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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, DSpace and Fedora software).

Deliverables so far:

DISC-UK DataShare: State-of-the-Art Review by Harry Gibbs

Data Sharing Continuum graphic by Robin Rice

Feedback on these very welcome. More deliverables will be added as the project continues, at

The project also maintains social bookmarks on this topic at

Robin Rice, Project Manager Edinburgh University Data Library
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