A greater proportion of social science graduates are employed shortly after leaving university than STEM or arts graduates.

Roses Leech-Wilkinson presents the findings from a recent report which underlines the strong career prospects of social science graduates. This data does well to challenge some negative stereotypes on the usefulness of social science disciplines, but falling student numbers could already be … Continue reading

The National Digital Newspaper Program Accepting Proposals: Apply Now!

The following is a guest post by Leah Weinryb-Grohsgal, program officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities is now accepting proposals for the National Digital Newspaper Program.  The National Digital Newspaper Program is a partnership between NEH and the Library of Congress […]

Absent from the Academy: The lack of black academics in the UK limits the wider impact of universities.

A conversation within UK universities is in order to address the lack of representation of black professors. Nathan Richards discusses his new film which explores the intellectual deficit within academia and how the marginalization of certain groups negatively impacts the university’s … Continue reading

Summer meeting talks (slides + audio)

We are happy to announce that the full talks (slides and audio) of the 2013 DataCite Summer meeting are now available:

Thursday, September 19th

Opening Keynote

  • A short history of the Higgs Boson. From a tenth of a billionth of a second after the Big Bang, through the discovery at CERN, to a DataCite DOI – Salvatore Mele (CERN, Head of Open Access) [FULL PRESENTATION][SLIDES]

Introducing DataCite US – Enabling people

Partnership & Services – Engaging stakeholders (Part I)

  • Update on Force 11 and the Amsterdam manifesto. Updated title: Declaration of Data Citation Principles – Merce Crosas (Harvard University, Director of Data Science at IQSS) [FULL PRESENTATION][SLIDES]
  • Out of Cite, Out of Mind: Report of the CODATA Task Group on Data Citation – Sarah Callaghan (British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC), Project Manager) [FULL PRESENTATION][SLIDES]
  • Introducing DataCite services – Jan Brase (DataCite, Executive Officer) [FULL PRESENTATION][SLIDES]
  • Metadata Working Group – Joan Starr (California Digital Library, Lead of DataCite Metadata Working group) [FULL PRESENTATION][SLIDES]
  • Business Practices Working Group – Karen Morgenroth (NRC Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (NRC-CISTI), Lead of DataCite Business Practices Working group)[FULL PRESENTATION][SLIDES]

Friday, September 20th
Partnership and Services – Engaging stakeholders (Part II)

Closing Keynote

  • Building Community Engagement on Research Transparency and Data Citation – George Alter (ICPSR – Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Director) [FULL PRESENTATION][SLIDES]

Anatomy of a Web Archive

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Taylor, Web Archiving Service Manager for Stanford University Libraries. I’m inclined to blame the semantic flexibility of the word “archive” for the fact that someone with no previous exposure to web archives might variously suppose that they are: the result of saving web pages from the browser, […]