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  • Microsoft Access Data Curation Primer

    This primer assumes a conceptual familiarity with relational databases (and associated terminology) and a basic level of experience with Microsoft Access.
    This work was created as part of the Data Curation Network “Specialized Data Curation” Workshop #1 co-located with the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 17-18, 2018.

    More information about the collection of Data Curation Primers can be found at:  http://hdl.handle.net/11299/202810.

    Interactive primers available for download and derivatives at: https://github.com/DataCurationNetwork/data-primers.

  • GeoDatabase (.gdb) Data Curation Primer

    The geodatabase is a container for geospatial datasets that can also provide relational functionality between the files. Although the term geodatabase can be used more widely, this primer describes the ArcGIS geodatabase designed by Esri.
    This work was created as part of the Data Curation Network “Specialized Data Curation” Workshop #1 co-located with the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 17-18, 2018.
    Table of Contents :
     1. Description of format  
    2. Examples of geodatabase datasets  
    3. Key questions 
     4. Instructions for resources to use in the curation review of geodatabase files 
     5. Metadata 
    6. Preservation actions  
    7. Bibliography 
     Appendix 1: Future Primer Directions 

    More information about the collection of Data Curation Primers can be found at:  http://hdl.handle.net/11299/202810.

    Interactive primers available for download and derivatives at: https://github.com/DataCurationNetwork/data-primers.

  • Tutorial for using the netCDF Data Curation Primer

    This document is a supplemental primer to the main IMLS-Data-CurationFormat Profile-netCDF primer (http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/145724). Within this primer, the NCAR Global Climate Four-Dimensional Data Assimilation (CFDDA) Hourly 40 km Reanalysis dataset from the Research Data Archive (RDA) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is used to demonstrate how to assess a netCDF-based dataset according to the main primer’s instructions. In particular, Panoply, a curation review tool that is recommended by the main primer, is used to examine the dataset in order to help answer the questions outlined in the “Key Questions for Curation Review” section of the main primer.
    This work was created as part of the Data Curation Network “Specialized Data Curation” Workshop #1 co-located with the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 17-18, 2018.

    More information about the collection of Data Curation Primers can be found at:  http://hdl.handle.net/11299/202810.

    Interactive primers available for download and derivatives at: https://github.com/DataCurationNetwork/data-primers.
     

  • Persistent Identifiers: Current Features and Future Properties (Webinar)

    This webinar is for people who know what persistent identifiers are, but are interested in knowing much more about what you can actually do with them. In other words, what are the services that are being built on top of identifier systems that could be useful to the digital preservation community? it will cover topics such as party identification, interoperability and (metadata) services such as multiple resolution. Following on from that, it will explain more about the next generation of resolvers and work on extensions, such as specification of the URN r-component semantics.

  • ANDS Guide to Persistent Identifiers: Awareness Level

    A persistent identifier (PID) is a long-lasting reference to a resource. That resource might be a publication, dataset or person. Equally it could be a scientific sample, funding body, set of geographical coordinates, unpublished report or piece of software. Whatever it is, the primary purpose of the PID is to provide the information required to reliably identify, verify and locate it. A PID may be connected to a set of metadata describing an item rather than to the item itself.
    The contents of this page are:
     What is a persistent identifier?
    Why do we need persistent identifiers?
    How do persistent identifiers work?
    What needs to be done, by whom?

    Other ANDS Guides are available at the working level and expert level from this page.

  • ANDS Guides to Persistent Identifiers: Working Level

    This module is to familiarize researchers and administrators with persistent identifiers as they apply to research. It gives an overview of the various issues involved with ensuring identifiers provide ongoing access to research products. The issues are both technical and policy; this module focuses on policy issues. 
    This guide goes through the same issues as the ANDS guide Persistent identifiers: awareness level, but in more detail. The introductory module is not a prerequisite for this module.
    The contents of this page are:
    Why persistent identifiers?
    What is an Identifier?
    Data and Identifier life cycles
    What is Identifier Resolution?
    Technologies
    Responsibilities
    Policies

    Other ANDS Guides on this topic at the awareness level and expert level can be found from this page.

  • ANDS Guides to Persistent identifiers: Expert Level

    This module aims to provide research administrators and technical staff with a thorough understanding of the issues involved in setting up a persistent identifier infrastructure. It provides an overview of the types of possible identifier services, including core services and value-added services. It offers a comprehensive review of the policy issues that are involved in setting up persistent identifiers. Finally, a glossary captures the underlying concepts on which the policies and services are based.

    Other ANDS Guides on this topic are available for the awareness level and the working level from this page.

