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027.7 Zeitschrift für Bibliothekskultur / Journal for Library Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Acervo : Revista do Arquivo Nacional     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Against the Grain     Partially Free   (Followers: 119)
AIB Studi     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Alexandría : Revista de Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Alexandria : The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
Alsic : Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
American Libraries     Partially Free   (Followers: 187)
Anales de Documentacion     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Anuari de l'Observatori de Biblioteques, Llibres i Lectura     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANZTLA EJournal     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion Online     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archimag     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
Archivaria     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Archives and Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Ariadne Magazine     Open Access   (Followers: 144)
Art Libraries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Aslib Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 146)
AtoZ : novas práticas em informação e conhecimento     Open Access  
Australasian Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Australian Academic & Research Libraries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 93)
Australian Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 146)
Baca : Jurnal Dokumentasi dan Informasi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 143)
Berkala Ilmu Perpustakaan dan Informasi     Open Access  
Biblios     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteca Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Bibliotecas : Revista de la Escuela de Bibliotecología, Documentación e Información     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bibliotecas Universitárias : pesquisas, experiências e perspectivas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bibliotecas. Anales de Investigacion     Open Access  
Biblioteka     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bibliotheca Orientalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
BIBLIOTIKA : Jurnal Kajian Perpustakaan dan Informasi     Open Access  
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BiD : textos universitaris de biblioteconomia i documentació     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bilgi Dünyası     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 216)
Biuletyn EBIB     Open Access  
Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 112)
Bridgewater Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin des bibliotheques de France     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 244)
Cataloging & Classification Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 168)
CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation     Open Access  
Children and Libraries : The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
CIC. Cuadernos de Informacion y Comunicacion     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ciência da Informação em Revista     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Code4Lib Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 171)
Collaborative Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 53)
Collection and Curation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
College & Research Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 452)
College & Research Libraries News     Partially Free   (Followers: 243)
College & Undergraduate Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 220)
Communicate : Journal of Library and Information Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63)
Communication Booknotes Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Communications in Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 191)
Community & Junior College Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Cuadernos de Gestión de Información     Open Access  
Data Curation Profiles Directory     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Data Technologies and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 207)
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 96)
Digital Library Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Digital Platform: Information Technologies in Sociocultural Sphere     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentación de las Ciencias de la Información     Open Access  
Documentation et bibliothèques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
e-Ciencias de la Información     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Librarian     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Edulib : Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Egyptian Informatics Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
El Profesional de la Informacion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
eLucidate     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Emerging Library & Information Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Encontros Bibli : revista eletrônica de biblioteconomia e ciência da informação     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64)
European Journal of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
European Science Editing     Open Access  
Evidence Based Library and Information Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 386)
Florida Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Bibliologica     Open Access  
Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 317)
Foundations and Trends® in Information Retrieval     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Georgia Library Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Ghana Library Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 806)
GSI Journals Serie C : Advancements in Information Sciences and Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Hipertext.net : Anuario Académico sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva     Open Access  
HLA News     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
IASSIST Quarterly     Open Access  
Idaho Librarian     Free   (Followers: 8)
IFLA Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 217)
In Monte Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
In the Library with the Lead Pipe     Open Access   (Followers: 122)
InCID : Revista de Ciência da Informação e Documentação     Open Access  
InCite     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Informaatiotutkimus     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Informação & Informação     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informação em Pauta     Open Access  
Informacijos mokslai     Open Access  
Información, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Informatio. Revista del Instituto de Información de la Facultad de Información y Comunicación     Open Access  
Information     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Information & Culture : A Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Information Discovery and Delivery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Information Manager (The)     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Information Processing & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 123)
Information Retrieval     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 186)
Information Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 167)
Information Systems Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Information Systems Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 126)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 81)
Information Technologist (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Information Technology and Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 291)
Information Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Informationspraxis     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Informationswissenschaft : Theorie, Methode und Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
iNFOTEZY     Open Access  
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insights : the UKSG journal     Open Access   (Followers: 62)
InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Association of School Librarianship Conference Proceedings     Open Access  
International Information & Library Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 396)
International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Digital Curation     Open Access   (Followers: 82)
International Journal of Digital Library Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 73)
International Journal of Doctoral Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 153)
International Journal of Information Privacy, Security and Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Information Retrieval Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
International Journal of Information Science and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Intercultural Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Legal Information     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
International Journal of Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Library and Information Science     Open Access   (Followers: 229)
International Journal of Library Science     Open Access   (Followers: 261)
International Journal of Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 55)
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Web Portals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
International Journal on Digital Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 544)
InULA Notes : Indiana University Librarians Association     Open Access  
Investigación Bibliotecológica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IRIS - Revista de Informação, Memória e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JISTEM : Journal of Information Systems and Technology Management     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
JLIS.it     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
JMIR Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Academic Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1009)
Journal of Access Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Advancements in Library Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Journal of Adventist Libraries and Archives     Open Access  
Journal of Altmetrics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Archival Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Creative Library Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 98)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Documentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 160)
Journal of East Asian Libraries     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Education in Library and Information Science - JELIS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Electronic Publishing     Open Access   (Followers: 76)
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 224)
Journal of eScience Librarianship     Open Access   (Followers: 112)
Journal of Global Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Health & Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 49)
Journal of Hospital Librarianship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 151)
Journal of Information & Knowledge Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 139)
Journal of Information and Data Management     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Information Engineering and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Information Literacy     Open Access   (Followers: 773)
Journal of Information Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1013)
Journal of Information Studies & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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International Journal of Digital Curation
Number of Followers: 82  

