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AIDA’s new name: AOR Toolkit

The hardest part of any project is devising a name for the output. The second hardest thing is devising a name that can also be expressed as a memorable acronym. I think one of the most successful instances I encountered was the CAMiLEON Project. This acronym unpacks into Creative Archiving at Michigan and Leeds Emulating […]

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From AIDA to CARDIO

AIDA had a part to play in the creation of another assessment toolkit, CARDIO. This project is owned and operated by HATII at the University of Glasgow, and Joy Davidson of the Digital Curation Centre was the architect behind the toolkit.

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The AIDA toolkit: use cases

There are a few isolated uses of the old AIDA Toolkit. In this blog post I will try and recount some of these AIDA toolkit use cases. In the beginning… In its first phase, I was aided greatly in 2009 by five UK HE Institutions who volunteered to act as guinea pigs and do test runs, but this […]

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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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