Category: Reports

Report: The State of Open Data, A Figshare Report on Global Trends Around Open Data

From the report:

As part of our Open Access Week celebrations we’re very excited to release the results of our global survey of 2,000 researchers and report, “The State of Open Data,” to assess the global landscape around open data and sharing practices. This report has been supported by parent company Digital Science and the survey was conducted in partnership with Springer Nature. It  highlights the extent of awareness around open data, the incentives around its use, and perspectives researchers have about making their own research data open.

Read full report here.

Report: Towards an Open Humanities Data Platform

From the post:

DARIAH recently released a report on open access publishing of research data in the humanities. It is part of DARIAH’s Humanities at Scale project (HaS). As an output of work package 7 the report is a first step in the design process of an Open Humanities Data Platform, which will be the main result of this work package. The report serves as input for the design and sustainability plan, and will ultimately contribute to creating this platform.

See full post here. View the report here.

Report: Wrapping Up our Cripping Digital Writing and Technology Blog Carnival

In our CFP for the Cripping Digital Writing and Technology Blog Carnival, we asked writers to explore how the disability studies key term “cripping” could be explored and implemented in digital rhetoric and technology. We were very lucky to get a wide slate of practical, pedagogical, and theoretical posts that challenged the ways we teach, write, and move through the world. Here’s a round up of the posts from this blog carnival.

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Report: 2016 Virtual Symposium Proceedings

From the posting:

We are pleased to announce that content from the Virtual Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities is now available for viewing or download on YouTube and figshare.

Presenter slides are available at

Symposium presentation recordings are available at

Source: 2016 Virtual Symposium Proceedings | ASIS&T SIG AH

Report: NLM Workshop: Images and Texts in Medical History

From the report:

Seventy-five participants and observers gathered at the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) in April 2016 to explore innovative methods and data sources useful for analyzing large quantities of images and texts in the field of medical history. … Workshop participants exchanged ideas on a variety of related topics, including current best practices in using digital tools to study digitized historical materials in order to ask and answer new questions about disease diagnosis and treatment as it has changed over time.

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Report: Cloud-Based Big Data Management and Analytics for Scholarly Resources: Current Trends, Challenges and Scope for Future Research

From the Report:

With the shifting focus of organizations and governments towards digitization of academic and technical documents, there has been an increasing need to use this reserve of scholarly documents for developing applications that can facilitate and aid in better management of research. In addition to this, the evolving nature of research problems has made them essentially interdisciplinary. As a result, there is a growing need for scholarly applications like collaborator discovery, expert finding and research recommendation systems. This research paper reviews the current trends and identifies the challenges existing in the architecture, services and applications of big scholarly data platform with a specific focus on directions for future research.

View full report here.


Report: Perspectives on Big Data, Ethics and Society

From the announcement:

The Council for Big Data, Ethics and Society, an interdisciplinary working group established in 2014, has just this week issued a report titled “Perspectives on Big Data, Ethics and Society” summarizing and synthesizing much of their thinking over the past two years.

The report can be downloaded here:


Report: The Programming Historian’s Commitment to Diversity

If you spend too much time inside a project, you soon become unable to see its faults. At The Programming Historian, I suspect we fell victim to that problem.  We are not so proud to admit that amongst our contributing authors, we’re predominantly male: Only 7 women and 23 men. We’re also predominantly white and North American – another fact we’re not proud of.  So, as a start, we began to address these questions of inclusivity by opening up a discussion on our message board, and later an anonymous survey to ask why our gender numbers are so imbalanced.

Read full report here.

Report: The Library as Distraction Barricade

We often think of the library as a service, space, and resource provider but could there be value in the library serving as a withholder? The recent report by Cornell University librarians, published by Ithaka S+R, “A Day in the Life of a (Serious) Researcher,” makes the bold suggestion that libraries could help patrons by ensuring that they are free from digital distractions when they work, such as by creating Wi-Fi-blackout areas, offering check-in services for phones, or renting out laptops with internet blockers or other related applications.

Read full report here.