From Laura Wendell, Executive Director, Dryad
Dryad recently launched a redesigned web site powered by DSpace at http://datadryad.org with lots of new content. The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable providing a general-purpose home for diverse datatypes.
Some web site highlights include:
• Information about the recently announced submission fees and pricing plans which will become effective Sept. 2013: https://www.datadryad.org/pages/pricing
• An Ideas Forum where you can let us know what features you’d like us to work on next, vote or comment on ideas submitted by others, and check back to see our responses: https://datadryad.uservoice.com
• An Integrated Journals page that helps depositors see which journals are coordinating the submission process with Dryad, figure out which stage in the publication process to submit data for your chosen journal, and more: https://www.datadryad.org/pages/integratedJournals
First annual membership meeting
All Dryad members, prospective members, and interested parties are invited to the first annual membership meeting to be held in Oxford, UK on Friday, May 24, 2013.
This is part of a series of exciting events in Oxford that week spotlighting trends in scholarly communication with an emphasis on research data, including a Symposium on the Now and Future of Data Publication on Wednesday, May 22, and an ORCID Outreach Meeting with a special joint Dryad-ORCID Symposium on Research Attribution on Thursday, May 23. Remote attendance will be available. For more information, please see: https://www.datadryad.org/pages/membershipMeeting
Dryad is a nonprofit organization. Membership is open to a diverse range of stakeholder organizations, including but not limited to journals, scientific societies, publishers, research institutions, libraries, and funding organizations. To learn more about becoming a member, please see: https://www.datadryad.org/pages/membershipOverview
If you work with a journal, society, publisher, library, funder or other research organization and would like to learn more about how Dryad can help you support the data publishing needs of your researchers, and how you can help support Dryad, please do not hesitate to contact us: http://www.datadryad.org/feedback