ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit Below are some examples and case studies of scholarly communication initiatives. To provide context for these case studies, the associated institutions’ Carnegie classifications (RU/VH, Master’s L, etc.) have been indicated, where appropriate. Altmetrics Digital Preservation Handbook Digital information is increasingly important to our culture, knowledge base and economy. The Handbook was first compiled by Neil Beagrie and Maggie Jones and is now maintained and updated by the DPC. The handbook provides an internationally authoritative and practical guide to the subject of managing digital resources over time and the issues in sustaining access to them.
NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance (Updated: March 5, 2003) This guidance provides the National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy statement on data sharing and additional information on the implementation of this policy. Data sharing promotes many goals of the NIH research endeavor.
Organisational Activities - Retention and Review Selection for long-term retention will normally occur at acquisition but can be an iterative process occurring at later stages once an item is already in the collections.The term retention and review is used here for this iterative process.The decision process mirrors steps included in the decision tree in the previous section and the tree can be adapted for this purpose. Employing evaluation criteria and selection procedures for all potential digital acquisitions ensures that collections development is carefully prioritised and sustainable.The use of such criteria and procedures should minimise the frequency and need for retention and review decisions as acquisitions are carefully evaluated and justified prior to entering the collections. Archives use the series concept for a body of records that share similar characteristics.Typically, many series are on-going for decades.
Digital Preservation CRL supports libraries' efforts to provide affordable, persistent access to traditional and digital resources. This support accords with CRL’s mission to ensure the availability of the knowledge resources vital to research and learning in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. In this role CRL gathers and shares information about the archiving of print and digital resources of interest to its community. CRL research, analysis, and reports are designed to help research libraries make informed decisions, and optimize returns, on their investment in traditional and digital collections. CRL efforts in this arena have received major support from the Andrew W.
Home - Curation - Confluence UC3 is a creative partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of the University of California. Together we provide high quality and cost-effective solutions that enable campus constituencies — museums, libraries, archives, academic departments, research units, and individual researchers — to have direct control over the management, curation, and preservation of the information resources underpinning their scholarly activities. For more information about UC3 and our services, see our website.
SPARC Research Data Sharing Policy SPARC has received funding to establish an education/advocacy initiative focused on emerging policies for sharing research data - similar to our successful program in the Open Access space. The aim of the project is to contribute productively to the process of shaping emerging funder policies and practices for sharing research data that are academy-friendly and promote the fullest possible accessibility and utility of research data. The initial phase of this initiative will be used to develop a strong understanding of the current status of research data sharing policy development, as well as identify a common set of principles that fully articulate the value of data sharing, and that can be used as a baseline - and a benchmark - for the development of data sharing policies and practices. Later phases will focus more on developing education/advocacy materials, tools, and community outreach. Current Advisory Committee Members include: View data sharing policies from leading research funders
Curation: Creatively Filtering Content We are living in an era of information overload. So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the information flood. Content curation is the process of shifting through the vast abundance of content on the Internet to select the best, most relevant resource, on a specific topic or theme, so that we can organize, manage and collate the content for ourselves and share with others. Content curation is about working smarter and not harder. Content curation is also a reflective process; as you curate resources you reflect on their value.