Digital Preservation for Researchers - teaching modules (Cambridge)

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The JISC Managing Research Data Programme-funded PrePARe project ran from 1 Nov 2011 to 31 July 2012.  It aimed to encourage researchers to take an interest and responsibility in digital preservation of their research outputs. Training materials in digital preservation have been designed to slot into existing training courses on related areas, such as Information Literacy and reference management. Five short modules provide an introduction to why digital preservation matters, and cover the issues of safe storage of digital materials, documentation and metadata, data sharing and re-use and data management planning, to think about these issues early in the research process. The resources consist of a series of slides for each module, and a guide on how the resources can be used, including suggested discussion questions and script for use with the slides.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Grant Young
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
PrePARe project team
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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA 4.0
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No fee
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Young, G. (2012, July). Digital Preservation for Researchers - teaching modules (Cambridge). Zenodo.
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data documentation
Data management planning
Data reuse - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data sharing
Data storage
Digital preservation workflow
Open access
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, July 30, 2012
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University of Cambridge
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Collection - a group or set of items that comprise a single learning resource, e.g., a PDF version of a slide presentation, an audio file of the presentation and a textual representation of the oral transcription of the presentation.
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Funding and sponsorship
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Unit - long-range plan of instruction on a particular concept containing multiple, related lessons.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data manager
Data professional
Data supporter
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Repository manager
Research faculty
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)