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What repositories do: The OAIS model (Another post in an ongoing series on repositories.) In my previous post, I mentioned the OAIS reference model as an influential framework for thinking about and planning repositories intended for long-term preservation. If you’re familiar with some of the literature or marketing for digital repositories, you may well have seen OAIS mentioned, or seen a particular system marketed as “OAIS compliant”. Visualize Everything: 32 Free Tools To Create Different Diagrams With so many things to know and techniques to learn it often becomes hard for designers and developers to keep up with their projects and manage their work. While you could start every project by doing the same things again and again, the smart designers and developers know the importance of a well-developed workflow. One of the things that can accelerate and enhance your workflow is the tool known as online pattern generator.

Senior Lecturer in Literature, Technology and Publishing Introduction Scholarly publishing is totally broken. Not only, at present, can most of the people (taxpayers) who fund research not get access to it, but plans to fix this look set to screw over Early Career Researchers and anybody else who can't persuade their funders to give them the up-front fees required by publishers for Open Access journals. There are other models. I have proposed that the university library could function as a re-invented university press.

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8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the useful editing tools that are built into YouTube. The YouTube video editor has some useful features for teachers and students. 1. Create photo slideshows. The YouTube photo slideshow creation tools allow you to specify the length of time that each image is displayed for. Open Definition v2.0 Released – Major Update of Essential Standard for Open Data and Open Content Today Open Knowledge and the Open Definition Advisory Council are pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the Open Definition. The Definition “sets out principles that define openness in relation to data and content” and plays a key role in supporting the growing open data ecosystem. Recent years have seen an explosion in the release of open data by dozens of governments including the G8.

Write an Effective Data Management Plan We support the easy-to-use DMPTool to create an effective Data Management Plan. The DMPTool is an online tool that guides you through the creation of ready-to-use DMPs for inclusion in funding agency-specific proposals. The DMPTool provides step-by-step instructions and UC San Diego-specific guidance for your data management plan as you build it. Available DMP sample and template resources: A comprehensive listing of funding agency DMP Requirements are available at the DMPTool site. Examples and templates are available for the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and other funding agencies.Sample NSF Data Management Plans from UC San Diego, written to fulfill project-specific NSF requirements.Example boilerplate language for describing library services and resources in your DMP.

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