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Issues regarding documenting and citing data

Data Citation Brochure published by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council

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Just to let you all know that here at the Economic and Social Data Service in the UK we have been working with the ESRC on a brochure to encourage data citation amongst our social scientists and journal publishers.

In October 2011 we minted over 5000 DOIs for our ESDS Collection with Datacite, using a methodology we developed to deal with version changes to our data.  You can view our Webinar that explains how we do this. We have also spoken at various Datacite events.

We are currently sending out over 1000 brochures to all the major UK and key European social science publishers and professional societies in the UK.  View our brochure and feel free to borrow from it!

Louise Corti, ESDS

IASSIST Publishes a Quick Guide to Data Citation

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The IASSIST Special Interest Group on Data Citation is very pleased to announce the publication of its Quick Guide to Data Citation!

These professionally-printed guides, provided by IASSIST, will be available at the IASSIST 2012 conference; come by the SIGDC poster to pick up your complimentary copies!


Learn more about printing or downloading more copies at http://iassistdata.org/community/sigdc.

In other SIGDC news, Elizabeth Moss and Hailey Mooney will be taking over as co-chairs from Mary Vardigan and Michael Witt. As we head into our second year, thanks to everyone for their continued interest and participation in the group.


Workshop: Building a Culture of Research Data Citation

Building a Culture of Research Data Citation

Workshop at eResearch Australasia 2011

Thursday 10 November 2011: 9:00-12:30

http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/workshops/#8

The Australian National Data Service (ANDS) is currently developing a service called "Cite My Data" [1], which uses the international DataCite infrastructure [2] to support the citation of Australian research sector datasets.  The DataCite infrastructure is built on the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system [3]--widely used for citation and tracking of scholarly publications.  The ANDS Cite My Data service will allow Australian research data publishers and users to uniquely identify research data and cite data from publications or other datasets [4].

ANDS is hosting a workshop at the eResearch Australasia 2011 conference based around data citation and the Cite My Data service. The workshop is designed for data publishers and users in the research sector who need to gain a deeper understanding of the issues and technologies around data citation and the ways data citation can be supported at their organizations.

Highlights of the workshop include:

- An overview of the DataCite initiative from Jan Brase, Managing Agent of DataCite

- An overview of ANDS services related to data citation and tracking

- A practical look at the ANDS Cite My Data service

- Experience reports from institutions currently implementing data citation policies

- Opportunity for question and answers with key ANDS and DataCite representatives

The workshop will be held on Thursday 10 November 2011 (during the conference workshop days) from 9:00-12:30. Conference registration is available at http://conference.eresearch.edu.au/registration/.

IASSIST SIGDC Meeting Held in Vancouver

The IASSIST Special Interest Group on Data Citation (SIGDC) met in Vancouver on Wednesday, June 1, with 15 people in attendance. The group discussed ways in which IASSIST members could influence data citation standards and behavior. Suggestions were made to:

  • Inventory the resources that the SIG maintains and knows about
  • Create a set of simple slides to share with faculty and students; these might include guidelines on citation format with examples but would not endorse a certain format
  • Create posters on data citation to hang in prominent places
  • Contact bibliographic software companies to make sure they include data as a specific resource type
  • Contact style guides – APA, Chicago, MLA – to ensure that they are providing appropriate citations for data and including DOIs
  • Create a set of Web pages on this topic on the IASSIST site
  • Contact Google Scholar with a list of issues related to data

Joachim Wackerow presented information on ways to make DOIs more machine-actionable. He pointed out that CrossRef has a new project to provide for HTTP negotiation. This would permit the DOI to link to rich structured metadata like DDI in addition to a human-readable metadata record.

Data Citation Principles Workshop Held

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A workshop on Data Citation Principles sponsored by Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences (IQSS) was held May 16-17 in Cambridge, MA. Presentations and other materials from the workshop are now available.

Workshop on Persistent Identifiers for Social Science Data

The IDSC of IZA in Bonn, Germany, along with GESIS and the RatSWD, sponsored a workshop on Persistent Identifiers in the Social Sciences held February 1-2 in Bonn. The presentations are now online at:

http://www.iza.org/conference_files/PeIdSS2011/viewProgram?conf_id=2013

Special Interest Group on Data Citation (SIGDC) Formed

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new Special Interest Group on Data Citation (SIGDC) to promote awareness of data-related research and scholarship through data citation. The group is co-chaired by Mary Vardigan and Michael Witt. more...

Conference webcasts and presentations online!

A week has passed since IASSIST 2009. I hope most of you have made it safely back home by now - and are ready to refresh the memories by watching the conference webcasts and viewing presentations. Webcasts of all three plenaries and Thursday and Friday's concurrent sessions in the Small Auditorium are now available. We didn't have cameras available during the Wednesday sessions, so no videos of these presentations, sorry! But most of the presentations are already online - a few are still missing either because we didn't have them or we are waiting for an updated version. Please send in any missing presentations or email me if there are mistakes that should be corrected!

 

Tuomas J. Alaterä Information Network Specialist tuomas.alatera@uta.fi Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD) http://www.fsd.uta.fi FI-33014 University of Tampere

ICPSR Summer Program course on DDI

As you may have heard during last week’s wonderful IASSIST meeting in Tampere, there are still spaces available in the ICPSR Summer Program course on DDI, to be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, on July 13-16. The course is titled “Documenting Data Using DDI 3.0: Supporting Research, Collection Management, and Access,” and instructors are Wendy Thomas (Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota) and Arofan Gregory (Open Data Foundation). more...

New IQ!

The IASSIST Quarterly (IQ Vol. 31 issue 2 - 2007) is now available on the web:

 

http://iassistdata.org/publications/iq/iqvol31.html

 

This issue will be printed and mailed to the membership. From next issue IASSIST will be saving trees and only publish the IQ on the web. We hope you agree with our decision. Thanks.

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