e-Science – or e-Research-enables new forms and layers of research. It generates massive amounts of data, at different research stages. Yet the many technologies used also transform data and put its integrity at risk. Readability and usefulness are jeopardized not just by technical factors. Data's future quality – richness, trustworthiness –is a function of… (More)
The Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) is a national service funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) of the Higher and Further Education Funding Councils and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to collect, preserve and promote the electronic resources which result from research and teaching in the arts and humanities.… (More)
This paper includes an overview of the changing landscape of scholarly communication and describes outcomes from the innovative eBank UK project, which seeks to build links from e-research through to e-learning. As introduction, the scholarly knowledge cycle is described and the role of digital repositories and aggregator services in linking data-sets from… (More)
In this paper, Liz Lyon explores how libraries can reshape to better reflect the requirements and challenges of today's data-centric research landscape. The Informatics Transform presents five assertions as potential pathways to change, which will help libraries to re-position, re-profile, and restructure to better address research data management… (More)
Recent developments at the UK National Crystallography Service (NCS), in collaboration with the CombeChem eScience testbed and the eBank-UK projects, have been aimed at developing an eScience infrastructure to facilitate the crystallographic experiment from end to end. A seamless distributed computing approach is shown to be able to transform a conventional… (More)
The development of the Internet has caused revolution in the way in which all forms of scholarship are conducted. The Scientific Method itself is changing as a result of the dependence of all sciences on their accumulations of digital data. The National Science Board report on long-lived digital data collections is a strong confirmation for the need to have… (More)
This paper provides an overview of the KRDS Benefit Analysis Toolkit. The Toolkit has been developed to assist curation activities by assessing the benefits associated with the long-term preservation of research data. It builds on the outputs of the Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) research projects and consists of two tools: the KRDS Benefits Framework,… (More)
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