New Report: The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation
This report was released earlier this week by Jisc.
Direct to Full Text: The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation (26 pages; PDF)
This report brings together the findings of a series of independent investigations into the value and impact of three very different, long-established UK research data centres: the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS), the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) and the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC).
It explores the benefits that uses of data centres enjoy, and attempts to assign measurable value to them. It goes on to reflect on how value and impact can best be monitored and analysed in future, as the services develop, and it makes a series of recommendations.
These include the need to maintain support for data centres, and to standardise usage statistics so that it is easier to compare and contrast services, and learn from the experiences of the strongest performers.
It also recommends further work to identify and evaluate the wider benefits to society and the UK economy that are becoming evident as data centres grow and mature.
Hat Tip/Thanks: Cliff Lynch/CNI
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.