Friday, 3 April 2009

e-infrastructure for scientific data

The rapid changes in information technology are a real threat to the preservation of digital material. File formats and software become obsolete over time therefore making the task of preserving data for future generations a real challenge. PARSE.Insight (Permanent Access to Scientific Data) is an EU funded project which aims to preserve scientific information from initial data through to published research. The project will create a roadmap for developing an e-infrastructure to ensure the long term accessibility of scientific data. A draft document is available at http://www.parse-insight.eu/publications.php

Links

PARSE.Insight
Alliance for Permanent Access to Records of Science

Monday, 30 March 2009

JISC podcasts

The JISC web site has a range of podcasts available for download. One of particular interest is an interview with Ewan McIntosh the Digital Commissioner for 4ip. Ewan, who was one of the keynote speakers at the recent JISC conference in Edinburgh, discusses how mashup and digitisation can encourage researchers to be more innovative and creative.

Links

Podcast: Mashing up research and connecting with learners through social media
JISC Podcasts