Content Matters: An Interview with Edward McCain of the Reynolds Journalism Institute

For this installment of the Content Matters interview series of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Content Working Group I interviewed Edward McCain, digital curator of journalism at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and the University of Missouri Libraries. The University of Missouri Libraries joined the NDSA this past summer. Ashenfelder: What is RJI’s relationship to […]

FOI dataset provisions – what do they mean for RDM?

Records managers and compliance officers in UK Higher Education Institution should already be aware of changes to how the law on Freedom of Information deals with datasets. They affect universities as ‘public authorities’, but are they relevant to implementation of Research Data Management? The short answer is ‘yes’, even although one might be forgiven for thinking the new provisions don’t change much.

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Society of American Archivists Awards ANADP conference paper with the 2013 Preservation Publication Award

The following is a guest post from Michael Mastrangelo, a Program Support Assistant in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. During the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference in New Orleans in August, the NDIIPP-supported initiative Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (ANADP), received the prestigious  Preservation Publication Award for 2013. […]

Digital Preservation at the National Book Festival 2013

This past weekend I got to do one of my favorite things of the year: work at the NDIIPP Digital Preservation booth at the 2013 National Book Festival. Why is it one of my favorite things to do each year? Because I get to hear from real people about what their personal digital preservation issues […]

RDA Meeting Part 2: The Meeting in DC

In last week’s post, I outlined the basic structure of the Research Data Alliance, a group intent on enabling international data sharing and collaboration. I attended the recent RDA 2nd Plenary in Washington, DC last week, and will share a few insights below. The Good Stuff The RDA has some seriously admirable ambitions, and they […]