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ISSN (Online) 1746-8256
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  • The Data Life Aquatic

    • Authors: Bradley Wade Bishop, Carolyn F Hank, Joel T Webster
      Pages: 10 - 10
      Abstract:    This paper assesses data consumers’ perspectives on the interoperable and re-usable aspects of the FAIR Data Principles. Taking a domain-specific informatics approach, ten oceanographers were asked to think of a recent search for data and describe their process of discovery, evaluation, and use. The interview schedule, derived from the FAIR Data Principles, included questions about the interoperability and re-usability of data. Through this critical incident technique, findings on data interoperability and re-usability give data curators valuable insights into how real-world users access, evaluate, and use data. Results from this study show that oceanographers utilize tools that make re-use simple, with interoperability seamless within the systems used. The processes employed by oceanographers present a good baseline for other domains adopting the FAIR Data Principles. 
      PubDate: 2022-01-05
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.635
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Automatic Module Detection in Data Cleaning Workflows: Enabling
           Transparency and Recipe Reuse

    • Authors: Lan Li, Nikolaus Parulian, Bertram Ludäscher
      Pages: 11 - 11
      Abstract: Before data from multiple sources can be analyzed, data cleaning workflows (“recipes”) usually need to be employed to improve data quality. We identify a number of technical problems that make application of FAIR principles to data cleaning recipes challenging. We then demonstrate how transparency and reusability of recipes can be improved by analyzing dataflow dependencies within recipes. In particular column-level dependencies can be used to automatically detect independent subworkflows, which then can be reused individually as data cleaning modules. We have prototypically implemented this approach as part of an ongoing project to develop open-source companion tools for OpenRefine. Keywords: Data Cleaning, Provenance, Workflow Analysis
      PubDate: 2022-04-18
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.771
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Privacy Impact Assessments for Digital Repositories

    • Authors: Abraham Mhaidli, Libby Hemphill, Florian Schaub, Jordan Cundiff, Andrea K. Thomer
      Pages: 21 - 21
      Abstract: Trustworthy data repositories ensure the security of their collections. We argue they should also ensure the privacy of researcher and research subject data. We demonstrate the use of a privacy impact assessment (PIA) to evaluate potential privacy risks to researchers using the ICPSR’s Researcher Passport as a case study. We present our workflow and discuss potential privacy risks and mitigations for those risks. [A previous version of this article is available as an IDCC2020 Conference Paper] 
      PubDate: 2022-05-10
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v15i1.753
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2022)
       
