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CHALLENGE from Natn'l Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information: Using Data for the Public Good

From Clifford Lynch, CNI

Washington, DC  The National Academy of Sciences Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI; http://www.nas.edu/brdi) announces an open challenge to increase awareness of current issues and opportunities in research data and information. These issues include, but are not limited to, accessibility, integration, searchability, reuse, sustainability, perceived versus real value and reproducibility.

Five Flavors of Open Access from DuraSpace: RESEARCH DATA


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  Advancing knowledge in all fields of research now requires curation, collection, management, access and long-term preservation of digital data sets. Providing permanent open access to the results of publicly funded research is a challenge for many institutions faced with with mandates for including data with published results.

Five Flavors of Open Access from DuraSpace: FLEXIBLE


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 Delivering open access repository content to diverse and growing communities of information consumers around the world requires the use of flexible technologies that can be customized for use by local research, scientific, intellectual and cultural heritage institutions.

CALL: Speak, Show, and Share at RDAP14

From Andrew Johnson, RDAP14 Program Chair

Boulder, CO  RDAP14, the fifth annual Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, is now accepting proposals (max. 300 words) for two panels, interactive posters, and lightning talks. Themes for RDAP14 were selected by this year's planning committee with input from previous years' attendees and RDAP community members.

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University of Missouri and @mire Adding ORCID to DSpace

From Bram Luyten, @mire

Heverlee, Belgium  ORCID recently announced the awardees for the ORCID Adoption and Integration Program. For this funding call, @mire joined forces with the University of Missouri System to add ORCID related features to DSpace.

What is ORCID?

Invitation to Participate in Beta Launch of DSpaceDirect

Winchester, MA  The DSpaceDirect service is extending the beta launch phase and is looking for TEN more institutions to participate alongside the current list of soft launch customers: ALA Archives (through the University of Illinois), Bennington College, Spring Arbor University, Verified Voting, and the National Children's Advocacy Center.
 

Five Flavors of Open Access from DuraSpace: AFFORDABLE


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 Balancing digital collection development costs with strategies to ensure that digital assets remain openly accessible comes down to evaluating affordable solutions. Sustainability planning leads to weighing the advantages of high-cost proprietary online solutions that can result in long-term data lock-up against freely available open source technology solutions that give institutions control of their digital assets.

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