In this paper we will discuss findings from our research study of social sciences and science graduate students’ levels of research data management literacy, which include attitudes and behaviours, and formal and informal education experiences. Using an online survey of Canadian graduate students in the social sciences and science, we were able to reach a…

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My recent trip to University College London was a great success* and has left me with a ton of information to digest, ideas to play around with, and questions to ask. (It also left me with a long illness, which is why this first post is extremely late in the making). One of the main…

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Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media » Blog Archive » Another Successful WebWise Conference. Once again this year, RRCHNM collaborated with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to plan and produce the agency’s signature WebWise conference, http://imlswebwise.org/, held March 6-8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. Due to the Center’s experience with unconference formats, RRCHNM’s WebWise team—…

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Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its latest report to the President and Congress, Designing a Digital Future: Federally Funded Research and Development in Networking and Information Technology. The report is a Congressionally mandated assessment of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program, which coordinates the…

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The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transformAmericans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources….

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Digital Preservation Coalition Technology Watch Report is now available: The purpose of this paper is to provide a broad overview of digital forensics, with some pointers to resources and tools that may benefit cultural heritage and, specifically, the curation of personal digital archives.

Digital technologies and networks are now part of everyday work in the sciences, and have enhanced access to and use of scientific data, information, and literature significantly. They offer the promise of accelerating the discovery and communication of knowledge, both within the scientific community and in the broader society, as scientific data and information are…

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