Prior Amsci Topic Threads:
"Refereed Research Archiving and Data Archiving" (2001)
"Open Access Data Archiving: A Complement to Article-Archiving" (2005)
Distributed Interoperable Research Archives for Both Papers and Their Data:
An electronic infrastructure for all users of scientific research
From Peter Suber's "Open Access News"
(1) Launch of the R4L repository
This month marks the launch of R4L (Repository for the Laboratory),
http://r4l.eprints.org/about.html a JISC-funded, Eprints-based,
open-access repository for data and documents from laboratory science
in the UK. From the web site: 'This project will address the area
of interactions between repositories of primary research data,
the laboratory environment in which they operate and repositories
of research publications into which they ultimately feed (through
documented interpretation and analysis of the results and in
explicit linking and citation of the data sets). It will develop
prototype services and tools to address the issues of working with,
disseminating and reporting on experimental data. In collaboration
with scientific equipment manufacturers the project will develop
methods to make raw experimental data available and richly annotated
with metadata, as it is generated in the laboratory. The possibilities
for aggregating heterogeneous raw experimental data from different
sources and experiments, via effective management of the repository
for the laboratory, will also be explored and prototype tools
developed to enable, manipulate and derive reports for publication
purposes. It will also engage in discussions with publishers and
societies to determine anticipated requirements.'
Posted by Peter Suber at 10:52 AM.
(2) Presentations on institutional repositories
The presentations from the CNI-JISC-SURF conference, Making the
strategic case for institutional repositories (Amsterdam, May 10-11,
2005), are now online.