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Two Guides on Open Access Monograph Publishing | LJ INFOdocket

Both guides are available for free and we believe will likely be of interest to a global audience.

1. Guide to Open Access Monograph Publishing for Arts, Humanities and Social Science Researchers

This guide has been produced to assist arts, humanities and social sciences researchers in understanding the state of play with regards to open access in the UK and what it means to them as current and future authors of scholarly monographs.

Published by OAPEN-UK.

The Personal Digital Archiving 2015 Conference | The Signal

The annual Personal Digital Archiving conference is about preserving any digital collection that falls outside the purview of large cultural institutions. Considering the expanding range of interests at each subsequent PDA conference, the meaning of the word “personal” has become thinly stretched to cover topics such as family history, community history, genealogy and digital humanities.

Filling the Digital Preservation Gap. A Jisc Research Data Spring project

A report written during phase 1 of a Jisc funded project to investigate the potential of using Archivematica for the digital preservation of research data as part of a wider technical infrastructure for research data management. The project was a collaboration between the University of Hull and the University of York.
http://files.figshare.com/2172955/JiscDataSpringReport.docx

IFI Irish Film Archive publishes new Digital Preservation and Access Strategy | The Irish Film & Television Network

The IFI Irish Film Archive has published a new Digital Preservation & Access Strategy that outlines its response to the challenges and opportunities of archiving vast quantities of moving image material in a digital environment.

The Europeana Data Model: A Living Model 5 Years On” | LJ INFOdocket

Five years ago, Europeana’s very first White Paper, by Prof. Stefan Gradmann, discussed the idea of Europeana as a knowledge graph, formed with metadata on cultural objects augmented with a so-called “semantic layer”. The aim then was to position Europeana and its data partners as a source of contextual knowledge that everyone could exploit to access digitised European heritage. To achieve this, the white paper advocated the design of an advanced data model, re-using existing pieces of web technology.

Rising to the challenge: Are records professionals up to the task? | Recordkeeping Roundtable

Some of us Roundtablers were honoured to be speakers at a conference at Beijing’s Renmin University in early June. Keynoting at that event was distinguished archivist and Roundie friend Hans Hofman.

A New Report from Europeana Looks at What Makes For Good Metadata

Metadata is the lifeblood of Europeana. It is only by describing digital collections with rich metadata that they can become part of the shared cultural heritage landscape of Europe.
Metadata quality is controlled by a set of processes which ensures that cultural heritage objects can be identified, discovered and seen in context by audiences, in a manner appropriate to the context in which the data provider created them. Metadata must include information on the potential reuse of cultural heritage objects.

Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible” | LJ INFOdocket

Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible represents the efforts of OCLC Research over the last seven years to support change in the end-to-end process that results in archival and special collections materials being delivered to interested users.

Altmetrics and analytics for digital special collections and institutional repositories

This white paper describes uses for usage statistics, altmetrics, and other quantitative and qualitative impact metrics in the context of services for digital special collections (DSCs) and institutional repositories (IRs) stewarded by academic libraries. First, we articulate a problem statement, which describes the current state of metrics. We then outline recommendations for how libraries can leverage usage statistics and altmetrics to measure the value of their IR and digital special collections and prove their worth to stakeholders.

The Europeana Data Model: A Living Model 5 Years On

Five years ago, Europeana’s very first White Paper, by Prof. Stefan Gradmann, discussed the idea of Europeana as a knowledge graph, formed with metadata on cultural objects augmented with a so-called “semantic layer”. The aim then was to position Europeana and its data partners as a source of contextual knowledge that everyone could exploit to access digitised European heritage. To achieve this, the white paper advocated the design of an advanced data model, re-using existing pieces of web technology.

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