My Summary of Thursday 1st August

Today we bring you a rather belated live blog (entirely your Repository Fringe blog editor’s fault) from guest blogger Valerie McCutcheon, Research Information Manager at the University.  She is part of a team that provides support for managing a wide range activity including datasets, publications, and other research outputs. Valerie blogs regularly at Cerif 4 Datasets.

Here is my brief summary of Repository Fringe Thursday 1st August.

Met some old friends and some great new ones and look forward to exploring several areas further including:

  • Open data – Are there good case studies out there from UK higher education institute based researchers that might illustrate to our researchers some potential benefits to investing time in making data openly available?  Had a good chat with Jacqui Taylor over lunch and hope we can follow this up.
  • Open Journal Systems, OpenAIRE compliance, and Repository Junction Broker – all sound like things we ought to progress and are on our list – need to see if we can find more time to investigate
  • Concerns over quality of data put out there e.g. by Gateway to Research – I will follow up with Chris
  • I wondered if the ResourceSync might be a useful option or at least concept to emulate to address synchronisation of data with RCUK outputs systems – I will follow this up with Stuart Lewis

Overall the day exceeded my expectations and I got a lot out of it – thank you!


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