It was raining hard on Sunday morning November 17, 2013, as librarian Genna (pronounced “Gina”) Buhr anxiously watched the Weather Channel coverage of the storm system battering central Illinois. Buhr, Public Services Manager at Illinois’ Fondulac District Library, was visiting her parents in Utica, Illinois, about an hour north of Buhr’s home. Her two young […]
Data managers talk a lot about doing data management before your project starts, but there is another important point in a project that is critical to data management: when a project ends. My recent post on managing thesis data got … Continue reading →
With the advent of electronic and online publishing workflows, why is the submission process still so exasperating? Dorothy Bishop finds that with each publisher re-inventing senseless bureaucratic online forms, things appear to be getting worse for academic authors, rather than … Continue reading →
The following is a guest post from Emily Reynolds, Resident with the World Bank Group Archives For the next several months, the National Digital Stewardship Residents will be interrupting your regularly-scheduled Signal programming to bring you updates on our projects and the program in general. We’ll be posting on alternate weeks through the end of […]
With only six weeks until the 9th International Digital Curation Conference in San Francisco, it’s time for the third in our series of preview posts – Dr Francine Berman from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute gives us her perspective on both the upcoming challenges and exciting developments afoot within Research Data Management….
Research funders, data managers, librarians, journal editors and researchers themselves are calling for a change in the culture of research to ensure formal data citation is the norm, rather than the exception. Sarah Callaghan looks at the reasons for and against … Continue reading →