Anyone involved in curating research data knows well that disciplines do
things differently. Whether we see research domains as a thousand
blooming flowers or a tower of babel, that diversity presents challenges
for data curation. Through a series of seven case studies in different
disciplines, the Digital Curation Centre SCARP project aimed to help
understand these challenges and build on current digital data management
and preservation practices in each case.
One of this JISC-funded project's final outputs is a synthesis study.
DCC is pleased to announce the report "Data Dimensions: Disciplinary
Differences in Research Data Sharing, Reuse and Long term Viability" by
Key Perspectives. The synthesis report draws on the SCARP case studies
plus a number of others (identified in the Appendix), and identifies
factors that help understand how curation practices in research groups
differ in disciplinary terms. This provides a backdrop to different
digital curation approaches.
The synthesis report and individual case studies are available for
download at www.dcc.ac.uk/scarp
With apologies for cross posting!
Dr Angus Whyte
Digital Curation Centre
University of Edinburgh
Appleton Tower, Crichton Street
EH8 9LE, (+44)131 650 9986
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