Digital preservation

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Digital Curation 101

Digital Curation 101 employs the curation lifecycle model sections as a means of presenting content to students. The DC 101 has been developed because the DCC, in its role as a source of expert advice and guidance to the community, identified a need for a contextual, theoretical introduction to the basics of digital curation with practical examples and exercises. The target audience is new grant holders with Research Council curation mandates to fulfil. The course indicates what should be considered in planning and implementing projects.

Long-term Access infrastructure for preserving Holocaust research objects

This deliverable contains a description of components of a longterm access infrastructure for preserving Holocaust research objects. Key features of a long-term access infrastructure are given as well as components of a roadmap towards a long-term access infrastructure.

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Digital Curation Centre

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is a centre of expertise in digital curation with a focus on building capability and skills for research data management. They provide expert advice and practical help to research organisations wanting to store, manage, protect and share digital research data.

Amongst the many resources they provide, they have a section of training materials available for developing and/or delivering research data management training. This includes their own DC 101 training materials for training researchers, as well as training materials for librarians and research administrators. They also point to training materials made available by other providers.

 

Research Data Mantra

Free online course for those who manage digital data as part of the research process. It has been created for the use of post-graduate students, early career researchers, and also information professionals.

 

There are eight online units in this course and four data handling tutorials that will help you:

  1. Understand the nature of research data in a variety of disciplinary settings
  2. Create a data management plan and apply it from the start to the finish of your research project
  3. Name, organise, and version your data files effectively
  4. Gain familiarity with different kinds of data formats and know how and when to transform your data
  5. Document your data well for yourself and others, learn about metadata standards and cite data properly
  6. Know how to store and transport your data safely and securely (backup and encryption)
  7. Understand legal and ethical requirements for managing data about human subjects; manage intellectual property rights
  8. Understand the benefits of sharing, preserving and licensing data for re-use
  9. Improve your data handling skills in one of four software environments: R, SPSS, NVivo, or ArcGIS

Each unit takes up to one hour, plus time for further reading and carrying out the data handling exercises. In the units you will find explanations, descriptions, examples, exercises, and video clips in which academics, PhD students and others talk about the challenges of managing research data.