  • Software Must be Recognised as an Important Output of Scholarly Research

    • Authors: Caroline Jay, Robert Haines, Daniel S. Katz
      Pages: 6 - 6
      Abstract: Software now lies at the heart of scholarly research. Here we argue that as well as being important from a methodological perspective, software should, in many instances, be recognised as an output of research, equivalent to an academic paper. The article discusses the different roles that software may play in research and highlights the relationship between software and research sustainability and reproducibility. It describes the challenges associated with the processes of citing and reviewing software, which differ from those used for papers. We conclude that whilst software outputs do not necessarily fit comfortably within the current publication model, there is a great deal of positive work underway that is likely to make an impact in addressing this.
      PubDate: 2021-12-22
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.745
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Where There's a Will, There's a Way: In-House Digitization of an
           Oral History Collection in a Lone-Arranger Situation

    • Authors: Mary Elizabeth Downing-Turner
      Pages: 8 - 8
      Abstract: Analog audio materials present unique preservation and access challenges for even the largest libraries. These challenges are magnified for smaller institutions where budgets, staffing, and equipment limit what can be achieved. Because in-house migration to digital of analog audio is often out of reach for smaller institutions, the choice is between finding the room in the budget to out-source a project, or sit by and watch important materials decay. Cost is the most significant barrier to audio migration. Audio preservation labs can charge hundreds or even thousands of dollars to migrate analog to digital. Top-tier audio preservation equipment is equally expensive. When faced with the decomposition of an oral history collection recorded on cassette tape, one library decided that where there was a will, there was a way. The College of Education One-Room Schoolhouse Oral History Collection consisted of 247 audio cassettes containing interviews with one-room school house teachers from 68 counties in Kansas. The cassette tapes in this collection were between 20-40 years old and generally inaccessible for research due to fear the tapes could be damaged during playback. This case study looks at how a single Digital Curation Librarian with no audio digitization experience migrated nearly 200 hours of audio to digital using a $40 audio converter from Amazon and a campus subscription to Adobe Audition. This case study covers the decision to digitize the collection, the digitization process including audio clean-up, metadata collection and creation, presentation of the collection in CONTENTdm, and final preservation of audio files. The project took 20 months to complete and resulted in significant lessons learned that have informed decisions regarding future audio conversion projects.    
      PubDate: 2021-09-28
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.744
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • How Long Can We Build It' Ensuring Usability of a Scientific Code Base

    • Authors: Klaus Rechert, Jurek Oberhauser, Rafael Gieschke
      Pages: 11 - 11
      Abstract: Software and in particular source code became an important component of scientific publications and henceforth is now subject of research data management.  Maintaining source code such that it remains a usable and a valuable scientific contribution is and remains a huge task. Not all code contributions can be actively maintained forever. Eventually, there will be a significant backlog of legacy source-code. In this article we analyse the requirements for applying the concept of long-term reusability to source code. We use simple case study to identify gaps and provide a technical infrastructure based on emulator to support automated builds of historic software in form of source code.  
      PubDate: 2021-05-17
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.770
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Futureproofing Visual Effects

