307% Boost in citations = open access benefit

By |February 27th, 2015|

Citations, citations, citations: As we’ve mentioned before, they are clearly one of the main benefits of open access to research. It’s hard to argue that researchers will not achieve better […]

1 Million pages of 17th century social history… an open access success story

By |February 26th, 2015|

Many of us have heard about the legendary 17th and 18th century writings from the British Journal; Daily Courant; Daily Gazetteer; Lloyd’s Evening Post; British Chronicle; and London Chronicle. Each […]

What digital dark age?

By |February 23rd, 2015|

There’s been an awful lot of nonsense written in the media following Vint Cerf’s assertion that we are heading for the “digital dark ages… a  forgotten century”. My question is […]

We all carry around a ton of data – now’s the time for a storage strategy

By |February 23rd, 2015|

Do you ever think about how much data you lug around every day? Well, it’s probably more than you think – enough to have your own library filled from all […]

Open access will have a profound impact on human health

By |February 20th, 2015|

We all now know how open access to research data can provide the wide research community with greater visibility into each other’s work, but it’s worth considering the the health […]

Still reluctant to share your data? Many researchers are moving in a new direction.

By |February 20th, 2015|

Whilst funder policies attempt to accelerate data sharing, some individual researchers remain reluctant to share their own research data with other researchers. Do you fall into this ‘reluctant’ category?

Are you […]

Over 50% of institutions not yet ready to meet the EPSRC guidelines

By |February 12th, 2015|

Are you prepared (in some shape or form) for the May 1st implementation deadline for the EPSRC research data management guidelines? 51% aren’t.
How ready are you?
We held a webinar last week […]

Obscure texts from the Middle Ages: going digital

By |February 11th, 2015|

At your higher education institution—whether you work in the research department, library or administration—can you think of any obscure texts that professors and students would be richer for having been […]

Better access to research data: there are only winners

By |February 9th, 2015|

When it comes to all the different parties involved in the system of scholarly communications, can you think of one stakeholder who does not profit from better access to research data? […]

3 Questions: How do you know if you need large-scale data archiving?

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Well, for a start, you’ll be able to answer YES! to the following three questions:

Do you have large volumes of data?
Do you need to keep that data for quite a long […]