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News archive 2013

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Prof Boulton 'Science as an Open Enterprise'

Geoffrey Boulton, Regius Professor of Geology and principal author of the Royal Society's report "Science as an Open Enterprise" (2012), talked at the Informatics Forum during Open Access Week.

Funded support for AQMeN data management

Funding for the Data Librarian to help develop and monitor AQMeN’s data management framework marks an exciting development in a longstanding collaboration.

We have a new MANTRA!

Research Data MANTRA, the free online course hosted at Edinburgh University Data Library and designed for researchers or others planning to manage digital data as part of the research process has been refreshed!

Repofringe rises again

Edinburgh, the festival city, is hosting a little known event this week called Repository Fringe. Timed to coincide with the “real” Fringe preview week and designed to have a decidedly “unconference” feel, this is the sixth annual event that repository managers and developers from across the UK and beyond love to join—not least because it remains free to attend.

Edinburgh Research Data Blog

The Edinburgh Research Data Blog has been set up by the Research Data Management Implementation Group at the University of Edinburgh to communicate progress on RDM storage, service development and rollout.

Edinburgh DataShare - Get your data cited!

The Data Library is pleased to announce that Edinburgh DataShare, the University repository for research data, has been selected by Thomson-Reuters to be indexed in the new Data Citation Index.

DIY Research Data Management Training Kit for Librarians

EDINA and Data Library are pleased to announce the public release of the Do-It-Yourself Research Data Management Training Kit for Librarians, under a CC-BY licence.

Final MANTRA unit Sharing Preservation & Licensing

Topics covered, through the usual combination of text, illustrations, videos and quizzes include:

United Kingdom - 2011 Census data

In the UK, since 1801, the Census has collected information on the population every 10 years, with the exception of 1941 due to the Second World War. Recently, the first set of data from the 2011 Census has been made available.