    • Authors: Evanthia Samaras
      Pages: 15 - 15
      Abstract: Digital visual effects (VFX), including computer animation, have become a commonplace feature of contemporary episodic and film production projects. Using various commercial applications and bespoke tools, VFX artists craft digital objects (known as “assets”) to create visual elements such as characters and environments, which are composited together and output as shots. While the shots that make up the finished film or television (TV) episode are maintained and preserved within purpose-built digital asset management systems and repositories by the studios commissioning the projects; the wider VFX network currently has no consistent guidelines nor requirements around the digital curation of VFX digital assets and records. This includes a lack of guidance about how to effectively futureproof digital VFX and preserve it for the long-term. In this paper I provide a case study – a single shot from a 3D animation short film – to illustrate the complexities of digital VFX assets and records and the pipeline environments whence they are generated. I also draw from data collected from interviews with over 20 professional VFX practitioners from award-winning VFX companies, and I undertake socio-technical analysis of VFX using actor-network theory. I explain how high data volumes of digital information, rapid technology progression and dependencies on software pose significant preservation challenges. In addition, I outline that by conducting holistic appraisal, selection and disposal activities across their entire digital collections, and by continuing to develop and adopt open formats; the VFX industry has improved capability to preserve first-hand evidence of their work in years to come.
      PubDate: 2021-08-15
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.689
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • FAIR Forever' Accountabilities and Responsibilities in the
           Preservation of Research Data

    • Authors: Amy Currie, William Kilbride
      Pages: 16 - 16
      Abstract: Digital preservation is a fast-moving and growing community of practice of ubiquitous relevance, but in which capability is unevenly distributed. Within the open science and research data communities, digital preservation has a close alignment to the FAIR principles and is delivered through a complex specialist infrastructure comprising technology, staff and policy. However, capacity erodes quickly, establishing a need for ongoing examination and review to ensure that skills, technology, and policy remain fit for changing purpose. To address this challenge, the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) conducted the FAIR Forever study, commissioned by the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Sustainability Working Group and funded by the EOSC Secretariat Project in 2020, to assess the current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the preservation of research data across EOSC, and the feasibility of establishing shared approaches, workflows and services that would benefit EOSC stakeholders. This paper draws from the FAIR Forever study to document and explore its key findings on the identified strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the preservation of FAIR data in EOSC, and to the preservation of research data more broadly. It begins with background of the study and an overview of the methodology employed, which involved a desk-based assessment of the emerging EOSC vision, interviews with representatives of EOSC stakeholders, and focus groups with digital preservation specialists and data managers in research organizations. It summarizes key findings on the need for clarity on digital preservation in the EOSC vision and for elucidation of roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities to mitigate risks of data loss, reputation, and sustainability. It then outlines the recommendations provided in the final report presented to the EOSC Sustainability Working Group. To better ensure that research data can be FAIRer for longer, the recommendations of the study are presented with discussion on how they can be extended and applied to various research data stakeholders in and outside of EOSC, and suggest ways to bring together research data curation, management, and preservation communities to better ensure FAIRness now and in the long term.
      PubDate: 2021-09-30
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.768
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Understanding the Data Management Plan as a Boundary Object through a
           Multi-stakeholder perspective

    • Authors: Live Kvale, Nils Pharo
      Pages: 16 - 16
      Abstract: A three-phase Delphi study was used to investigate an emerging community for research data management in Norway and their understanding and application of data management plans (DMPs). The findings reveal visions of what the DMP should be as well as different practice approaches, yet the stakeholders present common goals. This paper discusses the different perspectives on the DMP by applying Star and Griesemer’s theory of boundary objects (Star & Griesemer, 1989). The debate on what the DMP is and the findings presented are relevant to all research communities currently implementing DMP procedures and requirements. The current discussions about DMPs tend to be distant from the active researchers and limited to the needs of funders and institutions rather than to the usefulness for researchers. By analysing the DMP as a boundary object, plastic and adaptable yet with a robust identity (Star & Griesemer, 1989), and by translating between worlds where collaboration on data sharing can take place we expand the perspectives and include all stakeholders. An understanding of the DMP as a boundary object can shift the focus from shaping a DMP which fulfils funders’ requirements to enabling collaboration on data management and sharing across domains using standardised forms.
      PubDate: 2021-07-04
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.746
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Towards a Semantic Interoperable Flemish Research Information Space:
           Development and Implementation of a Flemish Application Profile for
           Research Datasets

