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Hiding in public: How the National Archives wants to open up its data to Americans

Hiding in public: How the National Archives wants to open up its data to Americans | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
The National Archives is sitting on massive amounts of information — from specs for NASA projects to geological surveys to letters from presidents. But there’s a problem: “These records are held hostage,” said Bill Mayer, executive for research services for the National Archives and Records Administration.

“Hostage” might be a strong word for a organization responsible for 4.5 million cubic feet of physical documents and more than 500 terabytes of data, most which can be accessed online or by walking into one of their facilities around the country. But the challenge, Mayer explains, is making NARA’s vast stockpile more open and more discoverable. “They’re held hostage in a number of centers around the country — they’re held hostage by format,” Mayer said.


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Personal Digital Archiving 2014: Building Stronger Personal Digital Archiving Communities | The Signal: Digital Preservation

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Personal Digital Archiving 2014: Building Stronger Personal Digital Archiving Communities. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-11-25.
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1st International Workshop on Computational History | June 27, 2014, Royal Irish Academy

1st International Workshop on Computational History | June 27, 2014, Royal Irish Academy | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
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Explore data-driven humanities from the perspective of humanities scholars, mathematicians, and computer scientists.

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Preserving News Apps | The Signal: Digital Preservation

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Preserving News Apps. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2014-03-11.
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Saving Digital Mementos from Virtual Worlds | The Signal: Digital Preservation

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Saving Digital Mementos from Virtual Worlds. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2014-02-06.
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Workshop ‘Riding the Wave and The Scholarly Archive of the Future’

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On January 20th DANS organizes with his visiting fellows Andrew Treloar (ANDS) and Herbert van de Sompel (LANL) the workshop ‘Riding the Wave and The Scholarly Archive of the Future’. Interested in data management and -archiving are welcome to sign up.

The starting point of the workshop is the report 'Riding the Wave'. This report provides a picture of the future for an electronic infrastructure that allows sustainable access and (re-)use of scientific data. The workshop looks at which part of this vision has already been completed, what challenges may come into play for the scientific community and what the implications of this vision are for the role of scientific archives.

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Data repositories are expanding their role to ensure quality of reproducible research.

Data repositories are expanding their role to ensure quality of reproducible research. | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
A well-curated data repository is more than a place to put data. Drawing from the experience of the ISPS Data Archive, Limor Peer shows the research community has much to gain from a repository tha...
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How open data empowers citizens of poorer nations - tech - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist

How open data empowers citizens of poorer nations - tech - 13 November 2013 - New Scientist | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
From Ghana to India, citizens are using online open data to hold governments to account – with great success
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Presenting without Powerpoint

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From Evernote: Presenting without Powerpoint http://bit.ly/17wo4f1 I have been asked several times to blog a "how to present without PowerPoint" post, so due to popular demand here it is!...
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Four Reasons You Might Need Digital Preservation in a Box | The Signal: Digital Preservation

Four Reasons You Might Need Digital Preservation in a Box | The Signal: Digital Preservation | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
Four Reasons You Might Need Digital Preservation in a Box. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-08-28.
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The Levels of Digital Preservation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada | The Signal: Digital Preservation

The Levels of Digital Preservation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada | The Signal: Digital Preservation | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
The Levels of Digital Preservation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-08-21.
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Accord Aims to Create Trove of Genetic Data

Accord Aims to Create Trove of Genetic Data | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
The goal is to put the vast collection of data on genetic variations and health into databases open to researchers and doctors all over the world.
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Welcome to the DPASSH 2015 Conference website

Offical website for the DPASSH conference hosted by the Digital Repository of Ireland, June 25-26, 2015
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The Mathematics of Impending Social Implosion | Digital Repository Ireland - Thursday June 26, 6pm, Royal Irish Academy

The Mathematics of Impending Social Implosion | Digital Repository Ireland - Thursday June 26, 6pm, Royal Irish Academy | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
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Free public talk by Professor Peter Turchin

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What Do you Mean by Archive? Genres of Usage for Digital Preservers | The Signal: Digital Preservation

What Do you Mean by Archive? Genres of Usage for Digital Preservers | The Signal: Digital Preservation | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
What Do you Mean by Archive? Genres of Usage for Digital Preservers. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2014-02-27.
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EuroparlTV video: EU data protection - decoding the matrix

EuroparlTV video: EU data protection - decoding the matrix | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what happens to your online personal data? Find out what the EU is doing to simplify our online privacy rights and safeguard citizens against data abuses.
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Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
Randy Schekman says his lab will no longer send papers to Nature, Cell and Science as they distort scientific process
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Personal Digital Archiving 2014: Building Stronger Personal Digital Archiving Communities | The Signal: Digital Preservation

Personal Digital Archiving 2014: Building Stronger Personal Digital Archiving Communities | The Signal: Digital Preservation | The DRI Digest | Scoop.it
Personal Digital Archiving 2014: Building Stronger Personal Digital Archiving Communities. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-11-25.
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Fire hits Internet Archive building

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The non-profit group that maintains the huge Internet Archive makes a plea for donations following a fire in San Francisco.
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The Urgency of Digital Curation in the Digital Humanities

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Is There Such A Thing as Digital Preservation?

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Is There Such A Thing as Digital Preservation?. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-08-22.
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International Data Curation Conference Call for Papers, Feb 24-27, 2014, San Francisco

Here is the call for papers for the next International Data Curation Conference (IDCC), which will be held in San Francisco on February 24-27, 2014. Once again, CNI is delighted to be a co-sponsor ...
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