The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Mind the Gap! Moving From Aspiration to Experience in UK Institutional Research Data Management

Mind the Gap! Moving From Aspiration to Experience in UK Institutional Research Data Management
Mind the Gap! Moving From Aspiration to Experience in UK Institutional Research Data Management
The aim of the Institutional Data Management Blueprint (IDMB) project, funded by JISC in the UK, has been to create a practical and attainable institutional framework for managing research data that facilitates ambitious e-research practice. A candidate tool to support this responsibility is the institutional repository – an information storage and management tool conjoined with extensive social support and advice structures from the library. In order to acknowledge and manage their data management responsibilities, IDMB provides an overall framework within which to plan and develop institutional data management strategy. This paper describes the main practical developments being made to an institutional repository platform as a result of the IDMB data management survey and audit. The University of Southampton Institutional Repository is based on the EPrints platform (v. 3.2), configured for some rudimentary data support that makes research data discoverable, but not easily interpretable or reusable. A table of data points may be provided as a spreadsheet, a database or a PDF, but guidance as to the interpretation of those figures is not easy to come by. Nor is it easy to understand the relationship between multiple data files (components of complex data objects.) The paper describes some simple amendments to the repository’s document model to facilitate human and software interpretation of the document contents and the role of individual data components.
institutional repositories, EPrints, eresearch
Carr, Les
0572b10e-039d-46c6-bf05-57cce71d3936
Carr, Les (2011) Mind the Gap! Moving From Aspiration to Experience in UK Institutional Research Data Management At eResearch Australasia 2011, Australia. 07 - 09 Nov 2011.

Carr, Les (2011) Mind the Gap! Moving From Aspiration to Experience in UK Institutional Research Data Management At eResearch Australasia 2011, Australia. 07 - 09 Nov 2011.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

The aim of the Institutional Data Management Blueprint (IDMB) project, funded by JISC in the UK, has been to create a practical and attainable institutional framework for managing research data that facilitates ambitious e-research practice. A candidate tool to support this responsibility is the institutional repository – an information storage and management tool conjoined with extensive social support and advice structures from the library. In order to acknowledge and manage their data management responsibilities, IDMB provides an overall framework within which to plan and develop institutional data management strategy. This paper describes the main practical developments being made to an institutional repository platform as a result of the IDMB data management survey and audit. The University of Southampton Institutional Repository is based on the EPrints platform (v. 3.2), configured for some rudimentary data support that makes research data discoverable, but not easily interpretable or reusable. A table of data points may be provided as a spreadsheet, a database or a PDF, but guidance as to the interpretation of those figures is not easy to come by. Nor is it easy to understand the relationship between multiple data files (components of complex data objects.) The paper describes some simple amendments to the repository’s document model to facilitate human and software interpretation of the document contents and the role of individual data components.

PDF eresearchabstract.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Download (445kB)
PDF ERes2011.pdf - Other
Download (17MB)

More information

Published date: November 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: November 7th-9th 2011
Venue - Dates: eResearch Australasia 2011, Australia, 2011-11-07 - 2011-11-09
Keywords: institutional repositories, EPrints, eresearch
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 272983
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272983
PURE UUID: 8878e722-50eb-4150-b7e0-b942ea3f86ca
ORCID for Les Carr: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2113-9680

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 08 Nov 2011 21:07
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:18

Export record

Contributors

Author: Les Carr ORCID iD

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×