libris. We are investigating ways of including datasets alongside of other catalogue material such as articles and monographs. Now you can see how this works together with DataCite. There is a link next to the dataset that shows that you can get it as an on-line resource. This link uses the DataCite DOI. If we follow it, the DOI system takes us directly to the dataset. The same mechanism is also being used to link to articles and datasets in Elsevier's ScienceDirect and Thompson-Reuters Web of Science.
  • The types of data linked to include Data from ESDS/UKDA, UK government data, regional and local government data, international organisations etc.
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  • Kings presentation nov 2012

    1. 1. Digital Social Science November 2012 John Kaye – Lead Curator Digital Social Sciences
    2. 2. 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. 2
    3. 3. 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. 3
    4. 4. Datasets in Explore The British Library 4
    5. 5. Explore The British Library (Portals) 5
    6. 6. Economic and Social Data Service - (ESDS)Data search and downloadResearch method guidesThematic guidesOnline analysis 6
    7. 7. 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 Banks 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 7
    8. 8. Other Sources of Data – EDiNA - Spatial DataGo Geo! Search Digimap andUK Borders 8
    9. 9. Other Sources of Data – Other Spatial Data Landmap Survey Open Data 9
    10. 10. UK Government Open Data and Statistical data portalOffice for National Statistics Digital Archive of Datasets Government 10
    11. 11. Other Sources of Data – International OrganisationsUnited Nations Union Bank 11
    12. 12. Examples of Other Sources of DataArts and Humanities data Service (AHDS) Data Store Times Intelligence Unit Archive 12
    13. 13. Analysis Tools and SoftwareStatistical - SPSS, SATA,R (open source)GIS - ArcGIS, MapInfo,Quantum GIS (opensource)ExcelOnline Tools 13
    14. 14. Examples of Online Analysis ToolsESDS NESSTAR Spatial Tools Online Dataverse Nations Profiler Heat Map 14
    15. 15. Online Mapping Tools using Google MapsMapTube Fusion Tables Creator 15
    16. 16. Data VisualizationPresenting data in auseful and interestingmannerAllowing concepts tobe easily understoodLots of examples onlinee.g: 16
    17. 17. Citing Data 17
    18. 18. Unique Researcher ID - ORCID 18
    19. 19. Depositing Data 19
    20. 20. Why identify, deposit and Cite? – IMPACT! 20
    21. 21. John KayeLead Curator – Digital Social ScienceSocials Sciences The British Library96 Euston Road LondonNW1 2DBTelephone: 020 7412 7450Email: john.kaye@bl.ukTwitter: @johnkayebl 21