Greater training is necessary to put open data at the heart of Research Data Management policy and practice.

As higher education institutions look to implement broader visions of openness, there is a need to re-assess the training and skills required for appropriate research data management (RDM). Geoff Curtis and Stéphane Goldstein present the findings of a report on how best to … Continue reading

Writing Across Boundaries: An opportunity for researchers to reflect on the process and anxiety of academic writing.

The process of writing-up one’s fieldwork data can be daunting for even the most seasoned researcher. Bob Simpson and Robin Humphrey discuss the Writing Across Boundaries initiative, which is aimed at supporting early career researchers who are seeking to engage … Continue reading

Digital Stewardship and the Digital Public Library of America’s Approach: An Interview with Emily Gore

The following is a guest post by Anne Wootton, CEO of Pop Up Archive, National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group member and Knight News Challenge winner. In this installment of the Insights Interviews series, a project of the Innovation Working Group of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, I caught up with Emily Gore, Director […]

IDCC14 Preview: Atul Butte

The 9th International Digital Curation Conference is just around the corner and we are anticipating great discussions when our international audience gather in San Francisco in February 2014.
In the second of our series of preview posts, Atul Butte fro…

Exploratory analysis of researcher behaviour challenges the assumption that STEM subjects are more societally useful than SSH.

Using a database with information on over 1,500 researchers, statistical analysis was recently undertaken to test the hypothesis that technical STEM subjects were more societally useful than social science and humanities (SSH) subjects. Paul Benneworth describes the research process and … Continue reading

Book Review: Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook

In the fourth edition of his best-selling textbook, David Silverman provides a step-by-step guide to planning and conducting qualitative research. Using real examples from real postgraduate students, the book aims to make it easy to link theory to methods and shows how … Continue reading