Teaching Digital Libraries with Viewshare: An Interview with Dr. Erik Mitchell

This is a guest post by Camille Salas, the Viewshare.org coordinator for the Library of Congress.  This past December, I shared a lesson plan that uses the Library’s Viewshare platform to create digital libraries. Dr. Erik Mitchell, who teaches the Organization of Information class at the University of Maryland’s iSchool, created the lesson plan. After a pilot […]

Harvard University Library and IEEE join DataCite

DataCite is pleased to welcome two new Affiliated Members:Harvard University Library and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
We are looking forward to good cooperation on all issues of scientific data sharing, publication and citing.

Working With Digital File Formats: A Dream Job

This is a guest post by Kate Murray, Audio-Visual Specialist with the Office of Strategic Initiatives. I suppose I’ve always loved puzzles. There are the standard jigsaw and board game varieties – who doesn’t love a good game of Carcassonne?  – but I see puzzles in many different environments. I see them in patterns for knitting […]

Software for Reproducibility

Last week I thought a lot about one of the foundational tenets of science: reproducibility. I attended the Workshop on Software Infrastructure for Reproducibility in Science, held in Brooklyn at the new Center for Urban Science and Progress, NYU. This workshop was made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and brought together heavy-hitters from the reproducibility world who […]

IASSIST, Research Journals and Data Linkages

The future of data publication was a big topic at this year’s IASSIST (International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology) conference. The conference (the 39th to date) entitled Data Innovation: Increasing Accessibility, Visibility and Sustainability was hosted by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and held in Cologne (Köln), Germany.

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NDSA Members Report on Digital Storage Systems

The following is a guest post by Michelle Gallinger, Digital Programs Coordinator with NDIIPP and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance facilitator. DLib Magazine, the Magazine of Digtial Library Research, has recently published “NDSA Storage Report: Reflections on National Digital Stewardship Alliance Member Approaches to Preservation Storage Technologies.” The structure and design of digital storage systems […]