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Invitation to Apply for CUL Fellowship (formerly Digital Scholarship Fellowship)

We are pleased to invite applications for the CUL Fellowship.  This year’s program builds on the Digital Scholarship Fellowship, which was hosted by the DSPS unit since 2012, by expanding it to all library programs. It aims to provide opportunities for CUL staff to expand their skills and experiences in developing, delivering, and assessing services and […]

AV Preservation Lab participates in Video QC software focus group

By Karl Fitzke Olin Library’s Audio-Visual Preservation Lab (AVPL) was honored with an invitation to participate in a focus group aimed at identifying potential improvements to QCTools, a well respected suite of video quality control tools developed under the umbrella of the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) in San Francisco’s Mission District.   In late April, […]

Invitation to Apply for Digital Scholarship Fellowships

We are pleased to invite applications for the Digital Scholarship Fellowship position. Hosted by the DSPS unit since 2012, the fellowship program aims to provide opportunities for CUL staff to expand their skills and experiences in developing, delivering, and assessing digital scholarship services. It supports the CUL objectives of “empowering staff to explore gaps in their […]

Mapping options – a DSPS Fellowship report

Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services had the good fortune to host Noah Hamm, Public Services Assistant at Mann Library, on a brief DSPS fellowship from from 9/2014-2/2015.  One current need that arises as we seek to support of scholars is their need for tools that visualize data as maps.  Given Noah’s interest in the visualization […]

arXiv-Data Conservancy Pilot

By Gail Steinhart, Simeon Warner, and Oya Rieger   From April 2011 through March 2013, arXiv collaborated on a pilot project with the Data Conservancy to support remote data deposit for arXiv submissions. The Data Conservancy, initially funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), is a project funded by , which aims to “research, design, […]

Expanding Access to Research Results – Announcement from the White House

This is relatively old news now, but still worth sharing. On February 22, the Office of Science and Technology Policy announced that federal agencies with more than $100 million in research expenditures will be required to develop policies that ensure free, public access to publications and data resulting from the research they fund. Both the […]

Report from the 8th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)

This is probably the single most important general meeting for those working in the area of data curation, and this year’s event drew more participants than ever before. The themes for the meeting were infrastructure, intelligence, and innovation. Here are some of the highlights for me: Herbert Van de Sompel’s talk, “The Web as infrastructure […]

Implications of Research Funders’ Policies for Scholarly Communication

US Federal funders of research have been developing policies to ensure public access to the products of tax-payer funded research, and two of the major funding agencies have recently announced some changes to their policies with implications for scholarly communication. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has had in place since 2008 a policy requiring […]

Sustainability: Scholarly Repository as an Enterprise

Increasing emphasis on open science and the burgeoning data management mandates usher a complex suite of technology, policy and service needs. It is essential to consider the sustainability requirements upstream and remember that the services we are experimenting and creating now have long-term implications. As we explore a range of issues related to research data […]

Data sets in eCommons

Did you know Cornellians are using eCommons, Cornell University Library’s institutional repository, as a means for providing access to digital research data? Here are a few interesting examples: A collection of data sets related to Cayuga Lake, including data from water quality monitoring associated with Cornell’s Lake Source Cooling project. Data sets from the Agriculture, […]

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