Data Collections

Figshare has new partnership with Springer Nature to make research more accessible

(15 December 2016) Figshare has announced a new partnership with Springer Nature to support BioMed Central and SpringerOpen authors who wish to openly share their supplementary data. Figshare is  now hosting additional files from more than 300 BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals. This new service to authors and readers will: Improve the online display of […]

December 17, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Australia’s first national action plan submitted

(7 December 2016) The Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann, today announced the finalisation of Australia’s first National Action Plan. The Plan contains 15 ambitious commitments focused on: transparency and accountability in business; open data and digital transformation; access to government information; integrity in the public sector; and public participation and engagement. The […]

December 10, 2016 - 7:14 am

Over 600 Springer Nature journals commit to new data sharing policies

(6 December 2016, London) More than 600 journals across Nature Research, Springer, BioMed Central and Palgrave Macmillan have committed to encouraging good practice in the sharing and archiving and citation of research data by adopting new Springer Nature research data policies. The text of the policies has today been made available under a Creative Commons […]

December 8, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Digital Science releases GRID under CC0 license

(5 December 2016) The Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) dataset will be made available under a CC0 license allowing users to make full use of the database releases with no need for attribution. The CC0 license means that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse GRID data for any purposes, without restriction under copyright […]

December 6, 2016 - 9:15 pm

Wiley launches new Spectra Lab applications to help scientists manage analytical data

(2 December 2016) Wiley today announced the launch of Wiley Spectra Lab Desktop edition and Wiley Spectra Lab Server edition, providing flexible options, enhanced features, and essential tools for any organization managing analytical data. In addition to providing access to the world’s largest collection of 2.3 million curated reference spectra, the Desktop edition allows scientists to […]

December 3, 2016 - 11:08 am

WDS and DSA announce Unified Requirements for Core Certification of Trustworthy Data Repositories

(24 November 2016) The ICSU World Data System (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) Board are pleased to announce the availability of their unified Requirements for Core Trustworthy Data Repository certification. A unified catalogue of requirements was developed through a DSA–WDS partnership Working Group within the Research Data Alliance (RDA). The group built […]

November 25, 2016 - 4:08 pm

Singapore incorporates video in health care education with Binumi

(15 November 2016) Medical schools are setting the pace for wireless video technology applications in the classroom, hospital wards and operating theatres. And helping them to succeed is Binumi. Medical students at Nanyang Technological University’s Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine are using Binumi in their workflow, capturing, editing, and archiving footage which once was […]

November 15, 2016 - 8:12 am

650 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) are newly available online

On November 10 2016, the National Diet Library, Japan, made approximately 650 sound recordings of the Historical Recordings Collection (Rekion) available for streaming online. They include works composed by Kosaku Yamada, Kiyoshi Nobutoki and Gento Uehara. Their copyrights have expired this year. The full announcement is here.

November 10, 2016 - 8:56 pm

Data Availability and Use. Draft report

This draft report was released on 3 November 2016. You are invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions by Monday 12 December 2016. The final report is expected to be handed to the Australian Government in March 2017. Australia’s New Data Framework puts Consumers in Control The Productivity Commission is recommending […]

November 8, 2016 - 5:01 pm

Outlook report highlights data monetization as the number-one growth opportunity in 2017

(6 October 2016, Burlingame, CA and London, UK)  From individualized medical treatment to targeted mobile ad buys, the burgeoning number of applications for machine driven data analytics solutions offer a revenue goldmine for the $1.5 trillion information industry, according to Outsell, Inc. Today, the research and advisory firm released its Information Industry Outlook 2017 report, […]

October 11, 2016 - 7:33 am

cilip selects Top 6 library and information stories from September 2016

(27 September 2016) cilip has collected  some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world this September. They include  data and the role of librarians; and copyright and hyperlinks. Click here to see all six with comments and links.

September 27, 2016 - 6:15 pm

EMBO and Wiley launch the SmartFigures Lab

(9 September 2016,  Heidelberg, Germany) EMBO and John Wiley and Sons, Inc. announced today the launch of the ‘SmartFigures Lab’, a prototype online publishing website with enhanced data presentation capabilities. The site results from the integration of SmartFigures, an open source application of the EMBO SourceData platform, with Wiley’s Content Enrichment Framework and research & […]

September 10, 2016 - 1:58 pm

figshare partners with the Royal Society to increase research data discoverability

(7 September 2016) figshare has announced a partnership with Royal Society to showcase the data from eleven of their publications. Aggregated under one URL, each journal will also have its own sub portal. These new portals will increase the discoverability of their data and give them a wider oversight of what is referenced in their journals. The Royal Society is a […]

September 10, 2016 - 10:42 am

DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works, NVIDIA, and Amazon Web Services team up to launch SpaceNet Open Data Initiative

Public corpus of satellite imagery and training data will advance research in technology to automate mapping and image analysis (25 August 2016, Westminster, Colo) DigitalGlobe, Inc. the global leader in earth imagery and information about our changing planet, today announced the launch of SpaceNet, an online repository of satellite imagery and labeled training data that […]

August 29, 2016 - 4:11 pm

How to open your data in six easy steps

(5 August 2016) Do you have a raft of useful data you’re ready to open up for others to make use of, but don’t know where to start? Organisations like Arup and Thomson Reuters have discovered huge benefits in opening their data, but it can be a daunting task. ODI Associate Leigh Dodds has broken […]

August 7, 2016 - 7:55 am