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Supporting the uptake of TDM

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This presentation was part of the TDM workshop at the LIBER conference in Patras in 2017. Speaker: Kiera McNeice

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Supporting the uptake of TDM

  1. 1. OpenDataMonitor Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action GARRI-3-2014 Scientific Information in the Digital Age: Text and Data Mining (TDM) Project number: 665940 Supporting the Uptake of TDM FutureTDM Reducing Barriers and Increasing Uptake of Text and Data Mining for Research Environments using a Collaborative Knowledge and Open Information Approach LIBER 2017 Kiera McNeice 5 July, 2017
  2. 2. What is FutureTDM?
  3. 3. What is FutureTDM? Identify and address barriers to the greater uptake of data analytics technologies in the EU • EU-funded (Horizon 2020) • September 2015 – September 2017 • 9 project partners 3
  4. 4. Stakeholder engagement • Knowledge Cafés • Interviews • Workshops • Surveys 4
  5. 5. Activities in 2017 Recently published: • FutureTDM Policy Framework • Future applications and economics of TDM • Guidelines for TDM stakeholders and practitioners Coming soon: • Case studies: Best practices to support TDM • Roadmap for increasing uptake of TDM 5
  6. 6. Stakeholder Guidelines
  7. 7. FutureTDM Stakeholder Guidelines 7 • Aimed at giving concrete, practical advice • Legal guidelines • Is my TDM project lawful? Do I need expert advice? • Licensee guidelines • What makes a TDM licence reasonable and proportionate to user needs? • Data management guidelines • What do machine ‘readers’ need for TDM? • Guidelines for university policy • How can universities support TDM strategically?
  8. 8. Legal Guidelines
  9. 9. Legal uncertainty around TDM 9 • What laws apply, and to which TDM activities? • Copyright, database rights, data protection… • Reading, processing, copying, publishing excerpts… • Who benefits from legal exceptions? • What is “non-commercial”? • What is a “research organisation”?
  10. 10. FutureTDM Legal Guidelines 10 • Breakdown of when legal considerations are relevant • Intellectual property: Do I need a licence? • Data protection: What do I need to consider? • When to seek expert legal advice
  11. 11. Licensee Guidelines
  12. 12. Licensing content for TDM 12 • TDM requires large datasets • Potentially from hundreds or thousands of sources • Uncertainty around who may benefit from exceptions to copyright • Many existing licences are unclear or silent on TDM activities
  13. 13. Licensing considerations for TDM: Reasonable and Proportionate? 13 • Does it make practical sense to distinguish between ‘commercial’ and ‘non-commercial’ research? • Does intrusive usage and activity monitoring affect researchers’ academic freedoms? • Can researchers reproduce reasonable, illustrative excerpts of content with their analysis? • Is it practical for researchers to attribute credit to every piece of content used in analysis? • Do technical protection measures prevent researchers from carrying out TDM at reasonable scales?
  14. 14. Data Management Guidelines
  15. 15. Data Management in the Context of TDM • Human and machine ‘readers’ have different needs • Open access does not necessarily mean practically accessible for TDM • Machine ‘readers’ need: • Machine-readable file format • Machine-readable metadata • Bulk access to content
  16. 16. What do Machine ‘Readers’ Need? • Key (machine-readable) metadata: • Permanent identifiers • What licences or rights apply to content • Data type, format, size • Any specific tools needed to work with the data • Data provenance and rights-holder information • Data changes and versioning • Other domain-specific metadata
  17. 17. Guidelines for University Policy
  18. 18. The Role of Universities • Universities are involved in all aspects of the TDM value chain • Content creation • Content dissemination • Development and use of TDM tools • Sharing of new knowledge and insights • …but very few in Europe have strategic policy approaches to TDM
  19. 19. Encouraging Development of Strategic TDM Policy • Demonstrate need • Involve stakeholders • Understand your institution • Consolidate information • Identify promoters and early adopters • Introduce incentives • Share your progress!
  20. 20. The Role of Libraries
  21. 21. How can Libraries Support TDM? • Help connect researchers with expert legal advice where needed • Consider researcher needs in the context of TDM when negotiating licences • Ensure repositories have machine-readable metadata to make TDM practically feasible • Work within universities or institutions to develop strategic approaches to supporting TDM
  22. 22. Questions?
  23. 23. Thank you!

This presentation was part of the TDM workshop at the LIBER conference in Patras in 2017. Speaker: Kiera McNeice


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