    • Authors: Evy Neyens, Sadia Vancauwenbergh
      Pages: 17 - 17
      Abstract: In Flanders, Research Performing Organizations (RPO) are required to provide information on publicly financed research to the Flemish Research Information Space (FRIS), a current research information system and research discovery platform hosted by the Flemish Department of Economics, Science and Innovation. FRIS currently discloses information onresearchers, research institutions, publications, and projects. Flemish decrees on Special and Industrial research funding, and the Flemish Open Science policy require RPOs to also provide metadata on research datasets to FRIS. To ensure accurate and uniform delivery of information across all information providing institutions on research datasets to FRIS, it isnecessary to develop a common application profile for research datasets. This article outlines the development of the Flemish application profile for research datasets that was developed by the Flemish Open Science Board (FOSB) WorkingGroup Metadata and Standardization. The main challenge was to achieve interoperability among stakeholders, which in part had existing metadata schemes and research information infrastructures in place, while others were still in the early stages of development.
      PubDate: 2021-12-22
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.762
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Identifying Opportunities for Collective Curation During Archaeological
           Excavations

    • Authors: Ixchel Faniel, Anne Austin, Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Eric Kansa, Jennifer Jacobs, Phoebe France
      Pages: 17 - 17
      Abstract: Archaeological excavations are comprised of interdisciplinary teams that create, manage, and share data as they unearth and analyse material culture. These team-based settings are ripe for collective curation during these data lifecycle stages. However, findings from four excavation sites show that the data interdisciplinary teams create are not well integrated. Knowing this, we recommended opportunities for collective curation to improve use and reuse of the data within and outside of the team.
      PubDate: 2021-04-18
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.742
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Scaling by Optimising: Modularisation of Data Curation Services in Growing
           Organisations

    • Authors: Hagen Peukert
      Pages: 20 - 20
      Abstract: After a century of theorising and applying management practices, we are in the middle of entering a new stage in management science: digital management. The management of digital data submerges in traditional functions of management and, at the same time, continues to recreate viable solutions and conceptualisations in its established fields, e.g. research data management. Yet, one can observe bilateral synergies and mutual enrichment of traditional and data management practices in all fields. The paper at hand addresses a case in point, in which new and old management practices amalgamate to meet a steadily, in part characterised by leaps and bounds, increasing demand of data curation services in academic institutions. The idea of modularisation, as known from software engineering, is applied to data curation workflows so that economies of scale and scope can be used. While scaling refers to both management science and data science, optimising is understood in the traditional managerial sense, that is, with respect to the cost function. By means of a situation analysis describing how data curation services were applied from one department to the entire institution and an analysis of the factors of influence, a method of modularisation is outlined that converges to an optimal state of curation workflows.
      PubDate: 2021-04-26
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.650
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Improving the Usability of Organizational Data Systems

    • Authors: Chung-Yi Hou, Matthew S. Mayernik
      Pages: 21 - 21
      Abstract: For research data repositories, web interfaces are usually the primary, if not the only, method that data users have to interact with repository systems. Data users often search, discover, understand, access, and sometimes use data directly through repository web interfaces. Given that sub-par user interfaces can reduce the ability of users to locate, obtain, and use data, it is important to consider how repositories’ web interfaces can be evaluated and improved in order to ensure useful and successful user interactions. This paper discusses how usability assessment techniques are being applied to improve the functioning of data repository interfaces at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). At NCAR, a new suite of data system tools is being developed and collectively called the NCAR Digital Asset Services Hub (DASH). Usability evaluation techniques have been used throughout the NCAR DASH design and implementation cycles in order to ensure that the systems work well together for the intended user base. By applying user study, paper prototype, competitive analysis, journey mapping, and heuristic evaluation, the NCAR DASH Search and Repository experiences provide examples for how data systems can benefit from usability principles and techniques. Integrating usability principles and techniques into repository system design and implementation workflows helps to optimize the systems’ overall user experience.
      PubDate: 2021-05-18
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.592
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Cross-tier Web Programming for Curated Databases: a Case Study