  • Wordpress.com (hosted) Data Curation Primer

    WordPress.com is the hosted version of the open-source WordPress.org software (https://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/; https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/com-or-org/) offering a free online publishing platform with optional features, plans, and custom domains available for an additional cost (https://wordpress.com/about/). This primer will focus exclusively on the WordPress.com free site export and archiving process. In the future, additional primers and/or additions to this primer may be beneficial in order to cover the variations with WordPress.com Business Plan sites and WordPress.org software. 
    This work was created as part of the Data Curation Network “Specialized Data Curation” Workshop #1 co-located with the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 17-18, 2018.
    Table of Contents: 
    1. Description of format
     2. Examples 
    3. Sample data set citations 
    4. Key questions to ask yourself 
    5. Key clarifications to get from researcher 
    6. Applicable metadata standard, core elements, and readme requirements 
    7. Resources for reviewing data 
    8. Software for viewing or analyzing data 
    9. Preservation actions 
    10. What to look for to make sure this file meets FAIR principles 
    11. Ways in which fields may use this format 
    12. Unresolved Issues/Further Questions [for example tracking the provenance of data creation, level of detail in a dataset] 
    13. Documentation of curation process: What do capture from curation process 
    14. Appendix A - filetype CURATED checklist 

    More information about the collection of Data Curation Primers can be found at:  http://hdl.handle.net/11299/202810.

    Interactive primers available for download and derivatives at: https://github.com/DataCurationNetwork/data-primers.

  • Identifying and Linking Physical Samples with Data using IGSNs - PIDs Short Bites #2

    This webinar is the second in the PIDs Short Bites webinar series series examining persistent identifiers and their use in research. This webinar:
    1) introduced the IGSN, outlining its structure, use, application and availability for Australian researchers and research institutions
    2) discussed the international symposium "Linking Environmental Data and Samples".
     
    Slides available: https://www.slideshare.net/AustralianNationalDataService/identifying-and...
     

  • Linking Data and Publications - the Scholix Initiative - PIDs Short Bites #3

    This webinar was the third in the PID Short Bites webinar series examining persistent identifiers and their use in research. This webinar provides an introduction and overview of the Scholix (SCHOlarly LInk eXchange) initiative: a high-level interoperability framework aimed at increasing and facilitating exchange of information about the links between data and scholarly literature, as well as between data. The framework is a global community and multi-stakeholder driven effort involving journal publishers, data centers, and global service providers.

  • DOIs to Support Citation of Grey Literature - PIDs Short Bites #1

    This webinar was the first in the PIDs Short Bites webinar series examining persistent identifiers and their use in research. It begins with a brief introduction on the use of persistent identifiers in research followed by an outline of how UNSW has approached supporting discovery and citation of grey literature. grey literature materials are often important parts of the scholarly record which can contribute to research impact, and thus there is a need to make them discoverable and citable. Accompanying workflows meet the needs of researchers or administrators that produce grey literature on a regular and ongoing basis.
    You can find the Slides on:
    https://zenodo.org/record/165620#.XbMzV5pKiUk
     
     https://www.slideshare.net/AustralianNationalDataService/pids-for-resear...
     

  • RAID, a PID for Projects - PIDs Short Bites #4

     
    This webinar is the fourth in the PID Short Bites webinar series that will cover: RAiD PIDs.  Research Activity Identier (RAID) addresses issues surrounding Research Data Management planning and processes.
    You can find the slides here:
    https://www.slideshare.net/AustralianNationalDataService/andrew-janke-ra...
    https://www.slideshare.net/AustralianNationalDataService/siobhann-mccaff...

  • Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences: Lecture 2

    This video is one of a 3 lecture series that introduces students to statistics for social science research.  The lectures support the textbook:  "REVEL for Elementary Statistics in Social Science" by J. Levin, J.A. Fox, and D.R. Forde.  ​This video covers the measures of central tendency and variability topics included in Chapters 3 and 4 of the Levin, Fox, and Forde text. The REVEL book contains a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David R. Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Jessica Bishop-Royse,  the instructor of the video course,  has divided the book’s chapter into 3 lectures and presents examples to clarify the contents.

    Access to Lecture 1 and  Lecture 3

  • Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences: Lecture 3

    This video is one of a 3 lecture series that introduces students to statistics for social science research.  The lectures support the textbook:  "REVEL for Elementary Statistics in Social Science" by J. Levin, J.A. Fox, and D.R. Forde.  ​This video lecture covers probability and normal distributions, topics included in Chapter 5 of the Levin, Fox, and Forde text. The REVEL book contains a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David R. Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Jessica Bishop-Royse,  the instructor of the video course,  has divided the book’s chapter into 3 lectures and presents examples to clarify the contents.

    Access to Lecture 1 and Lecture 2

  • Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences: Lecture 1

    This video is one of a 3 lecture series that introduces students to statistics for social science research.  The lectures support the textbook:  "REVEL for Elementary Statistics in Social Science" by J. Levin, J.A. Fox, and D.R. Forde.  This video lecture covers the research process, and organizing and viewing data, topics covered in Chapters 1 and 2 in the Levin, Fox, and Forde text. The REVEL book contains a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David R. Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Jessica Bishop-Royse,  the instructor of the video course,  has divided the book’s chapter into 3 lectures and presents examples to clarify the contents.
    Access to Lecture 2,  and lecture 3.