Monthly Archives: December 2011

MRD Meeting Nottingham

On 1st-2nd December I represented SWORD-ARM at the Managing Research Data programme kick-off meeting in Nottingham. For an organisation that has been undertaking digital preservation within a single discipline for 15 years, it was heartening to see that preservation is now high up the institutional agenda for many top universities, with many HE institutions utilising JISC funding to develop their own institutional archiving policies, and many appointing digital archivists. Given that the ADS was, for over 10 years, an integral part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service it was somewhat poignant to see what a number of universities were focussing on the arts and humanities disciplines, but lacked advice on metadata standards or experience of how to engage with researchers. I experienced a strong sense of déjà vu.
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