    • Authors: Simon Fowler, Simon Harding, Joanna Sharman, James Cheney
      Pages: 21 - 21
      Abstract: Curated databases have become important sources of information across several scientific disciplines, and as the result of manual work of experts, often become important reference works. Features such as provenance tracking, archiving, and data citation are widely regarded as important features for the curated databases, but implementing such features is challenging, and small database projects often lack the resources to do so. A scientific database application is not just the relational database itself, but also an ecosystem of web applications to display the data, and applications which allow data curation. Supporting advanced curation features requires changing all of these components, and there is currently no way to provide such capabilities in a reusable way. Cross-tier programming languages allow developers to write a web application in a single, uniform language. Consequently, database queries and updates can be written in the same language as the rest of the program, and it should be possible to provide curation features via program transformations. As a step towards this goal, it is important to establish that realistic curated databases can be implemented in a cross-tier programming language. In this article, we describe such a case study: reimplementing the web frontend of a realworld scientific database, the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY (GtoPdb), in the Links cross-tier programming language. We show how programming language features such as language-integrated query simplify the development process, and rule out common errors. Through an automated functional correctness evaluation, we show that the Links implementation correctly implements the functionality of the official version. Through a comparative performance evaluation, we show that the Links implementation performs fewer database queries, while the time neededto handle the queries is comparable to the official Java version. Furthermore, while there is some overhead to using Links because of its comparative immaturity compared to Java, the Links version is usable as a proof-of-concept case study of cross-tier programming for curated databases.
      PubDate: 2021-04-19
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.735
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • metajelo: A metadata package for journals to support external linked
           objects

    • Authors: Lars Vilhuber, Carl Lagoze
      Pages: 22 - 22
      Abstract: We propose a metadata package that is intended to provide academic journals with a lightweight means of registering, at the time of publication, the existence and disposition of supplementary materials. Information about the supplementary materials is, in most cases, critical for the reproducibility and replicability of scholarly results. In many instances, these materials are curated by a third party, which may or may not follow developing standards for the identification and description of those materials. As such, the vocabulary described here complements existing initiatives that specify vocabularies to describe the supplementary materials or the repositories and archives in which they have been deposited. Where possible, it reuses elements of relevant other vocabularies, facilitating coexistence with them. Furthermore, it provides an “at publication” record of reproducibility characteristics of a particular article that has been selected for publication. The proposed metadata package documents the key characteristics that journals care about in the case of supplementary materials that are held by third parties: existence, accessibility, and permanence. It does so in a robust, time-invariant fashion at the time of publication, when the editorial decisions are made. It also allows for better documentation of less accessible (non-public data), by treating it symmetrically from the point of view of the journal, therefore increasing the transparency of what up until now has been very opaque.  
      PubDate: 2021-10-26
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.600
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Leveraging Existing Technology: Developing a Trusted Digital Repository
           for the U.S. Geological Survey

    • Authors: Vivian B. Hutchison, Tamar Norkin, Maddison L. Langseth, Drew A. Ignizio, Lisa S. Zolly, Ricardo McClees-Funinan, Amanda Liford
      Pages: 23 - 23
      Abstract: As Federal Government agencies in the United States pivot to increase access to scientific data (Sheehan, 2016), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has made substantial progress (Kriesberg et al., 2017). USGS authors are required to make federally funded data publicly available in an approved data repository (USGS, 2016b). This type of public data product, known as a USGS data release, serves as a method for publishing reviewed and approved data. In this paper, we present major milestones in the approach the USGS took to transition an existing technology platform to a Trusted Digital Repository. We describe both the technical and the non-technical actions that contributed to a successful outcome.We highlight how initial workflows revealed patterns that were later automated, and the ways in which assessments and user feedback influenced design and implementation. The paper concludes with lessons learned, such as the importance of a community of practice, application programming interface (API)-driven technologies, iterative development, and user-centered design. This paper is intended to offer a potential roadmap for organizations pursuing similar goals.  
      PubDate: 2021-07-11
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.741
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Data Curation, Fisheries, and Ecosystem-based Management: the Case Study
           of the Pecheker Database

