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International Conference on Digital Curation 2013

Amsterdam in the snowLast week, Elizabeth Newbold and I represented the British Library’s Science, Technology and Medicine team at the International Digital Curation Conference in Amsterdam. We bumped into a few of our previous workshop friends there, but for those who couldn’t make it, here are some things that might be of interest to you.

You tend to hear a fair few metaphors at conferences, but I saw one in a new light thanks to one of our DataCite users, Scott Edmunds from the BGI: ‘Data is the new oil’. This comparison is usually intended in the money-making sense, but my interpretation was very different: being able to get the data out of the ‘well’ is one thing, but you need to manage and curate (refine) it before it’s actually useful. If you try and put ‘crude’ Continue reading

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