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DISC-UK DataShare Project for Institutional Data Repositories

As part of the JISC-funded DISC-UK DataShare project in the UK, a State-of-the-Art Review has been written, marking out the current scene on data sharing at the beginning of the project. While the report is UK-focused, it may be of wider interest, and has a very thorough bibliography.

DISC-UK is a UK consortium of data support professionals working in departments and academic libraries in universities (Data Information Specialists Committee-United Kingdom). The project is about DISC-UK members (all of whom are also IASSIST members) working with academics and institutional repository managers at the four partner institutions - London School of Economics and the Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and Southampton - to provide exemplars for sharing research data within institutional repositories (based on EPrints.org, DSpace and Fedora software).

Deliverables so far:

DISC-UK DataShare: State-of-the-Art Review http://www.disc-uk.org/docs/state-of-the-art-review.pdf by Harry Gibbs

Data Sharing Continuum graphic http://www.disc-uk.org/docs/data_sharing_continuum.pdf by Robin Rice

Feedback on these very welcome. More deliverables will be added as the project continues, at http://www.disc-uk.org/deliverables.html

The project also maintains social bookmarks on this topic at http://bluedot.us/users/DataShare/

Robin Rice, Project Manager Edinburgh University Data Library
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