Being in IT, have you strived for years to join other institutions and get your digitised collections online for your students and academics? Well, while it’s not exactly higher education, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
We’ve covered a lot of ground recently discussing the numerous benefits of open access to research outputs in past blog posts, including how the free research can be a valuable […]
EPSRC Guidelines: What are they and how can you meet them? An interview with Matthew Addis, Arkivum CTO.
Our very own CTO, Matthew Addis, is interviewed alongside Kevin Ashley, the Director at the Digital Curation Centre, about the EPSRC guidelines.
In an enlightening article in University Business magazine, Frank […]
It’s not just about ‘born-digital’. The impact of digitising ‘born physical’ archives is vast and far-reaching.
The global move to digitise historical archives that weren’t ‘born digital’ (much like we’re seeing with the ULCC project at the Linnean Society) has a huge impact on scholarly and […]
There continues to be a growing consensus that access to funded research data should be open whenever and wherever possible (and that this is a Good Thing). To illustrate this, […]
In some of our recent posts, we’ve highlighted some of the the ins and outs of the EPSRC requirements for each of the research institutions it funds to devise a […]
As you look back on 2014 and prepares for the coming year, have you thought about how you’ll be handling the explosion of big data? Or even just handling the […]
The open access movement, which works toward reducing limitations on data sharing (and promoting it of course), has grown rapidly in the last decade. The EPSRC has, as we know, […]
Have you ever wondered how research funding bodies extend the value of their grant cash—helping them continue to earn income over the long term? It’s by making sure that the […]
Are you confident you can assert the provenance of your data?
If faced with a compliance audit, would you able to prove your data’s authenticity by providing a trail back to […]
Like many institutions out there, you’re probably facing a colossal pile of data. Before it adds up, it may be time to consider how your organisation is going to handle […]
Digital data archiving.
What is it and how will you know if you need it?
If you or your organisation have large volumes of data that need to be kept for a […]
Cloud storage providers are entrusted with the long-term storage of data and we trust them with that data because they provide claims of very low rates of data loss. What […]
Sustainable, budget-conscious data archiving is increasingly a key issue for research and education organisations, causing many of them to review their current data archiving capacity. And with 1 May 2015 […]
Our CTO, Matthew Addis, has written an informative article that takes a vendor perspective to the recent 4C (Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation) draft roadmap document (“Investing in […]
Have you ever considered migrating your organisation to an offsite cloud service, but were forced to look elsewhere because of confidentiality and regulatory issues? Could your organisation not make the […]
Picture this common scenario for higher education IT and data managers: it’s the end of the year, and you’re planning out next year’s digital data archiving strategy. You decide that […]
Data intensive instruments
As data volumes continue to explode, how is your organisation going to handle the challenge of managing and monitoring this massive wave of data? Take the biomedical industry, […]
If you typically make snappy decisions (they’re good, but they sometimes don’t plan ahead), remember to take a breath before you choose your digital data archive vendor. Companies that are […]
Whether you work in a biomedical facility, university, government entity or elsewhere, the need for digital data archive storage is clearly apparent. The numbers are indisputable: the digital world is […]