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Digital Curation Centre Pipeline Newsletter | January 2012


Happy New Year
This edition of Pipeline comes to you just after the DCC all-staff planning meeting where we looked at the year ahead (and further). Much time was spent discussing our work with institutions funded by HEFCE. We also talked about service support and delivery including both the DCC's and external tools. We are excited about the times ahead and want to make sure that our efforts are meeting your needs. Please give us any suggestions for improvement. Tweet, email, phone us or tell in person. It helps us to help you.

Book: Managing Research Data
The book 'Managing Research Data', edited by our own Graham Pryor, is available for purchase. It reached number one in's top books on library management and we are really pleased with the success and positive comment it has already received, only a few days after it has been published. Don't wait any longer, order online now!


Sign up for the next DCC roadshow in Loughborough, 7-8 February. We have invited a great range of speakers to present research data management initiatives in the East Midlands, and will also run a practical workshop to help you develop your strategy. See Coming Up below for more dates and locations.

BRISSkit project workshop 
DCC's Jonathan Rans attended the recent BRISSkit project workshop organised by the University of Leicester. The project builds on the BRICCS initiative, which developed a suite of open-source tools that provide end-to-end support for the clinical trial process. BRISSkit takes this modular tool-kit and hosts it in the cloud.  


Support for research data management
The DCC's programme of intensive support for the development of research data management services continues to pick up pace. We are now working with 15 institutions and this month we have already visited Oxford Brookes University, Queen Mary University of London, University of East London and University of Surrey. Our first training course at Oxford Brookes received great feedback. It involved senior researchers, managers and support providers discussing the drivers and benefits of data management for researchers, managers and support providers. Get in touch with us if you would like to know more about our programme of institutional engagements.


NEW DCC events
We have planned a lot of interesting events for 2012. The ones coming up in the next couple of months are:
We look forward to seeing you there!

Future Perfect conference
Good luck to DCC's Sarah Jones and Martin Donnelly who are giving a paper on effective data management planning at the Future Perfect conference in New Zealand in March. The presentation will be available on the website and slideshare in late March.

VALA conference
The VALA2012 theme, eM-powering eFutures, promotes the understanding and use of communication technology in libraries, museums and archives. DCC's Liz Lyon is giving a plenary talk at the VALA conference in Melbourne in February on 'The informatics transform: re-engineering libraries for the Data Decade'. The presentation will be also available on the website and slideshare in March.
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