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09 Nov, 2018

Why are company values so important? They’re what get us out of bed every morning

Becks Hicks

This isn’t about creating a wish list of company values that sound good and telling everyone they need to live and breathe them. This is about the…

19 Oct, 2018

How safe are your historical collections and the future of scientific research that depends on them?

Paula Keogh

A new study released last month has reinforced the long-held understanding by curators and archivists that museum and other historical collections are vital to the future of…

21 Sep, 2018

Challenges with metadata – simplifying complexity for Life Sciences data

Daniel Hickmore

Challenges with metadata In my previous blog of the series, we explored what metadata is and how it is used to add context to unstructured data or…

17 Sep, 2018

What is metadata anyway? Why is it important to the Life Sciences Sector?

Daniel Hickmore

What is metadata? Metadata is defined as a set of data that describes and gives information about other data. Without metadata, you have no view of what…

04 Sep, 2018

How much is doing nothing really costing your organisation? Why digital preservation shouldn’t be ignored.

Paula Keogh

In collections-focused organisations, the weight of responsibility for the archive can feel pretty heavy. You know that the decisions you’re making now will have a direct impact…

28 Aug, 2018

Launch of the eTMF standard unlocks easy file sharing and collaboration across the globe

Daniel Hickmore

Introduction of the TMF standard The pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors are both heavily regulated and data-rich which creates a very real problem. How do you manage…