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Update on the Twitter Archive at the Library of Congress | Library of Congress Blog

Editorial comments:  “The Library of Congress announced in late December 2017 that it would cease the collection of all public tweets effective January 1, 2018 (see the white paper linked in the story for more details). Their initial decision to accept the entire archive of public tweets was seen as a positive step towards preserving […]

Research Data Management Services in Academic Libraries in the US: A Content Analysis of Libraries’ Websites | Yoon | College & Research Libraries

Editorial Comments: “Yoon and Schultz’s analysis of Library data services webpages provides a data-informed understanding of how libraries are talking about data services. I recently redesigned the Library Data Services webpage at my institution, and I did an informal review of other library data services websites, but this systematic analysis provides even more insight. I’ll […]

Expert tour guide on Data Management – CESSDA ERIC

Editor Comments: “This tour guide covers all of the basics of data management from a social science perspective, in a way that is easy to navigate, clear, and succinct. I plan to share this resource with social science researchers at my institution.” —Sara Mannheimer Target audience and mission This tour guide was written for social […]

(Re)usable Data Project

Editor Comments:  “This project, which I contribute to, aims to evaluate the reusability of biomedical data sources by evaluating their licensing.  Our approach was to translate frictionless licensing characteristics, as represented in frameworks like FAIR data, into a quantifiable rubric.” – Robin Champieux Inspired by the efforts of scientists around the world and the game-changing […]

The Data Ethics Canvas

Editor Comments:  “In the academic setting, we’re seeing an increasing interest in and awareness of the importance of research data management (RDM) and data security. This resource from the Open Data Institute provides a handy visual for helping any user of data think critically about the resources they’re using and what their responsibilities and obligations […]

Managing Research Data in Your Institution

Editor Comments:  “I love the simplicity of this guide to institutional research data management services.” —Sara Mannheimer Research data management is important for institutions as well as researchers. Funders ask that data underpinning publications, or any data with long term value, is made available. This is crucial for both verification and to maintain the integrity […]

Greg Wilson on “Good Enough Practices for Scientific Computing”

Editor Comments:  “Greg Wilson (formerly of Software Carpentry, now at DataCamp) talks about improving your practices around developing software and sharing data especially in an academic setting. Includes a candid discussion about git.” – Ted Laderas A recording of Greg Wilson’s talk for Oregon Health & Science University’s BioData Club about his paper “Good Enough […]