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Reworking AIDA: Storage

In the fourth of our series of posts on reworking the AIDA self-assessment toolkit, we look at a technical element – Managed Storage. Reworking AIDA Storage In reworking the toolkit, we are now looking at the 11th Technology Element. In the “old” AIDA, this was called “Institutional Repository”, and it pretty much assessed whether the University […]

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Reworking AIDA: Legal Compliance

Today we’re looking briefly at legal obligations concerning management of your digital content. The original AIDA had only one section on this, and it covered Copyright and IPR. These issues were important in 2009 and are still important today, especially in the context of research data management when academics need to be assured that attribution, […]

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Research data, preservation and innovation

We’re attending “Standing on the Digits of Giants: Research data, preservation and innovation”, a joint DPC and ALPSP event, on 8th March. This seminar will “examine emerging trends in scholarly communication from the perspective of the publication and long-term access to the scholarly record. This includes outputs not traditionally included within the primary scientific canon […]

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Recording – Research Funding Requirements Webinar

You may know we’ve held research funding requirements webinar entitled ‘Key steps in meeting funding requirements’ last week. We had close to 70 attendees from nearly as many UK HE institutions. As part of the registration process we asked delegates what their number one concern is in meeting research funding requirements. Surprisingly an overwhelming majority (74%) said having […]

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Updating the AIDA toolkit

This week, I have been mostly reworking and reviewing the ULCC AIDA toolkit. We’re planning to relaunch it later this year, with a new name, new scope, and new scorecard. AIDA toolkit – a short history The AIDA acronym stands for “Assessing Institutional Digital Assets”. Kevin Ashley and myself completed this JISC-funded project in 2009, and […]

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2015 Digital Preservation Training Needs Survey: What we learned so far…

In Autumn 2015 ULCC worked with colleagues from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) to conduct the Digital Archiving & Preservation Training Needs Survey (#DAPTNS15). We were delighted to receive 216 responses to our survey. We’ve been looking at the results in the hopes they’ll tell us something about training […]

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Transcriptorium – The Journey to a Crowdsourcing Platform

At the end of 2015 we saw the last sprint of work of a very comprehensive European project called Transcriptorium (TS), which lasted three years and has been funded by the European Commission. Transcriptorium is part of the 7th Framework Programme funding European research and technological development. For this project, ULCC has developed one of the […]

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Webinar – Key steps in meeting funding requirements

With the HEFCE Open Access deadline of 1 April 2016 fast approaching, we have received a number of queries regarding compliance. In response we will be running a webinar ‘Key steps in meeting funding requirements’ on Wednesday, 24 February at 3.30PM (GMT). In it we will highlight a number of practical solutions already being used by institutions […]

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Getting started with digital preservation

Recently, I facilitated a workshop at a University. They are considering a digital preservation strategy for the university and said they “were particularly interested to hear from experts in the area before we embark on the project.” Though their aims have yet to be agreed, this University is moving towards an understanding of what they […]

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