    • Authors: Alexis Martin, Charlotte Chazeau, Nicolas Gasco, Guy Duhamel, Patrice Pruvost
      Pages: 31 - 31
      Abstract: The scientific monitoring of the Southern Ocean French fishing industry is based on the use the Pecheker database. Pecheker is dedicated to the digital curation of the data collected on field by scientific observers and which analysis allows the scientists of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle institution to provide guidelines and advice for the regulation of the fishing activity, the protection of the fish stocks and the protection of the marine ecosystems. The template of Pecheker has been developed to make the database adapted to the ecosystem-based management concept. Considering the global context of biodiversity erosion, this modern approach of management aims to take account of the environmental background of the fisheries to ensure their sustainable development. Completeness and high quality of the raw data is a key element for an ecosystem-based management database such as Pecheker. Here, we present the development of this database as a case study of fisheries data curation to be shared with the readers. Full code to deploy a database based on the Pecheker template is provided in supplementary materials. Considering the success factors we could identify, we propose a discussion about how the community could build a global fisheries information system based on a network of small databases including interoperability standards.
      PubDate: 2021-06-07
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.674
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Doctoral Students' Educational Needs in Research Data Management:
           Perceived Importance and Current Competencies

    • Authors: Jukka Rantasaari
      Pages: 36 - 36
      Abstract: Sound research data management (RDM) competencies are elementary tools for researchers to ensure the high quality of data to produce reliable, valid research results. High quality data is desired by not only the researchers themselves, but also the whole research community, funders, publishers, and authorities. In this study, 35 doctoral students, supervisors, and biostatisticians were interviewed and asked about their perceptions of doctoral students’ current RDM competencies and about the perceived importance of these competencies in different phases of research data lifecycle. Interviews covered data lifecycle topics, including e.g. collection, organization, documentation, processing, analyzing, preserving, and sharing the data. The quantitative analysis of the answers to the five-point Likert-like scale questions indicated that there is a statistically significant difference between the perceptions of doctoral students’ current RDM competencies and the perceived importance of these competencies. This study offers a solid foundation to begin to develop RDM education for doctoral students.
      PubDate: 2021-08-09
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.684
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Assessment, Usability, and Sociocultural Impacts of DataONE

    • Authors: Robert J. Sandusky, Suzie Allard, Lynn Baird, Leah Cannon, Kevin Crowston, Amy Forrester, Bruce Grant, Rachael Hu, Robert Olendorf, Danielle Pollock, Alison Specht, Carol Tenopir, Rachel Volentine
      Pages: 48 - 48
      Abstract: DataONE, funded from 2009-2019 by the U.S. National Science Foundation, is an early example of a large-scale project that built both a cyberinfrastructure and culture of data discovery, sharing, and reuse. DataONE used a Working Group model, where a diverse group of participants collaborated on targeted research and development activities to achieve broader project goals. This article summarizes the work carried out by two of DataONE’s working groups: Usability & Assessment (2009-2019) and Sociocultural Issues (2009-2014). The activities of these working groups provide a unique longitudinal look at how scientists, librarians, and other key stakeholders engaged in convergence research to identify and analyze practices around research data management through the development of boundary objects, an iterative assessment program, and reflection. Members of the working groups disseminated their findings widely in papers, presentations, and datasets, reaching international audiences through publications in 25 different journals and presentations to over 5,000 people at interdisciplinary venues. The working groups helped inform the DataONE cyberinfrastructure and influenced the evolving data management landscape. By studying working groups over time, the paper also presents lessons learned about the working group model for global large-scale projects that bring together participants from multiple disciplines and communities in convergence research.
      PubDate: 2021-04-18
      DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v16i1.678
      Issue No: Vol. 16, No. 1 (2021)
       
 
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