Report on the 2nd Ibero-American Conference on Electronic Publishing in the Context of Scholarly Communication (CIPECC 2008). Ana Alice Baptista. D-Lib Magazine. March 2009.
- IR (institutional repository) initiatives occur mostly in public universities
- the main motivation for implementing an IR: answer specific demands and needs to digitally store the institution's scientific memory, rather than support for Open Access principles.
- 40% of the analyzed IRs are maintained and coordinated by two or more sectors within each university
- the databases with more than 3,000 documents are, in practice, OPACs with links to the full text versions.
- the next step forward: provide new metrics on the impact factor (Scientometrics)
- CBS program on “Bye, Tech: Dealing with Data Rot.” Looks at obsolescence of computer hardware, software, and formats. “So the basic lesson is: Look after your own data and make sure that you take steps to keep it moving onto new formats about once every ten years." There are links where you can both read and watch the program. Their conclusions:
- Federal Agencies Collaborate on Digitization Guidelines. A working group is developing best practices for digitizing recorded sound and moving images.
Got Data? A Guide to Data Preservation in the Information Age. (Updated link-August 2015.) Francine Berman. Communications of the ACM. December 2008.
- More digital data is being created than there is storage to host it.
- Increasingly more policies and regulations require the access, stewardship, and/or preservation of digital data.
- Storage costs for digital data are decreasing (but other areas are increasing).
- Increasing commercialization of digital data storage and services.
Top 10 Guidelines for Data Stewardship