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Disciplinary Metadata

March 27th, 2013 by Mary Wood

New DCC (Digital Curation Centre) Resource :

Disciplinary Metadata

This is the newest addition to the DCC’s collection of curation resources

“…While data curators, and increasingly researchers, know that good metadata is key for research data access and re-use, figuring out precisely what metadata to capture and how to capture it is a complex task. Fortunately, many academic disciplines have supported initiatives to formalise the metadata specifications the community deems to be required for data re-use. This page provides links to information about these disciplinary metadata standards, including profiles, tools to implement the standards, and use cases of data repositories currently implementing them…”

Two recent events/proceedings worth noting

March 27th, 2013 by Mary Wood

Research Data Alliance – Launch and 1st Plenary
March 18 – 20, 2013
Gothenburg, Sweden
Programme / Presentations

“The Research Data Alliance is a organisation that aims to accelerate and facilitate research data sharing and exchange. The work of the Research Data Alliance will primarily be undertaken through its working groups. Participation in working groups, starting new working groups, and attendance at the twice-yearly plenary meetings is open to all…”

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Beyond the PDF 2 conference
March 19 – 20, 2013
Amsterdam, NL
Summaries / Outcomes

“Scholarly communication across all disciplines is changing profoundly under the influence of new technologies. New models, tools and standards are being developed that aim to enhance, enable or entirely replace formerly ingrained forms of scholarly communication, including publications, courses, conferences and policy. The Beyond the PDF conference brings together scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders in a lively forum, not just to broaden awareness of current efforts across disciplines, but to define the future through discussions, challenge projects, demonstrations and seeding new partnerships and collaborations. Individually and collectively, we aim to bring about a change in modern scholarly communications through the effective use of information technology. Beyond the PDF is organized by FORCE11, a group of stakeholders that arose organically from the first Beyond the PDF workshop, held at the University of California, San Diego, in 2011…”

Current Political Activity re: Access

March 12th, 2013 by Mary Wood

CALIFORNIA
State Assembly introduced California Bill 609 ;  20 February 2013
California Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act
increase access to state-funded research

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US CONGRESS
Legislation introduced to US Congress 14 February 2013
Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act  FASTR

require federally funded authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts are made publicly available within six months of publication

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WHITE HOUSE
Policy Memorandum 22 February 2013
Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research
opens up access to the results of publicly funded research

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previous blog postsFebruary 22, 2013 and  February 19, 2013

Open Access Fund Pilot

March 12th, 2013 by Mary Wood

UC Davis Open Access Fund pilot (UCD-OAF) supports
Academic Senate, Academic Federation members, faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, and graduate students
who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication.

UCD-OAF provides Davis authors reimbursement up to $1000/article for open access fees for those publishing in full open access journals  (journals in which all articles are published open access)

The fund is intended to subsidize reasonable open access publishing charges for researchers when funds are otherwise unavailable. Eligible charges include article processing fees for fully open access journals.

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The California Digital Library and UC Davis University Library are providing the funds in order to support UCD authors interested in reshaping models of scholarly publishing.
The University Library will track how the funds are spent, and the success and sustainability of the pilot will be evaluated.
The chief goals of the program include fostering greater dissemination of the work of University of California, Davis scholars and encouraging author control of copyright.

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additional information and application

UC Davis Open Access Fund Pilot: Advancing the Impact of UC Davis Research website

UC Davis Open Access Fund Pilot libguideTags: , ,

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