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Realizing digital futures: Digitizing and building an online system for key post-1945 social science data sources

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Louise Corti
UK Data Archive

The Digital Futures project was funded by ESRC following a gap identified in the Methods & Infrastructure portfolio for qualitative data. It aims to maximize the impact from existing research and resource investments. We promised to deliver access to key post-war qualitative data via online data browsing and exploration, using robust data standards identified by the DDI qualitative working group. In this paper we will describe how we: prioritized data for large-scale digitization by targeting scholarly communities; specified an open-source publishing and data delivery system; employed a mechanism for reliably citing data at the sub- collection level to enable the publication of enhanced outputs and publishing data as linked data resources. The work will be fully integrated into the new UK Data Services ingest and data discovery and delivery architecture.

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