I’ve always loved the term “lossy” compression (add a “y” to anything and the “cute” factor really goes up). But just like a baby tiger is cute only so long as you understand that it will one day grow into a vicious, man-eating beast, lossy compression is cute only so long as you understand that […]
Impact Factors: A Broken System
If you are a researcher, you are very familiar with the concept of a journal’s Impact Factor (IF). Basically, it’s a way to grade journal quality. From Wikipedia: The impact factor (IF) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to recent articles published in the journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance […]
Explore Innovative Ideas Across the Digital Information Landscape at Digital Preservation 2013
We like to think (and hope) that our blog The Signal acts as an informative resource from which to learn and engage in conversations of digital preservation work. We hope that it exposes you to interesting projects and people stewarding digital collections, and that it creates opportunities to expose you to the wider community of […]
Third party applications for the creation of DataCite-metadata xml-files
At DataCite we aim to be as open as possible, facilitating access to our resources from third parties. In this context we would like to present three external tools that might be useful.
When we want to assign a DOI to a new dataset it is sometimes com…
Webinar Series on Data Management & DMPTool
One of the services we run at the California Digital Library is the DMPTool – this is an online tool that helps researchers create data management plans by guiding them through a series of prompts based on funder requirements. The tool provides resources and help in the form of links, help text, and suggested answers. […]
Research Data Netherlands collaboration launched
Today the 3TU.Datacentrum and DANS are kicking off the partnership Research Data Netherlands. With this coalition, which is also open to other parties, the two data archives want to join forces in the field of sustainable data archiving.